Category Archives: Tech

Flying Over Planet Earth at Night — on the Space Station

This is really quite breathtaking. Can you imagine actually being up there and looking down on the lights… and the lighting… and the clouds… and the oceans? Pretty amazing. The lights of the big cities are amazingly bright.  I’m glad … Continue reading

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Video: Steve Jobs Presents Plan for New Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, CA

Okay, pardon the interruption to my “regular programming,” but I know some of you are Apple fans, and you’re just as interested in computer history as I am. Here’s a video of Steve Jobs making his pitch to the City … Continue reading

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Can a cell phone charger cause a fire? Photo.

In a word, yes. Here is an excerpt from an email I received from a friend this morning, and if this doesn’t make you think twice about leaving your cell phone charger plugged in, then nothing will. I wanted to … Continue reading

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How the Space Shuttles Get Attached to the Rockets

Did you ever wonder about that? This is a totally cool, high-speed video that shows how it’s done. The video is completely silent until the last couple of seconds. It’s worth seeing. The shuttle shown is the Discovery, which is … Continue reading

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Houston Will Not Get One of the Retired Spacecraft

Well, this is completely wrong. According to CNN, NASA announced where they were sending the four retired spacecraft, and Houston wasn’t on the list. Atlantis will go to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Endeavor will go to the … Continue reading

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Your Cell Phone Knows Where You Are

Well, of course it does. Otherwise, it wouldn’t know to switch your signal from tower to tower as you move from place to place. We’re all aware of that, and most of us have seen crime dramas where the bad … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Five Myths About Nuclear Energy

There’s a good, concise article that outlines some of the myths about nuclear power in “The Washington Post” this morning. I thought I’d offer you a condensation here, but by all means, read the entire article when you have time. According … Continue reading

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