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University Looks To Create Crowdsourced Atlas Using Nighttime ISS Imagery

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA has compiled over a million pictures of Earth captured from the International Space Station, and now researchers are looking for your help in cataloging the nearly one-third of those...

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2012-09-09 10:00:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The founder of a company hoping to one day build a space elevator to the surface of the moon turned to the public for help funding his dream, with overwhelming success -- and he's not the only one. According to Forbes Staff Writer Alex Knapp, Michael Laine, founder of the LiftPort Group, launched an August 23, Kickstarter campaign to further their research. Their goal was to raise $8,000 so that they could launch a...

Space Scotch? New ISS Study To Focus On Whiskey Maturation Process
2012-04-12 12:08:31

Scotch and malt whiskey connoisseurs should take note of a new experiment en route to the International Space Station (ISS): a study that will gauge the effect of zero gravity on the maturing process of the popular alcoholic beverage. As reported Thursday by MSNBC.com's Alan Boyle, Slashgear's Shane McGlaun, and others, Ardbeg Distillery, a liquor company headquartered on the island of Islay, Scotland, announced earlier this week that they had sent vials of raw malt ingredients to the ISS...

Next Supercontinent Could Be Formed Near North Pole
2012-02-09 06:13:38

All of Earth's continents, believed to have once been joined together as a supercontinent known as Pangaea, will be reunited as a single landmass near the North Pole within the next 50 million to 200 million years, researchers from Yale University claim in a new study. According to MSNBC Science Editor Alan Boyle, the Yale researchers, including geologist Ross Mitchell, used a computer model to determine the estimated location of the new supercontinent, which they have dubbed Amasia due to...

Test Flight Footage Added To Blue Origin Website
2011-11-21 05:37:15

The space-travel venture created by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled a new website over the weekend, complete with short videos of a successful "short hop" flight test conducted in May. According to Joseph Parrish of The Verge, Bezos' Blue Origin released the footage of its New Shepard vehicle making a vertical takeoff and vertical landing approximately six months ago, "and if we're honest, it's pretty impressive“¦ Although the rocket appears to struggle gaining altitude...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.