This screen shot taken from myBART.org shows a page from the website after it was hacked by the hacker's group Anonymous on Aug. 14, 2011. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) district officials said they were attempting to shut down the hacker's group website that lists the names of thousands of Bay-area residents who are email subscribers of a legitimate BART website. (Associated Press)
A vehicle backs into parking cones as traffic comes to a stop on the hills overlooking the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. GPS and Internet technology have made it easier for tourists to find but have made life for its neighbors more difficult.
Marla Cooper holds a photograph of her late uncle Lynn Doyle Cooper during an interview in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011. Cooper said she believes that her late uncle Lynn Doyle Cooper was the man who hijacked a plane in 1971 and parachuted away with $200,000 ransom into a rainy night over the Pacific Northwest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
This artist's rendering shows a simulation of a collision between the moon and a companion moon about 4 billion years ago. Earth once had a second moon until it made the fatal mistake of smacking the moon in what some are calling the "big splat," astronomers now theorize.
photograph provided by Christopher Rueth
“I certainly did have the plan to go off to college, until I realized that I didn't fit in. I never really fit in in high school. I was always 'that hacker kid.' In the right situation, and if someone can afford it, college can be the right direction. But if you're a nonconformist, you're just not going to be happy there.”
@PullQuoteSig:-Christopher Rueth, a 17-year-old San Diego native, who passed on college for $100,000 to work on wireless Internet technology as part of the 20 Under 20 grant
The Dawn spacecraft launched by NASA took this photo of the pockmarked surface of the asteroid Vesta from 9,500 miles away. The data gathered by the craft over the next year should help future manned missions.
**FILE** In this photo from May 27, 2011, made available by NASA, technicians at Astrotech's payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla., stow solar array #2 against the body of NASA's Juno spacecraft. (Associated Press/NASA)
The Parkmobile app on the iPhone. In Chinatown on Thursday, July 28, 2011, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced the completion of pay-by-phone parking across the District. The Parkmobile system allows motorists to use a mobile app, the Internet, or a toll free phone call to pay for parking based on the zone that they park in. Customers can now use their mobile phones to pay for parking at all of the District's approximately 17,000 on-street metered spaces. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)
A man sits at an empty Capital Bikeshare stand near the Eastern Market Metro station in Southeast. Riders can check a station's status on a free GPS-enabled mobile application or Bikeshare's website. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)