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  • Trump Scores a Victory Today That Obama Would Have Never Gotten [A progressive says this]

    11/30/2016 10:47:58 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 27 replies
    Young Turks ^ | 11/30/2016 | Cenk Uygur
    First, some background. I first noticed Cenk Uygur on election night, as I enjoyed watching the "lamentations of their women" videos on YouTube when they realized Trump had won. He had an epic meltdown which I have watched about five times already: (26 minutes, and profanities, but good) The Young Turks Election Day Meltdown 2016 It's important to keep in mind that he is as progressive as they come, but he also has more of an open mind than other progressives. In fact, he came pretty close to understanding the real mood of the public. Cenk Uygur Predicted Donald Trump's...
  • O'Leary: Trump vs Trudeau is like Godzilla vs Bambi [Outside the bubble]

    11/30/2016 9:13:33 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 22 replies
    BNN ^ | November 29, 2016 | Kevin O'Leary
    O'Leary: Trump vs Trudeau is like Godzilla vs Bambi This is a video of a discussion on how Trump will affect Canada. This video is created outside the American media bubble, so it is interesting to see other's perspectives. Trump will have a great effect on other countries.
  • Foreign Governments Cutting off Funding for Hillary

    11/23/2016 7:20:17 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 33 replies
    Martin Armstrong blog ^ | 11/23/2016 | Martin Armstrong
    Hillary supporters claimed that the Clinton Foundation was an innocent, “charitable” organization. On his proposed first day to “Drain the Swamp,” Trump will impose a LIFETIME BAN ON LOBBYING FOR FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS. Numerous foreign governments handed money to the Clintons purely for “influence.” The corruption with Norway’s link to the Clinton Foundation extended to Obama. This was the reason Obama was given the Noble Peace Prize, and Jens Stoltenberg, who approved the half-billion donation from Norway to the Clintons, was made the head of NATO in Europe. The Norwegian newspaper Hegnar reports that Norway is expected to slash their contributions to the Clinton Foundation...
  • President Obama Probes Personal Risks From President Trump… [Protests]

    11/10/2016 5:45:56 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 59 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11/10/2016 | sundance
    There should be no doubt the anti-Trump administration protests last night were directly coordinated by DNC operatives and the various affiliated interests within the left-wing national organizations OWS, RevCom, BLM, etc.The hundreds of various community organizing groups who have met with, and been led by, the Obama activism coalition in the past eight years were activated for a specific reason.  Everyone who has followed controversial political events over the past several years knows full well, none of this activity happens without direct White House approval. If President Obama wanted the streets cleared, his own speech could make that happen.  He...
  • Scary Story Open Thread [Scary, hopefully]

    10/31/2016 6:28:19 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 65 replies
    Internet | October 31, 2016
    Here is an open thread for any Halloween stories/videos you'd like to post.
  • Russia will place GPS jammers on 250,000 cellphone towers in the event of war

    10/18/2016 5:54:26 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 42 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | October 18, 2016 | Brian Wang
    The Russian military is buying up jamming devices which it plans to mount on cell phone towers. The idea behind it is simple — the Kremlin could switch on the jammers, known as Pole-21 to confuse American GPS guidance. Russia has about 250,000 cellular base stations. Russia is betting on disrupting a missile’s receiver just enough to stop a direct hit. “The transmission of an elementary signal from a satellite lies at the foundation of all satellite navigation systems,” Russian military analyst Anton Lavrov told Izvestiya. “Therefore, the slightest deviation from the designated frequency even for milliseconds will result in a loss...
  • Martial Law or Electoral College?

