How close did asteroid 2005 YU55 get to Earth? Not close enough to endanger our civilisation, but close enough to take some fun videos. Like this short film of its trajectory recorded by NASA Swift's satellite.
Word on the street is that we'll get to see the true colours of Nokia's latest flagship and first Windows Phone 7 outing, the Lumia 800, before Christmas. It's true the matt black looks good, but is cyan even better?
It's like the Sons of Anarchy and Evel Knievel conceived a kinky lovechild while jumping over the Grand Canyon aboard rocket sleds.
A team of developers are getting close to launching a similarly quick and easy roadside test for drugs as already exists for alcohol, with a new fingerprint based system able to detect chemicals in the blood system within minutes.
The Canon S100—like its S-series predecessors—is an almost perfect compact camera with some drawbacks stemming from its pocket-friendly size. There's a lot of crazy tech on board. The Canon gods have outdone themselves; but that outdoing might be the camera's undoing.
Twitter is perhaps not the ideal place to commemorate our brave war dead, but if you're stuck on a computer it's better than nothing. Unofficial account Poppy_Tweet is coordinating "hymns" -- and will tell you when it's silence time. [BBC]
The tightly bound sculptures of Korean artist Yeong-Deok Seo are equally impressive and depressing. Impressive in that such detail and texture can be coaxed from something as ordinary as a bicycle chain. Depressing in that these pieces all appear anguished and include titles like Infection – Ego and Addict. Yeah, good times in South Korea. [This Is Colossal]
Sony's not the only one getting hacked. Valve's Steam forums were defaced on Sunday, while a database containing credit card numbers, login details and other personal information was exposed.
The creation of stars is a violent process that produces intense heat and radiation. It also produces incredibly beautiful images.
Like a swiss army knife for epicureans, the collapsible Blacktop 360 grill includes all the cooking surfaces you'll need to prepare breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between. There's even an optional cutting board for something called veg-e-tables.
Sony's made a lot of money selling TVs over the years. So it's kind of a shock to the system to hear its CEO Howard Stringer say that it needs to completely overhaul the way it does business in televisions.
You might think NASA's not doing a lot these days, what with the dismantling of the manned space program and everything, but they're still making explosions. Now there's video: the J-2X, which NASA says is our next ticket to space.
Kickstarter is full of awful, ill conceived, downright dumb ideas. So is the internet. So is the universe. But it's also festooned with crazy-good thinking, ingenuity, and imagination. It's fun and unfettered. It's the opposite of the tech industry.
Ever wished your paper aeroplane would just make itself? Well now it can. Almost. Because scientists have developed a material that can fold itself when you shine light on it, without you ever needing to lay a finger on the thing.