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PhoneSat 2.4, the satellite made from a Nexus S smartphone, has called home saying it's A-OK.
Miniature satellites resembling the flying robot that helped Luke Skywalker with his light saber training are now serving as mission control's eyes and ears aboard the International Space Station.
A science project to warm the cockles of a xenomorph's acidic heart: The first smartphone satellite will test the "Alien" tagline so you don't have to.
As the Alien tagline goes, no one can hear a scream in space. But then again, no one's ever put this to the test ... until now.
Some Cambridge scientists are recording people with extreme vocal expression, and will send into space a cell phone packing none but the best screams.
With smartphones gaining power while shedding size, British researchers say it's time to use them as primary computers for satellites.