    10/18/2016 5:46:42 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 16 replies
    Martin Armstrong Blog ^ | October 18, 2016 | Martin Armstrong
    Clearly, the stage is set to blame Russia for a Trump victory. They are prepping the media who 99% endorse Hillary; the press conspiracy to feed propaganda to the American people is in full swing. Meanwhile, Obama continues to support the Sunni in the civil war with the intent to attack Russian forces in Syria. Our model still shows the largest turnout may take place here in 2016. This scares the blood, no matter how cold, right out of the veins of the career politicians. The American press is committing suicide and have succeeded in becoming indistinguishable from Pravda (“Truth”)...
  • Obama Officially Accuses Russia of Hacking the Election

    10/08/2016 7:46:01 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 23 replies
    Martin Armstrong blog ^ | Oct 8, 2016 | Martin Armstrong
    Everything I have been getting from BEHIND THE CURTAIN seems to be spot on. The overall plan is to deny Trump a victory if there is a record surge of voters and Wikileaks promises new releases every week until the election. Plan B is to call the election a FRAUD and deny Trump to take office. Now 99% of newspapers endorsed Hillary so the media will portray whatever Obama directs them to these days. It is clear that the Obama administration on Friday officially accused Russia of hacking to interfere with the 2016 elections. Obama has also blamed Russia for...
  • Are They Planning to call The Election a Fraud if Trump Wins?

    10/05/2016 9:31:36 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 31 replies
    MArtin Armstrong blog ^ | Oct 3, 2016 | Martin Armstrong
    There is a very interesting rumor from behind the curtain. What they are concerned about is that Trump has raised more from small donors under $200 than any previous Republican in history. Even John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012 collected less than $64 million. They are concerned that more small people are donating to Trump and that means it is the small people who vote, whereas hedge fund managers and bankers can give her millions, but one vote. They are starting to set the stage for calling the entire election a FRAUD and pinning the blame on Putin....
  • Architect Dinara Kasko switches from buildings to super cool cake design with a 3D printer

    09/25/2016 11:26:43 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 9 replies ^ | 9/22/2016 | Nick
    A newly qualified architect turned her back on the construction industry to spend her days building ornate cakes with the help of a 3D printer. Dinara Kasko was determined to be an architect and design landmark buildings, so she attended Kharkov University Architecture School in her home country. But, as soon as she started working in the industry, she just knew it wasn’t for her. So the 27-year-old Ukrainian looked for a way to apply her skills to another arena. She worked as a designer, a photographer and then a 3D visualizer. She started baking in the background, as a...
  • Jeff Bezos just unveiled his new rocket. And it’s a monster.

    09/12/2016 5:32:32 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2016 | Christian Davenport
    The New Shepard rocket that Blue Origin has been launching and landing is a fairly modest thing, 65 feet high, capable of getting just past the edge of space, some 60 miles up. But on Monday, Jeff Bezos' space company announced the design of its new, orbital rocket, a towering, more powerful behemoth designed to take people and commercial satellites to orbitIn a newsletter, Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post, said the New Glenn rocket would come in two variants--a two stage and a three stage--that would be ready to fly by the end of the decade. Powered by...
  • SpaceX signs first customer for used Falcon rocket

    08/30/2016 5:06:34 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2016 | Irene Klotz
    Elon Musk's SpaceX has signed its first customer to use a previously flown rocket, with launch planned for later this year, the companies said on Tuesday. The launch for Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES SA SESFg.LU will mark the first commercial reuse of a Falcon 9 rocket, which is crucial to efforts by technology entrepreneur Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp to reduce the cost of space launches.
  • Alt-Right: AsianConservativeMan

    08/27/2016 9:46:33 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 11 replies
    AsianConservativeMan twitter feed ^ | 8/27/2016 | AsianConservativeMan
    For those who are wondering what the Alt-Right is, here is an example of how they fight the left. The "Alt-Right" is the millennial version of conservatives, who grew up with the internet, and know how to fight using the internet. As an example, here is the Twitter feed of AsianConservativeMan: AsianConservativeMan
  • As Japan's population shrinks, bears and boars roam where schools and shrines once thrived

    07/10/2016 1:54:55 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 10, 2016 | Julie Makinen
    The red-roofed temple at the top of the hill closed about a decade ago, and now Yoshihiro Shibata can’t even remember its name, though the 54-year-old dairy farmer has lived in this picturesque village all his life. All across Japan, aging villages such as Hara-izumi have been quietly hollowing out for years, even as urban areas have continued to grow modestly. But like a creaky wooden roller coaster that slows at the top of the climb before plunging into a terrifying, steep descent, Japan’s population crested around 2010 with 128 million people and has since lost about 900,000 residents, last...
  • Artificial Intelligence beats human expert in air combat [...]

