From hamburgers, to cans of beer, to Lego men, YouTube is awash with videos of people sending obscure objects to the edge of space. Now Japanese artist Makoto Azuma has taken this trend and made it his own with his latest artwork, Exobiotanica, which sees exotic plants make the trip to the stratosphere.
If you’ve bought a new router for your home or office in the last 18 months, chances are you had one with super-fast 802.11ac WiFi technology. Now something even faster is about to hit the shelves. New ‘Wave 2′ 802.11ac gear doesn’t just offer a speed boost, it also helps your WiFi network get into those hard-to-reach corners of your home.
Ever wondered what a day in the life of a New York City cab driver is like? Well, wonder no more. NYC Taxis: A day in the life, is an app developed by programmer Chris Whong, wherein users can see the trips and transactions taxi drivers make in a day.
Could solar sail technology be a viable means of space travel in the future? The Planetary Society seems to think so. After the failed launch of their previous solar sail project, Cosmos 1 in 2005, the Pasadena-based NGO have announced the launch date for their next endeavour, LightSail-1.
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“Breaking: Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven.” So read a tweet from the Associated Press on Wednesday, leading some of their 3.45 million followers on Twitter to fear a second plane had gone down.
Anyone with children will know just how much garbage nappies produce – a single baby can add 70kg of landfill per year, and up to one-third of all rubbish is stinky nappies. So, could jellyfish be the answer? An Israeli nanotechnology start-up thinks so.
At first glance this video may be pleasing, as it shows a skilful ballet recital by two master dancers, but not remarkable in any serious way. But what if we told you that the entire thing had been shot by a robotic camera rather than a real person behind the lens?
Today, Reddit officially launched its own live-blogging platform. The company calls it Reddit Live and the feature has actually been in “semi-open beta” for a few months now – you may have stumbled across its threads covering Twitch Plays Pokemon and the conflict in Ukraine.
The swirling colours of the Great Nebula, a fiery setting moon, and a time lapse of explosions on the solar chromosphere set to Pink Floyd were among the winners of the 2014 David Malin Awards for astrophotography.