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Researchers develop technique for analyzing moon dust from a single grain

Researchers develop technique for analyzing moon dust from a single grain

A technique called atom probe tomography analyzes single grains which are about the width of a human hair.
A deep dive into the Apollo Guidance Computer, and the hack that saved Apollo 14

A deep dive into the Apollo Guidance Computer, and the hack that saved Apollo 14

How on Earth do you patch the software on a computer orbiting the Moon? Very carefully.
There's An Actual Name And Reason For Those Beeps You Hear In Recordings Of Astronauts In Space

There's An Actual Name And Reason For Those Beeps You Hear In Recordings Of Astronauts In Space

The American space program, I think we’d all agree, has its own very particular set of audiovisual signatures that immediately evoke all kinds of images and feelings. There’s a certain NASA look to

Multi-Colored Carbon Apollo IE Takes Extreme To New Heights

This Apollo IE features a Ferrari-derived 6.3-liter V12 engine with 769 hp. |
Apollo Flight Controller 101: Every console explained

Apollo Flight Controller 101: Every console explained

From the archives: A handy reference to each station in the Apollo Mission Control room.

Boeing’s Starliner crew spacecraft nails desert landing, a first for a US-made, human-rated capsule

The Boeing Starliner CST-100 spacecraft, which will be one of the first new human-rated spacecraft to carry U.S. astronauts to space, has successfully returned from orbit and landed at its target
Abbott Labs kills free tool that lets you own the blood-sugar data from your glucose monitor, saying it violates copyright law

Abbott Labs kills free tool that lets you own the blood-sugar data from your glucose monitor, saying it violates copyright law

Abbott Labs makes a continuous glucose monitor -- used by people with diabetes to monitor their blood-sugar levels -- called (ironically, as you'll see below) the Freestyle Libre. Diabettech is a hub
Apple's extension of "Activation Locks" to laptops will turn refurbishable electronics into e-waste

Apple's extension of "Activation Locks" to laptops will turn refurbishable electronics into e-waste

"Activation Lock" is a tool that uses Apple's trusted computing hardware to render systems inoperable if you don't have a login/password; nominally, this is used for theft-deterrence, but when Apple
Why are parachutes such a problem for space travel?

Why are parachutes such a problem for space travel?

We know how parachutes work, but we don't KNOW how parachutes work. Ya know?
Best price I've seen on the LEGO Saturn V rocket

Best price I've seen on the LEGO Saturn V rocket

The 1969 piece LEGO Apollo Saturn V rocket may be my favorite BIG set of all time. Build the entire three-stage rocket, the command module and the lunar lander! Amazon has a it for 25% off, get your
Fly Me to the Moon … With Elephants\!

Fly Me to the Moon … With Elephants\!

So, what would it look like if the Saturn V ran on pachyderms instead of rocket fuel?
Space Photos of the Week: Moon Walks for Moon Rocks

Space Photos of the Week: Moon Walks for Moon Rocks

A look back at what the crews of the Apollo missions photographed on the surface of the moon.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine explains how startups can help with Artemis Moon missions

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine explains how startups can help with Artemis Moon missions

At this week’s International Astronautical Congress, where the space industry, international space agencies and researchers from around the world convene to discuss the state of space technology and
One Weird Law That Interferes With Security Research, Remix Culture, and Even Car Repair

One Weird Law That Interferes With Security Research, Remix Culture, and Even Car Repair

How can a single, ill-conceived law wreak havoc in so many ways? It prevents you from making remix videos. It blocks computer security research. It keeps those with print disabilities from reading
Checkm8: an "unstoppable" Iphone jailbreaking crack

Checkm8: an "unstoppable" Iphone jailbreaking crack

Last month, a developer called Axi0mx released an Iphone crack called Checkm8, which attacks a defect in the Ios bootrom, a low-level piece of code that has not been successfully attacked since 2010.

Tiny acquires Meteor

Canadian technology holding company Tiny, home to companies like Dribble, Flow and Unicorn Hunt, today announced that it has acquired Meteor, the JavaScript-centric open-source app platform. Meteor
Adversarial Interoperability

Adversarial Interoperability

“Interoperability” is the act of making a new product or service work with an existing product or service: modern civilization depends on the standards and practices that allow you to put any dish
Nerf unveils "DRM for darts"

Nerf unveils "DRM for darts"

Hasbro's got a new foam dart gun, the $50 Nerf Ultra One blaster, and to make sure that owners of this toy arrange their affairs to the benefit of Hasbro's shareholders, the company has engineered a

Podcast: DRM Broke Its Promise

In my latest podcast (MP3), I read my new Locus column, DRM Broke Its Promise, which recalls the days when digital rights management was pitched to us as a way to enable exciting new markets where
23 Years and Counting: 2019 Urbanworld Film Festival to Screen Harriet, Just Mercy and More

23 Years and Counting: 2019 Urbanworld Film Festival to Screen Harriet, Just Mercy and More

The magic number is 23 for one of the biggest festivals highlighting creators of color!Read more...