    06/29/2016 9:30:29 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 14 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | June 27, 2016 | Brian Wang
    Artificial intelligence (AI) developed by a University of Cincinnati doctoral graduate was recently assessed by subject-matter expert and retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee - who holds extensive aerial combat experience as an instructor and Air Battle Manager with considerable fighter aircraft expertise - in a high-fidelity air combat simulator. The artificial intelligence, dubbed ALPHA, was the victor in that simulated scenario, and according to Lee, is "the most aggressive, responsive, dynamic and credible AI I've seen to date." The application is specifically designed for use with Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs) in simulated air-combat missions for research...
  • Greenpeace co-founder pens treatise on the positive effects of CO2 – says there is no crisis

    06/20/2016 6:59:33 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 27 replies
    Watts up With That ^ | 6/20/2016 | Anthony Watts
    Dr. Patrick Moore sent me this last week, and after reading it, I agree with him in his initial note to me that This is probably the most important paper I will ever write. Moore looks at the historical record of CO2 in our atmosphere and concludes that we came dangerously close to losing plant life on Earth about 18,000 years ago, when CO2 levels approached 150 ppm, below which plant life can’t sustain photosynthesis. He notes: A 140 million year decline in CO2 to levels that came close to threatening the survival of life on Earth can hardly be...
  • First stage landing from an Onboard Camera [Spacex]

    05/28/2016 5:45:55 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 28 replies
    Spacex ^ | May 27, 2016 | Spacex
    This is a sped up video taken from a camera attached to the first stage booster on the recent Spacex THAICOM 8. First-stage landing | Onboard camera
  • Rocket Lab moves closer to rocket launch after second successful 3D printed engine test

    05/27/2016 5:46:52 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 12 replies ^ | May 24, 2016 | Alec
    Remember Rocket Lab? Two months ago, the New Zealand-based aerospace innovator joined the space race by successfully qualifying their Rutherford engine, for which all of the primary components of the combustion and propellant supply system have been 3D printed. Rocket Lab is now edging closer to their launch later this year after successfully testing the second stage of their rocket engine - the part that completes the launch by taking the payload into orbit. For those of you who completely missed Rocket Lab, this small aerospace developer has been working on their very own rocket system for about a decade...
  • CRS8 Comes Home - SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster 04-19-2016

    04/25/2016 11:15:45 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 13 replies
    USLaunchReport ^ | 4/19/2016 | USLaunchReport
    Links: SpaceX - CRS8 Booster at Port Canaveral 04-12-2016 CRS8 Comes Home - SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster 04-19-2016
  • Nearing affordable extraction of uranium from seawater which would unlock over 800 times current res

    04/25/2016 10:02:42 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 36 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | April 25, 2016 | Brian Wang
    Nearing affordable extraction of uranium from seawater, which would unlock over 800 times current reserves and with breeder reactors provide resources for billion years of current world power The oceans hold more than four billion tons of uranium—enough to meet global energy needs for the next 10,000 years if only we could capture the element from seawater to fuel nuclear power plants. For half a century, researchers worldwide have tried to mine uranium from the oceans with limited success. In the 1990s, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) scientists pioneered materials that hold uranium as it is stuck or adsorbed onto...
  • Google could be selling Boston Dynamics because even Google thinks these robots are terrifying

    04/10/2016 5:31:04 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 28 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | March 17, 2016 | Romain Dillet
    Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. isn’t happy with Boston Dynamics, its robotics subsidiary. According to a report from Bloomberg, Alphabet executives think that Boston Dynamics is unlikely to generate substantial revenue in the next few years and is hard to work with. Toyota or Amazon could be interested in acquiring Boston Dynamics for their manufacturing or warehouse operations. But even more interesting, internal messages at Google shows that the company itself is a bit scared by Boston Dynamics. We’ve all watched Boston Dynamics’ video last month with mixed feelings — there was a bit of excitement, sure, but also a...
  • Two Bigelow BA 330 modules planned by 2020 which combined would have 72% of the volume of the ISS

