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Tag: Satellite

DARPA SeeMe Lets Soldiers Launch Their Own Personal Satellites

DARPA SeeMe Lets Soldiers Launch Their Own Personal Satellites
Launching a satellite can cost millions of dollars – not counting the millions of dollars your average satellite costs to build. The military and various governmental organizations have satellites in orbit that are able to peer from space to the surface of the Earth to help soldiers get a better…

School Looks Like the Millennium Falcon, Can’t Do the Kessel Run in Under 12 Parsecs

School Looks Like the Millennium Falcon, Can’t Do the Kessel Run in Under 12 Parsecs
Is this evidence that Parkland High School was built upon the ancient crash site of the Millennium Falcon? Are they secretly planning a Smugglers school? Did George Lucas re-edit this institution?…
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Photographic Moon Globe is out of This World

Photographic Moon Globe is out of This World
For just under $100, you can get the “first entirely new globe of the Moon’s surface in over 40 years.” Ironically, it looks a bit like the Death Star. It’s perfect for the desk of any space geek.…

Swiss Satellite Aims to Clean up Space Junk

Swiss Satellite Aims to Clean up Space Junk
I can’t say that I ever really thought about Switzerland as being a space power. In fact, I didn’t even know the country had its own satellites in orbit but apparently, it does. As a matter of fact, the Swiss have enough satellites up there that they have devised a…

Google Earth Smooths Out its Rough Edges

Google Earth Smooths Out its Rough Edges
I remember back when Google Earth first launched. I thought it would be cool to see the planet right from my desktop and immediately went to find my house. The area where I live was so blocky and cut together from so many individual photos that it was impossible to…

DARPA’s Phoenix Assimilates Other Satellites

DARPA’s Phoenix Assimilates Other Satellites
DARPA has had some wild ideas, but any time I hear something from the agency that seems really improbable, I don’t discount them completely. Those cats at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have a way of making the improbable into reality. One of their latest projects is a satellite…

Cookup Solar Barbecue: Like Cooking With Your Satellite Dish

Cookup Solar Barbecue: Like Cooking With Your Satellite Dish
Have plenty of sunlight and money to spare? Check out the Cookup, a neat-looking solar grill from French company ID Cook. As you may have guessed, instead of using traditional fuel like coal or gas, the Cookup concentrates the power of the sun to heat food up to 200°C. The…

NASA Lays 1-in-3200 Odds That We’ll Get Pegged by a Satellite Chunk

NASA Lays 1-in-3200 Odds That We’ll Get Pegged by a Satellite Chunk
We all think we can win the lottery even though the odds against us are in the millions to one range. NASA has a massive satellite the size of a bus set to come blazing back into the atmosphere this week. NASA has stated that the odds of a chunk…

Seagate GoFlex Satellite External Hard Drive Goes Wireless for iPad Streaming

Seagate GoFlex Satellite External Hard Drive Goes Wireless for iPad Streaming
Seagate just released information about the upcoming GoFlex Satellite external hard drive, the first hard drive to include a battery pack and WiFi, allowing you to stream data off the 500 GB drive onto your iPad or other mobile device without the need for wires.…

NASA Studying Ground Laser for Orbital Clean Up

NASA Studying Ground Laser for Orbital Clean Up
NASA is tired of all that space junk that’s orbiting our planet. The myriad of broken satellites and other junk orbiting poses a hazard to functioning satellites that are in orbit. A tiny little chunk of anything traveling at orbital speeds is enough to destroy a satellite and possibly harm…

Ford MyKey Blocks Explicit Satellite Radio Content, Kills Teenage Angst

Ford MyKey Blocks Explicit Satellite Radio Content, Kills Teenage Angst
I did some really stupid stuff behind the wheel of a car when I was a teen. My cousin and I used to play car tag where the goal was to rear end the other car. Thankfully, I have grown up a bit since then. I also used to drive…

Russia to Spend $2b to Clean Up Space Junk by Knocking Old Satellites Out of Orbit

Russia to Spend $2b to Clean Up Space Junk by Knocking Old Satellites Out of Orbit
I grew up in the 80’s, when grownups seemed to talk about the Cold War and how evil Russia was all the time. The Russians were always the bad people in the flicks I watched too. Maybe those old feelings that Russia is full of nefarious sorts are why the…

Dishpointer Augmented Reality iPhone 3gs App Helps You Find Satellites With Ease

Dishpointer Augmented Reality iPhone 3gs App Helps You Find Satellites With Ease
Ever try to install a satellite dish? Speaking from personal experience, I can say that finding the right line-of-sight from the dish to the skies can be a real pain in the a$$. Now there’s a new app coming for the iPhone 3GS that could make satellite dish positioning just…

Elgato Eyetv Sat: Watch 1080p Satellite Tv on Your Computer… if You have a Satellite Dish

Elgato Eyetv Sat: Watch 1080p Satellite Tv on Your Computer… if You have a Satellite Dish
Elgato’s EyeTV Sat captures DVB-S and DVB-S2 satellite transmissions and enables playback on a computer, allowing you to record, export and even share recorded broadcasts over a network of computers. As long as you have a satellite dish. Aside from receiving free satellite transmissions, the EyeTV Sat also has a…

Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Xstreamhd to Beam 1080p Movies, Music, HDTV & Games via Satellite

Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Xstreamhd to Beam 1080p Movies, Music, HDTV & Games via Satellite
I can imagine how a streaming service can send movies, HDTV, and high-quality music to homes, but games as well? Hmmm. That’s what XStreamHD claim they will provide, apparently via Care Bear satellite beams. Seriously though, XStreamHD’s got a lot on their hands, and I’m not just talking about their…

Sqish: Camouflage Satellite Dish

Sqish: Camouflage Satellite Dish
If you drive down the average city street, you’ll see scads of ugly satellite dishes protruding from the side walls, balconies and roofs of homes like some sort of convex grey metal virus. So it was only a matter of time before someone would come up with a way to…
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