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William W.

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Tech

Tesla Model S has software security flaw allowing doors to be unlocked by remote access

By On July 19, 2014

Tesla Motors Inc’s flagship Model S electric car has numerous system vulnerabilities that could let car doors be unlocked giving remote access to various controls, researchers at security firm Qihoo 360 Technology… Read More

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Tech

Tesla Motors gets the go ahead to open dealerships in Pennsylvania

By On July 14, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett has signed legislation allowing Tesla to open five dealerships in Pennsylvania. Tesla pushed for the bill, signed last week by Corbett, because its business model… Read More

Home made telescope
Astronomy

How to make a home made telescope out of stuff you may have laying around.

By On July 14, 2014

In this Youtube video, amateur astronomer Peter Bruce explains how to make a fully functional telescope out of stuff you have around your house. It’s very informative and can show you ways… Read More

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Space

Life On Mars? Perhaps in the Near Future

By On July 9, 2014

While there was considerable interest in (and robust government funding for) space travel in the mid 20th century, technology has evolved so rapidly over the decades that in the dawn of the… Read More

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Science and Astronomy

New observations reveal how stardust forms around a supernova

By On July 9, 2014

A group of astronomers has been able to follow stardust being made in real time — during the aftermath of a supernova explosion. For the first time they show that these cosmic… Read More

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NASA

NASA Voyager 1 Spacecraft has officially entered interstellar space, new data confirms

By On July 8, 2014

New data has confirmed that NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has indeed entered into interstellar space. “All is not quiet around Voyager,” said Don Gurnett of the University of Iowa, Iowa City, the… Read More

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Commercial

Firefly Space has announced a reusable LEO rocket. Lowering costs by hundreds of millions of dollars.

By On July 7, 2014

FireFly Space Systems, a ground-based, small satellite launch company, has officially announced its first launch vehicle, “FireFly Alpha.” This efficient, brand new vehicle is capable of carrying 400kg into low earth orbit… Read More

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Science and Astronomy

NASA study: Ocean on Saturn’s Moon, Titan, could be as salty as the Dead Sea

By On July 3, 2014

Scientists analyzing data from NASA’s Cassini mission have firm evidence the ocean inside Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, might be as salty as the Earth’s Dead Sea. The new results come from a… Read More

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Mars Monday

Mars One mission opens its doors to scientific community for 2018 lander. Private payloads for sale.

By On June 30, 2014

Mars One is extending a formal invitation to universities, research bodies, and companies to contribute to the payload of the 2018 unmanned Mars Lander. The best ideas will be chosen by a… Read More

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Mars

Latest images from the Mars Curiosity Rover for June 23rd 2014 #marsmonday

By On June 23, 2014

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Supermassive black hole at the heart of NGC 5548
Science and Astronomy

Swiftly moving gas streamer eclipses supermassive black hole

By On June 19, 2014

Astronomers have discovered strange and unexpected behaviour around the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548. The international team of researchers detected a clumpy gas stream flowing quickly… Read More

Science and Astronomy

Astronomers discover first Thorne-Żytkow object, a bizarre type of hybrid star

By On June 5, 2014

In a discovery decades in the making, scientists have detected the first of a “theoretical” class of stars first proposed in 1975 by physicist Kip Thorne and astronomer Anna Żytkow. Thorne-Żytkow objects… Read More

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Mars

Researchers calculate that heat from volcano erupting beneath glacier created habitable zone on Mars

By On June 1, 2014

Heat from a volcano erupting beneath an immense glacier would have created large lakes of liquid water on Mars in the relatively recent past. And where there’s water, there is also the… Read More

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Mars

Construction to begin on NASA Mars Lander, Insight, scheduled to launch from California in 2016

By On May 26, 2014

NASA and its international partners now have the go-ahead to begin construction on a new Mars lander after it completed a successful Mission Critical Design Review on Friday. NASA’s Interior Exploration Using… Read More

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NASA

SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Returns Critical NASA Science from Space Station

By On May 18, 2014

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 3:05 p.m. EDT Sunday, in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 300 miles west of Baja California, returning more than 3,500 pounds of NASA cargo and science… Read More