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Articles tagged with: Space

OS X Lion Arrives Tomorrow- Here’s How To Upgrade

For those of you who have been patiently waiting for OS X Lion, wait no more, the operating system will be arrive tomorrow for Mac users nationwide. But before you go crazy and install the software, there are a few precautionary measures you should take to protect your data.

First thing you want to check is to see if your Mac model was made in the middle of 2006. This is because PowerPC and single core Intel processors were fueling the macs until this time period, and OS X Lion won’t run on either.

22″ Mitsubishi TV W/ Built-In 500GB HDD + Blu-Ray Player

While 50″ televisions are all the rage, there are still many people who prefer using a smaller television, say to fit a smaller room or just as something to put on their kitchen counter.

Japanese citizens all over the country will be able to enjoy the new Mitsubishi Real LCD-22BLR500 TV in Japan this week. The television houses a Blu-ray player with AVREC support and has 500GB of hard drive storage space on board.

Virgin Airlines Drops $1.4B On Fuel-Efficient Engines

Modern day aircrafts currently run on fossil fuels that both pollute the environment, and are a limited natural resource (AKA, it cannot be recreated or made). Thankfully, Virgin Airlines is stepping up to the plate by spending $1.4 billion on ultra fuel-efficient engines.

Rather than adopting biofuel technology, which is still at an infant age, Virgin Airlines is instead investing in ultra fuel-efficient aircraft. The engines are designed by CFM International and are touted to save $1.6 million in fuel costs each year, per plane.

OWC Launches 480GB SSD For MacBook Air

OWC (Other World Computer) has announced yesterday its new Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD now shipping in an industry largest 480GB capacity for all new 2010 Apple MacBook Air models. The solid state drive was first announced at the CES 2011 earlier this January. The MAPE SSD offers up to 4x greatest capacity and is up to 68% faster than factory drives. The new drives are available for all 11.1″ and 13.3″ MacBook Air models. Buyer beware, solid-state technology is still rather expensive but is a great added measure to ensure your data stays protected. Here will be Apple’s add-on price for the upgrade:

NASA Discovers New Fuel: Animal Fat

ets usually run on high-octane oil byproducts, however, NASA has tested jets running on fuel based animal fat. In March and April of this year, researchers at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in California tested biofuel made of chicken and beef waste fat in the engine of a DC-8 airplane. NASA hopes that the study makes people realize that biofuels do not necessarily have to come from plant sources. According to NASA, fuel can come from algae or rendered animal fat. NASA doesn’t believe that fossil fuels are necessary as a fuel source.

The researchers tested the new animal-based biofuel through an engine burning Jet Propellant 8 fuel, similar to the industry standard Jet-A used in commercial aircraft.

Skilled Romanian Hacker Breaches The European Space Agency

The European Space Agency experienced an interesting way of celebrating it’s anniversary of Apollo 13’s safe return to Earth, by having it’s website hacked. The skilled Romanian hacker, also known as a grey hat hacker goes by the alias, TinKode. TinKode hacked into www.esa.int and leaked a list of FTP accounts, email addresses and passwords for administrators and editors. Exactly thirteen FTP accounts were leaked to coincide with Apollo 13’s mission number.

The hacker also posted a full disclosure of the attack on his security blog, and mentioned some specifics of his target such as the staff number, composition of states, and the ESA’s 2011 budget of 5.65 billion dollars. TinKode didn’t mention how he managed to hack the website, but he was sure to include the ESA’s main server information as well as root, database, admin, editor and FTP accounts.

Government Shutdown May Delay Space Shuttle Launch

NASA confirmed on April 8th, 2011 that a government shutdown might delay the final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour. The odds of a shutdown increased when Democrats and Republicans wrestled over a budget plan. According to Computerworld, a NASA spokesman said that although a shutdown lasting only a few days would not “affect the scheduled April 29 shuttle launch, a longer shutdown” would.

The federal government cannot close for over a week if the Endeavour is to stick to schedule. As previously mentioned, this will be Endeavour’s final flight before…

Alienware Refreshes Gaming Laptop Lineup

Alienware has long been known as the gold standard of gaming but their hardware is often quite over priced. In any case, Alienware machines are always fun to look at. There have been recent talks of some fresh Alienware gaming notebooks headed our way. The notebooks of course are the third generation M11x, the M14x, and the M18x, as reported from a Dell employee. The numbers presumably refer to size of the screen. The new machines are expected to carry second generation i3/i5/i7 processors, up to 8GB RAM, and up to 750GB of storage, all depending on how much you are willing to pay. The 14-inch model will run at either a 1366 x 768 or a 1600 x 900 resolution depending on which graphics card you opt for.

NASA Vulnerable To Multiple Network Breaches

It has been discovered that NASA’s network has unpatched vulnerabilities that could be exploited over the Internet. This is the same network that is used to control the International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope. The report was filed by NASA’s inspector general. While there haven’t yet been traces of hacking with the current holes in the system, it is important to note the 22GB of data that was stolen back in 2009 from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory systems.

The network was so unprotected that thousands of…

Google CEO Goes Back To Startup Mode

Eric Schmidt will no longer be the CEO of Google as of one week from now. Google’s co-founder Larry Page will be taking over as Google’s CEO. According to EdibleApple, Amir Efrati of the Wall Street Journal notes many of the changes that Larry Page has already started with…