35 Results for

sputnik

Article

'Space Wars': A visual guide to the battle for space supremacy

Discover everything you need to know about the private sector's race to space in just a few minutes with one colorful and informative infographic.

By December 11, 2014

Article

10 years of XPrizes: Fixing the world one competition at a time

It was October 4, 2004 that Scaled Composites won the Ansari XPrize. 10 years later, what started as one man's quest to get to space has evolved into an international organization for global good.

By October 3, 2014

Article

The spooky sounds of space

Since the 1950s, probes sent into space have been sending back data that reveal eerie sounds from the vastness of the galaxy.

By August 18, 2014

Article

Secretary Chu: Global energy race is 'Sputnik' moment

In an address to the National Press Club, Energy Secretary Steven Chu argues that federal R&D in energy needs to be sustained once stimulus dollars run out so the U.S. can stay competitive in the world economy.

By November 29, 2010

Article

Meet Spoutnik, the space-age microwave

The Fagor Spoutnik is a fun microwave that features distinctive styling. Named after Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, the space-age appliance kicks off a new stage of the space race.

By December 5, 2012

Article

Linux arrives on loaded Dell ultrabook

Dell is selling a nicely configured version of its XPS 13 ultrabook with Ubuntu Linux.

By November 29, 2012

Article

Linux comes to ultrabooks: Dell to preload OS on XPS 13

The open-source operating system is going to land this fall on one of Dell's best ultrabook offerings.

By July 19, 2012

Article

When Telstar met JFK

Fifty years ago today, the little Telstar satellite relayed the first TV transmission across the Atlantic. It wasn't long before President Kennedy had his black-and-white electrons beamed from the U.S. to Europe.

By July 12, 2012

Article

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Going to Mars vital to future of U.S.

America's best-known astrophysicist says an ambitious space program is just the ticket for an ailing economy and that abandoning the effort would be a severe setback to U.S. technological prowess.

By April 25, 2012

Article

Fifty years on, Glenn's flight remains a giant leap

John Glenn, the enduring face of America's early space program, blasted off and into history 50 years ago today, kicking off NASA's bid to catch up with the Russians in the Cold War space race.

By February 20, 2012