City Pops Social bookmarking site for “cool” people sharing “cool” stories. It claims to help bloggers drive more traffic to their blog because they allow self promotion.. Israeli moon mission SpaceIL to launch on SpaceX rocket - City Pops Whether or not the moon mission succeeds, the effort will carry lasting significance to Israel and the country's nascent space industry. But if everything works as planned, Israel will become the fourth nation ever to land on the lunar surface. (Japan, India, and Europe...]]> Thu, 21 Feb 2019 05:13:55 GMT NASA asks public to share cloud photos to help confirm satellite data - City Pops NASA has revealed it’s using a rare strategy to help verify data from the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES): asking the public for help. The space agency says its satellites sometimes have difficulty identifying and separating clouds, so it’s having citizen... Sat, 17 Mar 2018 22:56:17 GMT Is fight against global warming mission impossible? - City Pops Anyone who tells you that dealing with climate change is simply a matter of sweeping away the obstructionism of oil companies is living in a dream world. The real obstacle is us — our vast dependence on fossil fuels and the difficulty of extricating ourselves without crippling... Sat, 3 Mar 2018 12:21:15 GMT The black box set to revolutionize the search for life beyond Earth - City Pops In the world's driest desert, an unassuming black box called "Espresso" is about to begin a very big mission: scouring the universe for planets like ours to find signs of life beyond Earth. Espresso, an instrument known as a spectrograph, has a humble...]]> Fri, 9 Feb 2018 15:28:05 GMT New French Telescope Trio Will Scan the Sky for Earth-Like Planets - City Pops French researchers with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) now have new tech in their toolbox: the ExTrA telescopes at the La Silla Observatory in northern Chile. Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:28:06 GMT Rocket Lab secretly launched a disco ball satellite on its latest test flight - City Pops US spaceflight startup Rocket Lab put three commercial satellites into orbit during its rocket launch this past weekend — but it turns out there was another satellite that hitched a ride on the vehicle too. The company’s Electron rocket also put into orbit a previously...]]> Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:27:12 GMT Meteorite hunter finds 3 rocks in Hamburg Township - City Pops A grin stretched across Robert Ward’s face Thursday afternoon as he talked about the three meteorites he found in less than four hours. “It’s a really spectacular specimen,” the researcher said, showing off the largest of rocks he found on a frozen Hamburg Township lake.... Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:49:19 GMT How Astronaut John Young Tamed the Space Shuttle - City Pops On April 12, 1981, the two-man crew of STS-1 felt like they had something to prove. Packed with a steak and egg breakfast, the two men sat inside the Space Shuttle Columbia’s cockpit, staring at the sky. This was a milestone flight for them, personally, and the tension to get...]]> Mon, 8 Jan 2018 21:36:59 GMT Scientists seek US backcountry skiers to measure snowpack - City Pops NASA's earth sciences arm wants backcountry winter enthusiasts to serve as volunteer snow measurers so it can do better job calculating how much water will end of in rivers and reservoirs in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska]]> Sat, 6 Jan 2018 10:14:53 GMT New robots can see into their future | Berkeley News - City Pops UC Berkeley researchers have developed a robotic learning technology that enables robots to imagine the future of their actions so they can figure out how to manipulate objects they have never encountered before. In the future, this technology could help self-driving cars...]]> Sun, 31 Dec 2017 17:45:59 GMT