Mount Everest now ‘wired’ for Internet, ready for Starbucks


TeliaSonera subsidiary Ncell has just completed installation of a 3G base station at 5,200 meters (17,000 feet) that will reach the 8,848-meter peak of Mount Everest. Mind you, we’ve already seen a cellphone call made from the world’s highest peak using a temporary base station in a Motorola publicity stunt. This time, however, it’s permanent […]

NASA and Mary J. Blige partnership


Mary J. Blige is partnering with NASA¬†with the objective to encourage¬†girls and women of all ages to take up careers in science. Cited in a recent article. NASA released two public service announcements featuring Blige and space shuttle astronaut Leland Melvin this week on NASA TV online. In addition, Blige, who cofounded the Foundation for […]

Space tourism could have big impact on climate


Space tourism could have big impact on climate Space tourism could have major consequences for Earth’s climate. New computer simulations suggest soot emitted by the rockets could raise temperatures at the poles, significantly reducing seasonal ice cover there. In the next few years, space tourism companies hope to start routinely flying passengers on suborbital space […]