Why almost everyone in Russia has a dash-mounted video camera

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There were about a dozen different motorists around that Russian city of Chelyabinsk who were able to capture video of the massive meteor that flew through the sky last Friday.  How was it possible that so many people videotaped the event?  Because almost everyone in Russia has a dash-mounted video camera in their car. (Videos)

 

 

 

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Year 2036: Mars colonization and a date with destiny

Year 2036: Mars colonization and a date with destiny

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson host of the NOVA scienceNOW PBS program

From a half billion kilometers away, the message was powerful. In 1994, fragments of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet slammed into Jupiter. The earth-size fireballs ejected into space were captured and relayed back to be seen again and again in Internet replay. The message: we need a foothold in space if our species is to survive.

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