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Smart grid 101: What next-gen electricity means for you

The evolving energy industry could totally change the way you think about electricity in your home.

By November 7, 2015


'Orbis Spike' in 1610 marks humanity's first major impact on planet Earth

Humans are as "Earth-changing as a meteor strike," says a researcher who has proposed a new start date for the so-called Anthropocene, or "human epoch."

By March 12, 2015


Our holiday lights are so bright, NASA can see them from space

All those strings of lights you're decorating your house with are contributing to a brightening effect in cities around the world, and a satellite can see the difference.

By December 17, 2014


NASA explains mysterious ocean lights seen by satellite

NASA cracks the mystery of a large group of lights seen off the coast of Argentina, far from any town.

By October 25, 2013


Reflected light maps Earth's vegetation

Using data collected by the VIIRS sensor aboard the Suomi NPP satellite, NOAA has created a map of the world's vegetation.

By June 21, 2013


Russia aims to open floating nuclear power plant in 2016

The long journey to supply power to remote locations could culminate in these floating vessels.

By July 8, 2013


Google Maps lets users explore NASA's 'Black Marble'

Using NASA and NOAA's striking images of the Earth after dark, the Web giant creates an interactive map showing the world's flickering lights on a cloudless night.

By December 10, 2012


Bask in Earth's nighttime glow as seen from space

NASA and NOAA release a series of images of our planet's dazzling lights at night.

By December 5, 2012


NASA's view of Earth at night is absolutely beautiful

NASA has released stunning new high-resolution imagery of the Earth at night, called the Black Marble.

By December 5, 2012


Google Earth 6.2 seamlessly stitches over mismatched patchwork

Unsightly mosaic artifacts no longer mar Google Earth's high-altitude views. But for an even more singular look at the planet, check Flickr's latest NASA contribution.

By January 27, 2012