NASA and Orbital Sciences abandoned their Wednesday rocket launch plans after a solar flare generated an unusually high level of space radiation
The solar activity, which started on Tuesday, created a harsh environment that the team fears would harm the Antares rocket's electronic systems. Orbital says it will continue to monitor space weather. The mission has been tentatively rescheduled for Thursday at 1:10 p.m. ET.
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Set to launch from NASA's Wallops facility in Virginia, Orbital's Antares rocket will carry its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit, where it will rendezvous with the International Space Station. If the launch goes as planned on Jan. 9, Cygnus will arrive at the ISS on Sunday morning, packed with 3,230 pounds of cargo.
After examining footage from Michael Schumacher's helmet cam, French investigators said Wednesday that his speed and skis do not appear to have been a factor in the accident that left the former Formula One racer in a medically induced coma for 10 days
Schumacher suffered severe head trauma when he fell and hit his head on a rock at a French resort in Meribel on Dec. 29. He was transferred to a clinic in Grenoble, where is still in a medically induced coma after two operations. Doctors say his condition is critical but stable.
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.
Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories. After angry protesters targeted Google’s private buses for employees, the company decided to experiment with providing ferries for its employees from San Francisco to Redwood City. Twitter’s Biz Stone finally pulled open the curtain on a project that has been in the works for some time: a question-and-answer app called Jelly that relies on the power of pictures and people. Lastly, Marissa Mayer unveiled Yahoo News Digest at CES on Tuesday, a news curator app that summarizes the most important news twice per day.
So you've got a cozy new internship lined up for the spring. It's going to be wonderful: hobnobbing with powerful execs, earning some cash and generally being glamorous
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In this comic, artist Pablo Stanley lays out the expectations versus reality of having an internship
It's like The Devil Wears Prada, but without the fun makeover and fashionable clothes.
Expected to exceed $50 billion in total cost, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games are going to be big, and NBC is following suit with its coverage.
With more than 1,000 hours of live streaming coverage, NBCOlympics.com is going to broadcast all Winter Games competition online as it happens. That's not "some" or "most," but all. When combined with the 539 hours scheduled to be televised on NBC and its affiliate stations, the coverage of the 2014 Olympics will total more than the prior two Winter Olympics combined.
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For anyone preparing a two week-long Olympic viewing binge, there will be many ways to watch and follow the games online. Below, we've listed several ways in which you can bring Sochi to your computer and smartphone this February.