Tag: NASA

SpaceX Dragon v2 revealed by Elon Musk 
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SpaceX Dragon v2 revealed by Elon Musk

Serial entrepreneur takes the wraps off first manned SpaceX rocket.
NASA tests out space communication system by firing lasers at the moon 
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NASA tests out space communication system by firing lasers at the moon

NASA hopes the technology will one day allow it to broadcast 3D video from other planets - and let astronauts keep up with their favourite TV shows.
A 3D printer is heading to the International Space Station 
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A 3D printer is heading to the International Space Station

It can't print a cake yet, but Made In Space's builder-bot should make life easier for astronauts, while bringing another Star Trek technology closer to reality.
Don’t shun 3D printers – they might save your life one day 
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Don’t shun 3D printers – they might save your life one day

In the wake of gun blueprints freely available online, 3D printers have had a bad rap, even though their benefits will vastly outweigh any negatives.
10 best NASA inventions you own 
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10 best NASA inventions you own

NASA boffins may spend their time looking to the sky, but their innovations are used right here on Earth.
The Moon! In 3D! 
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The Moon! In 3D!

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals 3D snaps of the Moon's surface.
In Pictures: (Almost) Live from Mars 
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In Pictures: (Almost) Live from Mars

We have been keeping one eye on NASA this week as it used a supersonic parachute and rocket powered sky-crane to land a rover the size of a small card on a whole other planet. In honour of how freaking amazing that is here are some of the first photos published from the Curiosity mission.
Space tech: Watch NASA's Mars rover landing live today  
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Space tech: Watch NASA's Mars rover landing live today

Live NASA Curiosity coverage starts at 1:30pm today.
NASA launches app competition 
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NASA launches app competition

Bored with making irritating cartoon games? Make an app out of NASA's data, impress astronauts and win prizes.
 
Sci-tech: Time-lapse footage of the Earth
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Sci-tech: Time-lapse footage of the Earth

These days you can strap a camera to just about anything, including a space station. Here is a time lapse using images from the NASA International Space Station.
Must watch: Time lapse view of Earth from space 
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Must watch: Time lapse view of Earth from space

This NASA time lapse video of our planet from outer space has to be seen to be believed.
NASA has something to tell us 
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NASA has something to tell us

Extraterrestrial life. It’s the stuff of a thousand books, movies and TV shows – but generally as fiction. Until now?
5 more killer free downloads every PC owner should know about 
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5 more killer free downloads every PC owner should know about

Here are 5 more amazing free downloads every PC owner should know about.
NASA working on turning iPhone into chemical bomb detector 
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NASA working on turning iPhone into chemical bomb detector

NASA scientists hope that a chemical sensor for smartphones might one day form the backbone of sophisticated chemical detection network
What ever happened to the....VR Helmet? 
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What ever happened to the....VR Helmet?

If there was ever an example of a great concept inadequately executed, it was the VR helmet. Hollywood might of loved it - but everyday punters saw otherwise.
NASA puts ISPs to shame  
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NASA puts ISPs to shame

If you are pleased with your broadband connection bandwidth you could be a bit disappointed to find out how far behind the technology ball your local ISP might actually be.
NASA lunar probe broadcasts 461GB of data daily 
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NASA lunar probe broadcasts 461GB of data daily

The lunar probe's got some new old-school tech.
The 101 Greatest Websites (you've never seen): The Great Beyond 
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The 101 Greatest Websites (you've never seen): The Great Beyond

Incredible images and places to explore the stars of the night sky, photo albums of nebulae, galaxies, and breathtaking maps of the universe
NASA's Ares I-X rocket stacking up 
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NASA's Ares I-X rocket stacking up

For fans of giant rockets, the Ares is sure to please.
Large Binocular Telescope better than Hubble 
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Large Binocular Telescope better than Hubble

How high-tech optics and lasers make space clear as day.
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