Pilots Head To The Wrong Airports More Frequently Than You Might Imagine

Pilots Head To The Wrong Airports More Frequently Than You Might Imagine

Last month, a Southwest Airlines flight made headlines when it landed at the wrong Branson, MO, airport, but a new report finds that while it’s rare for a pilot to make a mistake about where to land his or her plane, it happens more than you probably think it does. [More]

Undercover NASA Agent Busts Woman For Allegedly Trying To Sell Possibly Phony Moon Rock

Undercover NASA Agent Busts Woman For Allegedly Trying To Sell Possibly Phony Moon Rock

If you are so bold as to try to hock a moon rock, you’d do best not to try to sell your wares to an undercover agent from NASA. [More]

Cost Of Funding SETI vs A Citibank Exec's Bonus

Cost Of Funding SETI vs A Citibank Exec's Bonus

On the back of news that SETI, an array of satellite dishes that search for extraterrestrial intelligence, would be shut down, John at μcosmologist put together a infographic to compare the cost of running it against other things. For instance, it costs $2.5 million a year to run one SETI satellite, while one Predator drone costs $4.5 million. A Citibank exec’s bonus? $19.3 million. And if just a small part of the $10.7 billion Starbucks made last year was put aside instead of paying for their employee’s health insurance, we’d have ET’s whole city in the bag. In comparison, continuing to send and seek out bleeps into a silent and uncaring void isn’t that much. Check out the full version here, and stick around for the money shot by scrolling all the way to the bottom. [More]

NASA Wants To Send Robot To Moon

NASA Wants To Send Robot To Moon

Money is tight in the federal government, so the Obama administration nixed a proposed $150 billion manned NASA flight back to the Moon. The backup plan: A robot who’s willing to make the trip for $450 million. [More]

Early Tests Show Some Runaway Toyotas Caused By Driver Error

Early Tests Show Some Runaway Toyotas Caused By Driver Error

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that, according to an anonymous source, preliminary analysis at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that most unintended acceleration incidents involving now-recalled Toyota vehicles were due to driver error. [More]

Attention Flyers: Your Pilots May Be Asleep

Attention Flyers: Your Pilots May Be Asleep

A controversial hunk of data from NASA released recently had the following terrifying anecdote: On a red-eye flight from Baltimore to Denver not one but both pilots fell asleep. As in not awake.

Baby Monitor Monitors International Space Station Rather Than Baby

Baby Monitor Monitors International Space Station Rather Than Baby

A new mom in Palatine, IL turned her baby monitor on and, rather than her baby, she saw two men floating in space. She was viewing images of astronauts in the international space station. She also saw mission control and a map of the station’s trajectory.

All Your Moon Base Are Belong to German Investors

All Your Moon Base Are Belong to German Investors

After George Bush announced the United States’ intentions to build a base on the moon, as a launching pad for exploration to Mars, he got a lot of mail from Germans looking to make a killing in real estate.

Quit AOL And Keep Your Email

Quit AOL And Keep Your Email

Now that AOL has dropped “America” from its title, you no longer even have the excuse of patriotism to stick with them.

Computers Can Now Read Your Thoughts

Computers Can Now Read Your Thoughts

Good news, live forever fans! The technology that will one day allow it to be possible for us to be fully functioning cerebral cortexes floating in briny jars is one step closer, thanks to intrepid NASA researchers who have figured out a way to translate thought into speech.