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Curiosity swaps out its primary computer, to hopefully restore full functionality

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200 million miles away, on the surface of the Red Planet, humankind's most advanced interplanetary endeavor -- Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity -- is attempting one of the most complex and dangerous maneuvers possible: Switching out its primary on-board computer for the identical, redundant fail-safe computer. It is hoped that the...
Curiosity swaps out its primary computer, to hopefully restore full functionality

NASA Upgrades Mars Curiosity Software ... From 350 Million Miles Away

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Picture doing a remote software upgrade. Now picture doing it when the machine you're upgrading is a robotic rover sitting 350 million miles away, on the surface of the planet Mars....
NASA Upgrades Mars Curiosity Software ... From 350 Million Miles Away
NASA captures photos of 'ISON Comet' that could light up the sky later this year
Brown Down: UPS Drivers Vs. The UPS Algorithm

The Amazing Kreskin Tells Us Why Zuck's Days As CEO Are Numbered

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The Amazing Kreskin (Photo: TheAmazingKreskin.com) Like everyone else in the tech press, we keep one ear close to the ground for rumblings regarding the future of Facebook. A statement from New Jersey’s most famous professed mentalist, the Amazing Kreskin, therefore immediately caught our attention. His prediction? The disappointment resulting from...
The Amazing Kreskin Tells Us Why Zuck's Days As CEO Are Numbered
Tonight: Get the clearest, brightest view of Saturn in years

So You Wanna Be a Martian Colonist

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Can’t wait for the remake of The Searchers. Let’s face it: Most of us aren’t going to make NASA’s rather stringent cut for the space program. So how’s a girl supposed to fulfill her destiny to rule Mars as its queen, given that that the red planet is, at best, 33.9...
So You Wanna Be a Martian Colonist
Google Maps Beefs Up Its Live Transit Information With Updates For NYC, DC And Salt Lake City
Curiosity rover successfully lands on Mars
How NASA's Curiosity will land on Mars, narrated by your choice of Shatner or Wheaton
Why better traffic data means more than just a faster commute

Alt-week 9.8.12: Moon farming, self powered health monitors and bringing a 50,000 year-old girl to life

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Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Some weeks things get a little science heavy, sometimes it's a little on their weird side, and there's usually a bit of space travel involved, but these week's trend seems to...
Alt-week 9.8.12: Moon farming, self powered health monitors and bringing a 50,000 year-old girl to life

NASA Telescope Imperiled by Glitch

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Space engineers are struggling to regain control of the Kepler space telescope, which has lost its ability to aim accurately at the star systems it has been scanning for planets similar to Earth, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Wednesday. On Sunday, the Kepler telescope, which hovers in space...
NASA Telescope Imperiled by Glitch

Black Holes Spin At Nearly The Speed Of Light

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That's 670 million miles per hour to you and me. NASA tags along for the ride. New science from NASA's brand-new NuStar space telescope and Europe's XMM-Newton space telescope has proven that black holes don't just sit there sucking matter into their wickedly heavy black cores: They also spin....
Black Holes Spin At Nearly The Speed Of Light

Curiosity Lands On Mars, Twitter Explodes, NASA Parties Like It's 2001?

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At 10:32 p.m. PST on Sunday night, NASA’s robotic space rover, “Curiosity,” touched down on the surface of the Red Planet — in the “Gale Crater” for those keeping track. The landing was a landmark event — the culmination of eight months of space travel (Curiosity launched on November 26,...
Curiosity Lands On Mars, Twitter Explodes, NASA Parties Like It's 2001?

Solar Storms Rock Earth, No Apocalypse Imminent

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On Tuesday, a burst left the Sun and started hurtling towards Earth. The result, what is called a coronal mass ejection (CME), is expected to be the largest solar storm that our planet has experienced in the last five years. Being that the year is 2012, any time that...
Solar Storms Rock Earth, No Apocalypse Imminent
Not content with lasers, NASA will be sending a drill to Mars
Google Street View hits 50 countries

NASA Engineers Prep for a Software Upgrade on Mars

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From the Department of Things That Make Working at NASA Cool, there’s this today: Technicians running the mission of the Curiosity rover that landed on the planet Mars earlier this week are going to upgrade the robot’s software. If that doesn’t sound terribly interesting in and of itself, consider every...
NASA Engineers Prep for a Software Upgrade on Mars

This man wants to kill QR codes. Can he do it?

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Herbert Bay, co-founder and CEO of KooabaHerbert Bay doesn’t like QR codes very much. He’s not alone of course: the glitchy glyphs, which are generally used as a clumsy way to link physical media to the web, are regarded by many as the ugliest thing seen in black and white...
This man wants to kill QR codes. Can he do it?

Google updates Maps for 10 European countries and regions, claims 27.9 million miles of road under its belt

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Google's just flipped the switch on updates for its maps of ten European countries and regions: Andorra, Bulgaria, Estonia, Gibraltar, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. As part of Page And Co.'s Ground Truth project, the refresh increases the accuracy and detail of maps by combining human input...
Google updates Maps for 10 European countries and regions, claims 27.9 million miles of road under its belt

Zayo has completed its $2.2B acquisition of AboveNet, creating an international fiber powerhouse

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Today it was made known that the previously announced acquisition of AboveNet by Zayo has completed. When news of the deal first broke, the New York Times pegged its valuation at $2.2 billion in cash. The agreement represents the creation of a massive fiber infrastructure company, one that has deep...
Zayo has completed its $2.2B acquisition of AboveNet, creating an international fiber powerhouse
Dennis Crowley and the cycle of second-guessing
Software: NASA Pulls Off 350-Million-Mile Software Patch

Inrix Now Collects Traffic Data From 100M Drivers, Shows Black Friday Congestion Up 32.5% Despite Ecommerce

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Black Friday online shopping sales were up 26% this year, the number of people driving to brick and mortar stores increased even faster says Inrix. Congestion was up 32.5% this year according to the traffic data Inrix now pulls from over 100 million drivers. This and another report about Thanksgiving traffic...
Inrix Now Collects Traffic Data From 100M Drivers, Shows Black Friday Congestion Up 32.5% Despite Ecommerce

Apple Prepares To Pull Evi From App Store. Did It Slap-Down Siri?

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Last month we reported on the launch of Evi, a new iPhone (iTunes link) and Android app (link) which was very Siri-like in its capabilities. Maybe it was too good at acting like Siri? Yes, Evi can’t do Siri’s trick of adding things to your iPhone Calendar or hook into...
Apple Prepares To Pull Evi From App Store. Did It Slap-Down Siri?
Zimride Nabs LinkedIn Design Lead, Brings Its Ridesharing Service To Mobile

Turn Twitter’s Follow Friday in Blog Traffic

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Talk about an “inside baseball” blog post, we’re going to talk about “follow Friday,” a project that Micah Baldwin started a year or so ago to get new people introduced into social circles on Twitter. Follow Friday has become a bit of a mess to look at on Twitter, because...
Turn Twitter’s Follow Friday in Blog Traffic

How do You Fall Asleep?

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How do You Fall Asleep? is a post from Chris PirilloWe’ve been having a lot of fun today over on the Facebook fan page. One of the things I posted to the community was “The last thing I think about every night before I fall asleep is…” Some of the...
How do You Fall Asleep?

Picture of the Day: A Grand View of Saturn

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As NASA's Cassini spacecraft sailed around Saturn in 2004, it captured a series of images that have been composed together for this mosaic picture of the planet, the sixth from the sun and the second largest in our solar system. Though the planet appears nearby, the spacecraft was nearly four...
Picture of the Day: A Grand View of Saturn
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