3 bonehead IT security errors made in Elysium

In Elysium, if there is anything stretched thinner than the transparent political message in this movie, it's the security loopholes that serve as critical plot devices. One of the summer's big screen blockbusters,

Published on: August 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Asteroid mining firm to crowdfund first space telescope on Kickstarter

Planetary Resources plans to use Kickstarter to raise $1 million in the first crowdfunding campaign to offer backers a "space selfie" photo as an incentive. The Seattle-based firm that is headed by Chris

Published on: May 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Planetary Resources set to crowdsource satellite telescope observation

If you haven't heard of Planetary Resources yet, it's a billionaire-backed team of NASA engineers and space tourism entrepreneurs that want to mine near-earth asteroids for valuable resources. Oh, and along the way

Published on: May 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Google-funded space mining firm could protect Earth from asteroid threats

Early this morning a meteorite soared over Russia’s Ural mountains and exploded in a sonic boom that shattered glass and set off car alarms. It’s estimated 500 people are injured and at least

Published on: February 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Startup news round-up: April 23, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. James Cameron launches a space startup, NextMontreal gets a new owner, and Startup Weekend heads for Hamilton, Ont. again.James Cameron's

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup Round-up: April 9, 2012

Here's what's making headlines in the startup world today: Facebookto buy Instagram Social media juggernaut Facebook Inc. is buying photo sharing startupInstagram for $1 billion, a tidbit of news that Facebook founder MarkZuckerberg

Published on: April 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ottawa firm’s technology to guide future space station resupply missions

A small Ottawa-based firm will continue to provide technology that plays a key role in restocking the International Space Station (ISS) after signing a contract with a private spacecraft maker that will be

Published on: July 26th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Astronauts send out-this-world Tweets from space

The astronauts of Space Shuttle mission STS-131 are delighted by the response to their extra-terrestrial Twitter messages, they said Monday.In space for 16 days, the crew included NASA astronaut Clay Anderson (@Astro_Clay) and

Published on: June 28th, 2010 Martyn Williams and Sharon Gaudin

Astronaut’s tweet pics show earth in all its glory

If you've ever wondered what Earth looks like from aboard the International Space Station, then you absolutely must follow the Twitter feed of Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi. Since his arrival in December, Noguchi

Published on: February 9th, 2010 Ian Paul

Canadian astronauts, robots, play key role in NASA mission

Much attention has been paid to a Canadian milestone in space as astronauts Julie Payette and Bob Thirsk became the first two Canadians to ever orbit the earth at the same time. But

Published on: July 23rd, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Canadian circus founder will be next space tourist

Canadian circus entrepreneur Guy Laliberté is about to embark on the ultimate high-flying act as the world's seventh private citizen to buy a ticket into space.The 50-year-old, Quebec-born founder of Cirque du Soleil

Published on: June 8th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canadian North’s “celestial light show” to be Web cast from Yellowknife

An online observatory dubbed "AuroraMAX" will soon be Web casting the northern phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis as it becomes increasingly more intense over the next few years, according to the Canadian Space

Published on: March 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

NASA brings social networking to Martians

"The parachute is open!!""Come on Rocketssssss!!!""I've landed !!!!!""Cheers! Tears! I'm here!"Those were the messages that NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory sent out on micro-blogging site Twitter in a five-minute time span May 25 as

Published on: June 10th, 2008 Heather Havenstein and Jim Dalrymple