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US aviation watchdog approves $75K balloon ride into SPAAAACE!

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given preliminary classification approval for a company that plans to offer $75,000 balloon rides to the edge of space.
Rik Myslewski, 26 Oct 2013

Hate data fees but love your HD slab? Here's a better way to pay for bytes

A gigabyte is 1,073,741,824 bytes. Computer science tells us this is so. It's 10243 bytes. Except when it's not.
Charles Brett, 26 Oct 2013
woman's arm flexing biceps

I am a recovering Superwoman wannabee

Sysadmin blogWorking moms such as me often fall into the trap of the Superwoman syndrome. The Superwoman syndrome describes the woman that tries to achieve it all: the pursuit of a successful career and a happy family life.
Phoummala Schmitt, 26 Oct 2013
Photographic plate image of the colliding galaxies NGC 6769, 6770, and 6771.

Space, digitisation and storage. Astronomy Legacy Project has it all

Drew Cullen, 26 Oct 2013
Boy in steampunk fancy dress, with hat, mechanical monocle, waxed moustache, cravat and Bavarian-type jacket

A steampunk VDU: How would it work and what would it look like?

Readers' corner
Drew Cullen, 26 Oct 2013

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