As the entire world celebrates the 40th anniversary of humankinds' first steps on the moon, gamers will soon have the chance to race other players on the moon's surface in their very own lunar racers.
"A multi-touch and multi-user version of the classical Risk game. As a platform Nasa World Wind (WWJ) and the Java implementation of Risk "Domination" by yura.net were used. A authentication method (that was also integrated in the game) can be found in the last video. Thanks to Klaus Drerup & Wadim Hamm."
Everyday human interaction is not what you would call perfect, so what if there was a third party added to the mix - like a metallic version of us? In a new article in Perspectives on Psychological Science, psychologist Neal J. Roese and computer scientist Eyal Amir from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign investigate what human-android interactions may be like 50 years into the future.
In this photo taken on 2 July 2009 Three monitors in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station show views of the relocation of the Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft from the Zvezda Service Module's aft port to the Pirs Docking Compartment. Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, commander; along with NASA astronaut Michael Barratt and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, both flight engineers, undocked the Soyuz spacecraft at 4:26 p.m. (CDT) and docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment at 4:54 p.m. on July 2, 2009. high res (0.7 M) low res (103 K)
For my birthday, my son and fellow Star Trek aficionado gave me some DVDs with the old TV series. Needless to say, I have made a lengthy review of the subject lasting far into the evenings over the last week or so.
San Marcos -- Famed Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) has long been a favorite of Texas State University-San Marcos faculty members Don Olson and Russell Doescher. In 2003, the physics department researchers connected the blood-red sky of Munch's anguished masterpiece "The Scream" to the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa on the other side of the globe. They turned their attention to Munch's beloved painting "Girls on the Pier" in 2006, firmly identifying the yellow orb in the sky as the Moon -- not the Sun, as some had theorized -- and used simple physics to explain why the Moon cast no reflection on the waters.