Thursday, October 30, 2014

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    How a computer simulation could stop you getting sick the next time you fly October 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    A new simulation of how particles spread throughout an airplane cabin could tell you who’s going to get sick.
  • Earhart

    Finding Amelia Earhart: How modern forensics finally plotted a course to Gardner Island October 30, 2014 at 8:09 am

    On July 2, 1937, American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart was attempting to circumnavigate the globe in a modified twin-engine Lockheed Electra 10E when she — and her navigator, Fred Noonan — mysteriously disappeared in the middle of the Pacific, near Howland Island. Now, at long last, it seems that dogged investigation and advanced technology may have finally solved the mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart.
  • Apollo 8, Earthrise, cropped

    The Earth and Moon, as seen from elsewhere in the universe October 29, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Have you ever wondered what the Earth looks like from the Moon? Or what the Earth and Moon looks like through the rigs of Saturn, or billions of miles away from the edge of the Solar System? Well, now you can find out!
  • iPhone 6 sapphire glass front panel, knife scratch test

    Why the iPhone 6 doesn’t have a sapphire screen October 29, 2014 at 11:15 am

    A new report from DisplayMate claims that sapphire glass is simply too reflective to match up well against the latest from Corning and Apple. Will we ever see high-end products shipping sapphire glass?
  • Andrew Conrad and co in the Google X labs, presumably trying out some nanoparticles

    Google X is working on nanoparticles that swim through your blood, identifying cancer and other diseases October 29, 2014 at 10:14 am

    There is a bold new project from the Google X research lab to monitor your state of health from the inside. The core technology will be an army of magnetic nanoparticles that are injected into to your circulatory system.
  • Orbital Sciences Antares rocket exploding as it came back to earth

    Antares rocket explodes during launch October 29, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Last night, an Antares rocket exploded 14 seconds after launch. The Antares, developed by US company Orbital Sciences, was meant to carry around 5,000 pounds (2,260 kilos) of supplies to the International Space Station. No one was harmed by the explosion, though the launch site will have sustained significant damage. We don’t yet know the cause of the explosion, but I’m sure that Orbital Sciences’ decision to use ancient (but refurbished) Russian NK-33 rocket engines will come under a lot of scrutiny. The six astronauts aboard the ISS will be fine; NASA says they have months of supplies on board — and anyway, Russia successfully launched its own Progress resupply craft last night, just a couple of hours after the Antares went kaboom.
  • AT&T: Your world. Restricted.

    FTC sues AT&T over misleading and deceptive use of ‘Unlimited’ data plans October 29, 2014 at 7:19 am

    The FTC has filed a lawsuit against AT&T, alleging that the company’s treatment of its ‘Unlimited’ customers is discriminatory and illegal.
  • Haptomime

    Haptic holographic display turns thin air into a touchscreen October 28, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Touchscreens have become a normal part of everyday life, from the phones in our pockets to the automated checkout line at the grocery store. Touchscreens are now abundant, but one research team is working on removing the physical aspect of the screen altogether.
  • Woman using a smartphone while driving - dangerous or not?

    Banning mobile phones in cars saves lives. No it doesn’t. Yes it does. No it doesn’t. October 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Contrarian studies say there’s little difference. Drivers who flout the law may be lousy drivers regardless.

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