Phone home, LightSail! Bill Nye's space mission stalled by glitches

A spacecraft designed to surf on the sun's rays may not get a chance to set its sailThe Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft — which launched to space on May 20 — has fallen silent due to a glitch. The satellite didn't phone home during any of its 11 opportunities yesterday,

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Phone home, LightSail! Bill Nye's space mission stalled by glitches

A spacecraft designed to surf on the sun's rays may not get a chance to set its sailThe Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft — which launched to space on May 20 — has fallen silent due to a glitch. The satellite didn't phone home during any of its 11 opportunities yesterday,

Bill Nye-launched LightSail Kickstarter hits its crowdfunding goal

A decades-long dream of sending a probe to space that sails on the sun’s radiation is one step closer to becoming a realityA Kickstarter launched by the Planetary Society — currently led by Bill Nye (the Science Guy) — hit its crowdfunding goal for the non-profit’s LightSail spacecraft in a matter of days.

Bill Nye's first LightSail probe to launch Wednesday

A spacecraft designed to fly through the cosmos using the Sun's radiation is expected to fly into orbit for the first time Wednesday.The spacecraft is the Planetary Society's LightSail prototype — a small cube-shaped satellite that, in theory, can surf on solar radiation.

Bill Nye starts Kickstarter campaign for solar sailing spacecraft

In the 1970s, scientist and author Carl Sagan promoted the idea of a solar sail — a spacecraft that could get the energy required for space travel from the sun's radiation pressureNow,

Jaw-dropping video shows Virgin Galactic pilots blasting into space

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Stolen Tesla leads police on chase after owner finds it with Tesla app

Criminals might want to think twice before stealing Tesla. A man led police on a chase through Riverside, California, after stealing a Tesla from a parking garage. The moment the Tesla was moved from its parking spot, the owner knew that his car was on the move and that he wasn't driving it,

Uber wants to be the 'Amazon of transportation.' BMW and Daimler might do it first.

Two major car makers just out "Ubered" Uber. Last year, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he wanted the app to do it all: individual rides, carpools, food deliveries, electric bicycles, e-scooters, self-driving vehicles, and even flying taxis. He wanted Uber to become "the Amazon of transportation.

Twitter cofounder Ev Williams is leaving the company's board

One of Twitter's cofounders is taking a major step back from the company: Ev Williams is leaving the company's board.“It’s been an incredible 13 years, and I’m proud of what Twitter has accomplished during my time with the company.

Period tracking app says it will stop sharing health data with Facebook

After The Wall Street Journal reported that popular period-tracking app Flo had been secretly sharing some of its users' most personal health data with Facebook, Flo is promising to make some changes.Along with a number of other popular health apps,

Drivetime trivia app turns your daily commute into a gameshow

Drivetime commuter trivia app$Free download on App Store or Google PlayView ProductThe GoodInteractive without being distracting • Designed knowing you are at the wheel • You might actually learn something • Available to play anytimeThe BadLimited content with a focus on current events • For heavy drivers • only 30 minutes of trivia per day • Meant for solo • adult drivers • so doesn't work well for carpooling • passengers • or young kids • Can be hard for app to pick up

This cat opening a door by himself is truly impressive

Videos of cats opening doors are always good, but here is a particularly good one.It was taken by Twitter user @steeleio_, who couldn't figure out why her roommate's cat was always able to break out of their bathroom. So she set up a camera on a shower shelf, shut the cat in the bathroom,

What is it like to be the voice of a Disney character?

This question originally appeared on Quora.What is it like being the voice of a Disney character?Answer below by Janet Hsieh, Mandarin Chinese voice of Princess Anna in Disney's Frozen.What little girl doesn't dream of being a princess? Ever since I watched The Little Mermaid as a child,

Germanwings co-pilot reached out to dozens of doctors before crashing plane

A state prosecutor says a co-pilot with a history of depression who crashed a Germanwings airliner into the French Alps had reached out to dozens of doctors ahead of the disaster, a revelation that suggests Andreas Lubitz was seeking advice about an undisclosed ailment.

Two of Destiny's best exotic helmets are on sale this weekend

Every Friday is a holiday when you're a Destiny fan.That's when Xur, Agent of the Nine, appears in a random part of the game's social spaces to peddle his rare weapons and armor. As long as you have enough Strange Coins,

Imagine Cup 2014决赛团队有机会面见盖茨

参加微软举办的活动,你总会碰到一些意想不到的惊喜。微软Imagine Cup官方博客昨日宣布,Imagine […]

Netcraft:微软云平台主机达2.34万台排名第一 市场份额仅1%

在持续了9个月的贴身肉搏之后,微软Windows主机托管业务终于超越了亚马逊。来自Netcraft的最新统计数据显示,面向web的微软云平台主机数为23400台,而亚马逊的这边以22300台屈居第二。不过,尽管微软现已是Windows主机市场的No.

各式各样的发票

增值税专用发票由一般纳税人开具给一般纳税人,标注税率和税额,有抵扣联。

HBO将在Xbox及有线频道播放最新一集《权力的游戏》

据外媒报道,HBO宣布,从美国当地时间4月14日起,他们将为Xbox Video开启首集《权力的游戏》的播放渠道,即用户可在Xbox平台上观看该剧集。至于有线电视用户则需要在规定的频道观看。

土壤污染比空气污染更难治理

环保部公布了5页长的调查报告,证实中国19%的耕地受到镉、镍和砷等重金属的污染。但报告没有透露污染土地的具体分布情况,绝大部分调查数据都没有公开,河海大学的地质学家说,透明度不够。

IBM’s Watson scores another customer service deal with Genesys

The company’s supercomputer will be used in conjunction with the Genesys Customer Experience Platform to let organisations facilitate easier interaction with customers.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/06/16/ibms-watson-scores-another-customer-service-deal-genesys/

Slow-Motion Bullfrogs Look Super Dramatic

During a downpour in the forests near Robert Frost Farm, photographer Michael N. Sutton took some footage of bullfrogs in a pond. At normal speeds, they'd probably look no different than any other frogs. But filmed in HD at 1,000 frames per second, they suddenly become regal, stately.

If You Are Lazy Or Incompetent, Unofficial Cardboard Offers A Perfect Google Cardboard Clone

There’s nothing that rankles me like a chance to try out some cool new tech squandered – and that’s what happened at Google I/O this year. I managed to snag some face-on time with Google Cardboard,

提醒你喝水还不够 The Hug告诉你喝了多少

每个人都知道应该喝一定量的水来保持健康的新陈代谢,于是很多运动健康类的 App 开始加入喝水提醒的功能。但事实上是,许多人每天并不知道自己摄入的水量有多少,这可有点不科学。

锤子手机线下将开卖 可能会涨价

正处在和Zealer“交战期”的锤子手机今天上午放出了一则重磅消息:要线下开卖了。

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