Tech/Science


BBC News - Great Britain

Porpoises use ‘sound searchlights’

Porpoises finely adjust the size of the beams of sound they use to hunt – using sound like a searchlight to trap their prey, a study finds.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 12:12 am

VIDEO: Solar plane takes off in Myanmar

The Solar Impulse 2 plane has departed from Mandalay in Myanmar as part of its round-the-world flight, Kasia Madera reports

Posted on 29 March 2015 @ 11:58 pm

Solar aeroplane heads for China

Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, heads out of Myanmar and on to China on leg five of its attempt to fly around the world.

Posted on 29 March 2015 @ 10:07 pm

Graphene light bulb set for shops

A light bulb made with graphene – said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon – is to go on sale later this year.

Posted on 28 March 2015 @ 6:46 pm

VIDEO: A year in space: Soyuz docks at ISS

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft has docked at the International Space Station carrying three astronauts, two of whom are due to spend a record 12 months there.

Posted on 28 March 2015 @ 4:09 am

Duo begin year-long space trip

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

Posted on 28 March 2015 @ 1:53 am

What is the point of the Large Hadron Collider?

What are the justifications for the £4bn Large Hadron Collider?

Posted on 28 March 2015 @ 1:49 am


Science News - United States

White House unveils strategy against antibiotic resistance

The Obama Administration has launched a long-term plan to curb antibiotic resistance, unveiling incentives and requirements designed to boost surveillance and diagnosis of resistant microbes.

Posted on 27 March 2015 @ 9:09 pm

A new spin on guiding sound waves along a one-way route

A proposed acoustic topological insulator made of an array of spinning metal rods would channel sound waves in one direction along its edge, preventing any sound from bouncing away.

Posted on 27 March 2015 @ 7:36 pm

Panda stalking reveals panda hangouts

Scientists used GPS trackers to learn about the giant panda lifestyle.

Posted on 27 March 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Bright bird plumage resulted from natural, sexual selection

Darwin hypothesized that bird color differences resulted from sexual selection. Wallace disagreed. A study shows that both were right after all.

Posted on 27 March 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Suds turn silver nanoparticles in clothes into duds

Bleach-containing detergents destroy antibacterial silver nanoparticles that coat clothes.

Posted on 27 March 2015 @ 4:06 pm

Our taste in music may age out of harmony

Age-related hearing loss may be more than just the highest notes. The brain may also lose the ability to tell consonance from dissonance, a new study shows.

Posted on 27 March 2015 @ 3:44 pm

Enigmatic 17th century nova wasn’t a nova at all

A nova observed in 1670 was actually two stars colliding, new evidence suggests.

Posted on 27 March 2015 @ 12:00 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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