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There are stories in the stars, so they say, and the story of Kronos is a doozy. Astronomers from Princeton noticed some marked chemical differences between the star and its binary partner, Krios, and on closer inspection they determined the most likely cause: Kronos has devoured the equivalent of 15 Earths...Continue Reading The story of the insatiable star that swallowed 15 EarthsCategory:
When it comes to foods that are a good source of probiotics, we often think of things like yogurt and dark chocolate. Beer, though? Not so much, as the hop acids in most beers tend to kill off probiotic bacteria. That isn't the case with a new beer, however, created by Food Science and Technology student Chan Mei Zhi Alcine, at the National University of Singapore...Continue Reading Probiotic
Cinnamaldehyde is an essential oil that not only gives cinnamon its distinct flavor, but has also been shown to protect mice against obesity. Now, University of Michigan scientists led by Prof. Jun Wu have gained a better understanding of how it does so, and how it could help keep humans from getting fat, too...Continue Reading Cinnamon shown to burn fatCategory: Health & WellbeingTags:
Israel can now be added to the list of countries that manufacture autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Developed by a team at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the HydroCamel II was unveiled this Thursday at the NexTech Conference 2017 in the city of Beer-Sheva. According to its makers, it can do things that other AUVs can't...Continue Reading Israel's first AUV could make a splashCategor
Lockheed Martin and NASA recently fired up the power systems on the latest Orion crew module. The second Orion capsule slated for spaceflight and the first to be man-rated, this initial power-up at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Facility at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida marks the first time that the spacecraft's vehicle management computers and the power and data units were in
In many developing nations, vitamin A deficiencies are common … as are potatoes, which typically constitute much of the local diet. That's why scientists from The Ohio State University, working with colleagues from Italy, have developed a genetically-engineered "golden potato." It's rich in provitamin A (which the body converts into vitamin A), along with vitamin E to boot...Continue R
Project Loon is an audacious concept dreamt up in Google's secretive X lab to connect remote regions of the world through high-flying communications balloons. Now headed up by Google's parent company, Alphabet, the balloons have been green-lighted to take flight over Puerto Rico as the island still reels from the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria...Continue Reading Project Loon balloon
A new study using data from ESA's Gaia satellite has tracked the movement of more than 300,000 stars relative to the Sun, and discovered that some will pass close enough to disturb the vast cloud of comets that make up the Oort Cloud. These comets could pass close to – or even strike – the Earth at some point in the distant future...Continue Reading Alien stars could send comets crashing thro
Vacheron Constantin's Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 has walked away with the Mechanical Exception Watch Prize from the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève – one of the world's most prestigious watch competitions. First unveiled in January 2017, the top-end wristwatch is a one-of-a-kind piece valued at US$1 million and is the result of five years of blank sheet de
NASA officials have announced some of the first targets to be observed by the much-anticipated James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) following its launch atop an Ariane 5 rocket, which is slated for lift-off in October 2018. The initial observations cover the gamut of the JWST's scientific targets, from studies aimed at unraveling the secrets of galaxy formation, to gaining a better understanding is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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