Monthly Archive: May, 2013

These Artists Are Mapping the Earth … With Facial Recognition Software

Have you ever looked up into the sky and seen a cloud that vaguely resembles your mom? Or gazed at the twisted trunk of a tree, only to see an old man staring… Continue reading

With 10 patterns, U.S. military branches out on camouflage front

In 2002, the U.S. military had just two kinds of camouflage uniforms. One was green, for the woods. The other was brown, for the desert. Then things got strange. Today, there is one camouflage pattern… Continue reading

Navy’s Historic X-47B Drone Launch From an Aircraft Carrier

*** ABOARD THE U.S.S. GEORGE H.W. BUSH — At 11:19 a.m. today, for the first time in history, a plane without a pilot in it executed one of the most complex missions in aviation: launching… Continue reading

Top 10 Commander Chris Hadfield Videos from the ISS!

Commander Chris Hadfield Colonel Chris Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut, Mission Specialist on STS-74 who also performed multiple EVAs on STS-100, and, for a few hours longer, the well-loved commander of the International Space Station mission… Continue reading

The 1987 voyage of a barge loaded with New York garbage became a sensational fiasco, but it ended up fueling the modern recycling movement.

Dan Rather dubbed it “the most watched load of garbage in the memory of Man.” Johnny Carson joked about it in his nightly comedy routine. It grabbed headlines around the world. But for… Continue reading

Insect eye-inspired camera captures wide field of view with no distortion

U.S. Dept. of Defense/Darpa Project *** By mimicking the bulging, bowl-shaped eyes possessed by dragonflies, praying mantises, houseflies and other insects, a team of researchers that includes a University of Colorado Boulder engineer has… Continue reading

Saturn Hurricane: Space Probe Spies Massive Storm At Planet’s North Pole (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

NASA Cassini Solstice Mission: Report PASADENA, Calif. – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn’s north pole.  In high-resolution pictures and video, scientists… Continue reading