    04/09/2016 7:23:34 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 3 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | April 9, 2016 | Brian Wang
    Spacex and NASA just launched the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module. As a precursor to larger space habitat systems, Bigelow said BEAM (Bigelow Expandable Activity Module) could "change the entire dynamic for human habitation" in space. He hopes to have a pair of private space BA330 stations ready for launch by 2020. Companies- even countries - are clamoring to put their own experiments inside the empty BEAM, Bigelow said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday. If everything goes well, that next commercial step could happen in perhaps six months. Compared to their volume-mass ratio, expandable modules offer more...
  • Blue Origin releases video from third launch and landing of New Shepard

    04/03/2016 6:04:26 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 38 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 4/2/2016 | Emily Calandrelli
    Remember when Blue Origin made history by vertically landing a rocket after launching it into space? Remember when they reused that same rocket and then landed it again? Well, today Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, once again, launched that very same New Shepard rocket and successfully landed it for a third time. At 11:28 AM EST, Bezos announced the successful landing of the New Shepard suborbital rocket as well as the crew capsule that it was carrying into space. While the rocket will eventually be used for crewed missions, there were no humans on this flight. Unlike previous launches where the...
  • Concerns About Paul Ryan Emerging Out of Ted Cruz-Created Contested Convention

    04/03/2016 8:59:08 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 96 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | April 2, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In recent weeks, there has been increasing discussion about the possibility that House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% could emerge out of a brokered convention as the Republican nominee if the donor class is successful in denying Donald Trump the requisite 1,237 delegates. Just as Paul Ryan’s ascension to House Speaker represented a total repudiation of the GOP electorate by GOP lawmakers, Ryan’s selection as the Party’s nominee would similarly represent the donor class’s silencing of voters and voters’ views on immigration, trade, and foreign policy that have transformed the country and its role in the world. [...] Although Sen....
  • How one vote can change the course of history - Here is a recent example few comprehend

    03/31/2016 5:46:20 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 8 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 31, 2016 | Sundance
    The current U.S. Presidential Race, combined with House Speaker Paul Ryan at the helm of the DC legislature, provides an opportunity to highlight just how close passage of Amnesty law was in 2014. A passage that would have fundamentally, and irreversibly, changed the landscape of the U.S.A forever. The senate “Gang of Eight” comprehensive immigration reform bill, which included amnesty legislation was not blocked by Senator Ted Cruz or Senator Marco Rubio – it specifically passed the senate because of them, not despite them. A very insightful PBS documentary “The Immigration Battle” lays out exactly what took place during the...
  • Reminderl: Tonight is Civilization Hour"

    03/19/2016 11:40:47 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 26 replies
    Vince Ferrer ^ | Vince Ferrer
    Tonight environmentalists will be celebrating the middle ages when they intimidate cities around the world into turning off their lights for an hour. North Korea celebrates all year as usual. However I and many others across the world will be celebrating Civilization Hour, a tribute to science, hard work, and capitalism that has made the modern world a great place to live. If you can, please join me in leaving a light on in a tribute to civilization.
  • Lights Out: [Open thread for Halloween Ghost stories]

    10/31/2015 1:25:46 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 32 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 29, 2013 | David Sandberg
    A short film by David Sandberg: Lights Out
  • Should We Celebrate Carbon Dioxide?

    10/15/2015 1:36:46 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 21 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | October 14 2015 | Dr. Patrick Moore
    2015 Annual GWPF Lecture Institute of Mechanical Engineers, London 14 October 2015 My Lords and Ladies, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for the opportunity to set out my views on climate change. As I have stated publicly on many occasions, there is no definitive scientific proof, through real-world observation, that carbon dioxide is responsible for any of the slight warming of the global climate that has occurred during the past 300 years, since the peak of the Little Ice Age. If there were such a proof through testing and replication it would have been written down for all to see....
  • What the climate wars did to science

