These Tiny Satellites Just Left The International Space Station

A pair of nanosatellites were deployed by the NanoRacks Launcher on the end of the Japanese robotic arm of the International Space Station on Friday. The tiny CubeSats are loaded with tools to observe the planet and conduct other scientific experiments. » 2/28/15 7:42pm 4 minutes ago

This Custom Shipping Container For Telescope Parts Is Fantastic

The James Webb Space Telescope takes carefully packing parts to new extremes: the packaging for the latest shipment weighted more than fifty times the actual part! This is the Space Telescope Transporter for Air Road and Sea, the shipping container for telescopes. » 2/28/15 6:39pm Today 6:39pm

As Sea Ice Shrinks, Polar Bears Are Moving Farther North

Every summer, more sea ice melts, leaving polar bears with less territory for hunting. New genetic analysis reveals that recent generations of polar bears are migrating north to the Canadian archipelagos, a region where sea ice more reliably survives the warm summer months. » 2/28/15 5:22pm Today 5:22pm

There’s trouble in Michael’s paradise on this week’s Helix

Brother Michael deals with unruly followers. Peter makes a friend. Sarah does something sensible, but quickly reverts back to form. And several characters on Helix would benefit if people talked to each other and shared information. I'll share plenty of spoilers ahead. » 2/28/15 3:22pm Today 3:22pm

Adam Savage's Replica Hedge Maze From The Shining Is Scarily Accurate

When Mythbusters' Adam Savage isn't, uh, busting myths, he spends his time crafting amazing replicas of movie props, among other hobbies. This time around it's the hedge maze from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, prompted by Savage's disappointment in what should have been the "official" version. » 2/28/15 2:50pm Today 2:50pm

Update: Insane Power Rangers Short-Film Reboot Is Back Online!

Joseph Kahn's excellently dark Power Rangers fan film is once again available for online viewing after a brief dispute with the franchise's copyright holder. All it took was a disclaimer (on the NSFW Vimeo version) and an age restriction (on the "safe" YouTube version). View both here! » 2/28/15 9:00am Today 9:00am

Canada's "Spocking Fives" Phenomenon Surges In Tribute To Leonard Nimoy

Doodle-driven Canadians have been cleverly defacing their five dollar bills for years, turning the portrait of former Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier into the pop-culture figures he eerily resembles: Spock (seen here) and Harry Potter's Severus Snape. » 2/28/15 8:30am Today 8:30am

I went into a Sensory Deprivation Tank. 

Ever since Fringe brought sensory deprivation tanks to my attention I have been wanting to find a place and schedule an appointment, and as luck would have it there was exactly one place around where I lived that offered floating therapy. That's what they call it now floating, and while I didn't pop into another… » 2/28/15 11:01am Today 11:01am

Start Your Weekend With The Hubble Space Telescope's Planetarium Clips

You may not own your own private planetarium — or if you do, can we come over to your house? But you can still experience a journey through the wonders of space, thanks to four new "fulldome" planetarium clips, released by the Hubble Space Telescope. They're available in 4K and 8K resolution. » 2/27/15 10:08pm Yesterday 10:08pm

Rejoice, The New Star Wars Figures Come With A Non-Slave Leia

Star Wars fans, good news - the new 6"-scaled Black Series figures are coming soon. And even better news! With them comes a new Princess Leia at long last, the first figure for the character in the line outside of an appearance in her Slavegirl outfit. » 2/27/15 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

Save 72% on the Power Vault: 18,000mAh of Portable Power

Don't let low battery life hamper the rest of your life. With the lightweight and durable Power Vault, you get 18,000mAh of portable power — enough to recharge your phone 10+ times while you're on the go. Right now, io9 readers can grab one for $29.99 - that's 72% off. » 2/25/15 4:53pm Wednesday 4:53pm

Learn How To Be A Hacker For 92% Off

Hackers are getting a bad rep these days in light of what happened at Sony, and more recently, Lenovo. But legit "white hat" or "good guy" hacking is vital for testing website and device security, plus it's great for modding your setup. This bundle of courses teach the ethical route into hacking. » 2/26/15 2:40pm Thursday 2:40pm