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Two asteroids named after Unix co-creators

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300909 Kenthompson and 294727 Dennisritchie, two asteroids discovered in 2008, aren't as prominent from Earth as their Bell Labs namesakes. [Read more]...
Two asteroids named after Unix co-creators

Researchers claim that life arrived on Earth via asteroids and comets, but not in the way you think

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A forthcoming study from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory claims that supercomputers simulations of asteroid impacts predict the formation of some of the most crucial organic compounds for life....
Researchers claim that life arrived on Earth via asteroids and comets, but not in the way you think

5,000 Pound Crab-Like Robot Can Walk On Asteroids

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Gravitational pull on most asteroids is pretty low. That’s why NASA’s rover ATHLETE (All Terrain Hex Limbed Extra Terrestrial Explorer) — with its dexterous arms and the ability to crawl across low-weight environments — could become useful in the future to explore rocky space surfaces and treacherous conditions. ATHLETE...
5,000 Pound Crab-Like Robot Can Walk On Asteroids

Canada orbits suitcase-size camera to hunt asteroids

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With its small telescope, the Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite is looking for space rocks that could devastate our planet. [Read more]...
Canada orbits suitcase-size camera to hunt asteroids
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New York Times playable space game lets you blow up those pesky banner ads

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Let's be honest here: as great as The New York Times story on casual gaming might be, it's destined to be overshadowed by the sweet interactive feature at the top, an embedded version of an Asteroids-like shooter from Rootof Creations that lets you do a number on the site's...
New York Times playable space game lets you blow up those pesky banner ads

Drawing in the stars in Space Holiday

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Space Holiday is a new iOS game from Powerful Robot, a developer who has worked with companies such as Cartoon Network, Disney, Pixar, Warner Bros. and Lucasfilm in the past. It’s available now as a $0.99 download with additional optional in-app purchases. A free demo version is also available. The...
Drawing in the stars in Space Holiday

How (And Why) To Mine An Asteroid [Update]

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Whirling lumps of cold space rock could one day help power our economy. Really. That's where the newly formed Planetary Resources comes in.You probably haven't thought too much about asteroids since videogames were played in pizza parlors rather than on phones. (Can you imagine?) But now you should. Here's why.An...
How (And Why) To Mine An Asteroid [Update]

Moon Boulder Scores Three Points [Space]

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See that trail? That's what a big-as-a-house boulder does while falling into a 60-meter-wide crater on the Moon. Why? NASA said that maybe it was an earthquake. Or micro-asteroids impacts. I'm going to blame the the Moon Nazis. [NASA] More » NASA - Moon - Space - Earth - Technology...
Moon Boulder Scores Three Points [Space]

Parrot adds three more Android-powered Asteroids to its belt

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Parrot releases the details surrounding the upcoming Asteroid Smart, Tablet, and Mini: three car stereos based on the popular Android operating system. [Read more]...
Parrot adds three more Android-powered Asteroids to its belt
Simulation of a one-two punch that nearly destroyed the asteroid Vesta
Author Iain (M) Banks speaks out about video games and the future

Plans for asteroid mining emerge

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Details emerge of a plan to mine asteroids for their resources backed by film director James Cameron and Google billionaires Larry Page and Eric Schmidt....
Plans for asteroid mining emerge

Mining asteroids to 3D-print space stations: Beyond pie in the sky?

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New startup Deep Space Industries has big plans for those big floating space rocks in the next 10 years. Crave's Eric Mack searches for a new superlative to describe the effort. [Read more]...
Mining asteroids to 3D-print space stations: Beyond pie in the sky?
Cretaceous meteor arrived just in time to wipe out the dinosaurs

Atari Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy In U.S.

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Assets of the iconic gaming manufacturer, creator of Pong and Asteroids, are to be auctioned off. Alas, poor Atari, we knew it well. The iconic gaming firm, purveyors of the addictive blip-fest Pong to a generation of kids, is seeking bankruptcy protection in the U.S., in an attempt to...
Atari Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy In U.S.

