gregg writes "Developed by the Information Technology Office at NASA's Ames Research Center NetworKing lets players build fast and efficient communication networks by first setting up command stations around the world and then linking them to orbiting satellites and space telescopes. Resources are earned throughout the game as players continue to acquire more clients.
NetworKing is available to the public for play on the NASA 3D Resources website. Players can access the game using an Internet browser. It can be downloaded and run on both a PC and Macintosh operating system."Link to Original Source
gregg writes "Digital Trends has a story about NASA using famous sound bites as ringtones.
From the article:
NASA has been going through its audio archives and come up with a selection of what it’s calling “historic and interesting sounds” that can be used as ringtones or computer notification noises.
“NASA has been making historic sounds for over 50 years,” NASA App project manager Jerry Colen said in a press release. “Now we’re making some of these memorable sounds easy to find and use.”"Link to Original Source
gregg writes "A team of scientists has collected enough high-resolution Hubble Space Telescope images over a 14-year period to stitch together time-lapse movies of powerful jets ejected from three young stars."Link to Original Source
gregg writes "Monty Python members have reunited to voice a 3D animated film based on the memoirs of the late Graham Chapman.
A Liar's Autobiography will feature recordings that Chapman, who died in 1989 aged 48, made of his 1980 book."Link to Original Source
gregg writes "Netflix will soon offer “family plans” for its streaming video service, according to the company’s investors relations page.
While details of the plans were not disclosed, it is likely that a family plan would allow Netflix customers to add multiple users to a single account at a discounted price."Link to Original Source
gregg writes "The Blender Foundation and online developer community is proud to present Blender 2.57. This is the first stable release of the Blender 2.5 series, representing the culmination of many years of redesign and development work."Link to Original Source
gregg writes "Today another geek legend celebrates a birthday. Best known for portraying Captain James T. Kirk, William Shatner has cemented himself into geek science fiction lore forever. Today he begins his ninth decade on this planet — yes, Captain Kirk is now 80 years old."Link to Original Source
gregg writes "Five knee-high androids have crossed the starting line in the world's first marathon for two-legged robots.
The contestants are expected to take four days to complete the course, which involves 423 laps of an indoor track.
A live video feed can be found here"Link to Original Source
gregg writes "Jesus Diaz from Gizmodo has an article a new gas giant hiding out in the Oort Cloud. From the article "There's a giant planet right here, hiding in our Solar System. One that nobody has ever seen, even while it is four times larger than Jupiter and has rings and moons orbiting it. At least, that's what two astrophysicists say.""Link to Original Source
gregg writes "An exploding star spotted 30 years ago in a nearby galaxy appears to be a newborn black hole, astronomers reported on Monday.
X-ray observations suggest the supernova, called SN 1979C, is a black hole in the making, a team of U.S. and European astronomers said."Link to Original Source
gregg writes "A researcher has calculated the 2,000,000,000,000,000th digit of pi — and a few digits either side of it. Nicholas Sze, of technology firm Yahoo, determined that the digit — when expressed in binary — is 0."Link to Original Source
gregg writes "HM Cancri has been confirmed as a binary system of two white dwarfs orbiting one other so close, they complete one orbit every 5.4 minutes."Link to Original Source
gregg writes "Caucasians and Asians don't examine faces in the same way, according to new research. PhD student Caroline Blais, of the Université de Montréal Department of Psychology, has published two studies on the subject: one in Current Biology and the other in PLoS One."Link to Original Source
gregg writes "The FCC has had it with CableCARD, pointing out that after a decade of work, there are only 14 certified devices on the market that aren't directly controlled by the cable companies. In the FCC's ideal world, cable signals will be wide open to all devices, including Xbox 360s, TiVos, and PS3s. It's the latest broadside from the FCC's new Disrupter-in-Chief."Link to Original Source
gregg writes "KTVY and CNN are reporting that NASA is announcing a large lunar ice field found by the L-CROSS mission."Link to Original Source