Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?
Back for a limited time - Get 15% off sitewide on Slashdot Deals with coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" (some exclusions apply)". ×

Submission + - NASA Rolls Out Space Exploration Road Map (

MarkWhittington writes: "NASA and the space agencies of a variety of countries, including members of the European Union, Canada, Japan, Russia, India, the Ukraine, and South Korea, have rolled out the latest version of a space exploration roadmap.

NASA and its partners have created two road maps, called "Asteroid First" and "Moon First." This represents the continuing argument over which destination astronaut explorers should go to first. Should it be an Earth approaching asteroid, as President Obama insists? Or should it be the moon, as many people in Congress, NASA, and NASA's partner agencies suggest?

In any event, all roads lead to Mars in the current plan. Both visits to an asteroid and to the moon are considered practice runs for what will be needed to go to Mars."


Submission + - Swedish Daycare Tracks Kids With GPS Devices (

An anonymous reader writes: A daycare center in Sweden is testing a new system for that will prevent missing children by placing GPS tracking devices on kids while they are outside of the confines of the nursery walls. The transmitters will report to a synced mobile phone, alarming teachers if a child moves out of a certain distance. The tracking devices clip easily to reflective vests that the children of the Malmoe daycare wear when outside of the school.

Submission + - DroidSheep App Lets Users Hijack HTTPS Sessions (

Trailrunner7 writes: Following the success of the Firesheep application, a new Android application called DroidSheep allows users to hijack Web sessions of popular online services over insecure Wifi connections.

DroidSheep enables Android-based man in the middle attacks against a wide range of Web sites, including,,,, and non-encrypted services like Google Maps. DroidSheep’s official website claims that the app will work on almost any website that uses cookies.

Submission + - Fans boycott Star Wars on Blu-ray (

An anonymous reader writes: FTFA: "LucasFilm has confirmed some very controversial changes in its upcoming 9-disc Blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga with 40 hours of extras. (...) The Ewoks’ eyes have been CGI’ed and now blink. Yoda’s not quite the same Yoda of yore because of digitalized alterations. (...) [T]here are widespread online campaigns cropping up to boycott this new Blu-ray collection when it goes on sale September 16th."

Submission + - Satellite Spots Burning Man Festival from Space (

MikeCapone writes: "A European Space Agency (ESA) satellite has captured what has become one of modern society's most hedonistic adventures--Burning Man. Taken about 400 miles up, the picture shows Black Rock City in full swing along with all of its 50,000-something attendees. ESA compiled the photograph using four photos, each with a resolution of about 16 feet. The perfect tribute as Burning Man just entered its 25th year. The festival started at San Francisco's Ocean Beach back in 1986 and relocated 120 miles north of Reno in 1990."

Submission + - GlobalSign Halts Cert Issuance After Claim of Hack (

Trailrunner7 writes: GlobalSign, a major certificate authority that was named by the hacker who has claimed credit for the DigiNotar hack as another CA he has compromised, has stopped issuing certificates for the time being while it investigates the claims and determines whether its network has in fact been compromised. It also has hired Fox-IT, the same company that investigated the attack at DigiNotar, to perform the audit of its systems.

Are you having fun yet?