This Japanese Ghost Ship Lost in the Tsunami Was Found Floating Near…

When the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan last year, it created more than 22 million tons of debris—the size of California, pretty much. Included in that debris was this ghost ship, a 150-foot long squid-fishing boat that's just been found, a year after the tsunami, near the coast of Canada. » 3/26/12 6:00pm 3/26/12 6:00pm

Lockheed's Space Fence Prototype Starts Tracking Space Junk With…

Orbital debris is a large and growing problem, and no one is quite sure how to deal with it - polar lasers, nets and other concepts are still merely ideas. But we should at least monitor all that space trash, to be certain where it is and whether it's heading for something we want to protect, like the ISS or a… » 3/09/12 6:01am 3/09/12 6:01am