Hot on HuffPost Tech:

See More Stories
AOL Tech

Tag: SPACE

Hitchcock-Style 'Inception' Mashup, Facebook Profile Photo Infographic

Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. The flood of 'Inception' mashups grew exhausting following the film's release, but this new reworking, influenced by Alfred Hitchcock trailers from the '50s, is well worth 1:23 of your day. [From: YouTube] Let's face it, the infographics are never going to stop. Doogie Horner...

Chinese Lunar Probe Rains Galactic Gifts Upon the People

The People's Republic of China showered souvenirs and space memorabilia upon its citizens last week, although the people probably aren't too excited about the government's gracious distribution of gifts. The nation just successfully launched its Chang'e II lunar probe, but China's scientists seem to have overlooked two key areas of engineering. The probe's booster rockets appropriately detached...

Photographer and His Kids Send HD Camera and iPhone Into Space

Luke Geissbühler and his children are hardly the first people to send a weather balloon up into space with an HD camera attached. But that doesn't stop us from watching in awe every time we see a DIY craft go up and send back shaky footage of Earth's blue atmosphere bleeding into the black void of space. The video was captured by a high-defintion camera stashed with an iPhone (for GPS...

NASA's Hasselblad Lunar Camera for Sale for a Mere $34K

Ever tried to stage a lunar landing? Well, chances are, it didn't go so well, or even resemble the 1969 event at all. Luckily, a Hasselblad MKWE just went up for sale on eBay at the low price of $33,751. This camera was made specifically for NASA by Hasselblad, and was used by moon-walkers to capture those historic images of golf swings and patriotism. Now, to find a spare spacesuit... ...

Boeing Plans to Send Tourists Into Space via Capsule by 2015

While it's out of the average person's price range, commercial space flight continues to move forward as government-funded space flight withers with a struggling economy. According to Space.com, Boeing, along with partner Space Adventures, plans to sell passenger seats aboard its Boeing Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft, which will make its first test flights by 2015. The cone-shaped...

'Give Up Robot' Takes 'Bionic Commando' to the Disco

In the never-ending battle between fantasy and sci-fi, we'll side with the latter every time. (And we'll take a sci-fi con over a renaissance faire any day of the week, thank you very much.) No virtual playground entertains like one inhabited by robots, astronauts, spaceships and ray-guns. With the recent release of 'StarCraft II,' we're jonesing for some free-to-play sci-fi excellence, so we've...

iTunes Costs $1 Billion to Run, YouTube Still Struggling With Profit

Highlights from this morning's big tech headlines... According to Fast Company, a new report from Asymco claims that running iTunes costs Apple $1 billion a year. [From: Fast Company] Despite what must be a critical mass of cat videos (and an even higher viewing rate), YouTube still isn't in the black, Google says. [Form: All Things D] Space shuttle Discovery was wheeled out of its...

Protect Your Space From Invaders in 'Bullethead'

In the never-ending battle between fantasy and sci-fi, we'll side with the latter every time. (And we'll take a sci-fi con over a renaissance faire any day of the week, thank you very much.) No virtual playground entertains like one inhabited by robots, astronauts, spaceships and ray-guns. With the recent release of 'StarCraft II,' we're jonesing for some free-to-play sci-fi excellence, so we've...

'Starcom' Lets Flash Fans Control the Stars

In the never-ending battle between fantasy and sci-fi, we'll side with the latter every time. (And we'll take a sci-fi convention over a renaissance faire any day of the week, thank-you-very-much.) No virtual playground entertains like one inhabited by robots, astronauts, spaceships and ray-guns. With the recent release of 'StarCraft II,' we're jonesing for some free-to-play sci-fi excellence,...

Stunning Time-Lapse Footage From the International Space Station

There's nothing like images of Earth from space to make you feel both insignificant and full of wonder. This time-lapsed footage, taken from the International Space Station (in HD no less), is some of the most stunning we've seen in a long time. Snapped by NASA astronaut Don Pettit, this footage makes us think we picked the wrong profession....

College Kids in Colorado Crash NASA Satellite

As part of what must be the coolest undergraduate class ever, a group of students from the University of Colorado at Boulder recently crashed a NASA satellite into the ocean -- on purpose. As PopSci explains, undergrads and professors at UC-Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) spent a full seven years monitoring NASA's Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) as...

NASA Launches Photo Archives on Flickr's Commons

As good as we are at wrangling Google's Image Search to locate what we want, we've always found the selection of NASA photos lacking. Earlier today, photo-sharing site Flickr announced NASA's new photo contributions to the Commons project, ensuring that we'll be spending our afternoons crawling through snapshots, like that of the amazing delta-shaped HL-10 above. ...

Sci-Fi Ink Cartridge Art, Zapping the Vestibular Nerve Simulates Spaceflight

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Ink and toner blog iamb (such a thing exists!) tasked Faith Pearson with creating art from discarded ink cartridges. 'King Kong' is decent, but the U.S.S. Enterprise,...

Danish Rocket Men Eye Manned Space Launch (and Record Books)

Nearly forty years after Yuri Gagarin became the first person in outer space, Denmark is set to become the fourth nation ever to put a man into orbit (following Russia, the U.S., and China). More importantly, however, they are doing it without government funding, and, if successful, will be the first nation in history to do so. The team, the Copenhagen Suborbitals, is made up of Danish...

Museums Lobby to Be Homes for Poor Retired NASA Shuttles

With the final launch dates set for space shuttles Discovery and Endeavour, NASA's next job will be finding homes for these hulking, retired spacecrafts, and for the Atlantis and Enterprise, as well. According to The Wall Street Journal, about 21 institutions have asked NASA for the right to store and showcase one of the four remaining U.S. space shuttles. However, few of them can likely afford...