NASA wants to make a supersonic airplane that rumbles instead of booms. To do that, the agency needs to understand the intimate details of how supersonic shockwaves work. Some mind-bending new images show for the first time how shockwaves interact in flight. The images look unreal. They show two US Air Force T-38 training jets with lines radiating off to their sides and plumes extending out behind. This gives us a gorgeous visualization of the shockwaves that are heard on the ground as loud sonic booms. NASA says these are "the first-ever images of the interaction of shockwaves from two supersonic aircraft in flight." The achievement came about during the latest phase of the agency's Air-to-Air Background Oriented Schlieren (AirBOS) flights at the Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.NASA's advanced air-to-air imaging system required some fancy flying to make it all work. The T-38s traveled in formation about 30 feet (9 meters) apart. A NASA B-200 King Air … [Read more...] about NASA snaps supersonic shockwaves interacting in flight: Wowza!
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Microsoft has released a new update for Outlook 2010 that should plug its critical security flaws without causing crashes. Windows 10 Best Black Friday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter's top picks Best Microsoft Store Black Friday 2018 deals: Ad showcases Surface, Windows laptop deals Best Windows laptops Black Friday deals: Dell, HP, Lenovo, and more Best tablet Black Friday deals: Apple iPad, Amazon Fire, and more Microsoft earlier this week warned that the 64-bit version of the security update KB 4461529 from its November Patch Tuesday was causing Outlook 2010 crashes. Despite the crashes, Microsoft warned users not to remove the update, which plugged four remote code execution flaws that it said were more likely be exploited. Until a new update was released Microsoft recommended users try Outlook Web Access instead. As spotted by Woody Leonhard, Microsoft this week released KB 4461585 for Outlook 2010, which includes patches for the four flaws and shouldn't trigger … [Read more...] about Microsoft: Crash-causing Outlook 2010 security patches are now fixed
Frequent blue-screen crashes in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Zombies mode has made it much more difficult for the community to find the game’s Easter eggs. After 25 frustrating days, the “Classified” map has been solved—but the players had to use exploits to do it. Black Ops 4 marks 10 years since Treyarch introduced players to Zombies with 2008’s Call of Duty: World at War. This year, the community was hyped for the ambitious amount of undead content available at launch. Black Ops 4 had three standard Zombies maps and an extra DLC one, plus lots of other features and options. But the plethora of maps and modes also came with more issues than ever before. Blue-screen crashing has been affecting the game across all maps and platforms. Adding insult to injury, the frequency of these crashes seems to intensify once players reach higher rounds in the survival mode. Doing well at the game comes at a high risk of wasting hours of time just for a blue … [Read more...] about Zombies Won’t Stop Crashing, Frustrating Easter Egg Hunters
There's one place on Mars where Tony Manero from Saturday Night Fever would feel right at home. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRise) team posted a Mars terrain image last week and every day since I've gone back to look at it, unable to shake the feeling that it looks like a close-up of shaggy 1970s carpeting.We're not talking the cheap stuff. This is the kind that has a bit of swirl to it and you could sink your bare feet into while boogieing to Dancing Queen. NASA sightings NASA flying saucer crash photo has a real history behind it NASA spots Mars surprise at Curiosity rover work site There's a bit of mystery as to why this part of Mars looks like it could be found on the floor of the Brady Bunch house. "This terrain is unusual for the South Polar region of Mars, with a set of curved ridges of unknown origin," writes HiRise principal investigator Alfred McEwen. The HiRise team is based out of the University of Arizona in Tucson and … [Read more...] about NASA view of Mars looks like a ’70s shag carpet
As far as headlines go, it's a doozy. NASA shared an image on Sunday as part of its Astronomy Picture of the Day series and titled it with the whimsical phrase "Flying saucer crash lands in Utah desert."If that's as far as you read, then you might think NASA is finally fessing up about aliens visiting Earth. But that's not the case. It's just a fun reference to what the 2004 image actually shows: the remains of the space agency's Genesis mission.Genesis launched in 2001 to study the sun. The spacecraft include a sample-return capsule that was shaped a bit like a flying saucer. The capsule crash-landed back on Earth in 2004 when its parachutes failed to open. NASA stays busy NASA's Star Trek dreams aren’t so crazy after all NASA spots Mars surprise at Curiosity rover work site "The Genesis mission had been orbiting the Sun collecting solar wind particles that are usually deflected away by Earth's magnetic field," says NASA, noting that some of the samples were still in … [Read more...] about NASA flying saucer crash photo has a real history behind it