Brett Cooper

The International Space Station to Welcome Three Newbies

  On Sunday night at 11:14pm US EST, three astronauts left for a visit to the International Space Station.  The latest trip to the International Space Station includes Anton Shkaplerov, Anatloy Ivanishin and Dan Burbank, Expedition 29 crew members relieving the current crew on November 21, 2011.  According to NASA, the crew of the International …

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Fluance FiSDK500 Music System for iPod/iPhone Product Review

You may already have an iPod/iPhone speaker system for your home or office and enjoy the sound quality.  You learned a good deal researching your last purchase and now realize that you want another audio system for your bedroom, office, or other music missing location.  You want a higher end audio system that won’t break …

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Look up in the sky – It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s an Asteroid

Yesterday, a large asteroid passed the Earth within the moon’s orbit.  Asteroid 2005 YU55, roughly the size of a large jumbo jet, safely passed the Earth on its journey through space.  The last time an asteroid of this sized passed the Earth was in 1976.  According to NASA, the asteroid passed at some 201,700 miles …

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Coming to an interstellar mission near you – Tractor Beams

Get ready for tractor beams pulling enemy alien vessels in deep outer space!  Ok, so maybe not in the immediate future anyway.  NASA has awarded a  $100,000 research grant to the Goddard Space Flight Center team of Laser Experts to study how tractor beams could be used to collect smaller samples in space for analysis.  …

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Sun-Sniper Sniper-Strap Pro Camera Strap Review

I am an avid digital photographer, and I love to bring my DSLR with me where ever I go. I take great pictures that help me create memories that will last forever.  But I, like many of my photography-loving friends, hate carrying the added weight of my DSLR around my neck. I am also self-conscious …

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Need a whiteboard? Use the back of your laptop with DrawTop!

I frequently use a whiteboard to convey a concept or have a dialogue with a client.  With whiteboads and whiteboard markers it is a good chance that they are not what you want them to be when you show up at someone’s office:  the whiteboard is blurry or stained and there is usually one red …

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From Fab.Com – Incredible looking ceramic speakers – I wonder how they sound?

Are you looking for a really cool set of speakers that should also sound great too?  Then look no further as the team at Fab.com have found a limited edition set of 200 Ceramic Speakers designed by Joey Roth. These ceramic speakers are made of porcelain with cork enclosures.  They feature a custom designed Tripath …

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The power of compressed air: Toyota sets new speed record for compressed air vehicles with Ku:Rin

Proving that green technology is more then hybrid technologies or hydrogen powered vehicles, Toyota subsidiary Toyota Industries Corporation, set the new compressed air speed record at 80.3MPH at the Japan Automobile Research Institute’s test track in Japan.  They plan to post the new record to the Guinness World Book or Records.  The car is setup …

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Cirago Network USB Storage Link+ Review

Having reviewed Network Storage Devices for the home and small office I was asked by Cirago, a relatively unknown designer and manufacturer of storage and network storage devices to review their Network USB Storage Link+, 2000, or NUS2000.  This is an updated version of the same product that was released a few years ago aptly …

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Have a few extra million to spend: Take a vacation on the space hotel

If you can’t wait until 2020 to take a vacation on Virgin’s Spaceship to an orbital tour of outer space, then make a reservation in 2016 for the Russian Space Hotel.   The cost is a bit steep at $818,000 to travel via a Soyuz rocket to the hotel, and then another $163,000 for five days …

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