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What never came to pass: the futuristic vision of Bohn Aluminum and Brass

A world tour of failed rocket launches

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Humans have been messing around with rockets ever since the Chinese invented gunpowder and started shooting fireworks at each other. Since then we’ve had a lots of time to practice......
A world tour of failed rocket launches

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

Redbox Draws A Line In The Sand For Netflix By Refusing To Cooperate With Warner Bros. Rental Delay (NFLX, CSTR)

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One of the major narratives in the decline of Netflix's stock price last year was customer dissatisfaction with raised subscription prices. Netflix lost 800,000 subscribers in Q3. Even if some of that has ebbed, it's still worth keeping in mind now that Redbox has refused to cooperate with Warner...
Redbox Draws A Line In The Sand For Netflix By Refusing To Cooperate With Warner Bros. Rental Delay (NFLX, CSTR)

Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

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The Pirate Bay has suffered censorship in many countries across Europe but the recent steps against the torrent site in the UK have generated a much bigger response than similar actions previously taken against the site elsewhere. It’s not absolutely clear why this is the case but it’s certainly possible...
Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

Going up? Space Elevator dreams will be alive in Seattle this weekend

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Artist’s rendering of a space elevator. (By Kenn Man, via Museum of Flight.) Space elevators may not be a reality — yet — but if you want to revel in talks about these awesome lifts to the sky and beyond, then this is your weekend. The 2012 Space Elevator Conference...
Going up? Space Elevator dreams will be alive in Seattle this weekend

Open Stack, Open Compute And How Opening Up Is The Only Way To Reach The Data Heavens

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“Open” this, “open” that: It seems like everything is “open” these days. Well hello, people, Bill Gates’ gravy boat has run aground. It’s time to get out the Starship and fly in those open clouds. Hokey? You bet your SaaS this is hokey. But come on, take a look...
Open Stack, Open Compute And How Opening Up Is The Only Way To Reach The Data Heavens
The future of rocket design could be crowdsourced, thanks to Sunglass & DIYRockets

The Sounds of the Fastest Plane in the World, an ICBM Missile, and 28 Other Jets, Rockets, and Weapons

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The Sounds of the Fastest Plane in the World, an ICBM Missile, and 28 Other Jets, Rockets, and Weapons

These Magnificent Paintings Of 'The Future' From 70 Years Ago Got Everything Hopelessly Wrong

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Today, the future is depicted in pop culture as a dystopian nightmare of zombies, killer robots and reality TV shows where children fight to the death. It was not always so. In the early 20th century, the future was regarded with optimism and hope. The Bohn Aluminum & Brass...
These Magnificent Paintings Of 'The Future' From 70 Years Ago Got Everything Hopelessly Wrong

Chrome Rockets to Top as No. 1 Free App in iTunes

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It's getting decent reviews from users, although the biggest complaint they seem to have is the browser now available for the iPhone and iPad is slow compared with Apple's Safari....
Chrome Rockets to Top as No. 1 Free App in iTunes

SpaceX test-fires its 'super' rocket engines (video)

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Spaceflight start-up, SpaceX, has been demonstrating the potency of its SuperDraco rockets, testing at its own facility over in Texas. The rockets will help land its Dragon spacecraft -- as demonstrated in a swish animation last year. They will also power emergency escape functions, something that will, according to...
SpaceX test-fires its 'super' rocket engines (video)

DailyDirt: Rockets, Man

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International space races don't quite inspire the same awe or fear as they did in the 1960s. There are a bunch of countries still trying to launch rockets into orbit for various reasons, but there are also quite a few commercial and amateur organizations working on space-worthy rockets. Here are...
DailyDirt: Rockets, Man

Kennedy Space Center hits 50-year milestone

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Take a look back at the early years of NASA's Florida facility, which has been flinging rockets into space like nobody's business since the dawn of the space age. [Read more]...
Kennedy Space Center hits 50-year milestone
Russia announces new $50 billion space program

Programming The News: The Future Of Reporting Is Algorithms

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This may seem like the sort of statement usually delivered by an overblown narrator as rockets and lasers go zooming* by, but here goes: In the world of journalism, the future is now! Granted, it's the kind of future that often makes waves in the present and raises at...
Programming The News: The Future Of Reporting Is Algorithms

Bezos’ Blue Origin prepares to test unique system for aborting rocket launches

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Image Credit: Blue Origin Blue Origin, the space venture backed by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, is pushing ahead with development and testing of its New Shepard rocket, aiming to qualify the system for human spaceflight under NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Program. The next big milestone will be a test this...
Bezos’ Blue Origin prepares to test unique system for aborting rocket launches

The Week in Pictures: Atomic movies to glactic storms

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Google pushes Glass into the wild, Virgin shows off rockets for commercial space travel, and we see the tiniest movie ever made. [Read more]...
The Week in Pictures: Atomic movies to glactic storms
Falcon Heavy rocket, Dream Chaser vehicle move forward

Investors advised to own Apple stock ahead of June quarter earnings

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With Apple's quarterly earnings report just over a week away, one prominent analyst is recommending that investors buy in before the stock rockets to $910....
Investors advised to own Apple stock ahead of June quarter earnings

Facebook Engineering Ringleader Says Zuck Is 'Definitely Not a Dick'

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“Ask me anything, but I won’t promise an answer.” (Photo: flickr.com/andrewfeinberg) In a fitting move for a company that’s all about the openness (whether you want that picture visible or not), today one of the key figures in Facebook’s nascent New York office took to Reddit for an Ask Me...
Facebook Engineering Ringleader Says Zuck Is 'Definitely Not a Dick'

That buzzing sound: President Obama to address drone program in Thursday speech

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It’s a pity that ‘drone’ isn’t ‘Dorne,’ but I digress. This Thursday the President of the United States will address the nation on its current drone program that targets enemies abroad for what are called ‘targeted’ killings. Naturally, however, when you are firing explosive-laden rockets, things tend to explode. Drones are a...
That buzzing sound: President Obama to address drone program in Thursday speech

Samsung Galaxy S3 rockets to Boost Mobile June 12

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The prepaid carrier picks up Samsung's last-season Galaxy S3 for $400 without a contract. [Read more]...
Samsung Galaxy S3 rockets to Boost Mobile June 12

Is Google Siriously Nervous About Search Innovations?

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Seems Google is going to release sweeping changes to its flagship search functionality. Big news. So big it hides what's really going on here: Google's afraid of Apple's Siri. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is poised to make some of the biggest changes ever to its search page...
Is Google Siriously Nervous About Search Innovations?

ani625 on Remember the good ole' days, when we shot pot smokers with rockets?

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ani625 on Remember the good ole' days, when we shot pot smokers with rockets?
Security: Despite Ceasefire, Israel-Gaza War Continues Online
Dragon spacecraft makes perfect splashdown
NASA celebrates Johnson Space Center with 'Gangnam Style' parody
The final days of NASA's Plum Brook nuclear facility chronicled in photos

Budget for Apple 'spaceship' campus rockets to $5 billion

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The budget for Apple's upcoming "spaceship" campus in Cupertino has ballooned by $2 billion to a massive $5 billion, say five Bloomberg sources described as close to the project. Architectural firm Foster + Partners is reportedly looking to slash $1 billion from that budget, but that could still make the...
Budget for Apple 'spaceship' campus rockets to $5 billion
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