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When flying to Mars is your day job

Saturday  13:56,   18 august 2018
bbc

No one is free from email admin and spreadsheets but what else do Nasa engineers do all day?Dr Farah Alibay is based at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and works on the InSight mission - which lifted off to Mars in May[...]
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Why supersized solar farms are sprouting around the world

Saturday  13:56,   18 august 2018
nbcnews

A vast photovoltaic facility now being built in Egypt is part of a global trend.In a quest to cut the cost of clean electricity, power utilities around the world are supersizing their solar[...]

A $1 billion telescope that will take pictures 10 times sharper than Hubble's is now officially under construction

Saturday  05:25,   18 august 2018
techinsider.io

GMTO Corporation Construction crews have broken ground on the Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile. When complete, the telescope will have a light-collecting area about 80 feet in diameter — nearly the area of a basketball court. GMT's photos will[...]

Insomniac’s ‘Stormland’ Will Be Playable for the First Time at PAX West

Saturday  02:05,   18 august 2018
variety

Insomniac is showing off its new open-world VR title “Stormland” at PAX West in Seattle, Oculus announced on Thursday. A playable demo will be available for the first time at the Oculus Stormland pop-up on Friday, Aug. 31 only. It will be open to[...]

We Might Be Able to Contact NASA's Opportunity Rover Soon

Saturday  00:47,   18 august 2018
popularmechanics

Opportunity has been weathering a giant dust storm since June, and soon we'll find out if it survived.Since early June, a dust storm has been blocking out the sun around Opportunity, which is particularly challenging for a solar-powered rover.[...]

NASA finally figured out what this ‘foreign object’ on Mars actually is

Saturday  00:41,   18 august 2018
bgr

Despite what so many people would love to believe, NASA hasn't discovered any evidence of past or present intelligent life on Mars. So, when the Curiosity rover stumbled upon what appeared to be a very suspicious chunk of something on the Red[...]

Rockstar Games’ Parent Company Effectively Blocks ‘GTA V’ Cheat Programs

Friday  19:30,   17 august 2018
variety

Take-Two Interactive effectively blocked the sale of cheat programs for use in “Grand Theft Auto V” via court ruling, according to Reuters. Georgia resident David Zipperer stands accused of selling computer programs, Menyoo and Absolute, which allow [...]

3.4 Billion-Years-Old Fossils Similar To Modern Bacteria

Friday  16:56,   17 august 2018
ibtimes

According to the research, these fossils are now ranked among the oldest evidence of life on Earth.Back in 2013, scientists discovered fossils from 3.4 billion years ago at a formation called Strelley Pool in Western Australia. It looked like the[...]

Air Force’s Critical Space Systems At Risk Of Hardware, Software Attacks

Friday  13:51,   17 august 2018
ibtimes

A recent review by the Department of Defense's inspector general office revealed security flaws that could be exploited to compromise the nation's four critical space systems.The audit, mandated by the Congress last year, reviewed the[...]

NASA's Planetary Defense Could Deploy Mini Probes To Study Space-Rocks

Friday  13:51,   17 august 2018
ibtimes

The motion of small probes around an asteroid could provide information regarding its weight.The extensive project still continues, but every now and then some small or big space rock makes an uninvited appearance and flies by our planet. This has[...]

Mind blown: Oldest galaxies in the universe found

Friday  11:41,   17 august 2018
usatoday

<p>A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.</p>But this isn't science fiction: Astronomers down here on Earth identified some of the oldest galaxies in the universe, a new study says. At 13 billion years old, the galaxies began to[...]

NASA's Hubble Telescope captures 15,000 galaxies in one dazzling image

Friday  10:06,   17 august 2018
cnet

<p>I honestly almost can't believe this is real and it makes me feel so infinitely small.</p>Look at this. Just look at it. Take your time with[...]

Does Earth have more than one moon? Researchers propose ‘mini-moon’ theory

Friday  04:07,   17 august 2018
bgr

We've all been taught from a very young age that the Earth has just one natural satellite. The Moon is there, it's easy to see at night from just about anywhere, and for the most part it's a pretty neat little friend for our planet. Some [...]

NASA identifies 'foreign object debris' spotted by Mars rover

Friday  04:05,   17 august 2018
cnet

NASA solves a Mars mystery after analyzing a strange flake-like object.The rover snapped an image of a thin, light-colored item laying on top of the reddish ground. It stands out from the surrounding[...]

New ‘Hitman 2’ Trailer Shows Off The Game’s Immersive World

Thursday  22:57,   16 august 2018
variety

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released a new “Hitman 2” trailer on Thursday that focuses on the stealth game’s immersive world and detailed non-playable characters. “Hitman 2 — How to Hitman: Immersion” is the first installment of a new[...]