Here's a US map showing the constellation of city lights and highways

It's like staring at the night sky only instead of looking up to see stars and constellations, we're looking at the bright lights of cities connected by highways. A Reddit user superimposed state boundaries and interstate routes onto a NASA photograph of the United States of America at night to show how and why things… » 4/16/14 10:05pm 4/16/14 10:05pm

How NASA Solved a $100 Million Problem for Five Bucks

A few years ago, back when the Constellation Program was still alive, NASA engineers discovered that the Ares I rocket had a crucial flaw, one that could have jeopardized the entire project. They panicked. They plotted. They steeled themselves for the hundreds of millions of dollars it was going to take to make… » 1/31/12 3:20pm 1/31/12 3:20pm

How the New Mission to the Moon Will Work

The NASA 2009 Astronaut Candidate Class recruitment-for the first mission to the Moon in four decades-may be over, but if you didn't send your résumé, don't worry: you can still be a space couch potato and look at the pretty images and videos, like this newly-released NASA simulation showing how the whole thing is… » 7/03/08 11:35am 7/03/08 11:35am

Horm Voltaceleste: A Fiber-Optical Star-Spangled Cabinet For Your Stuff

I loved the glowing Full Moon sideboard from the other month, but I wasn't able to convince my wife it'd make a good addition to our home. I reckon I'd have more of a chance with Horm Voltaceleste, from designer Salvatore Indriolo as it's a touch more subtle but just as astronomical. The doors are decorated with… » 6/02/08 7:10am 6/02/08 7:10am

Vertu Constellation Luxury Cellphone, Supposedly More Affordable

Vertu is going to launch a line of slightly more affordable "luxury" cellphones sometime this fall, giving them the name Constellation. Three different cellphones will be released under the Constellation moniker, one covered in 18 karat gold (pictured here), and the other two in polished and satin steel. Luxury, baby! » 8/25/06 1:18pm 8/25/06 1:18pm