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The Moon seems like a pretty barren place, but studies in 2009 revealed traces of water in the lunar soil. Now, scientists from Brown University have used data gathered from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument to construct a detailed map of where water can be found on the Moon – and it turns out it's more widespread than previously thought...Continue Reading Astronomers map out the Moon'
We take it for granted nowadays, but the concept of "zero" was something that had to be invented. As ancient cultures around the world developed different counting systems, they all came up with their own ways to represent nothing, but the origin of the modern numeral "0" wasn't clear. The first written records of "0" were believed to be roughly a tie between a temple and a manuscript found i
Last year Google introduced an update to Google Earth that allowed users to explore the mapping software in virtual reality. Now it is bringing Street View to Earth VR so that headset-wearing folks can have a gander at ground level. ..Continue Reading Street View comes to Google Earth VRCategory: VRTags: Google Google MapsRelated Articles: Google Maps now fl
You've probably seen some headlines in recent years heralding the correlation between a lowered caloric intake and increased lifespan. The topic has been a rich area of research for decades, but scientists have been unable to successfully explain the phenomenon. New research from a team at Temple University may have finally cracked the puzzle by revealing that epigenetic changes that occur wi
Humans are constantly fascinated by music-playing robots. There is something profoundly compelling about watching a mechanical being imitate the art and skill of playing a musical instrument. The latest crazy robot musical symphony comes in Automatica – a project that enlists several industrial robots to form a giant mechanical orchestra, with amazing and destructive results...Continue Readin
Among other things, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulty initiating and maintaining conversations. That's why a team of scientists, led by University of Toronto assistant professor Azadeh Kushki, created Holli. It's an app that presently runs on Google Glass, and it tells ASD kids what they should say next...Continue Reading Google Glass autism app is a real conv
SpaceX showed some tongue in cheek humility today as it released a "blooper" video of the series of crashes and explosions leading up to the first successful landing of the Falcon 9 first stage booster. The two-minute compilation, titled "How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster," shows the many ways that things can go wrong during a landing, and that – like true love – the course of rocketr
Media days for the 67th Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) have come and gone, leaving a large field of stunning, brand-new concept cars in their wake. From smooth, sexy SUVs and estates, to self-driving electric cars, to autonomous flying taxis, IAA is showing the world what the near and very distant futures of mobility will look like. One thing's for sure – they won't be boring. ..Continue Reading
It was six years ago that we first heard about PowerUp, a kit that added a motorized propeller to paper airplanes. Since then, Bluetooth remote-control functionality has been added, and a version with an onboard camera was released. Now there's the PowerUp Dart, which is designed to perform aerobatic stunts...Continue Reading Kit gets powered paper planes to perform tricksCategory: AircraftTa
With its high-end materials and luxury features, the Alpha tiny house, by New Frontier Tiny Homes, made a big splash last year, so it was with considerable interest that we learned the firm has revealed its successor, the Escher. The dwelling features a similar overall design to the Alpha, but includes some important tweaks to make it suitable for use as a full-time home for a family of three

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