Spacecraft crashes into planet
Film appears from before Amelia Earhart disappeared
It was a clear spring day in 1937 when Amelia Earhart was ready to make history by flying around the world. She brought her personal photographer to a small Southern California airport to document the journey's beginning.
Al Bresnik took dozens of still photos. They included...
- Posted on June 12, 2015
Moons “dance” around Pluto
There's a chaotic dance going on at the far end of our solar system. It involves Pluto and five of its closest friends, a study finds.
Hubble Space Telescope images of Pluto, its largest moon Charon and tinier moons Styx, Nix, Hydra and Kerberos show the odd rhythmic gyratio...
- Posted on June 9, 2015
Virtual reality becoming a greater part of reality
Virtual reality is creeping into our world.
Once seen mostly as a tool for alien-blasting gamers, now movie studios, television producers and artists are adopting the technology. It immerses people in faraway realms. It uses bulky goggles, house-sized domes and smartphones....
- Posted on June 5, 2015
Man controls robotic arm with his mind
A man paralyzed by a gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers have reported.
Two years ago, doctors in California implanted a pair of tiny chips into the brain of Erik S...
- Posted on June 3, 2015
#AskPOTUS is a hotdog a sandwich?
Give people a chance to pop a question to POTUS and they'll take the invitation and run with it.
President Barack Obama has taken to Twitter for his first Q-and-A since setting up his @POTUS handle. The suggested subject from POTUS (short for President of the United States) ...
- Posted on June 2, 2015
Walrus cam an Internet hit
A popular webcam is once again streaming to the Internet. It is showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach while a number of seabirds fly overhead.
The high-definition stream from Alaska's remote Round Island had been dormant for nearly a decade. Its private fund...
- Posted on June 1, 2015
Do you suffer from cellphone separation anxiety?
If you feel anxious when you don't have your phone nearby, you are not alone. About 6 billion cellphones are in circulation on Earth. We depend on them for a huge range of services. We text friends, share selfies, order food, get news, watch movies, access clouds, etc.
- Posted on May 29, 2015
Great white shark becomes Twitter star
They're going to need a bigger Twitter.
An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention. One of the creatures they've been monitoring has started gaining a loyal social media following. @MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, ...
- Posted on May 21, 2015
Fitting rooms go high tech
Imagine a fitting room with a "smart" mirror. It can suggest jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video. It can allow you to compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on. It might even show you how the shirt will fit without having to ch...
- Posted on May 18, 2015
Spacecraft crashes into planet
The only spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury has ended its four-year tour. It came to an end with a crash landing.
NASA's Messenger plunged from orbit as planned. It slammed into the sun's closest planet at about 8,750 mph. The impact created a crater an estimated 52 feet acros...
- Posted on May 6, 2015