UK scientists develop self-propelling Phoenix aircraft that ‘inhales’ air
webOS resurrected as an Android app
webOS, Palm's ill-fated operating system behind the equally ill-fated HP TouchPad, may soon get a new lease of life as an Android app. A company called Phoenix International Communications has been working on getting Open webOS running on Android hardware,…
NASA briefing the White House on secret Mars news. HG Wells' fear of Mars may be vindicated.
A couple of weeks ago the sixth man on the moon, Edgar Mitchell, in an apparent bid to catch up with James Watson in the “man of science inexplicably becomes a crackpot” stakes, went on the radio and claimed that the human race has made contact with aliens and there’s a big cover-up to disguise this fact.
Maybe he’s not mad after all if Aviation Week, a publication not usually known for its hyperbole (or generally not known) is right with its story about NASA deliberately sitting on a huge announcement?
NASA "flabbergasted" by Martian soil – it could support life!
The Phoenix Mars Lander has almost completed its first set of ‘wet chemistry’ experiments on the red planet’s soil and scientists very excited with what they’ve found. A preliminary analysis of soil samples have found it to be a lot more alkaline than expected, meaning that it could support life.
Phoenix Lander finds ice beneath Mars' surface
Now that drama of the sticky Mars mud incident is firmly behind it (results are expected on Friday), the Phoenix Mars Lander is on the lookout for fresh Martian discoveries, and they seem to be in no short supply. Using its robotic arm, Phoenix has been scraping away at the rocky surface and uncovered some mysterious white patches that scientists say are most probably ice.
NASA scientists celebrate as Mars Lander successfully soils itself
Now I know that none of you were even remotely interested in what has been happening in the world of mobile telephony, so I bring you another report from the icy depths of space. Scientists are jubilant this morning because it seems yesterday’s desperate battle against Mars’ fiendishly ‘clumpy’ soil has been won and samples are now being delivered to the lander’s Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA).
Phoenix Lander in pitched battle with Martian soil
Thanks to announcement of some important kind of shiny phone handset, it seems that there’s little earth-bound technology news left to report. We expect a good three days before we can stop ourselves from spontaneously typing ‘IPHONE!’, ‘3G!’ or wasting the whole opening paragraphs of our posts providing a connection between utterly unrelated news and said handset announcement. We appreciate your patience.
Phoenix probe lands safely on Mars – Houston, we have no problems
It's of little surprise that the ordinarily starch-collared NASA scientist were whooping with delight yesterday as the Phoenix craft landed safely on Mars. The probe – still sounds rude – left the Earth nine and a half months ago and…
Gone are the days of the Tupperware parties, now it's all about…Taser parties?!
Lingerie parties are *sooooo* 2006, and Tupperware container parties? We’re looking at 1992, chuh!
According to Local 6 news network, in Phoenix, Arizona, our Mums are all abandoning the Jacob’s Club crackers and home-made lemonade in favour of…Tasers. Yes, Taser parties are springing up all over the country, with….
CES 2007: Com One's Phoenix Wi-Fi radio unveiled
I managed to get hands on with Com One's new Phoenix IP Radio at tonight's Digital Experience event at CES. It's a stereo radio that streams internet radio stations and podcasts via Wi-Fi, which isn't a new idea, but it's…