Could Microsoft’s Surface become the ‘Lumia’? – CNET

A rumor emerges that Microsoft will integrate certain elements of Nokia branding into its product names. Would this be madness? facebook linkedin googleplus more more + email tumblr stumble delicious reddit pinterest digg Technology – Google News

NASA rocket launch to the moon visible to East Coast tonight – CNET

The launch of LADEE, NASA’s new lunar exploration mission, will take place at 11:27 p.m. ET from the agency’s new Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. September 6, 2013 1:27 PM PDT NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer will orbit the Moon to gather information on its atmosphere and surface conditions. It launches from Wallops Island, Va., at 11:27 p.m. ET. (Credit: NASA) If the typical bevy of Friday night activities seems just too boring to bear, try out a rocket launch instead. At roughly 11:27 p.m. ET, NASA will launch its Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) onboard an Orbital-made Minotaur V rocket. The launch is the first to take place at NASA’s…

NASA now old enough to retire, but nowhere near ready – CNET (blog)

As the space agency turns 55, Crave’s Eric Mack takes a visual tour of the legacy created so far. July 29, 2013 3:09 PM PDT Curiosity’s exploration of Mars is the latest in decades’ worth of NASA achievements. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) America’s space agency was created by a stroke of President Eisenhower’s pen 55 years ago today. While this makes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration old enough to retire — or at least get a discount on movie tickets — NASA is likely only getting started. A birthday is always a good time to reflect on one’s accomplishments before forging onward into the future. In NASA’s case, there’s quite a lot of reflecting to do….