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Cameras now mounted to the International Space Station have started beaming full-color HD video of Earth from space, and provide a startling level of detail in closeup. Even if you can’t quite make out people’s hair-dos, you can definitely see the color of their cars. The videos, created by a commercial satellite company Urthecast, show roads, parks, and waterways of three cities: Boston, Barcelona, and London.More →

We have liftoff: Dava Newman, an aeronautics and astronautics professor at MIT and the developer of the streamlined BioSuit, has been confirmed by the US Senate for the number two spot at NASA. Newman is the third woman to hold the title of deputy administrator, and she replaces Lori Garver, who left the post in September 2013. President Obama needs to simply sign off on the appointment to make it official.More →