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Russia Launches Carrier Rocket from Vostochny

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Russia Launches Carrier Rocket from Vostochny

Russian President Vladimir Putin observed today the launch of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket from the Vostochny Space Launch Centre. The booster will deliver into orbit three spacecraft – Mikhail Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218. The President congratulated Roscosmos, cosmodrome workers and builders on the successful launch of the carrier rocket. “I would like to congratulate you [...]

NASA Astronaut to Call Students from Space Station

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NASA Astronaut to Call Students from Space Station

Students from Columbia University in New York will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut currently living and working on the International Space Station, on Thursday, April 21. The 20-minute Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Expedition 47 Commander Tim Kopra, who received his Master of Business [...]

NASA to Host Human Exploration Rover Challenge

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NASA to Host Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Nearly 80 teams from the United States, Italy, Germany, India, Mexico, Colombia and Russia, as well as Puerto Rico, will compete in NASA’s annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge, April 8 -9 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The rover challenge requires student teams to design, construct, test and race human-powered rovers [...]

Cyber Crime: Iranians Charged with Hacking

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Cyber Crime: Iranians Charged with Hacking

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that seven Iranians working on behalf of the Iranian government have been indicted for a series of cyber crimes that cost U.S. financial institutions tens of millions of dollars and compromised critical controls of a New York dam. Using botnets and other malicious computer code, the individuals—employed by [...]

Samsung Releases New Custom TV Concepts

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Samsung Releases New Custom TV Concepts

Samsung Electronics has announced its CES 2016 Booth, for the first time, features a “Future TV Zone” – an interactive showcase of the most forward thinking TV concepts the company has ever produced. The “Future TV Zone” is focused around Modular display technology, which allows for multiple screens in various shapes and sizes to join [...]

Nude Rebtel Desi Dancers Take Over Times Square

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Nude Rebtel Desi Dancers Take Over Times Square

Saturday night, Rebtel pulled off a well-crafted move that had Times Square roaring, and a slew of cameras snapping. The flash event featured a handful of gorgeous nude Bollywood dancers clad in only body paint styled in the design of green and gold half Sarees. The women hit Times square at 9:45 PM and were [...]

EA Sports Unveils a New Way to Play FIFA 16

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EA Sports Unveils a New Way to Play FIFA 16

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that EA SPORTS FIFA 16 delivers New Ways to Play in its two most popular modes: FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) and Career Mode. FIFA Ultimate Team introduces FUT Draft, a brand new way for fans to test their team building skills and compete with some of the best [...]

Verizon Delivers Smart Energy As-A-Service

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Verizon Delivers Smart Energy As-A-Service

Verizon announced Wednesday Grid Wide Utility Solutions, a new Internet of Things (IoT) platform service offering utility companies an easy on-ramp to grid modernization. Now available in the U.S., Grid Wide offers electric utility companies an integrated solution for smart metering, demand response, meter data management, and distribution monitoring and control. With 147 million electric [...]

Five Coolest Gadgets for 2015

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Five Coolest Gadgets for 2015

Whether you’re indulging in some entertainment, boosting your productivity or simply looking for ways in which to increase your cool quotient, there’s a gadget for it. But in 2015, when new-fangled pieces of techno-gadgetry are being released every other day, it can be hard to discern the mundane from the ground-shaking. To help, here are [...]

Humans, Robots Interact at Robotics Challenge

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Humans, Robots Interact at Robotics Challenge

A robot from South Korea took first prize and two American robots took second and third prizes last week in the two-day robotic challenge finals held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Twenty-three human-robot teams participating in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, or DRC, finals competed for $3.5 million in prizes, working to get [...]

Hands-Free Phone Calls Can Kill: PSA

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Hands-Free Phone Calls Can Kill: PSA

It’s estimated that 26 percent of all car crashes result from cell phone use, including 21 percent that involve talking on a cell phone – handheld or hands-free, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). It’s a growing crisis and the stakes are high, says NSC. Drivers who talk hands-free can miss seeing up to [...]

Pentagon Partners with Silicon Valley for Cyber Strategy

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Pentagon Partners with Silicon Valley for Cyber Strategy

By Rakesh Raman The U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter unveiled Thursday the Defense Department’s second cyber strategy to guide the development of DoD’s cyber forces and to strengthen its cyber defenses and its posture on cyber deterrence. “While we in DoD are an attractive target, the cyber threat is one we all face as institutions [...]

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