    07/08/2015 9:22:50 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 30 replies
    Matt Ridley's Blog ^ | July 5, 2015 | Matt Ridley
    For much of my life I have been a science writer. That means I eavesdrop on what’s going on in laboratories so I can tell interesting stories. It’s analogous to the way art critics write about art, but with a difference: we “science critics” rarely criticise. If we think a scientific paper is dumb, we just ignore it. There’s too much good stuff coming out of science to waste time knocking the bad stuff. Sure, we occasionally take a swipe at pseudoscience—homeopathy, astrology, claims that genetically modified food causes cancer, and so on. But the great thing about science is...
  • SpaceX hopes third time a charm in landing historic booster rocket

    06/27/2015 4:43:10 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 20 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | June 27, 2015 | Amanda Barnett
    Once again, SpaceX will try to recover a very expensive part of its rocket after launching it into space. If SpaceX succeeds in recovering the first stage of its rocket after its 10:21 a.m. ET launch on Sunday at Florida's Cape Canaveral, it will be a historical achievement. It will push space travel further toward a future in which people, satellites and other items can be inexpensively launched into orbit.

    06/11/2015 1:54:30 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 51 replies
    National Resources Defense Council ^ | 6/11/2015 | PERRIN IRELAND
    Biologists at Rocky Mountain National Park are connecting the dots between nitrogen pollution and unprecedented algal blooms in the park’s lakes. Here’s how it works. 1. Cows eat greens in pastures, which are grown using LOTS of fertilizer. 2. They pee and poop, as animals are inclined to do. The nitrogen-containing ammonia in their urine, however, can transform into an airborne particulate, ammonium nitrate. 3. This little particle floats along in the air, and under certain wind conditions gets carried north, over the park. When it rains or snows, the ammonium nitrate falls back to earth. 4. This has...
  • A Compilation of Robots Falling Down at the DARPA Robotics Challenge

    06/10/2015 11:16:38 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 40 replies
    IEEE/DARPA ^ | June 6, 2015 | IEEE Spectrum
    A selection of robots falling down at the DARPA Robotics Challenge. A Compilation of Robots Falling Down at the DARPA Robotics Challenge
  • Islamic State calls on Muslims to “kill enemies of Islam, especially Shi’ites”

    05/31/2015 6:59:47 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 31, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Not that this has anything to do with Islam. “Islamic State’s Saudi branch calls for clearing Arabian Peninsula of Shi’ites,” Reuters, May 30, 2015: DUBAI, May 30 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s branch of militant group Islamic State has said it wants to clear the Arabian Peninsula of Shi’ite Muslims and urged young men in the kingdom to join its cause, the U.S.-based SITE monitoring centre has reported. Islamic State claimed two suicide bombings carried out on May 22 and May 29 on Shi’ite mosques in eastern Saudi Arabia, where the bulk of the Saudi Arabia’s Shi’ite minority lives. The attacks...
  • ‘We Will Gather Together Kurds And Arabs, Invade Jerusalem, And Create A One World Islamic Empire’

    05/26/2015 9:37:27 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 35 replies ^ | May 26, 2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    By Allah’s will, Jerusalem belongs to the Kurds, the Turks, the Arabs, and to all Muslims. And as our forefathers fought side by side at Gallipoli, and just as our forefathers went together to liberate Jerusalem with Saladin, we will march together on the same path [to liberate Jerusalem].The amazing speeches by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu were given at the inauguration ceremony at the country’s 55th airport in Yuksekova district of southeastern border province of Hakkari, in which they made an entire declaration to the Islamic world, on their desire to conquer Jerusalem and...
  • Saudi oil minister: 'Fossil fuels doomed, we're switching to solar'

    05/24/2015 9:56:56 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 51 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | May 22, 2015 | JOHN CONROY
    Saudi Arabia's oil minister has said the country will switch its energy focus to solar power as the nation envisages an end to fossil fuels, possibly around 2040-2050, Reuters reports. "In Saudi Arabia, we recognise that eventually, one of these days, we are not going to need fossil fuels, I don't know when, in 2040, 2050... so we have embarked on a program to develop solar energy," Ali Al-Naimi told a business and climate conference in Paris, the news service reports. "Hopefully, one of these days, instead of exporting fossil fuels, we will be exporting gigawatts, electric ones. Does that...
  • NCDC Blocks Access To GHCN And USHCN Data [Global Warming]

