At a fund-raiser for The Exploratorium, San Francisco's storied hands-on science museum, lucky guests learn about the chemistry in their cosmos, while consuming one or two.
A long press day at CES 2011 was filled with press conferences, splashy product announcements, and cat naps. Here are a few choice shots from the day.
For a look at all of our photo galleries from the massive trade show, check out our photo page here: http://ces.cnet.com/ces-photos/
Sculpture artist Jeremy Mayer sees life in old machines, deconstructing defunct typewriters and transforming their keys and cogs into life-like sculptures.
For 15 years, Mayer has been making his mechanical creations, breaking down the writing machines to their basic parts and rebuilding them into human and animal-like sculptures. The machines, Mayer says, are infused with the energy of the works that have been typed on them over the years. He says he imagines the hundreds of wedding invitations, love letters, and draft notices that might have been carefully typed out on the typewriters' keys.
During a visit to his studio … Read more
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif.--Airport firefighter training has gone mobile, and this week it traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area--raging fire, billowing smoke, and all.
At the NASA Ames Research Center, near Mountain View, Calif., this week, Silicon Valley fire departments are cooperating on emergency training missions in order to get or renew their Federal Aviation Administration certification for airport first responders. Every airport fire department is required to receive this FAA-approved aviation firefighting certification annually. And while fire crews can travel to fixed training facilities, that can be costly. So this mobile unit, one of three like it in … Read more
This 4th of July weekend, you might, either at its beginning or its end, find yourself wishing your car could fly.
Thanks to a new FAA decision, this wish might seem slightly less Peter Pan and slightly more Peter Perfect.
It seems that the soaring minds behind the Terrafugia Transition have secured a remarkable weight exemption from the FAA, allowing it to carry such vital necessities as crumple zones, airbags, and a structural cage on its revolutionary flying car.
No, the airbags won't help much in the air. But road safety is just as vital for this dual-purpose flying … Read more
Steve Jobs opened up the World Wide Developers Conference on Monday with a keynote address to a packed house in San Francisco, where he unveiled Apple's newest iPhone, the iPhone 4. With a new retinal display that boast crisper, clearer images and text, packing four times as many pixels into the same amount of space, a new camera, and FaceTime video calling, Jobs' excitement was clear. He calls this the biggest leap since the original iPhone. See all the images from Monday's event from our live blog here.
Currently on its final trip of a career spanning 25 years and nearly 120 million miles since its delivery to Kennedy Space center in April 1985, NASA's primary flight shuttle, the space shuttle Atlantis, is nearing the end of mission STS-132. It is the vehicle's 32nd flight mission.
As part of STS-132, space shuttle Atlantis will deliver an integrated cargo carrier and a Russian-built mini research module to the International Space Station, and astronauts Michael Good, Garrett Reisman, and Steve Bowen are capturing some stunning images of the shuttle's final trip to the interstellar outpost.