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Japan’s Mega Solar Kite Conquered Space, But Now Needs To Fly [Space]

by on Jun.10, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ally, ANT, Ants, AR, Av, Bp, cat, cc, Ces, clear, color, d8, de, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, energy, Et, F2, Feeds, ff, game, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ikaros, Ikaros solar sail, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, japan, japanese, Kite, Kites, La, Labels, Led, Men, mid, Mod, Nes, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, Play, power, Q, quant, que, Rc, Red, RSS, Rv, sail, serve, SF, Solar, solar sail, Space, Space kite, Space sail, Space solar sail, Style, Sun, Tag, Tea, tech, Techno, Technology, TI, Travel, TV, Us, V, Wai, wait, Waiting, X1

The 20meter (diagonally) solar sail Ikaros we mentioned last month has been successfully unfurled in space by its Japanese team. Now it’s a waiting game to see if it can be used for solar-powered travel as planned. More

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Forget Noisy Blimps, Say Hello To the Airfish [Airships]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, aerospace, age, Ai, Air, Airfish, Airships, and, ANT, Ants, AR, bd, Blimps, Bp, cat, cc, clear, color, Ctia, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feeds, ff, fish, flying fish, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Hell, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, IPs, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Light, mid, Mod, move, Music, nex, next, om, One, order, Os, P3, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, prototype, ps, Q, quant, rainbow, Rc, Republished, Rf, RSS, Rv, scientist, Scientists, serve, ship, Ships, Space, Style, Tag, tech, Techno, Technology, ted, Test, TI, time, TV, Us, V, Vr, X1

The next time you’re at a music festival and see a giant rainbow trout swishing around in the sky, there’s just a chance you might not be intoxicated. It might be scientists testing an airship that moves like a fish. More

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Auto-Tuned Sagan Strike Again With The Case for Mars [Space]

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“Mars is a world of wonders” sings Carl Sagan . And he’s right. Here you can see him telling us why we should go now, instead of staying in orbit looking into our belly buttons. [ Cosmic Log ] More

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Hints of Life Found on Saturn Moon [Saturn]

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Two potential signatures of life on Saturn’s moon Titan have been found by the Cassini spacecraft. But scientists are quick to point out that non-biological chemical reactions could also be behind the observations. More

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The Space Shuttle’s 12 Nightmare Scenarios [Fx]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Amateur, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Ati, Bp, cat, Cf, Chu, Cia, clear, Clips, color, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Effects, Et, Eu, Feeds, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Isp, ISS, kin, La, Labels, Launch, Les, Mac, mid, mission, Mod, Nas, Nasa, nin, om, One, Orb, Space, Video

Created by amateur special effects artist The Faking Hoaxer , this video shows the Space Shuttle in 12 different horrifying situations, be it breached or exploding at launch. It’s real enough to be stomach-churning.

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The Space Shuttle’s 12 Nightmare Scenarios [Fx]

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So, What Would It Be Like to Be In Space Unprotected? [Blockquote]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, aio, ANT, Ants, AR, Blockquote, Bp, bus, business, C5, cat, clear, color, d8, de, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, eco, Et, ff, Fun, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Hd, Holy Shit, Home Automation, humans, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Isp, La, Labels, Loc, Lock, mid, Mod, Nasa, Nes, Npr, Of, Oil, om, One, order, Os, ota, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, Recall, RSS, Rv, Sd, serve, Space, Style, Tag, tech, Techno, Technology, ted, TI, TV, Us, V, Vacuum, Viv, what, X1

Humans can’t survive out in the vacuum of space. At least not for long. But what would those 14 seconds or so be like?

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NASA TV Streaming Now Available On iPhone and iPad [Streaming]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, aila, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Art, Ati, Av, Bp, cat, clear, color, Dc, de, dev, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, H.264, hand, Hd, Home Automation, HTML, HTML5, Id, Im, images, In, ipa, ipad, Iphone, iPod, Ipod Touch, IpodTouch, Isp, La, Labels, mid, Ming, Mod, Nas, Nasa, NASA TV, Nes, now Available, Ny, om, One, order, Os, Ouch, Pad, Padd, phone, Phones, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Real, Real Time, RSS, Rv, serve, smartphone, Smartphones, Space, Stream, Streaming, Style, Tag, tech, TI, time, Touch, TV, Ui, V, Watch, X1

If you are into space and have an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch , or any HTML5/H.264-compatible device, you got lucky: Now you can watch NASA TV in real time. The quality is quite good, as you can see in this capture: More

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Just Your Usual Day at Work [Nasa]

by on May.31, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, ash, Ati, Bp, C5, cat, clear, Clips, color, dash, day, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Education, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, La, Labels, Make, mid, Mod, movie, movies, My, Nas, Nasa, Of, om, One, Orbit, order, Ovi, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Space, Style, Tag, tech, Techno, Technology, TI, time, TV, Us, V, Vide, Video, Watch, work, X1

I don’t know if these guys are used to this already—my gut feeling is that they are not—but I do know that just watching this part of the video makes me giddy every single time. More

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The Work With the Best View In the World [Nasa]

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I don’t know if these guys are used to this already—my gut feeling is that they are not—but I do know that just watching this part of the video makes me giddy every single time. More

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Amateur Astronomers Continue to Amaze [Astronomy]

by on May.30, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Amateur, amateur astronomy, and, ANT, Ants, AR, ash, Astronomy, Bp, cat, clear, color, dash, day, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Eu, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ir, Isp, ISS, jupiter, kin, La, Labels, Men, MER, mid, Mit, Mod, My, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pot, ps, Q, quant, Rc, Replacement, RSS, Rv, serve, Shuttle, Space, Space Shuttle, Spot, Style, Sun, Tag, tech, Techno, Technology, TI, time, Tron, TV, Up, V, X1, X37-b, XP

It’s been an amazing couple of weeks for amateur astronomers. Last Sunday, one of their ilk spied the super-secret X37-B space shuttle making the rounds, and this Sunday another has imaged the ISS crossing paths with Jupiter—during the daytime! More

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