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It's difficult for anyone to imagine the future. But what if you were largely unfamiliar with the present?

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Usually in Beyond Apollo I devote most of my attention to technical documents and their historical context. I do not normally focus on press conference transcripts. The 26 January 1967 NASA Headquarters press conference led by George Mueller, Associate Administrator for Manned Space Flight, and Charles Mathews, Director of the Apollo Applications Program (AAP), is, […]

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If you have watched MythBusters, you are aware that they often crash things into each other.  In the latest episode, the MythBusters dropped a piano onto the roof of a house. Before the drop, they stated that the piano weighed 700 pounds and would be dropped 50 feet above the roof. Right before impact, the piano would […]

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The rumors, it turns out, were true: Amazon has, indeed, launched a monthly subscription service for Kindle users that offers unlimited access to over 600,000 titles for ten bucks.

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Have no choice but to cancel the project that you crowdfunded? Sometimes it can't be helped, but make sure you don't make matters worse when you make that announcement.

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Taking a break from his Top 40 source material, Weird Al Yankovic's fifth song in five days is an original composition. It's called "Sports Song," and it's probably exactly what you'd expect from the title.

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Listen to Mat and Mike's musings on Microsoft and Nokia's layoffs, the Internet of Things, the all-knowing Google, and whether it's still cool to like Wes Anderson.

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Getting a mission to Mars is always a long process, full of budgetary, technical, bureaucratic, and logistical obstacles. But even by these glacial standards, the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission has had a turbulent journey.

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A small team of people gathered in the Nevada desert earlier this week to take another step toward answering one of mankind’s most pressing questions: What does beer taste like in space? At least that’s one of the most pressing questions that comes up when a bunch of brewers get together with a bunch of […]

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Aviation authorities just didn’t think non-combatant planes flying at 33,000 feet were at risk.

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There's a hint of something sinister here.

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VW to join Apple's CarPlay initiative, and new details on the iPhone 6's 13-megapixel camera.

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A new project called Dark Mail brings together two high-profile privacy advocates to take on the leakiest of all information: that pernicious metadata.

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Mountain is a game about nothing, or everything, where everything you do has no impact (I think).

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It's high time we stopped taking ourselves so seriously. Thankfully, there's plenty of music this week that took the hint.

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This week's TV recap is full of one great hero after another. Suck it, Thor.

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Photographer David Gardner pays close attention to the numerous ways we humans mark or surroundings, or otherwise leave traces behind for others to discover.

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To quote the great Austin Powers, when provided floss to escape being lowered into a tank of ill-tempered sea bass: “OK, I get it. I have bad teeth.” Sure, it’s easy to stereotype the British for shunning American advances in oral hygiene. But it’s time to set our dental differences aside and celebrate the most […]

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The real reason for the possible change is that working with tires that are similar to those on road cars will make it easier for Pirelli to take technology it develops for F1 and deliver it to customers. There's a long tradition of F1 technologies trickling down to us regular folk, and Pirelli wants to add to it. "We believe that it benefits everybody to have as close a link between road tires and competition tires as possible," the company says.

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For as long as Caleb Charland has been making art, he’s been doing it with science in mind.

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Wally is a sensor network you install yourself. It can detect water leaks, small changes in moisture, and temperature fluctuations anywhere in the immediate vicinity of one of its sensors.

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Instead of using pure mathematics to prevent things like the same person spending the same money twice, Document Coin will rely on personal reputation to keep all transactions in order.

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Let’s be honest: $285 is too much to spend on a teapot. But if you think of Joey Roth’s Sorapot 2 as an abstract dromedary sculpture that makes brewing tea like watching a laser show at your local planetarium, the asking price makes a bit more sense.

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The drone’s positioning responds to the photographer’s needs.

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At the moment, Beyond Apollo is a blog I’ve neglected! You know the drill; things have come up. However, I will finish last weekend’s post this weekend. When delays happen, I don’t stop my research. I think the delay will lead to an improved post. Tonight, for example, I read a document that reviewed the […]

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