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NASA fixes Hubble telescope the old-fashioned way — flip a switch

After the Hubble Space Telescope was put into safe mode due to a gyro failure on October 5, the one remaining gyroscope kept as a spare didn't work as expected, so there were some tense moments as NASA engineers turned to some unusual maneuvers.

Technologists solve issues with smartphone document rotation

Why won’t my documents rotate properly? This is a common occurrence for frustrated smartphone users. A new technique has been devised to correct a smartphone's orientation to overcome this annoyance.

National Guard to Rotate Troops in Afghanistan

Two National Guard units are being deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The troop rotation will refresh the efforts to train Afghan security forces.
 

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PEACETIME: A U.S. 7th Fleet Band ensemble  Orient Express  performs for children from local orphanag...
PEACETIME: A U.S. 7th Fleet Band ensemble, Orient Express, performs for children from local orphanages during a community service event in Subic Bay, Philippines, in 2013.
Stephen Hickok-US Navy/Wikimedia Commons
Universal Time  UT1   refers to the Earth s rotation. It is used to compare the pace provided by TAI...
Universal Time, UT1, refers to the Earth's rotation. It is used to compare the pace provided by TAI with the actual length of a day on Earth.
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