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Captain Kirk Safely Goes To Space and Back

New submitter pele writes: Captain Kirk alias William Shatner has just safely completed his first trip to space and back, and in the process has become the oldest person ever to have been to space. More news and coverage at BBC and Evening Standard......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotOct 13th, 2021

Mercedes-Benz and Microsoft HoloLens 2 show off augmented reality"s impact in the automotive space

For customers that bring in a hard-to-solve problem, it was common for Mercedes-Benz to call in a flying doctor, an expert from HQ that would fly in and get hands-on with an issue. That could take days to arrange, not to mention the costs and environ.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News4 hr. 58 min. ago

Disabled Astronauts Blaze New Space Trails

Efforts are underway to make space missions more accessible -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News4 hr. 58 min. ago

NASA Is Preparing for the Ravages of Climate Change

The agency knows it needs to adapt to climate-driven events that will increasingly threaten coastal launch sites and other key space infrastructure......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News4 hr. 58 min. ago

This Atomic Clock Will Transform Deep Space Exploration

The toaster-sized device could help make human travel to Mars—and beyond—a reality......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News4 hr. 58 min. ago

The FAA Weighs the SpaceX Launch Site"s Environmental Effects

The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting a review and public hearings involving the space company's expanded site in Boca Chica, Texas......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News4 hr. 58 min. ago

How plasma technology can safely clean disposable PPE for reuse

A new study from the University of Southampton has demonstrated a new method to safely clean and reuse facemask respirators with advanced low-temperature plasma technology. The discovery could help future pandemic responses by providing contingency o.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 58 min. ago

Image: Auroras viewed from orbit

Auroras make for great Halloween décor over Earth, though ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet snapped these green smoky swirls of plasma from the International Space Station in August. Also pictured are the Soyuz MS-18 "Yuri Gagarin" (left) and the new Nau.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News6 hr. 30 min. ago

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity that grounded Boeing’s Starliner

NASA negotiating with SpaceX for additional crew missions to space station. Enlarge / The Boeing Starliner spacecraft to be flown on Orbital Flight Test-2 is seen at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 2, 2021. (credit: NA.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News20 hr. 59 min. ago

Researchers find space between polymer chains affects energy conversion

A team led by FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers has new insight into molecules that change their shape in response to light......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News21 hr. 30 min. ago

Small-scale foragers left more than footprints on the landscape

Archaeological sites like the Great Wall of China and the pyramids can be seen with the naked eye from space, but for ancient societies that did not build, their traces on the landscape are more difficult to find. Now Penn State researchers have used.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News21 hr. 30 min. ago

Former lead Virgin Galactic test pilot takes new gig at Blue Origin

Mark "Forger" Stucky, who for six years headed the test pilot program at space company Virgin Galactic before he says he was fired earlier this year, is taking a job with the company's chief competitor, Blue Origin......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News22 hr. 31 min. ago

Solar storm stirs stunning aurora

After the sun ejected a violent mass of fast-moving plasma into space on 9 October, ESA waited for the storm to strike. A few days later, the coronal mass ejection (CME) arrived at Earth, crashing into our planet's magnetosphere, and lighting up the.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Back to gravity: Russians talk about world"s 1st space movie

A Russian actor and a film director who spent 12 days in orbit making the world's first movie in space said Tuesday they were so thrilled with their experience on the International Space Station that they felt sorry to leave......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

New HomePod Mini colors expose how stale Apple’s smart home lineup has become

Apple's HomeKit lags needs more than just new accessory colors if it hopes to compete with Amazon and Google in the smart home space......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

In Earth"s highest atmospheric layers, space weather can really heat things up

New results from NASA satellite data show that space weather—the changing conditions in space driven by the sun—can heat up Earth's hottest and highest atmospheric layer......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

NASA selects gamma-ray telescope to chart Milky Way evolution

NASA has selected a new space telescope proposal that will study the recent history of star birth, star death, and the formation of chemical elements in the Milky Way. The gamma-ray telescope, called the Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI), is exp.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Five facts to help you understand sea ice

One way that scientists monitor climate change is through the measure of sea ice extent. Sea ice extent is the area of ice that covers the Arctic Ocean at a given time. Sea ice plays an important role in reflecting sunlight back into space, regulatin.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Titan"s river maps may advise Dragonfly"s sedimental journey

With future space exploration in mind, a Cornell-led team of astronomers has published the final maps of Titan's liquid methane rivers and tributaries—as seen by NASA's late Cassini mission—so that may help provide context for Dragonfly's upcomin.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 18th, 2021

Drinkworks Home Bar Classic makes cocktails without taking much shelf space

The Drinkworks Home Bar Classic is like a Keurig for cocktails, making your favorite drinks with just the touch of a button......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsOct 18th, 2021

Lucy’s solar panel hasn’t latched—a problem for a mission powered by the Sun

"The team is analyzing data to determine next steps." Enlarge / One of the Lucy spacecraft's solar arrays, with a human for scale. (credit: NASA) NASA's Lucy spacecraft launched safely into space early on Saturday morning from.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 18th, 2021