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Outer Space, Space Shuttle & Solar System Videos

Outer Space, Space Shuttle & Solar System Videos

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iPad Survives Fall From Edge of Space in Jaw-Dropping Video This story was updated at 10:13 a.m. ET. A new video has captured an Apple iPad's mindboggling fall to Earth from a balloon in the stratosphere in what may be the ultimate tablet survivor tale. Des minidrones autonomes capables de se coordonner entre eux Les drones autonomes peuvent voler en formation en maintenant une distance constante avec les autres appareils. © Université de Pennsylvanie/Kumar/Kushkeyev/Mellinger Tout savoir sur les drones avec notre dossier complet À l’occasion d’une conférence TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), Vijay Kumar, directeur du Département d’ingénierie mécanique et de mécanique appliquée de l’université de Pennsylvanie a fait sensation avec ses drones miniatures.

Asteroid Flyby; Watch Asteroid 2013 ET Buzz By Earth Live Online [LIVE STREAM] Asteroid 2013 ET will pass Earth on Saturday, (Photo: NASA) Like Us on Facebook Asteroid 2013 ET is about 210 feet by 460 feet (64 meters by 140 m) in size, with some astronomers comparing its width to a football field. The asteroid flyby will bring it about 2.5 times the moon's distance from Earth. With this latest asteroid flyby coming so close to a near-miss last month of Asteroid 2012 DA 14, which was only 17,000 miles from Earth.

NASA selects Canadian firms to build Mars-based online game NASA is banking on a team that includes two Canadian firms to develop an online multi-player game that could rekindle the public’s fascination with space and perhaps nurture the next generation of astronauts. Two Canadian technology companies are developing a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game about space colonization for a project commissioned by National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA). Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond, is the title of the NASA-commissioned MMO set in the year 2035, when mankind has begun settling space. The game is expected to come out in playable beta-mode by December 2012.

LIVE Technology videos on USTREAM. Science meetups, Conferences, THE WEB, Design, Gadgets, Computers and more. LIVE streaming video shows, tech reviews. Watch without ads Ustream © Search Security, Sovereignty & Sustainability The editorial below appeared on the website on Thursday, October 6, 2011. October 05, 2011, 8:24 PM EDT By the Editors Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The melting of Arctic ice as a result of global warming has set off a race to capitalize on the polar region’s suddenly accessible resources and expanding navigable waterways. Yet even as Canada, Russia and others stake their claims to this potential bounty of economic and trade opportunities, the U.S. is choosing to sit on the sidelines.

Top 10 des Vaisseaux spatiaux privés de l'avenir by Mike Wall, Senior Writer | May 21, 2012 02:44pm ET Credit: Mark Greenberg/Virgin AmericaNASA retired its iconic space shuttle fleet in 2011, leaving the United States without a homegrown way to get its astronauts and cargo to space. But that should change soon. A new generation of American private spaceships is on the horizon, with their sights set on both orbital and suborbital space. NASA HD-TV, Ustream.TV: If you are watching from a mobile device or slower connection, watch the Mobile Feed for NASA Television Here NASA TV airs NASA TV airs a variety of regularly scheduled, pre-recorded educational and public relations programming 24 hours a day on its various channels. Programs include "NASA Gallery", which features photographs and video from NASA's history; "Video File", which broadcasts b-roll footage for news and media outlets; "Education File", which provides special programming for schools; "NASA Edge" and "NASA 360", hosted programs that focus on different aspects of NASA; and "This Week @ NASA", which shows news from NASA centers around the country. Live ISS coverage and related commentary is aired daily at 11 a.m. EST and repeats throughout the day.[7] The network also provides an array of live programming, such as 24-hour coverage of Space Shuttle missions, ISS events (spacewalks, media interviews, educational broadcasts), press conferences and rocket launches.

Phys. Rev. D 87, 045024 (2013): Inhibition of the dynamical Casimir effect with Robin boundary conditions We consider a real massless scalar field in dimensions satisfying a Robin boundary condition at a nonrelativistic moving mirror. Considering vacuum as the initial field state, we compute explicitly the number of particles created per unit frequency and per unit solid angle, exhibiting in this way the angular dependence of the spectral distribution. The well-known cases of Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions may be reobtained as particular cases from our results. We show that the particle creation rate can be considerably reduced (with respect to the Dirichlet and Neumann cases) for particular values of the Robin parameter.

Une exoplanète en zone habitable? Impression artistique du système planétaire entourant l'étoile HD 40307. Photo : ESO Trois nouvelles planètes ont été détectées autour d'une étoile située à 42 années-lumière du Soleil. L'une d'elles se trouverait même dans la zone habitable. Au Japon, des robots intelligents qui pensent avant d'agir Osamu Hasegawa, professeur agrégé à l'Institut de Technologies de Tokyo, avec un de ses robots. - Photo: AFP Eduqués par des scientifiques japonais, de nouveaux robots ont atteint un stade de développement qui les rapproche encore plus des humains, grâce à des aptitudes à penser, apprendre et décider comment accomplir des tâches, mais cette avancée pose aussi des problèmes éthiques. Osamu Hasegawa, professeur agrégé à l'Institut de Technologies de Tokyo, a conçu un système qui permet à un robot humanoïde de voir son environnement et résoudre les problèmes auxquels il est soudain confronté. «La plupart des robots existants sont capables d'exécuter des tâches préprogrammées, mais ils savent peu de choses sur le monde réel où nous, humains, vivons» explique le chercheur. «Donc, notre projet consiste à construire un pont entre les robots et le monde réel afin qu'ils se comportent mieux au contact des hommes», poursuit-il. Et le même de préciser: «un couteau de cuisine est une chose utile.

Visualization of the Gödel universe - Abstract - New Journal of Physics The standard model of modern cosmology, which is based on the Friedmann–Lemaître–Robertson–Walker metric, allows the definition of an absolute time. However, there exist (cosmological) models consistent with the theory of general relativity for which such a definition cannot be given since they offer the possibility for time travel. The simplest of these models is the cosmological solution discovered by Kurt Gödel, which describes a homogeneous, rotating universe.