Tech/Science


BBC News - Great Britain

Dawn probe set for Ceres arrival

Nasa is waiting for confirmation that its Dawn probe has gone into orbit around Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Posted on 6 March 2015 @ 12:40 pm

Outcry as IS ‘wrecks’ Assyrian site

Archaeologists and officials express outrage about the reported bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Posted on 6 March 2015 @ 12:21 pm

Bloodhound Diary: ‘Blink and you’ll miss it’

How fast? Just blink and you’ll miss it

Posted on 6 March 2015 @ 9:51 am

MH370: Behind the tenacious deep-sea hunt for missing plane

The team scouring the ocean floor to find MH370

Posted on 6 March 2015 @ 5:01 am

Pop-up playgrounds fold themselves

US researchers build tiny electronic scaffolds using a new technique aimed at merging biology with electronics.

Posted on 6 March 2015 @ 4:04 am

Science ‘squeezed out of primaries’

Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.

Posted on 6 March 2015 @ 12:34 am

Autism appears ‘largely genetic’

Genetic influences on autism are estimated to be between 74-98%, a Medical Research Council study of 258 twins suggests.

Posted on 5 March 2015 @ 5:49 pm


Science News - United States

Light trick can retrieve missed messages

Even if photons pass you by, you can still snatch a signal from their electromagnetic wake, physicists propose.

Posted on 5 March 2015 @ 8:18 pm

Dawn spacecraft on final approach to Ceres

Dawn gets ready to enter the first orbit of its 14-month visit to the dwarf planet Ceres.

Posted on 5 March 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Hubble telescope sees quadruple

A galaxy bends light to create four images of the same supernova.

Posted on 5 March 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Supernova hurls star out of the galaxy

The fastest-moving star to leave the Milky Way might have been launched by a nearby exploding star.

Posted on 5 March 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Killer whales follow postmenopausal leaders

Taking the lead on salmon hunts may be postmenopausal killer whales’ way of sharing their ecological knowledge.

Posted on 5 March 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Arsenic spurs adaptation in Argentinian villagers

The people of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina, have genetic adaptations that may help them efficiently get rid of arsenic, a new study shows.

Posted on 5 March 2015 @ 1:00 pm

Hepatitis E vaccine shows strong coverage

A large trial in China indicates that a vaccine can provide 87 percent protection against the hepatitis E virus, which infects 20 million people a year.

Posted on 4 March 2015 @ 10:00 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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