NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere

Slashdot - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:04pm
astroengine writes: In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the Dec. 5 reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled — and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean. (YouTube Link.)

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NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere

Slashdot - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:04pm
astroengine writes: In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the Dec. 5 reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled — and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean. (YouTube Link.)

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NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere

Slashdot - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:04pm
astroengine writes: In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the Dec. 5 reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled — and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean. (YouTube Link.)

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NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere

Slashdot - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:04pm
astroengine writes: In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the Dec. 5 reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled — and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean. (YouTube Link.)

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NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere

Slashdot - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:04pm
astroengine writes: In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the Dec. 5 reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled — and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean. (YouTube Link.)

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NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere

Slashdot - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:04pm
astroengine writes: In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the Dec. 5 reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled — and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean. (YouTube Link.)

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere

Slashdot - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:04pm
astroengine writes: In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the Dec. 5 reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled — and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean. (YouTube Link.)

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere

Slashdot - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:04pm
astroengine writes: In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the Dec. 5 reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled — and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean. (YouTube Link.)

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere

Slashdot - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:04pm
astroengine writes: In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the Dec. 5 reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled — and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean. (YouTube Link.)

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere

Slashdot - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:04pm
astroengine writes: In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the Dec. 5 reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled — and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean. (YouTube Link.)

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere

Slashdot - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:04pm
astroengine writes: In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the Dec. 5 reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled — and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean. (YouTube Link.)

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere

Slashdot - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:04pm
astroengine writes: In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the Dec. 5 reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled — and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean. (YouTube Link.)

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere

Slashdot - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:04pm
astroengine writes: In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the Dec. 5 reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled — and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean. (YouTube Link.)

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Welcome Home, Orion! NASA Space Capsule Back in Florida After Test Flight

Space.com - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:39pm
NASA's first Orion space capsule — which made its spaceflight debut at the beginning of this month — is back in Florida after more than a week in transit.
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Predictions for 2015: Power to the People

Wired News - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:38pm

When asked to predict the future, it’s hard to forget that the totally automated future that expo organizers and Sci-Fi prognosticators prepared us for has not come to pass. We are all still waiting for our flying cars — not to mention the end of email spam. In fact, we’ve recently come to realize that without […]

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Ask Slashdot: Resources For Kids Who Want To Make Games?

Slashdot - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:22pm
Mr. Jones writes: My 11-year-old son is fascinated by games — game mechanics in particular. He has been playing everything from Magic to WarFrame since he was 5 years old. He seems mostly interested in creating the lore and associated mechanics of the games (i.e. how a game works). If it was only programming I could help him, but I am lost when it comes to helping him learn more formal ways of developing and defining gameplay. I really see a talent for this in him and I want to support it any way I can. Can you suggest any conferences, programs, books, websites, etc. that would help him learn?

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Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

Slashdot - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 9:39pm
cartechboy writes: Remember 18 months ago when Tesla promised it was going to launch battery-swap stations? Well, it's finally happening, sort of. It seems Tesla's about to announce a battery-swap pilot program that will launch next week. The swap site will be located across the street from a Tesla Supercharger site in Harris Ranch, California — 184 miles south of San Francisco and about 200 miles north of Los Angeles. The pilot program will involve an unspecified number of Model S electric-car owners, who will be invited to take part in the test. For now, the battery-swap service will be offered by appointment only, at a cost of roughly a tank of gas in a premium sedan. Tesla's using words to describe this pilot program like "exploratory work" and "intended to test technology and assess demand" for a swapping service. While originally pitched that the battery swap would take less time than it would to take to refill the gas tank of a comparable luxury sedan, the company says now that "for this specific iteration" the swap process will take "approximately 3 minutes" — though it adds Tesla has "the ability to improve that time with future iterations." Is this test going to show that battery swapping is or isn't a realistic initiative?

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SpaceX's Next Launch to Space Station Delayed Until New Year

Space.com - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 9:36pm
The private spaceflight company SpaceX won't be flying a mission to the International Space Station until early 2015.SpaceX is now expected to launch its fifth official mission to the orbiting outpost under a contract with NASA on Jan. 6.
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Meteors, Andromeda and the Milky Way Dazzle in Amazing Photo

Space.com - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 9:08pm
The Andromeda galaxy appears to twinkle behind two stunning meteors in this skywatching image taken from Tobias Lookout near Kernville, California. Astrophotographer Casey James took this image on August 2nd, 2014.
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Atom-thick CCD could capture images

Science Daily - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 9:06pm
An atomically thin material may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform. Synthetic two-dimensional materials based on metal chalcogenide compounds could be the basis for superthin devices.
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