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Watch Live as NASA Astronaut, Two Crewmates Return to Earth

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Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA and Soyuz Commander Alexey Ovchinin and Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will undock their Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft from the space station at 5:51 p.m. and land in Kazakhstan at 9:14 p.m. (7:14 a.m. Kazakhstan time Sept. 7.)   Together, the Expedition 48 crew members contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard humanity’s only orbiting laboratory.   Their return will wrap up 172 ... Read More »

Sheep View: Where there’s a wool, there’s a way

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When we herd about the Sheep View project, we thought it was shear brilliance. So we decided to help the Faroese by supplying them with a Street View trekker and 360 cameras via our Street View camera loan program. Last week, the Google Maps team arrived in the Faroe Islands to help train and equip the local community to capture even more (but slightly less woolly) Street View imagery. Now that the Faroe Islands is supplied with a Trekker and 360 cameras, residents and tourists can assist the sheep in collecting Street View imagery of their ... Read More »

Introducing the First Virtual Reality Experience Featuring President Obama

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Created by National Geographic, Felix & Paul Studios, and Oculus, this experience is available today on the Oculus Store for Gear VR, with Rift coming soon. You can also check out a 360 video version on Facebook. ... Read More »

SEVERE WEATHER HITS LOUISIANA—SHIPPING, COMMUNICATION POTENTIALLY DELAYED

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If you are involved in an eBay transaction with a buyer or seller in this region, please note that their ability to communicate or complete your transaction may be delayed due to these severe conditions. We encourage you to be patient in this matter, both throughout the transaction and when providing feedback after your item arrives. For sellers in the affected areas, we will provide additional details on seller protections in the coming days. Rest assured that sellers need not worry about their eBay seller performance due to delays caused b... Read More »

Oculus Rift Launches at Retail in Europe and Canada September 20 — Pre-Order Now

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By fall, Rift demos will be available in more than 600 retail locations across the US, Canada and Europe. Additionally, Touch demos are coming to in-store retail experiences globally this October. Schedule a demo at a retailer near you with Oculus Live (new locations added every week). ... Read More »

7 msec Delay Wireless Microwave Link – The New Revolution from ABonAir

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ABonAir, the leading provider of Wireless Microwave Link solutions for professional cameras announced today the release of a breakthrough technology in the field of wireless video latency. ABonAir’s AB525TM system delivers video in a surprising 7msec delay without compromising the superior video quality ABonAir is known for. The AB525TM includes specially designed H.264 CODEC and supports the MultizoneTM Fiber Coverage Extender (FCE), another unique feature introduced by ABonAir. Such FCEs enable coverage of multiple dispersed zones located ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg to Connect with Space Station Astronauts via Facebook Live

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During the 20-minute Facebook Live video call with NASA astronauts Tim Kopra and Jeff Williams, and ESA’s (European Space Agency’s) Tim Peake, Zuckerberg will ask questions submitted on NASA’s Facebook page. To ask a question and watch the call, visit NASA’s Facebook page at:   http://www.facebook.com/nasa   The International Space Station serves as the world's leading laboratory for conducting cutting-edge microgravity research, and is the primary platform for technology development and testing in space to enable human and ro... Read More »

Amazon.com Launches First-Ever Summer Toy List Featuring the Best Toys and Games for Summer Fun

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“We are thrilled to showcase the best toys, games, and activities to keep kids engaged and happy throughout the summer,” said Eva Lorenz, Category Leader of Toys & Games for Amazon.com. “Our new Summer Toy List is the perfect place for parents to find everything they need for summer fun. Whether they want to encourage exploration of a new STEM topic or keep their children entertained during a summer road trip, we have them covered.” Amazon toy experts selected their favorite products in the following categories: Teachers’ STEM Picks:... Read More »

New Tesco Supplier App

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The launch of the Tesco Supplier Network in January 2015, an online community of Tesco suppliers, has been a key tool in developing closer channels of communication between Tesco, suppliers and producers. We are therefore pleased to share that we have launched a new Tesco Supplier Network App. The app provides Tesco suppliers a more accessible version of the Tesco Supplier Network website and will enable suppliers to: Receive instant notifications on the latest insights and updates from your Tesco contacts and their industry. Sign-up to u... Read More »

Command™ Brand from 3M Launches New Campaign with MC Hammer

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ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To celebrate 20 years of providing damage-free organizing and decorating solutions, Command™ Brand from 3M has partnered with pop culture icon and “U Can’t Touch This” musician MC Hammer to help launch the brand’s new Do. No Harm. integrated marketing campaign. For the brand’s first celebrity partnership, Command Brand chose the one and only “Hammer” that hates nails to empower consumers to put away the toolbox and hang fearlessly without damaging walls. “You shouldn’t have to stress about decorating and org... Read More »

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