NASA OKs Feb. launch of private space station trip
A private California company will attempt the first-ever commercial cargo run to the International Space Station in February.
Camera-less iPhone 4, iPhone 4S on sale in Singapore
The camera is normally a big selling point, but in Singapore Apple's iPhone 4 and 4S are now available without the function -- to cater to military personnel banned from taking image-capturing devices into ...
Hackers claim to breach NATO security
A group of computer hackers on Thursday claimed to have breached NATO security and accessed hoards of restricted material.
SpaceX plans historic first flight on May 7
SpaceX confirmed it plans to launch a rocket and capsule on May 7 in a historic first flight of a private spaceship to the International Space Station.
A trick of perspective: Chance alignment mimics a cosmic collision
(Phys.org) -- The Hubble Space Telescope has produced a highly detailed image of a pair of overlapping galaxies called NGC 3314. While the two galaxies look as if they are in the midst of a collision, this ...
Employing private security companies in war cuts costs but causes problems
New research from The University of Manchester is examining whether employing private security companies in war cuts costs but causes problems.
Hubble celebrates 19th anniversary with fountain of youth
Over the past 19 years Hubble has taken dozens of exotic pictures of galaxies going "bump in the night" as they collide with each other and have a variety of close encounters of the galactic kind. Just when ...
Second SpaceX Space Station resupply flight ready to go
(Phys.org)—The second International Space Station Commercial Resupply Services flight by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is set for liftoff at 10:10 a.m. EST on March 1 from Space Launch Complex ...
NASA's curiosity continues mobility checkouts
(PhysOrg.com) -- Spacecraft specialists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., have been putting the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, through various tests in preparation for shipment ...
Swedish official websites hit by cyberattacks
Several Swedish official websites were knocked offline Monday, although no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Radiation riddle remains even after scientist's lifetime research
A large tract of land not far from E. John Ainsworth's Pleasanton, Calif., home bears no evidence of the research on radiation health effects he led in the 1960s, at the height of the Cold War.
Number of prisoners in own country predicts attitude towards Iran
The attitude governments adopt towards Iran strongly depends on the number of prisoners in their own country and whether the government trades in oil with Iran. The more prisoners a country has, the more aggressive the attitude ...
London 2012 security: 'Sonic weapon' to be used
Britain's Defense Ministry says an acoustic device that can be used as a "sonic weapon" will be deployed during the London Olympics.
We need new laws to govern cyberwarfare
President Bush is reported to have said: "When I take action, I'm not going to fire a US$2m missile at a US$10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive." As the quote suggests, when ...