[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/110425_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Sony’s PlayStation Network has been offline for days, due to what Sony is calling an “external “intrusion.” The service that lets PlayStation 3 owners play their games online is not scheduled to come back online until April 26th. While it is not confirmed, many attribute the outage Continue Reading →
NASA
NASA announced that it will give $269 million to four private companies for developing spacecraft. The government thinks that private companies will be able to develop faster and cheaper than the agency. NASA has been planning to outsource its work for years and will continue providing private investment money in the future. Read the full Continue Reading →
Space Junk
A recent scare of space junk colliding with the International Space Station has brought the larger problem of space debris to the forefront. The debris orbits at 17,500 mph which means that even a speck of paint could damage spacecraft. NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense are working on precautions to prevent future damages. Continue Reading →
New Planets
NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has discovered a total of 1,235 planets previously undiscovered. The planets are discovered by monitoring a dip in stars’ brightness as the planets pass by them. Out of the 1,235 planets, 54 are candidates for containing liquid water on its surface. Read the full article at LiveScience.com   Continue Reading →
NASA
NASA recently unveiled its newest manned space capsule, the Orion. Lockheed Martin revealed the prototype that will go through a series of trials prior to its 2013 test flight. The capsule is made specifically for exploration missions involving asteroids and Mars. Read the full article at MSNBC.com Continue Reading →
Lifeforms
A new report by a NASA scientist claims that extraterrestrial life has been found in the form of fossilized bacteria on three meteorites. The microscopic forms are similar to Earth’s blue-green algae and the lifeforms can survive severe atmospheres. Read the full article at Reuters.com Continue Reading →
NASA
Astronauts aboard the Discovery space shuttle are using a humanoid robot to work on the International Space Station. The Robonaut 2 lives on board with the astronauts and will be affixed to a pedestal from which it can work. Engineers hope to ship its legs later this year. Continue Reading →
NASA
The Discovery space shuttle successfully made its final liftoff marking the 39th time it entered space. The crew of six astronauts will spend 11 days delivering repair items for the International Space Station. The Discovery has logged over 150 million miles and is one of NASA’s most historic shuttles. Read the full article at ComputerWorld.com Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/110225_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Apple’s newest MacBook Pro comes equipped with Intel’s Thunderbolt technology which adds a port that can transfer data 20 times faster than USB 2.0. The Thunderbolt conduit can transfer a full-length HD movie in under 30 seconds. Apple brought Intel’s technology to the market, but it may Continue Reading →