A largish Pacific island that appears on Google and iOS Maps, Bing and other online services has been declared not to exist by team of Australian scientists who spent more than three weeks looking for it. (more…)
Mysterious Structures in the desert can be seen on satellite images, what are the Chinese are up to anyway?
The internet has been speculating over the pictures that show remarkable buildings and structures in the Gobi Desert.
The gadget site Gizmodo has gathered several of the pictures that apparently show remarkable structures and facilities at a distance form the mysterious patterns.
One of the most remarkable pictures, which is located above this article, shows a several hundred meters wide seemingly random pattern of white stripes.
Among the theories is the explanation that the massive patterns should be targets for practice by military satellites.Or maybe missiles? hmm..
Many of the images are captured on the border of Gansu and Xinjiang in China’s northeast, an area where land based equipment for use by the aerospace and military industries.
When zooming in on some pictures you can see the burnt out planes and trucks, which may indicate that the site has been used as targets.
It is also difficult to see if the structures have been dug up or painted on the ground, making the mystery thickens.
Getting no response from Chinese authorities about what actually happens is that not many people hope for.
The PhD student Zac Manchester at Cornell University in the United States to open space for people that want to do their own experiments.
He now offers to send out your own small satellite in orbit around the Earth that sends a free of choice code to the earth.
The satellite, which is only slightly larger than a postage stamp consists of a circuit board tipped with a bit of electronics, photovoltaics, and a radio transmitter.
A swarm of hundreds of these satellites, which has been renamed to The Sprite Spacecraft, should be packed in a box, called Cubes, which is scheduled to be launched into space at the beginning of 2013. (more…)
Today i got the new Go-Flex Satellite from seagate that we covered a while ago. Basically it’s a 500gb hardrive with usb 3.0 and optional e-sata, but it has one more fun thing. It’s wireless! The wireless function works exceptionally well with the ipad and iphone 4, you just install seagates app and then you are ready to go!
Click more for a full review and setup guide!
When you think external hardrive you might not be thinking of a storage device capable of streaming media to and from mobile devices including idevices, andoid devices and blackberry’s. But seagate is planning to change that with this wifi enabled media streaming harddrive. It features wifi (obviously) a battery time of 25hours and up to 500gb of storage. Sounds good, and it will go for 200$ in the us.
There’s also a special GoFlex Media app for iOS devices (Android one coming soon,in the meantime, they can use the browser for access) which will let you control the transfer of your media between your phone/tablet and hard drive. (more…)