Apollo 11 celebration week

This week seems to have many news related to 50 years of Apollo 11 spaceflight. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Moon is not just history. Today, a new rush of enthusiasm for lunar exploration has swept up

Reaktor Space Lab takes off with nanosatellite At 6.28 a.m. Helsinki time today, Reaktor Space Lab launched Finland’s first commercially-built nanosatellite into space. The team had some the people who had launched Finland’s first two satellites: Aalto 1 and Aalto 2. There is also another Finnish satellite being launched hopefully in few days:

NASA’s InSight Probe Has Successfully Touched Down On The Surface Of Mars | IFLScience NASA has confirmed that its InSight spacecraft has safely touched down on Mars, the first successful landing on the Red Planet in more than six years. Check also posting on older Mars probe at

LiShield Can Block Smartphone Cameras for Privacy’s Sake – IEEE Spectrum

P Rules that prohibit photos or videos can prove almost impossible to enforce when nearly everyone carries a smartphone. But a new indoor privacy system has shown how the power of smart LED lighting could prevent people from taking illegal videos of a live events. LiShield has a capability to corrupt digital camera images and videos without

Nobel Prize Awarded for Detection of Gravity Waves – IEEE Spectrum  The three men who won this year’s Nobel Prize in physics helped prove Einstein correct by detecting gravitational waves from a pair of colliding black holes.  Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne were awarded for conceiving and creating the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, or LIGO.  Just last week, a sister detector in Italy called Virgo

7 considerations to make when securing your Raspberry Pi The Raspberry Pi and many other inexpensive computer boards like it have become part of the “Internet of Things” or IoT revolution.  Because your Raspberry Pi is a Linux system, most advice for security on larger systems applies to your project, too.  Find out what sensible steps you can take to protect your Raspberry Pi