A Look At NASA's Orion Project
I too regret that such a cool name is wasted for slightly enlarged Apollo CM, which looks outdated even in comparison to SpaceX's Dragon.
NASA's Orion Spaceship Passes Parachute Test
More like 3000 years. It took us 1000 years to recover from the collapse of Roman Empire.
Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards
Mexico is in South America, right?
Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base
With the CWII (Cold War 2) approaching, we may as well see a second moon race.
MtGox Files For Bankruptcy Protection
Wonder how many of these "weaknesses" were a result of implementing SSH in PHP and other coding frolics.
Report: Space Elevators Are Feasible
What do you think pyramids are foundations for?
Mt. Gox Gone? Apparent Theft Shakes Bitcoin World
Oh... That explains a lot.
SpaceX Testing Landing Legs On Next Falcon9 Rocket
The other amazing thing about all this is that it's pure experimentation. There's no risk, aside from costs, if something goes wrong with this experiment. [...]
Well, not entirely. First: they add extra fuel for the braking burn (or reduce amount of fuel available for ascent). Second: the legs will change the aerodynamic, and maybe other characteristics of the fuselage.
They did a braking burn before, so I assume 1. is already tested, but I wouldn't say that there is no risk.
And that's why it's so exiting!
Study Shows Agent Orange Still Taints Aging C-123s
Poor soldiers. I pity them the same as I pity SS-men exposed to trace amounts of Zyklon-B.
Reporting From the Web's Underbelly
Dear Americans, please, start distinguishing "Russians" from "Eastern Europeans".
Up-Front Seats For Tonight's Near-Earth Asteroid
Either you say
3-football-field-long asteroid as it zips by us at nearly 50x the speed of commercial airliner
and you are doing sunday-newspaper pop-sci, or use actual units:
1000 feet long asteroid as it zips by us at nearly 27000 miles/h
and qualify for pop-sci column in illustrated weekly. Don't mix the conventions!
YouTube Threatens To Remove Scientist's Account Over AIDS Deniers' DMCA Claims
Stupidity of these people is undeniable, but this is still censorship. And as a ./ story, it should be filled in appropriate cabinet.
Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science
Hard to say what's worse...
Gnome 3.12 Delayed To Sync With Wayland Release
'Cool' as in 'Dead and cool'
Ask Slashdot: It's 2014 -- Which New Technologies Should I Learn?
There should be '+1 Troll', to reward skillful trolling :)
Google Begins To Merge Google+, Gmail Contacts
I'll give you Google Search, but you don't have to sign into G+ to use it
Mars One Selects Second Round Candidate Astronauts
What so special about the Russian programme? They are using plain old rocket boosters.
Is the World Ready For Facial Recognition On Google Glass?
Alan Turing Pardoned
This, and the statue in Bletchley Park museum.