The 1.3 Million-Pound Rockets That Shot Endeavour Into Space

Endeavour was launched into space today for the last time ever. Prayers don't shoot shuttles into space, though: Hurtling Endeavour and its crew 28 miles straight up were a pair of 1.3-million-pound reusable solid rockets. » 5/16/11 6:00pm 5/16/11 6:00pm

NASA's Space Shuttle Train Is Basically a Giant, Moving Bomb...

...but it's actually very safe! And yes, NASA has a railroad. It's been around since 1963, actually—so apologies to space nuts who've known about it for a while—but only recently has the agency uploaded an expose to YouTube. » 3/27/11 11:00am 3/27/11 11:00am

Now This Is How You Retrieve Two Massive Solid Rocket Boosters from the…

I still can't believe this is the first up-close, 480p video of NASA retrieving the space shuttle's two solid rocket boosters (SRBs) from the Atlantic Ocean, and yet it is! The SRBs are, in a word, massive. And they float! » 3/19/11 2:00pm 3/19/11 2:00pm

Cell Boosters Will Get You Into Trouble — Or Maybe Not

The New York Times has some options to improve the sad situation of current cell carrier coverage in some areas of the US. From passive options, like the $34.95 Freedom Antenna, to repeaters and signal boosters, like the $299 Spotwave Z1900 or the $399 Wi-Ex zBoost, which uses a 16-inch… » 3/01/07 8:35am 3/01/07 8:35am