Tech/Science


BBC News - Great Britain

The problem with freezing stem cells

What went wrong with stem cell cancer treatment

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 4:06 pm

Stone age axe found with wood handle

Archaeologists in Denmark have uncovered an incredibly rare find: a stone age axe held within its wooden handle.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 4:05 pm

AUDIO: Songwriters’ bad science lyrics

Blue Peter Scientist Steve Mould is given the task of looking at some of the worst offenders.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 12:54 pm

Gravity map traces ocean circulation

Scientists use gravity data to produce what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 12:37 pm

AUDIO: Student ‘hacks’ £100,000 microscope

A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by ‘hacking’ his own kit. Adam Lynch created his own inverted microscope by adapting a cheap instrument he bought online.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 11:05 am

VIDEO: 15 secs: Female astronaut pioneer

Tasks for Italy’s first female astronaut

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 4:04 am

Urban farming helps feed the world

Urban agriculture plays a much more extensive role in global food security than previously estimated, a study using satellite data suggests.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 2:29 am


Science News - United States

Vulture guts are filled with noxious bacteria

Vultures’ guts are chock-full of bacteria that sicken other creatures.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 8:03 pm

Blu-ray Discs get repurposed to improve solar cells

Polymer solar cells capture more sunlight when they are imprinted with movies’ and TV shows’ Blu-ray Disc etchings.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 6:57 pm

Golden Fleece myth was based on real events, geologists contend

Jason’s legend grew out of long-distance trade with people who used sheepskins to collect gold.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 4:10 pm

Orchid genome may save highly endangered species

The sequenced genome of the orchid Phalaenopsis equestris offers some hints about a different form of photosynthesis and how the flowers of the plant got their specialized shape.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 1:00 pm

Breakfast in the classroom boosts school attendance

Schools that serve breakfast in the classroom have slightly better attendance than schools that only offer the meal in the cafeteria.

Posted on 24 November 2014 @ 9:00 pm

Material borders support unusually warm electronic superhighways

The interface between a conductive wafer and an iron-containing film is a high-temperature superconductor, which transmits electrons without resistance.

Posted on 24 November 2014 @ 7:47 pm

Robotic subs reveal thicker Antarctic sea ice

New measurements by robotic subs suggest that scientists have underestimated Antarctic sea ice thickness.

Posted on 24 November 2014 @ 5:16 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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