Posted May 16, 2013 By David
It is reported that a “super-active” sun spot is rotating on a trajectory towards Earth that could erupt at anytime, causing a massive solar storm.
Our planet will be in the storm’s sights by the weekend, say reports.
In one 24-hour period over the past weekend, the sun unleashed the three most powerful solar flares recorded so far this year. In the period between May 12 and 14, eight blasts were observed.
On the flare scale, the strongest registered X3.2.
X-class flares are the most powerful solar storms, with M-class in the middle and C-class the weakest. Read the remainder of this entry »
Filed in NASA, Science, Space | Tagged: Earth, Geomagnetic storm, International Space Station, NASA, planets, Science, Solar Dynamic Observatory, Solar flare, Space, Space Weather Prediction Center, sun
Posted May 15, 2013 By David
The unmanned fighter jet was launched from the deck of a United States Navy aircraft carrier early this week.
The robotic aircraft was catapulted from the USS George H.W. Bush in the Atlantic Ocean but the launch has been met with growing concerns over the legality of escalating drone surveillance and lethal strikes.
Called the X-47B , the bat-winged robotic combat drone is considered particularly valuable because it’s the first that is designed specifically to take off and land on an aircraft carrier, allowing it to be used around the world without needing the permission of other countries to serve as a home base. Read the remainder of this entry »
Filed in Armed Forces, Military, Navy, Robotics | Tagged: Department of Defense, George H.W. Bush, Navy, robotic drone fighter jet, Technology, United States Navy, USS George H.W. Bush, X-47
Posted May 6, 2013 By David
The subscription-only videos will include up to 50 YouTube channels, according to reports .
Users will reportedly pay $US1.99 a month to subscribe to particular channels, so most content will remain free, for now.
YouTube said it was “looking into creating a subscription platform that could bring even more great content to YouTube for our users to enjoy and provide our creators with another vehicle to generate revenue from their content, beyond the rental and ad-supported models we offer”.
YouTube is also expected to release a music streaming service to rival Spotify later this year.