Remembering the Apollo I disaster, 50 years later

Fifty years ago today, three American astronauts died in a sudden, uncontrollable cabin fire aboard the Apollo I space capsule. The deaths of Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee could have spelled doom for the entire Apollo space program, particularly after a report surfaced showing NASA had been aware of problems and deficiencies […]

Holiday hacks for hosting a New Year’s Eve party

Abg2000/Dreamstime Many people will ring in 2016 by hosting fun parties in their homes.  The new year is fast approaching — and some people will be celebrating by hosting a party in their homes. It is important to bedazzle with unique decor and plenty of treats to keep your party guests entertained and satiated as […]

Carrie Underwood to play Times Square on New Year’s Eve

RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images Carrie Underwood will fill Times Square with her country tunes on New Year’s Eve. Get ready to ring in the New Year with Carrie Underwood. ABC announced Wednesday that the country star will perform a number of her hits during “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest” in New York City’s […]

Remembering the life of Janis Joplin 35 years after death

ASSOCIATED PRESS Janis Joplin died Oct. 4, 1970 at the age of 27. She’s remembered for her powerful bluesy voice, her flowy feathered red hair and a troubled habit that accompanied her talent. Janis Joplin’s short-lived but successful career ended 35 years ago Sunday, when the singer fatally overdosed on heroin in 1970 — just […]

DNA can now reliably store data for 2,000 years or more

Share This article In flash memory, as with everything else in tech these days, making things smaller than about 20 nanometers is very, very difficult. Building transistors at 14 nm, then 10nm, allows engineers to pack more and more information into the same physical space — a process that has taken us from 64-megabyte solid […]