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Pasadena, Calif.-based Ecliptic Enterprises builds cameras that are attached to rockets and space shuttles. See footage from the cameras and hear from the company's CEO, speaking to CNET News.com's Zamir Haider on Tuesday during the NASA Technology Showcase at Moffett Field in Sunnyvale, Calif.
The first plane to fly day and night on solar power took off Friday from Moffett Field in California, headed across the U.S. Two pilots will take turns flying 20-hour stretches apiece on the 5-leg trip, ending at New York's JFK Airport in early July. The Solar Impulse HB-SIA aircraft has the wingspan of a jumbo jet but the weight of a car, and will travel about 40 miles an hour.
From NASA's press event for the 25th anniversary of its first shuttle launch: See the 'Columbia,' a supercomputer that turns out any kind of space-related data at an incredibly quick rate. NASA's Bryan Biegel and John Parks give the tour.\r\n
NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley is home to SimLabs--simulation laboratories where you can take control of a virtual airport or explore the skies and space with the Vertical Motion Simulator. Take a look inside the facility.
Three top Silicon Valley investors held court at CNET last night. A big topic: Facebook.
Several Silicon Valley pioneers spoke at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of Shockley Laboratories in Mountain View, Calif. Starting in the 1950s, physicist Hans Queisser worked in Germany and the U.S. While at Shockley Labs, Queisser spearheaded research on using silicon to convert solar energy.
"Why Dance?" is an in-depth, behind the scenes look at the world of dance. It examines what attracts so many to this wondrous art form, including young students, former ballerina?s, and current dancers. It explores why they dance and what drives them from their early introduction to the neighborhood dance studio to the stages of Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, a professional dance company in San Jose, California. The full-length documentary discusses the benefits of dance competitions, including substantial footage of one of many competitions and conventions held in many cities throughout the country every year. It includes interviews with various winners including Peter Chursin (Mr. Dance of America 2003) and Ashley Canterna (Miss Dance of America 2002). The rigorous training, stretching, and rehearsing is also shown, as many of these young people put everything they have into trying to impress the judges during a 2-minute dance routine. Parents discuss the benefits of both dance and competing with respect to the positive influence it has had on their children?s scholastic achievement and self confidence. Not only do ballerina?s (including former dancers with American Ballet Theatre and Dance Theatre of Harlem) share their early experiences growing up in the world of dance, but we get insight from such notables as Dennis Nahat(world renown choreographer/ Artistic Director), Karen "KB" Brown (Artistic Director of the Oakland Ballet), and Daryl Gray(choreographer). Other contributors to the film include photographers Roger Ele, Hubert Worley, Christopher Jean-Richard, and world renown Martha Swope. It examines the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi which is held every four years where dancers from all over the world attend and compete for "The Gold". Dance as a career is discussed in numerous conversations with current professional dancers and former dancers with such notable dance companies as American Ballet Theatre, The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and the Stuttgart Ballet. Advice is given freely and quite candid in format. The darker side of dance is also explored including injuries, eating disorders, and insecurities, issues that all dancers will face sooner or later. This film goes behind the scenes of a professional dance company?s production of "The Pirates of Penzance", a ballet staged by Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley in San Jose, California. Behind the scenes footage includes actual choreography being set in the rehearsal hall as well as footage of the actual performance and extensive discussion by the choreographer, Daryl Gray. Included is a heart-warming "Billy Elliott" type story of a young boy who not only overcomes the objections of his father, but turns him into one of his biggest supporters at the same time. This film is not only an informative look at the world of dance, but often times an entertaining look as well.
We see the very first Ethernet setup as used by its founders in this episode of Tales of Silicon Valley.
Ethernet Tapand Transceiver: Digibarn.com
Molly Wood visits Willow Garage in Silicon Valley and gets a first-hand look at a bot that is programmed to act as a personal sushi waiter.
The funky, little Cube has love-it-or-hate-it looks, tons of space inside for people and cargo, and, surprisingly, some decent tech. Bonus: rave lights!