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)
Fiat's chic but affordable 500 model (above, at a dealership in Michigan) will get its U.S. launch soon. The company, now the majority shareholder in Chrysler, plans to open 130 dealerships across the country in the next year in an appeal to both Euro flair and home-spun frugality. (Associated Press)
In this screen shot provided by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the film "True Grit" is shown as one of the titles available on the company's new video-streaming service. The world’s largest retailer on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, started streaming many movies the same day they come out on DVD, in a second bid for a share of popular movie rental and streaming website Netflix Inc.’s business and just two weeks after Netflix announced new price increases. (AP Photo/Wal-Mart Stores Inc.)
Carleen Ho pulls a Netflix movie out of her mail box in Palo Alto, Calif. Netflix provoked the ire of some of its 23 million subscribers by raising its prices by as much as 60 percent for those who want to rent DVDs by mail and watch video on the Internet. (Associated Press)
** FILE ** Anders Behring Breivik, 32, in an image from his Twitter page, espoused his views against cultural Marxism and Islamism in a 12-minute English-language video that proposes a crusade and features him toting a machine gun. (Associated Press)
YouTube announced Friday that it will live-stream Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits in the video site's continuing push to bring music festivals to digital screens. The Google Inc.-owned YouTube announced it will present online coverage of the festivals, two of the summer's largest. It will be the 20th anniversary for Lollapalooza; and 10th anniversary for Austin City Limits festival.
This product image courtesy of My Solar Shop shows solar stepping stones lighting a pathway. Whether on a small terrace or in a sweeping landscape, lighting creates a welcoming and often dramatic atmosphere. (AP Photo/My Solar Shop)