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Why The Beatles on iTunes is Big News

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Technology is constantly evolving, making information easier to access and offering entertainment in whole new platforms unfathomable even ten years ago. So why is everyone going nuts about iTunes latest release of music from The Beatles? Because Apple Inc. and The Beatles have not always seen eye to eye, and the world’s largest online music database never offered the most legendary band in the history of music in their database until now, according to a Huffington Post article.

Apple is obviously excited about the new release of Beatles music, which includes “the group’s 13 legendary remastered studio… Continue reading

One-way Missions to Mars for Settlement by NASA

According to an article in The Huffington Post, NASA is now aiming its efforts towards settling  on other worlds. NASA Ames Research Center director Simon Worden explained this during a convention in San Francisco.

NASA and the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are planning for what they call a “Hundred-Year Starship” program in which space explorers would get a one-way ticket to other planets.

Mars is the first planet on the list for potential settlement.

Worden had stated that he expects this goal will be accomplished within twenty years or so, hoping to have settlements on the… Continue reading

Parallel Universes: Not Just Science Fiction

Parallel universes, unidentified masses, alternate diminsions – you know, the stuff that makes really good science fiction – may not be fiction much longer.

According to an article on The Huffington Post, physicists who have been researching the origins of the universe are hopeful that by next year they will find the first proof of  other dimensions and hidden worlds,  a concept portrayed only in science fiction as just that: fiction.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in the infamous Swiss research center CERN, however, is moving into higher gear, and talks of the highly anticipated “New Physics” are on the… Continue reading

Google Cars Drive Themselves

Smart Phones, Smart Texts, and now Smart Cars?

According to an article in The Huffington Post, Google is now working on their next big breakthrough: cars that drive themselves.

Project Leader Sebastian Thrun said that the goal is to “help prevent traffic accidents, free up people’s time and reduce carbon emissions” through ride sharing and “the new highway trains of tomorrow,” on Google’s corporate blog Saturday.

The car is never completely unmanned, as a backup driver will always be behind the wheel to monitor the software that makes it capable for the car to drive on its own. These… Continue reading

UFO Sightings on the Rise in China

On September 11th of this year, at around 8pm at an airport in Baotou, China, a UFO was sighted over Baotou’s international airport. The incident caused incoming flights to be either re-routed or forced jets to circle the airport for over an hour and a half, according to an article by the Huffington Post.

This UFO sighting is the 8th in just three months of increased UFO sightings in China.

Although the Chinese government has claimed the other seven were military tests, it seems they can’t make any comment on the last. Speculation suggests the last 7 sightings were a… Continue reading