Last night, at 7:52 PM, the Air Force launched its X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) on a classified mission that could last up to nine months. The unmanned orbiter is designed to be reusable, though exact details remain classified. Launched atop an Atlas V rocket, the X-37B resembles a mini Space Shuttle.
Happy Earth Day! Today marks the 40th anniversary of celebrating Earth Day, and we hope you're getting into the spirit and committing to protecting the environment and saving energy. Check out EERE's Earth Day Web site and interactive animation for some great ideas and information to get...
Oh Space Shuttle, thou noblest of space-faring, low-Earth-orbiting vehicles, we hardly knew ye. Compared to the Apollo program, you were but a minor diversion—a minor, 30 year diversion. Proponents claimed you’d make space travel “routine and economical,” though you proved to be neither. And yet, your long-overdue retirement leaves a major void.
It's no wonder that many of Earth Day's most ardent supporters are children. Environmental education is growing into a fixture in classrooms across the United States. Students are often eager to put their lessons in sustainability into practice at home.
Earth Day is a great time to commit to protecting the environment and saving money and energy at home. This year, April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
There is no doubt the primary source of the Earth’s energy has been and continues to be the Sun (officially called Sol).
It's finally beginning to warm up again! Of course, given that I live in Colorado, where it can snow through May, I probably just jinxed myself. But no matter! It's spring, it's beautiful out, and that means it's time to yet again break out the spring version of Stay Cool, Save Money!
The FCC recently unveiled its National Broadband Plan outlining specific recommendations to ensure that every American and business has access to affordable mobile broadband.
For years, Apple rejected iPhone apps for “duplicate functionality.” Thus, well-reviewed apps like MailWrangler (which duplicated the iPhone’s built-in mail app) and Podcaster (which duplicated iTunes’ podcast functionality) were forthwith denied. Surprisingly, Apple recently approved a slew of browser apps.
On Monday, Eric told you about various efforts at colleges and universities across the country to teach students about saving energy and make campuses more energy efficient. Students don't always think about their energy use, especially if they're living in campus housing and not directly...
Phillips Electronics has admitted that early CFL models can interfere with cable TV equipment. When CFLs first turn on, their flickering affects the infra-red sensors on remote control receivers. This causes TVs to randomly turn on and off and switch channels.
The fundamental purpose of a bus bar, like a wire or cable, is to connect two or more points of a circuit. However, bus bars offer many other advantages over conventional cables.
What activity wastes gasoline, costs money, produces pollutants, and yet doesn't get you anywhere? Idling! And yet, every year, Americans waste 3 billion gallons of fuel by idling their vehicles.
When I was in college, money wasn't exactly flying in the door. I ate enough frozen pizza to last a lifetime in the name of fiscal responsibility. But there were certainly better ways to save money than changing my diet, and now I know a few of them.
To follow up on an earlier story, the US Navy has maintained the ban on flash media. Notwithstanding the official “lifting” of the ban, Navy officials consider flash media too risky. Sailors who violate the policy could have their account access terminated for 30 days.