    05/01/2015 5:57:26 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 7 replies
    Real Science ^ | May 1, 2015 | Steven Goddard
    The National Climatic Data Center has bragged for years about how they provide open access to the raw US and global temperature data. But as of today they have changed their name and blocked access to the data. As of today, they require a username and password. Apparently they are unhappy about being caught data tampering and committing fraud. Blocking access will make it easier for them to step up their fraud in the future. All of my temperature analysis is based on this no longer accessible data.We knew it was just a matter of time before they did this....
  • Al Jazeera America subject of $15M discrimination lawsuit

    04/29/2015 9:12:13 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/29/2015 | HADAS GOLD
    A former employee of Al Jazeera America is suing the network for $15 million, alleging that a manager with close ties to top executives discriminated against female employees and made disparaging remarks about Jews and Israel. Matthew Luke, who started with the network in 2013 ahead of its launch as supervisor of media and archive management, filed the lawsuit in New York Supreme Court on Tuesday. In it, he alleges that Osman Mahmud, who rose through the ranks to become Luke's supervisor as senior vice president of broadcast operations and technology, removed female employees from projects, excluded women from emails...
  • Saudi Arabia reveals design for £67BILLION megacity, built in the middle of the dessert

    04/17/2015 5:42:52 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 28 replies
    IBC World ^ | March 21, 2015 | IBC World
    The King Abdullah Economic City, or KAEC (pronounced ‘cake’), will be slightly larger than Washington DC and home to approximately two million residents. Covering 70 square miles, the metropolis is costing £67 billion ($100 billion) and lies 100km from Jeddah, the commercial hub of the kingdom, near the Red Sea. The late king had pinned his hopes for his country’s future on the new-build, although at the moment it resembles a dusty building site dotted with cranes and work is not likely to be completed for ten years, at least. So far 15 per cent has been built, as public...
  • VIDEO: Yesterday's Spacex Falcon landing attempt

    04/15/2015 5:06:04 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 46 replies
    Spacex ^ | Aptil 15, 2015 | SpaceX
    Here is the video: SpaceX CRS-6 First Stage Landing
  • SpaceX 'Go' for Dragon Launch, Rocket Landing Try on Monday

    04/12/2015 11:45:21 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 6 replies ^ | April 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Howell
    All systems are go for the Monday launch of a SpaceX Dragon space capsule carrying NASA cargo the International Space Station on Monday (April 13), a mission that will also include a novel reusable rocket landing attempt. SpaceX is slated to launch an unmanned Dragon spacecraft atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket at 4:33 p.m. EDT on Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It will be SpaceX's sixth of 12 delivery missions for NASA under a $1.6 billion contract for resupply flights. Current weather forecasts predict a 60 percent chance of good conditions for Monday's launch try....
  • Lights out in Australia as Earth Hour kicks off

    03/28/2015 9:27:46 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 40 replies
    Sentry Review ^ | March 28, 2015 | Anonymous
    The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the sails on the nearby Opera House went dark Saturday, as lights on landmarks about Australia have been switched off for the international climate change awareness campaign Earth Hour. Millions are expected to take element around the world in the annual event organised by conservation group WWF, with hundreds of properly-recognized sights including the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Seattle Space Needle set to plunge into darkness. "It is almost like the point vanished," stated Tony Jennings from Earth Hour right after standing below the Harbour Bridge as the lights went off at eight:30pm...
  • SpaceX to deliver Bigelow blow-up job to ISS astronauts

    03/15/2015 11:50:06 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 32 replies
    The Register ^ | March 14, 2015 | Lain Thompson
    Nevada-based Bigelow Aerospace has been showing off the latest addition to the International Space Station: an inflatable module that will be used as a lounge and test facility in orbit.The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is a 13ft by 10ft inflatable capsule that will be lofted up to the ISS as part of a SpaceX resupply mission on September 2, weather permitting. The 3,000lb unit will be attached to the ISS for two years and give the crew somewhere new to stretch their legs. The BEAM uses multiple layers of high-tech fabric to keep the air in and micrometeorites and...
  • Fossil Fuels Keeping More Than 200 Million Americans From Freezing Today

