7 Ways NASA Making the Mars Rover Sing Itself "Happy Birthday" Is Sad

As you may know, yesterday was Curiosity's one-year anniversary on Mars, where it's been spending its time wandering the desolate, barren Martian desert in inconceivable levels of solitude. And how did NASA decide to commemorate the occasion? Happy birthday, idiot. Now dance, monkey—dance! » 8/06/13 6:34pm 8/06/13 6:34pm

Cake Knife Lets You Sing While You Slice

This stainless steel, serrated cake knife plays music as you slice your delicious cakes and pies. Although its product page says that it plays tunes "suitable for every occasion," it only comes with "Happy Birthday," "Jingle Bells," the "Wedding March," and "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow," linked to the four buttons on the grip.… » 11/12/08 9:00pm 11/12/08 9:00pm

Spitzer Space Telescope Celebrates 5th Birthday With Portrait of…

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, the last of the space agency's Great Observatories » 8/23/08 8:00pm 8/23/08 8:00pm satellites to launch, celebrated its fifth birthday recently... giving me the opportunity to post this amazing multigenerational picture of star-forming region in the constellation Cassiopeia, 6,500 light-years from Earth. The photo…

25 Years of the Other Star Wars

Not so long ago, right here in our Galaxy, Emperor Ronald Reagan announced the other Star Wars, the Strategic Defense Initiative which started the last phase of the Cold War with the Soviet Union (whom, funnily enough, El Presidente called the Evil Empire.) In these 25 years since his March 23 speech, calling the… » 3/24/08 5:10pm 3/24/08 5:10pm