Holuhraun Lava Field.
Taken by a NASA Landsat over Iceland.

Holuhraun Lava Field.

Taken by a NASA Landsat over Iceland.

First iPhone 6 hits the ground in Perth…

An Australian who camped out waiting for the first iPhone 6 tries to show it to a reporter, and drops it on the concrete. Lolololl.

Very excited to say I’m off to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab next month!
It’s a ‘NASA Social’ event for social media people to go and have a look around and meet the team there, so I hope to have a lot of exciting photos and videos to post up here on the day - October 13.
I’m also leaving little old New Zealand a few days early to visit San Francisco and will have a couple of days in LA after the event too, so let me know if you’ve got any ideas for places to visit on the trip! Anything science, space, tech, or gaming related would be awesome.
Also is anyone in SF or Silicon Valley working for a tech company keen to show me around on Sunday the 12th? Would love to come and have a look! I’m also launching a web startup here later this year so would be nice to see how the pros do it!
Hit me up via the comments here, or Twitter @_OptimusLime

Very excited to say I’m off to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab next month!

It’s a ‘NASA Social’ event for social media people to go and have a look around and meet the team there, so I hope to have a lot of exciting photos and videos to post up here on the day - October 13.

I’m also leaving little old New Zealand a few days early to visit San Francisco and will have a couple of days in LA after the event too, so let me know if you’ve got any ideas for places to visit on the trip! Anything science, space, tech, or gaming related would be awesome.

Also is anyone in SF or Silicon Valley working for a tech company keen to show me around on Sunday the 12th? Would love to come and have a look! I’m also launching a web startup here later this year so would be nice to see how the pros do it!

Hit me up via the comments here, or Twitter @_OptimusLime

Satellite selfie!

Selfies can even be taken in deep space. The European Space Agency’s comet-chasing Rosetta probe’s Philae lander snapped a stunning photo of the spacecraft and its target comet, 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Satellite selfie!

Selfies can even be taken in deep space. The European Space Agency’s comet-chasing Rosetta probe’s Philae lander snapped a stunning photo of the spacecraft and its target comet, 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Just installed this Secret Agent watch face on my LG G Watch.

Just installed this Secret Agent watch face on my LG G Watch.

Image: Mimas shows off its impact craters.
Mimas is one of Saturn’s 150 (or more) moons, and is notable for being the smallest astronomical body that is known to be rounded in shape because of self-gravitation.
This image was taken in visible light by the Cassini spacecraft, with an image scale of feet (1 kilometer) per pixel. Cassini is now heading for an encounter with  Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, on August 21.
In related news, NASA is making an announcement today regarding the future of human spaceflight from the US. Expectations are that NASA is planning to announce a deal with one or more private companies to provide launches to the ISS from US soil.

Image: Mimas shows off its impact craters.

Mimas is one of Saturn’s 150 (or more) moons, and is notable for being the smallest astronomical body that is known to be rounded in shape because of self-gravitation.

This image was taken in visible light by the Cassini spacecraft, with an image scale of feet (1 kilometer) per pixel. Cassini is now heading for an encounter with  Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, on August 21.

In related news, NASA is making an announcement today regarding the future of human spaceflight from the US. Expectations are that NASA is planning to announce a deal with one or more private companies to provide launches to the ISS from US soil.

Video: MIT’s robotic cheetah let off the lead.

Until now, videos of this thing have shown is tethered to a frame and running on a treadmill, but here it’s shown running across a field with no problems.

The robot can currently run up to 10mph and jump one foot in the air.

Kim says what makes the robot so dynamic is a custom-designed, high-torque-density electric motor, designed by Jeffrey Lang, the Vitesse Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. These motors are controlled by amplifiers designed by David Otten, a principal research engineer in MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics. The combination of such special electric motors and custom-designed, bio-inspired legs allow force control on the ground without relying on delicate force sensors on the feet.  

Artists impression of Curiosity on Mars.

Artists impression of Curiosity on Mars.