Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?
Shorter span then the typewriter I believe.
My dad had one up to the 1960's.
Hubble Reveals a Previously Unknown Dwarf Galaxy Just 7 Million Light Years Away
Isn't the Hubble past end-of-life? (per specs)
Simply amazing. The Hubble telescope is like my old Jeep. Old technology, not much to look at, lots of dented/squeaky bits, but it just keeps ticking without much maintenance.
Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?
I believe next generation batteries will be able to charge much faster; a 5-10 minute full charge seems to be achievable.
NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew
First spaceship to Mars; one male captain and a crew of women!
Indian Mars Mission Beams Back First Photographs
Is that Curiosity? I can't tell if it's waving..or giving the finger?
Solar System's Water Is Older Than the Sun
I agree, not being an astrophysicists, but it just makes common sense.
Boeing To Take Space Tourists On Its CST-100 Spacecraft To the ISS
Am I missing something? Won't NASA pay (Boeing, or whomever) for uplifts aboard the CST-100?
Or is NASA buying CST-100's, like the next shuttle.
Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US
What bothers me more is how the FAA didn't see this coming. Really?
Seems more like "we need to let all the lobbyist voice ($) their opinions so we know what regulations to make".
Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?
Another vote for this being the correct answer.
Russian Meteor Largest In a Century
I thought it was a piece of comet that exploded over Siberia's Tunguska river in 1908 - I also thought it was common knowledge - go figure.
Astronomers Watch Star Devouring Planet
I bet $20 we crack the 4th dimension in, say.. 500 million years. After that, none of this really matters.
Sun's Twin Discovered — the Perfect SETI Target?
They are probably still driving Pintos
Chevy Volt Meets High Resistance, GM Suspends Sales
It's kind of a do-nothing-well car for $40,000USD
Web Developer Sentenced To Death In Iran
He will end up being pardoned and sent back to Canada, thus showing Iran as having an enlightened justice system. We've seen this over and over again.
Long Takes In the Movies, Antidote To CGI?
Rope is great, but reels are about 10 minutes max; so with a 80 minute film it's likely 10-14 long takes
Why Are We Losing Vertical Pixels?
Here is my solution, stop getting new laptops with less vertical pixels; it's not like you can't find them.
Can We Travel To That Exciting New Exoplanet?
I bet in the next 1000 years humans could figure out how to make the trip at half the speed of light (40 years).
'The Laws Are Written By Lobbyists,' Says Google's Schmidt
Water is still wet.
Really, anyone who is even moderately interested in history realizes that this has been going on in the USA since Washington left office (1797), maybe earlier.
I would put it to the readers that overall "the great experiment" has turned out better than one could have hoped. Secret wars, deals and shenanigans are generally less prevalent as the decades roll on (granted this is also evident world-wide). 100 years ago most of Europe was run by a dozen Emperors, Kings and Queens who were mostly all related (lol @ accountability). There are no more Rothschilds/Habsburgs.
Jaguar's Hybrid Jet-Powered Concept Car
Does anyone else this these wheels would look sweet on my 2001 Saturn?