NASA is bringing broadband connectivity to the Moon – with lasers

Using a pulsed laser beam from aboard its recently launched Lunar and Atmospheric Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), NASA has transmitted data over the 239,000 miles between the Moon and Earth at a record-breaking download rate of 622 megabits per second. Say goodbye to the glacial transmission speeds of RF… » 10/24/13 9:30am 10/24/13 9:30am

Yes! Aliens Can Finally Watch YouTube!

If you thought the dizzying joys of internet poker, the fantastic efficiency of RSS feeds, and the mindboggling singlemindedness of YouTube commenters were unique to this Earth, think again. Last week marked the successful completion of the first test of interplanetary internet, a new communication protocol that will… » 11/22/08 9:00am 11/22/08 9:00am