The second Falcon 9v1.1 rocket to launch, and the first from Cape Canaveral, liffted off carrying the rockets first ever commercial satellite – SES-8. Liftoff was from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral and carried the 3.1 ton satellite into orbit, the craft will be stationed at 95 degrees East and provide high definition [...]
Amazon reveals plan to deliver small packages to your doorstep by drone. Just 30 minutes after you place your order.
China has launched a rocket carrying its first ever robotic lunar rover. If successful, the mission would be the first “soft landing” on the moon since the Soviet’s in 1976.
The countdown went all the way down to ignition. In fact, there was ignition. But at that moment, the launch, for a second time, aborted. The mission: to launch a communications satellite. Heralded, if successful, as a huge step forward in the quest for commercial space travel. No apparent damage to the payload.
The Washington Post is reporting that Microsoft is moving toward a major new effort to encrypt its Internet traffic after concluding that the National Security Agency may have broken into its global communications systems, said people familiar with the emerging plans. This is apparently in response to documents that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden released that [...]
A bill winding its way through Michigan’s state legislature has people living in rural areas with poor cellular phone service on edge. The legislation would permit phone companies to cancel landline service to customers with just a 90 day notice.
Robert Lanza is a scientist at Wake Forest and says in his new book, “Biocentrism” that quantum physics proves there is an afterlife. Read more here.
Have you sent someone a message or posted a comment you wish you could take back? Have you regretted something you wrote online but know it’s out there forever? If so, California has come up with an answer for teenagers who want to clear the record of any indiscretions in their past. A bill was [...]
An A-Team of tech experts is being brought in to help the Obama administration iron out the cyber wrinkles associated with the rocky roll out of the Affordable Care Act. Google, Red Hat and Oracle are loaning the government dozens of their top computer engineers, programmers and site developers to help the Obama administration fix [...]
The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials. By tapping those links, the agency has positioned itself to collect at will from among hundreds of millions [...]