Posts Tagged ‘California’

Mountain-sized asteroid narrowly misses Earth

A nearly three-mile-wide asteroid originally discovered in 1981 has just made a record-breaking fly-by of Earth, passing within just 4.4 million miles (7.0 million kilometers) of our home planet on September 1, various online media outlets reported over the Labor Day weekend. According to Seeker and Space.com, the approximately 2.7-mile-wide (4.4 kilometer) space rock known […]

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WATCH: Satellite imagery shows hurricane-like whirlpools swirling in the atmosphere along the California coast

These intriguing features form regularly in the summer. They may look like mini-hurricanes — but looks are deceiving.

From an airplane, they can look like all the world like mini-hurricanes swirling the clouds above the ocean off the California …

Elon Musk shows off Tesla’s first production Model 3

They’re here: photos of the first-ever production unit of Tesla’s “mass market” Model 3 electric automobile were released over the weekend, as co-founder and CEO Elon Musk posted a pair of images on Twitter showing the vehicle in front of the company’s California-based factory. According to BBC News and The Verge, the pictures come just […]

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NASA finds 10 more habitable, Earth-like exoplanets

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope mission has resulted in the discovery of more than 200 new candidates since the last time data was released by the US space agency, including 10 nearly-Earth sized, potentially habitable new worlds, various media outlets have reported. During a briefing held on Monday, Kepler scientists revealed that the latest round […]

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Criminals are using drones to airdrop drugs and porn into prison

Amazon is experimenting with drone delivery in hopes to ship your impulse buys through the air, but a much seedier group seems to have already mastered the craft– much to the chagrin of law enforcement groups across the United States. According to a report published this weekend by USA Today, drones have been used on […]

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