Opportunity shows symptoms of aging, such as loss of motion in some joints, but continues to accomplish groundbreaking exploration and science. Explore further: Mars rover Opportunity trekking toward more layers.
Man, to me "The Burns Formation" sounds like some kind of tricky football sneak play formation. "Oh, they're lining up in the Burns Formation...get ready for anything!"
A group of scientists recently released a paper claiming that global warming makes violent conflict more likely. Others, though, have sharply criticized the study, leading to a widening scientific tiff.
At first glance the idea seems a no-brainer. Don't we all have a greater tendency to get cranky when we're hot and uncomfortable? Many are the computers that would have been riddled with rounds if I had been armed while in the full flush of trying to fix them in summer. And I'm a fairly peaceful monkey by nature.
Some memories just won't die — and some can even be transferred to a whole new brain. Researchers at Tufts University have determined that a small, yellow worm known as a planarian, which has long been studied for its regenerative properties, is able to grow back a lot more than just its body parts: after the worm's small, snake-like head and neck are removed, its body will even regrow a brain that's capable of quickly relearning its lost skills.
Humans have been practicing cartography — or, mapmaking — since ancient times, but much has changed since the digital revolution It may be hard to remember at this point, but before there was Google Maps, there was Rand McNally.
National Geographic Grantee and Texas State University Research Faculty Frederick “Fritz” Hanselmann and a top-notch team of archaeologists from Colombia and the United States are leading an expedition to locate and document historic shipwrecks off...
The Cartagena region has long been a place of intrigue, and I wonder how many more unknown ships mkight be down there.
18,000 years ago, the remote Indonesian island of Flores was home to a population of tiny humans. They stood only about 3.5 feet tall on their large feet, and their skulls housed unusually small brains approximately the size of a grapefruit.
I'd be a little bummed to think that these ancient Flores people, these "Hobbits," actually had endemic hypothyroidism.
In a bold move away from portability, Samsung has announced that their popular line of Galaxy handheld devices will be upgraded to a new format called Universe.
"Universe is the first hinged-screen device on the market," explained director of development Joel Blatsky. "It can fold in half, and then fold in half again, and be carried like a briefcase. Then when you get to your destination, you can unfold it and have your own jumbo screen media entertainment center!"
Projected to sell at a competitive price to a quality 40" LED tv, the Universe will have several integrated features including Roku, Skype, and Xhamster.
Capt. Robert Bartlett was awakened by a sharp crack, like a gunshot. His ship was sinking.
A harrowing story, and one I don't think I've heard. I like Arctic and Antarctic exploration stories (Byrd's book "Alone" being one of my favorites, and more recently a bio of a female doctor at McMurdo who had to operate on herself) and this year-long tale of endurance is a good one.
Using nanostructured glass, scientists at the University of Southampton have, for the first time, experimentally demonstrated the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional digital data by femtosecond laser writing. The storage allows unprecedented parameters including 360 TB/disc data capacity, thermal stability up to 1000°C and practically unlimited lifetime.
As we mourn Abrams’ macho Star Trek obliteration, it’s a good time to revisit that most Star Trek-ian of accomplishments, Voyager, the most despised object of fanboy loathing in the franchise's history.
A really nice article on what I consider to be the best Star Trek series.
From the article: "From 1995-2001, it offered American audiences something never seen before or since: a series whose lead female characters’ agency and authority were the show. It was a rare heavy-hardware science fiction fantasy not built around a strong man, and more audaciously, it didn't seem to trouble itself over how fans would receive this."