Jordan Mechner Made An Apple II Game Called Deathbounce

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When Jordan Mechner was learning to code in 1982, he made an Asteroids clone called Deathbounce for the Apple II. Twenty years later he finally released it, and now you can play it....
Jordan Mechner Made An Apple II Game Called Deathbounce

New York Times Game Lets You Blow Up the New York Times

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Now this is how you promote a long thinky story on the Web: Tack a free, super-easy shoot ‘em up game at the top. The story is a new piece in the New York Times magazine, about the rise of casual games like Angry Birds. The game lets you destroy,...
New York Times Game Lets You Blow Up the New York Times

Planetary Resources reveals plan for prospecting asteroids, creating interstellar gas stations

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The cat got let out of the bag a little early, but Planetary Resources has now officially announced its existence and mission. We already told you that the venture plans to mine asteroids for profit, and is backed by a bunch of bigwigs from Silicon Valley and Hollywood. But...
Planetary Resources reveals plan for prospecting asteroids, creating interstellar gas stations

At 40, Atari gives eight classics to everyone for free...with touch controls through a browser

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This morning, Atari announced that for the 40th anniversary of the game company it would release eight classic titles, completely remade to support touch controls, for browsers. Microsoft provided Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8 as the framework, and helped build the games from scratch specifically for HTML5 (the...
At 40, Atari gives eight classics to everyone for free...with touch controls through a browser

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news. After, come back to SAI for live news and analysis all day. Google's desktop business is slowing, and profits are not being replaced by a mobile business yet. Two startups are racing to mine asteroids. E-book maker Kobo has hired an Apple sales director to...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

James Cameron-backed Planetary Resources to search the universe for Unobtainum

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Planetary Resources will reportedly announce later today that it's developing and selling low-cost spacecraft to mine asteroids close to the Earth. The space exploration and natural resources venture is led by X-Prize creator Peter Diamandis and NASA's former Mars chief, Eric Anderson -- with cash backing from James Cameron,...
James Cameron-backed Planetary Resources to search the universe for Unobtainum

Netflix announces “TEDTalks Shows”, available on instant streaming

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Today, Netflix announced that it will offer “TEDTalks Shows” for its streaming members in the US, Canada, Latin America, UK and Ireland. While the annual TED Conference is invite-only and costs a whopping $7,500 to attend, Netflix’s partnership with TED means a selection of these awe-inspiring talks will be available...
Netflix announces “TEDTalks Shows”, available on instant streaming

NASA eyes waypoint near moon, Orbital Drop Shock Troopers not in plans ... yet

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Not content with its Foursquare badge from the International Space Station, NASA is now setting its sights closer to the moon, with plans for a deep space outpost near our celestial neighbor. NASA is looking at setting up an outpost near the recently filmed far side of the moon...
NASA eyes waypoint near moon, Orbital Drop Shock Troopers not in plans ... yet
Sorry Rocket Scientists, 'Asteroid Hunter' Is Now the Most Badass Job
Hints of a violent Solar System from asteroid Itokawa

Europe's space agency kicks off asteroid collision mission

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Scientists begin investigations on whether it's possible to send small shuttles into space with the goal of smashing into and diverting oncoming asteroids. [Read more]...
Europe's space agency kicks off asteroid collision mission

Sick of asteroids stealing headlines, moon steps up tonight

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La Luna is tired of being upstaged by the space rocks that have recently been whizzing their way past Earth, "closer than the moon." So tonight she's putting on a show. Consider this CNET's friendly reminder to look up. [Read more]...
Sick of asteroids stealing headlines, moon steps up tonight

DailyDirt: Unobtainium Will Save Us!

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Some folks are worried about Peak Oil. Others are worried about "Peak Helium" when most of the Earth's resources of the lightweight element have vanished into space. There are also all kinds of metals that are getting harder and harder to find. Where will we be able to replenish precious,...
DailyDirt: Unobtainium Will Save Us!
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