Tech/Science


BBC News - Great Britain

Peru probes 500 sea lion deaths

Peru’s environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.

Posted on 24 November 2014 @ 1:24 am

Fish and chips ‘harming’ eider ducks

Eider ducks on Northumberland’s coastal areas are being harmed by people feeding them fish and chips and bread, a wildlife expert warns.

Posted on 23 November 2014 @ 4:40 am

World’s biggest crane ship sets sail

The world’s largest crane ship, which is capable of lifting oil rigs, sets sail from its shipyard in Korea for Rotterdam port in the Netherlands.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 3:02 pm

Embrace the arts, engineers told

Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 12:00 pm

Space agency plans Mars rover from Lego bricks

Space agency plans Mars mission with plastic bricks

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 12:29 am

VIDEO: Energy giant unveils shale gas plan

Chemicals giant Ineos announces plans to invest up to £640m in shale gas exploration in the UK, in a bid to become the country’s leading fracking firm.

Posted on 20 November 2014 @ 10:53 pm

Russia tests ‘satellite catcher’

Russia may be testing a satellite capable of chasing down and inspecting other orbiting spacecraft, experts say.

Posted on 20 November 2014 @ 1:59 pm


Science News - United States

Add high-fat diet to the ‘don’t’ list for pregnant moms

There’s always controversy over what to eat while pregnant. Four animal studies at this year’s Society for Neuroscience meeting bring together negative effects of high-fat diets.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 10:11 pm

Negative mass might not defy Einstein

Repulsive matter could have played a role in the early universe, a computational study finds.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 6:53 pm

Genes linked to feather development predate dinosaurs

The genes for feather development may have existed more than 100 million years before dinosaurs sported hints of the fluffy plumage.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 2:45 pm

The medieval mentality of modern science

Today’s scientists grapple with many of the same issues that stumped their medieval predecessors.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 2:00 pm

Fully formed froglets emerge from dry bamboo nurseries

In remote India, a rare frog mates and lays eggs inside bamboo stalks. The eggs hatch into froglets, forgoing the tadpole stage.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 1:00 pm

Scientists’ tags on fish may be leading seals to lunch

In an experiment, 10 young grey seals learned to associate the sound of a pinging tag with fish. The tags may make fish vulnerable to predators, scientists say.

Posted on 20 November 2014 @ 10:53 pm

Radioactive fuel turns to goo during nuclear meltdown

Experiments reveal the atomic rearrangements that occur within uranium dioxide when nuclear reactors fail.

Posted on 20 November 2014 @ 7:01 pm

CNet - United States

Mom tries to Facebook-shame daughter, gets pizza on face

A mother makes her daughter pose for a picture to prove that it will travel far and wide on the Web. She ends up getting prank calls, pizza deliveries, and a lesson for herself.

Posted on 22 March 2014 @ 10:36 pm

NSA’s reported Huawei hack gives glimpse of agency’s role in ‘cyber Cold War’

The latest report based on leaks by Edward Snowden has it that the NSA hacked into the servers of a Chinese router company that had itself been accused by the US of potentially aiding government espionage.

Posted on 22 March 2014 @ 8:38 pm

Twitter battle in Turkey heats up, spreads to YouTube — reports

The fight over a Twitter ban in the country intensifies, as the government reportedly blocks a workaround, the White House weighs in, and Google refuses to yank YouTube vids critical of the prime minister.

Posted on 22 March 2014 @ 5:53 pm

Apple rumor claims all-new, 12-inch MacBook Air

The MacBook is getting a makeover sooner rather than later — if chatter from China is accurate.

Posted on 22 March 2014 @ 4:02 pm

Automating your 2048 game

2048 may be deceptively difficult in its later stages, but the early
portion of the game can be played mindlessly by mashing the left and up
arrow keys and building into a corner.

Posted on 22 March 2014 @ 11:00 am

2048 starts easy; gets hard. Here’s how to make it easy again

The Threes-like puzzle game sucks you in by making it seem easy to hit the magic number. Turns out, though, that it actually is easy — if you understand the game’s logic.

Posted on 22 March 2014 @ 11:00 am

Samsung shows business customers how to be high tech

The Korean electronics giant operates a showroom in New Jersey to demonstrate technology it has for hotels, financial firms, retailers, and other businesses.

Posted on 22 March 2014 @ 11:00 am

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