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Spacewalkers complete station battery swap
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Spacewalkers complete station battery swap

January 14th, 2017 | by Contributor
Two space station astronauts carried out a trouble-free five-hour 58-minute spacewalk Friday, completing complex battery replacement work on the right side of the lab’s solar power truss with enough time left over to carry...
Privacy questions dog WhatsApp again, but latest issue has a fix
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Privacy questions dog WhatsApp again, but latest issue has a fix

January 13th, 2017 | by Contributor
Can Facebook intercept your WhatsApp messages? Not so fast. Ever since WhatsApp announced it would share some user information with its parent company Facebook in August, privacy activists have left one eyebrow...
Sophisticated defense system found in Biblical-era mining camp
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Sophisticated defense system found in Biblical-era mining camp

January 13th, 2017 | by Contributor
Archaeologists in Israel say they’ve discovered elements of a sophisticated gatehouse at a mining camp that dates back to the biblical era of King David and King Solomon in the 10th century B.C. Recent excavations at the...
How high is too high for a pile of chicken droppings?
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How high is too high for a pile of chicken droppings?

January 13th, 2017 | by Contributor
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — How high is too high for a pile of chicken manure? Eight feet, apparently. Chicken waste is an excellent fertilizer, but with the growing season still weeks away it’s piling up in barns across the...
SpaceX gives rocket launch another try
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SpaceX gives rocket launch another try

January 13th, 2017 | by Contributor
After a failed rocket launch in September 2016 created a massive explosion on a Florida launchpad, SpaceX will give it another shot with the Falcon 9 rocket. CBS News’ Ben Tracy explains what’s at...
Iridium set to refresh satellite fleet
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Iridium set to refresh satellite fleet

January 13th, 2017 | by Contributor
Iridium Communications is finally set for its initial launch of 10 next-generation satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Saturday, the first batch in a $3 billion 72-satellite network that will replace the company’s...