Safety issues related to cell phone radiation are still up for debate. But for consumers concerned about radiation emitted from their cell phones, CNET has put together a guide to radiation levels of individual phones. Mobile phone reviewer Kent German talks with podcast host Jennifer Guevin in the studio about which phones top the list.
The first images from the Phoenix Mars Lander have confirmed that the solar panels needed for its energy supply unfolded as planned and that masts for its camera and weather station are in position.
A successful touchdown late Sunday was followed by the first pictures about two hours later. More images are expected Monday evening.
The pictures "show a beautiful Martian landscape," Brent Shockley, Phoenix configuration and information management engineer, wrote in his blog Sunday night.
Updated 6:31 PM PDT with initial information from the arrival of Phoenix on Mars and then again at 7:20 PM PDT with one of the first images from the lander. That follows an earlier update to reflect the Phoenix lander's acceleration as it approached Mars and to clarify its speed and course in traveling through space.
NASA said Sunday evening that radio signals have been received from the Phoenix spacecraft on the surface of Mars.
NOTE: The audio for today's episode was lost because of a technical glitch in the studio control room. As a result, the audio for this podcast was pulled from our live-stream camera. Don't expect anything mindblowingly … Read more
ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley analyzes the latest twist in Microsoft's continuing efforts to build up its search business by itself in the face of Yahoo's holdout.
Everyone seems to be jumping onto the clean-tech bandwagon--the latest being a former CIA director. The timing couldn't be better after another record-setting day in the oil trading pits. But is the green movement building fast enough? CNET News.com's Martin LaMonica assesses the progress green technology is making … Read more
NEW YORK--On Tuesday night, the Discovery Channel hosted a few hundred guests at the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium for a preview of When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions, filling the audience up with cocktails called "The Liftoff" (a tequila sunrise in a rocket-like champagne glass) and then packing us all into the planetarium's theater to watch some cool retro space visuals.
The miniseries got its start when Discovery embarked upon a project to archive old NASA footage in a high-definition format as a commemoration of the agency's 50th anniversary. It evolved, … Read more
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NASA, Intel, and SGI announced today that they are collaborating on a groundbreaking initiative that promises to vastly improve performance of the space agency's supercomputer operations, "enabling them to push the limits of scientific discovery."
Under a joint project dubbed "Pleiades," the three partners plan to develop a modeling and simulation system of unprecedented speed and capacity in the nation's space program. Specifically, they hope to produce computational performance of 1 petaflop (a quadrillion operations per second) by 2009 and 10 petaflops by 2012.
NASA Ames Research Center said Thursday that it has teamed with M2Mi to develop tiny satellites called nanosats that will go into building new low-Earth orbit telecommunications systems for use in the commercial sector.
"NASA wants to work with companies to develop a new economy in space," Ames Center Director Pete Worden said in a statement.
NASA signed its third official research and development agreement with M2Mi, a software and GPS sensor company that has an office at NASA's Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif. But the space agency has been working with M2Mi for at least … Read more