Kenya: When U.S. Diplomat Delivered Kenyan Flag, a Rock From the Moon – AllAfrica...

By Kamau NgothoAt about 3am (American time) 50 years ago on July 21, Neil Armstrong disembarked from the spacecraft Apollo 11 Eagle to step on the moon surface. He made history as the first human being to do so. Nineteen minutes later, his colleague in the lunar flight, Buzz Aldrin, joined him. In their luggage…

Islamic society calls for national security summit – Daily Trust

HomeNewsIslamic society calls for national security summit ADVERTISEMENT The Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society has called for an urgent national security summit to resolve the prevailing insecurity in the country. Speaking through the National Chief Imam of Al-Habibiyyah Mosque, Abuja, Ustaz Adeyemi Fuad, yesterday in Abuja at the 12th Executive Walimatul-Quran and 11th Nigeria Muslim Merit Award…

The little-known Soviet mission to rescue a dead space station

Science — How two Cosmonauts battled extreme cold, darkness, and limited resources to save Salyut 7. Nickolai Belakovski - Sep 16, 2014 3:33 pm UTC The view of Salyut 7 from Soyuz T-13 after undocking and beginning the journey home. The following story happened in 1985 but subsequently vanished into obscurity. Over the years, many…

Photorealistic Path Tracer

Made as my final project for UWaterloo's CS488 Graphics class, this is the demo page for my path tracing renderer made with the goal of maximum photorealism. I put about a full time month's worth of work effort into this project, way more than required, since I was having a lot of fun and had…

Everything I Know: 42 Hours of Buckminster Fuller’s Visionary Lectures Free Online (1975)

Think of the name Buckminster Fuller, and you may think of a few oddities of mid-twentieth-century design for living: the Dymaxion House, the Dymaxion Car, the geodesic dome. But these artifacts represent only a small fragment of Fuller's life and work as a self-styled "comprehensive anticipatory design scientist." In his decades-long project of developing and…

Neil Armstrong’s Buzz Aldrin photo is unparalleled in art

When the first manned missions started, NASA had more to worry about than photography. In fact, the first US astronaut to orbit the Earth, John Glenn, picked up a $40 Minolta Ansco Autoset 35mm camera himself from a Florida camera shop. The third man in space, Walter Schirra, did the same thing, but went upscale…

Watch Patrick Stewart grow bored of his winery in first ‘Star Trek: Picard’ trailer

Yes, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is indeed coming back. We knew this from previous announcements, but CBS All Access turned heads at this year’s San Diego Comic Con with an actual trailer of Sir Patrick Stewart Picarding his heart out. He says “engage!” for god’s sake. From what I can grasp from this trailer, the plot…

NASA’s Orion crew capsule is officially complete and ready to prep for its first...

NASA’s 50th anniversary celebrations weren’t limited to just remembrances of past achievements – the space agency also marked the day by confirming that the Orion crew capsule that will bring astronauts back to the Moon for the first time since the end of the Apollo program is ready for its first trip to lunar orbit,…

Check out the latest Google Pixel 4 renders – Phone Arena

Earlier this month, the latest renders of the Google Pixel 4 were spotted. Of course, Google had taken some of the mystery out of the phone the previous month when it surprised everyone by tweeting an actual photo of the device. Today, @iGeeks published a series of fresh renders once again revealing the square camera…

Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1) gets another price cut in India – GSMArena.com news...

The Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1) launched last April has received another price cut in India. The 3GB/32GB variant now costs INR7,999 ($115/€105) while the 4GB/64GB version costs INR1,000 ($15/€10) more. The top-end model, with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, is now priced at INR11,999 ($175/€155). You can purchase the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) at…