Sputnik Turns 50

October 2, 2007 at 3:35 pm | Posted in engineering, flight, history, space | Leave a comment

Actually, Sputnik burned up in the atmosphere.  But the Russian satellite’s legacy endures, launching not only the spaceSputnik! race between the US and USSR but also serving a key moment in the Cold War.  Sputnik orbited the Earth every 90 minutes crossing borders without regard for treaties or defenses.  If “they” could launch a satellite what would be next?  A bomb?

Read more about the backstory of Sputnik right here. 

iPhone Owner Sues Apple for $1 Million

October 2, 2007 at 3:29 pm | Posted in Apple | Leave a comment

Sad iPhoneDongmei Li is so incensed by Apple’s iPhone price drop (after she purchased the holy icon) that she is suing Apple.  She feels that the price reduction reduced the overall resale value of the gadget.

Read it all on CNN. 

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