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iPhone 101: How to use Reader mode in Safari to simplify web pages for reading

It doesn’t take long to get annoyed by ads and images that clutter your reading space when you are trying to digest a long-form article on your iPhone or iPad. To clear your reading space and bring focus to the words on the page, you can activate…Read More…

  • By Kelly Hodgkins
  • Posted in Uncategorized
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U.S. Navy Explores Beaming Solar Power From Space

The Naval Research Laboratory has built a solar module capable of capturing and transmitting solar power from space, where it’s never cloudy.Read More…

  • By Cameron Scott
  • Posted in science
  • Also tagged california, Climate Change, Energy, Lux Research, Mark Bunger, NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY, PAUL JAFFE, PG&E, Singularity, Solar Power, Solaren, space solar power, SSP

JPL develops space flowers to help find Earth-like planets

Apparently NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, thinks that what space exploration in the 21st century needs is spacecraft that are a bit more botanical. The center has released a video showing off its starshade spacecraft that opens up like a blossom. Bearing a resemblance to a cosmic sunflower, it’s designed to help…Read More…

  • By David Szondy
  • Posted in Uncategorized
  • Also tagged David Szondy, Exoplanet, JPL, Light, Space telescope, Spacecraft, Starshade

NASA shows off next-generation Z-2 spacesuits, makes us question its fashion sense

NASA has revealed its newest range of next-generation spacesuits, the Z-2. The Z series of spacesuits is a series of prototypes that NASA is working its way through, with the eventual goal of creating a suit that will be used during future space walks,…Read More…

  • By Sebastian Anthony
  • Posted in Technology
  • Also tagged Extreme, , ilc dover, NASA, , space exploration, space suits, space travel, z-1, z-2

Watch Live as The New Crew of Expedition 39 Launches to the International Space Station at 4:15PM EDT

The new crew of the ISS Expedition 39 will launch to the space station today, and you can watch it right here with live coverage beginning at 4:14PM EDT. New Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov, Steve Swanson, and Oleg Artemyev will launch today on the Soyuz TMA-12M.Read More…

  • By Dan Van Winkle
  • Posted in science
  • Also tagged ISS, live stream, NASA, Soyuz

Content-out Layout

Grids serve well to divide up a predefined canvas and guide how content fits onto a page, but when designing for the web’s fluid nature, we need something more… well, responsive. Enter ratios, which architects, sculptors, and book designers have all used in their work to help set the tone for their compositions, and to…Read More…

  • By The fine folks at A List Apart
  • Posted in Uncategorized
  • Also tagged CSS, relationships, target

Miserable Alien Life is Possible Around Bigger, Brighter and Hotter Stars

Move over sun, there may be a bigger star to steal the spotlight. Recent studies suggest that hotter and brighter stars are capable of providing the right conditions to form life.Read More…

  • By Ashley Bhehaspat
  • Posted in science
  • Also tagged f-type star, Life, Stars, Sun

Someone Paid Almost $1 Million for a Possibly Fake Apollo 15 Moon Camera

Over the weekend, a Hasselblad Electronic Data Camera that went to the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission was auctioned off and sold for almost $1 million. The only problem is that the camera may not have actually been on the Moon, or near it, or even to space.Read More…

  • By Glen Tickle
  • Posted in science
  • Also tagged apollo, Auction, Cameras, Moon

Have Astronomers Found Earth’s Twin?

Details at this point are being kept on the down-low, but last week’s Search For Life Beyond The Solar System Conference yielded some very exciting news: a planet roughly the size of Earth and capable of having liquid water on its surface (and consequently life) may have been discovered inside the Milky Way. Road trip,…Read More…

Astronaut Creates Space-Inspired Menu, Serves You Sauce Made From Meteorites

After you’ve been to space seven times, what’s really left to do with your life? If you’re shuttle mission specialist Franklin Chaz Diaz, you team up with the fanciest restaurant you can think of, and help them set an awesome space-themed menu for the enjoyment of us lowly denizens of Earth. The taste is out…Read More…

  • Posted in science
  • Also tagged Costa Rica, Four Seasons, Franklin Chang Diaz, Meteorite, Space Food
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