NASA Launches Satellite to Predict the Weather

By Sam Gibbs on at

Today NASA launched its first weather and climate-forecasting satellite. It's designed to collect environmental data, monitor weather patterns, natural disasters and surface temperatures -- all in the aid of better weather and climate prediction.

A Poster Made Up of Your Tweets Is a Scary Thing to Witness

By Kat Hannaford on at

To grab our attention, Firebox has been surprising bloggers with a poster (or #tweetportrait as they're calling it), made up of a bunch of their recent tweets. Step back a few paces, and your horrifically-gurning portrait is revealed. Take a look at the one they sent me (affixed above my messy hellhole cubicle).

Why It Doesn't Matter That Coldplay's Not Streaming Its Mylo Xyloto Album on Spotify

By Kat Hannaford on at

According to reports, Coldplay's record label EMI is "a little embarrassed" about Coldplay's decision to ban the streaming of its latest album, Mylo Xyloto, on any streaming sites -- including Spotify. Disregarding the fact that Coldplay has gone downhill since A Rush of Blood to the Head and that Chris Martin is Devon's answer to Bono, the band's decision won't change album sales. Here's why:

Be a Policeman For a Day, Today, Live

By Gary Cutlack on at

Sussex Police is conducting an interesting interactive experiment today, putting out a live, multi-channel, multimedia broadcast of its team going about their business, both back in the station and out on the streets.