Tiny Blue Dot

The earth from space… Taken from the back side of Saturn, it puts things well into perspective. Nat Geo has more unforgettable pictures of our planet from space here.  

Neil Armstrong: RIP

Neil Armstrong: Requiescat in Pace. He died after complications from heart surgery. The first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, died today at 82.  He served as a naval fighter pilot in Korea, flying 78 combat missions.  A test pilot after the war, his feats in that field were legendary, combining strong engineering…

Mars Rover Landing a Success — What Happens Now?

After a yearlong flight and “seven minutes of terror,” Curiosity stretches its legs. National Geographic: The rover has landed. At 1:31 a.m. ET Monday, the Curiosity rover‘s “seven minutes of terror” evaporated in a swirl of fine-grained soil as six aluminum wheels touched the red planet for the first time. NASA had nailed the riskiest…

Apple iPad Dropped from Space and it Survives

In the Daily Mail: They have previously dropped an iPad out of a plane as well as launching a bowling ball on one. But G-Form have now gone one step further in order to prove just how tough their protective iPad cases are. The firm has dropped an Apple tablet from the edge of space…