20
Apr
2018

NASA prepares to send CubeSats to Mars

Artist's rendering of the twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft as they fly through deep space

When NASA's InSight mission to Mars lifts off on May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, it won't be alone. Nestled inside the Atlas V launcher on the aft bulkhead carrier of the Centaur upper stage will be two CubeSats that will make up the Mars Cube One mission or MarCO. The 14.4 x 9.5 inches x by 4.6 in (36.6 x 24.3 x 11.8 cm) miniature spacecraft will be the first CubeSats to be deployed into deep space and will demonstrate new technologies for future interplanetary missions.

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Category: Space

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20
Apr
2018

Part spider web, part cocoon, Sky-Pod tent dangles cozily over the forest floor

After a decade and a half of development, touring and tweaking, the Sky-Pod is available for ...

Cushy hammock or bed of rocks and twigs? It doesn't sound like a hard decision, which might be why tree tents and hammock shelters have exploded in popularity. The latest to find its way across our desk is the Sky-Pod, a dangling, semi-rigid, two-person sleep chamber engineered to be as comfortable to sit or stand in as it is to lie in.

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Category: Outdoors

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19
Apr
2018

TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Oddmar’

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game
19
Apr
2018

PikPok Teasing a Big ‘Into the Dead 2’ Update

Last fall, PikPok took their highly atmospheric and creepy first-person zombie apocalypse runner/shooter hybrid Into the Dead [Free] and expanded on it in every way imaginable with the sequel Into the Dead 2 [Free]. This included improving the visuals a ton, adding in all sorts of new weaponry, expanding the upgrade system, adding additional environments

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