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Contents tagged with Space

  • Where No Phone Has Gone Before

    Tags: WP8, Space, Finland, Nokia 920, Reward

    The Finnish retailer Verkkokauppa sent a Lumia 920 into space via balloon. They wanted to see how far the device could reach until the balloon burst for it to then travel back down to Earth. The Windows Phone managed to achieve a height of 30km, spending more than 27 minutes in sub-zero …

  • Where No Probe Has Gone Before

    Tags: Science, Space, Cool, NASA

    Voyager 1 has hit a new and unexpected region of space as it leaves the Solar System and heads into interstellar space. From the article: Scientists refer to this new region as a magnetic highway for charged particles because our sun's magnetic field lines are connected to interstellar magnetic …

  • Warp Drive in the Works

    Tags: Science, Space, Space Travel, Cool, Warp

    Scientists at NASA are working on a warp drive that can bend space in such a way to propel a ship up faster than the speed of light: ten times the speed of light! Moreover, this technology is not as far off as you’d think. From the article, "Perhaps a Star Trek experience within our lifetime is …

  • Archeology from Space

    Tags: Archeology, Space, TED, Science, Geospatial, Open Data

    In this TED talk by Sarah Parcak, she talks about integrating satellite imagery in archeology. Using this technology, archeologists found a city lost for thousands of years. It’s interesting to note how they used topology data from NASA. What else is out there?