(Source: wilwheaton, via newsweek)

nbcnightlynews:

Incredible photo of astronaut Mike Hopkins during Christmas Eve spacewalk outside the International Space Station

nbcnightlynews:

Incredible photo of astronaut Mike Hopkins during Christmas Eve spacewalk outside the International Space Station

theatlantic:

Christmas is the Biggest App Download Day of the Year

Last year, on December 25, the day that marks the birth of Jesus Christ as well as the arrival of Santa Claus, people downloaded 328 million apps to smartphones and tablets, according to the analytics firm Flurry. 
It was the biggest app downloading day in the (very short) history of app downloading. And this year, analysts expect December 25, 2013, to set a new record again.
Read more. [Image: Shutterstock]

theatlantic:

Christmas is the Biggest App Download Day of the Year

Last year, on December 25, the day that marks the birth of Jesus Christ as well as the arrival of Santa Claus, people downloaded 328 million apps to smartphones and tablets, according to the analytics firm Flurry. 

It was the biggest app downloading day in the (very short) history of app downloading. And this year, analysts expect December 25, 2013, to set a new record again.

Read more. [Image: Shutterstock]

newsflick:

Lisse, Netherlands: Fields of tulips and other colourful flowers are seen from the air. (Robin Utrecht)

newsflick:

Lisse, Netherlands: Fields of tulips and other colourful flowers are seen from the air. (Robin Utrecht)

(Source: newsflick)

The sea. 4/16

The sea. 4/16

chrisdaniels5:

Oh My! Sun reflecting off the water in Seattle! I almost forgot what it looked like…

chrisdaniels5:

Oh My! Sun reflecting off the water in Seattle! I almost forgot what it looked like…

(Source: chrisdaniels5)

Tags: seattle sun

On Japan and Nuclear Power

kegill:

I’ve written two fairly exhaustive (and exhausting) posts about the post-earthquake, post-tsunami status of nuclear power facilities in Japan. FYI, I spent a period of my career as a technical/agriculture/science writer.

csmonitor:

Space photos never get old! Check out our space photos of the day album, in case our earth photos of the day album wasn’t enough.
This Spitzer Space Telescope image from NASA shows infrared radiation from the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293), which is 700 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius.
Source: UPI/NASA/Newscom

csmonitor:

Space photos never get old! Check out our space photos of the day album, in case our earth photos of the day album wasn’t enough.

This Spitzer Space Telescope image from NASA shows infrared radiation from the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293), which is 700 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius.
Source: UPI/NASA/Newscom
Boats.

Boats.

csmonitor:
We love this infographic, especially as we prepare our April FutureFocus special issue talking about innovations improving lives.
poptech:

Infographic of the Day: The Next 25 Years in Emerging Tech | Co.Design

csmonitor:

We love this infographic, especially as we prepare our April FutureFocus special issue talking about innovations improving lives.

poptech:

Infographic of the Day: The Next 25 Years in Emerging Tech | Co.Design