The Spitzer Space Telescope, NASA’s last great space observatory to have been lauched into Earth’s orbit, is now celebrating its fifth anniversary. To celebrate the event, NASA has released this multigenerational shot of a stellar nursery located in the Cassiopeia constellation, 6,500 light-years from Earth. Jaw-dropping, isn’t it? [Via Cosmiclog]
By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] IKEA, the company that can fit almost anything into a flat box for easy pick-up, has decided to go green in a big way. They plan to put $77 million into their GreenTech fund – dedicated to producing “solar panels, efficiency meters, and energy efficient lighting.” While IKEA has […]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] This will probably go down in journalism history as one of the classics and Google will never live this down. Plus you’ve probably still got the crazies in Georgia, USA hiding in the bushes with their shotguns waiting for the Russian tanks to come rumbling past muttering to themselves […]
By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Sometimes an airline passenger in the right place on the right flight really hits the jackpot. At least, that’s what happened to this Air Canada passenger with a window seat. He has the perfect view of a space-bound shuttle. I suggest kind of clicking ahead a little every once […]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] A Spanish office worker has been jailed for two years after he “hacked” into the computer of his ex-boss, retrieved hundreds of emails that the man had deleted and then sent them on to lots of other people. The emails were said to be “highly personal” and contained details […]
Named after cognitive scientist Roger Shepard, a Shepard scale is an auditory illusion composed out of a series of ascending or descending Shepard tones. To start the Illusion, hit the play button, and be sure to replay the video again and again and again. I can assure you that you’ll be questioning your sanity after […]
Everything you need to know about CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, nercore-style. Enjoy!
By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Your own human memory could soon have a digital backup. IBM is working on new software that collects pieces of information during your day, then uses them to help you remember things later. The project sounds like something that could have come straight from Dumbledore’s quarters — and not […]