Why It’s HARD To Land On Mars

This video is about why it’s harder to successfully land spacecraft and landers and rovers on Mars than on Earth, or Venus, or the Moon, or Titan, or asteroids. It all comes down to atmospheric density! When there’s no atmosphere, you can do a powered descent in a flimsy tinfoil spacecraft like the Lunar Module, […]

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Buy $120K Ruby Gemstone On Amazon!

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Buy $120K Ruby Gemstone On Amazon! Now you can buy loose gemstones on Amazon! Take a look: http://thespottydogg.com/review/gemstones/ Did you know that you can buy a Natural Ruby, 4.01ct Gemstone for $120,300 on Amazon! Link: http://thespottydogg.com/review/ruby/ How about a 6.53 Carat Untreated Loose Emerald Pear Cut Gemstone for $119,499 Link: http://thespottydogg.com/review/emerald/ Perhaps a 9.27 Carat […]

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Understanding The Four Types Of AI, From Reactive Robots To Self-Aware Beings

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The common, and recurring, view of the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence research is that sentient and intelligent machines are just on the horizon. Machines understand verbal commands, distinguish pictures, drive cars and play games better than we do. How much longer can it be before they walk among us? The new White House report […]

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Picture of the Day: Curiosity Lands on Mars

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CURIOSITY LANDS ON MARS Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech This image taken by NASA’s Curiosity shows what lies ahead for the rover — its main science target, Mount Sharp. The rover’s shadow can be seen in the foreground, and the dark bands beyond are dunes. Rising up in the distance is the highest peak Mount Sharp at […]

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Physicists Finally Capture High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos After 40 Years Of Trying

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  For four decades physicists have tried to detect high-energy cosmic neutrinos, a weakly interacting sub-atomic particle. The quest is finally over as scientists using the IceCube neutrino detector at the South Pole have achieved their goal and detected neutrinos that originated from incredible distances outside of our solar system. The results have been published […]

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These 20 Amazing Sunrises Are Worth Waking Up Early For. Whoa.

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Climbing the 12,388 feet to the summit of Mt. Fuji is an impressive accomplishment in its own right, but this adventure seeker definitely found a way to really put the cherry on top. The typically foggy climb was all clear for photographer Kris J B on his fourth attempt up the mountain, allowing him to snap an […]

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If You’ve Never Seen Mother Nature’s Fury In action…It’s About Time You Did.

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Back on August 29th, Papua New Guinea’s Mount Tavurvur Volcano erupted in fantastic display. It’s rare to see something like this so up close and personal, but thanks to a couple of tourists now we can. This video was captured by Australian couple Phil and Linda McNamara.  The video starts out normally enough with footage of the coastline from […]

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Commercial Airliner Passengers Get An Epic Surprise During A Normal Flight.

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Commercial airline passengers were treated to quite the sight as they were coming in for a landing at San Francisco International Airport when their plane was joined by Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo and its carrier aircraft, White Knight II. The space craft (the central fuselage) was carried by its mothership right next to their plane and […]

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Astronauts Spot Different World Cities From The International Space Station.

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When I was a kid, I dreamed of being an astronaut. Floating around in a space shuttle/station and looking down on Earth from above must be an absolutely incredible feeling. Thanks to astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio who are part of Expedition 38 aboard the International Space Station, more people can know what that feels like. The pair […]

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Astronaut Releases Amazing Photos Taken From The International Space Station.

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As if he hadn’t done enough to get the public at large interested in space with his zero-gravity version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”(video below), Col. Chris Hadfield has released a book of photographs taken from the international space station called You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes, published by Little Brown. These photos […]

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