Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
If you believe the hype, the new iPhone is the second coming of Jesus and Buddha combined. Would that hype be diluted at all if Verizon users were also given the chance to own the hot toy? We might find out in January, according to Bloomberg News. Rumors of Apple’s smartphones being released to other carriers are more prevalent than whispers about Tom Cruise’s sexuality, though, so bloggers and professional tech folks are guarded with their enthusiasm.
PC World has five reasons you shouldn’t believe the rumors, in fact. Analysts like the ones Barron’s spoke to are falling all over themselves to predict the financial boon to Verizon that an Apple offering would bring. Forbes discusses the fundamental differences between the AT&T and Verizon networks. And the Financial Post concerns itself with what would happen to Blackberry-creators RIM if this actually goes down.
Besides all this hullabaloo, Apple is still fighting “death grip” problems with the new phone (Christian Science Monitor has info on a possible patch for that,) Boy Genius Daily claims they have an Apple’s internal instructions for Genius Bar employees dealing with antenna issues (you won’t like it,) and users of the new OS4 are saying it’s a battery “vampire,” according to TechNewsDaily.com. So Steve Jobs has his hands full as it is.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.