For those of you keeping score at home, Pluto has been renamed 134340 Pluto and 2003 UB313 (nicknamed “Xena”) has been renamed 136199 Eris. Eris’s moon was named Dysnomia, though its formal name is 136199 Eris I. Just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?
From AOL News: An Iranian-American telecommunications entrepreneur took off Monday on a Russian rocket bound for the international space station, achieving her dream of becoming the the world’s first paying female space tourist. Iranian-American telecommunications entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari paid a reported $20 million to become the fourth private astronaut to take a trip on a [...]
Once again, Keith Olbermann gets right to the point and says it in a way I never could: At the dedication of the Gettysburg Memorial — barely four months after the last soldier staggered from another Pennsylvania field — Mr. Lincoln said, “we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave [...]
Sure, we always hear about our robot overlords, but who would have thought that the next wave would be… dun dun DUNnnnnnn… a chicken restaurant manager? Hyperactive Bob, the kitchen production management computer system from Hyperactive Technologies, is now being licensed to Zaxby’s, a fast-food restaurant chain with locations in the Southern states. … This [...]