    02/22/2015 9:19:44 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 18 replies
    Real Science ^ | 2/22/2015 | Steven Goddard
    The US is experiencing an historic deep-freeze with much of the country more than 20 degrees below normal. Most of the people in America would be freezing right now without fossil fuels. The government responds by lying about the temperature, trying to make energy prices skyrocket, and doing everything they can to cut off the supply of fossil fuels. Obama: My Plan Makes electricity Rates Skyrocket
  • SpaceX to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket/DSCOVR @ 6:05 pm ET

    02/10/2015 1:14:01 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 17 replies ^ | 2/10/2015 | staff
    SpaceX and NASA/NOAA will now attempt to launch the Deep Space Climate Observatory mission (DSCOVR) Tuesday (Feb. 10) due to a poor weather forecast for the launch attempt planned for Monday. The satellitewas expected to launch from Florida atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Sunday (Feb. 8), however, an abort occured just over 2 minutes before launch due to an issue with the Air Force's ground radar system. Officials expect to launch TUESDAY at 6:05 p.m. EST (2305 GMT). You can watch the launch mission live in the window below via NASA TV starting at 5 p.m. EST (2200 GMT)
  • SpaceX Next Landing Attempt Tonight

    02/08/2015 12:55:51 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 20 replies
    Vanity | Feb 7, 2015 | Vince Ferrer
    Spacex's next launch, and next landing attempt, is today at about 6:00.
  • Chasing SpaceX, Europe Endorses Ariane 6

    01/16/2015 11:21:46 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 3 replies
    InnerSpace ^ | 12/3/2014 | Stewart Money
    This is not how you design a rocket : ESA Ministerial Meeting Seeking a defense against the market disruption being wrought by SpaceX and its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy boosters, European space ministers voted yesterday to formally endorse the Ariane 6 project. The move came after Germany dropped its long running call to proceed with the Ariane V ME before moving on to a new booster. Hours after the meeting, the new industry partnership Airbus Safran, which will build the new booster, was formally announced. The Ariane 6 will come in two configurations. Both will feature a cryogenic two...
  • Elon Musk shares images of the failed Falcon 9 landing

    01/16/2015 7:15:08 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 74 replies
    Mashable ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | Stan Schroeder
    SpaceX's recent attempt to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform in Florida was unsuccessful, but there were no visuals to tell the full story — until now. The company CEO Elon Musk shared four images from the failed landing on Twitter, in a response to Oculus VR CTO and game developer legend John Carmack. SEE ALSO: SpaceX comes close, but fails to land rocket on ocean platform While the image quality is far from perfect, Musk's descriptions help explain what happened to the rocket during landing. Before impact, the rocket's fins ran out...
  • Photos: SpaceX’s rocket landing platform back in port

    01/13/2015 10:41:30 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 28 replies
    Spaceflight Now ^ | January 11, 2015 | Stephen Clark
    SpaceX’s ocean-going rocket landing pad — dubbed the autonomous spaceport drone ship — is back in port after a Falcon 9 rocket booster crashed on the platform during an experimental flyback maneuver following Saturday’s successful liftoff with supplies for the International Space Station. Under tow from a tugboat, the 300-foot-long Marmac 300 cargo barge arrived at the Port of Jacksonville in Florida on Sunday afternoon. The images below show it in the St. Johns River near Dames Point Bridge. The first stage of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket completed a series of maneuvers to fly back to the barge from the...
  • Two Real Military Projects that must be merged - Robotic Sharks and combat lasers

    01/08/2015 8:32:16 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 11 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | January 8, 2015 | Brian Wang
    Wired reports that the Navy has a working robotic shark.It is five feet long and nearly 100 pounds, is about the size of an albacore tuna but looks more like a shark, at least from a distance. It’s part of an experiment to explore the possibilities of using biomimetic, unmanned, underwater vehicles, and the Navy announced it wrapped up testing of the design last week. The robot uses its tail for propulsion and control, like a real fish. It can operate in water as shallow as 10 inches or dive down to 300 feet. It can be controlled remotely via...
  • Back to the Future Countdown Clock

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