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ATP Tour Finals: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer to reach final

<b>World number one Rafael Nadal remains on track for a first ATP World Tour Finals title after beating Roger Federer to reach the final.</b><p>Analysis<p>"Not one of their great matches but it was fabulous at the end of the first set. Nadal was remorseless and relentless in dispatching the old man. Roger …

Tennis

Sochi Olympic torch reaches space station

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1026000/1026309_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534594453_84b7e8b9123e629ecdfaba6a5b1e10f5<p><b>A Soyuz rocket carrying the torch for the Sochi Winter Olympics has docked with the International Space Station, as part of efforts to showcase next</b> …

Space Exploration

Freak space rock spins dusty trail

Astronomers are dumbfounded by the dusty outbursts<p><b>The Hubble telescope has spotted an asteroid radiating six comet-like tails, making it resemble a "rotating lawn sprinkler".</b><p>Other asteroids appear as tiny points of light to astronomers, who are puzzled by the outbursts of dust.<p>Asteroid P/2013 P5 …

University of California

India Mars probe makes first engine burn

<b>After a successful launch on Tuesday, India's Mars spacecraft has carried out the first of six crucial engine firings in Earth orbit.</b><p>The probe performed the firing with its liquid fuel thruster at 19:47 GMT on Wednesday (Thursday 1:17 IST).<p>The aim is to gradually build up the necessary velocity to …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Smart Foam In Football Helmets Measures Impact Of Each Hit

It alerts those on the sidelines when a player recieves a potentially-dangerous hit to the head.<p>On the football field, it can be easy to miss when a player suffers a concussion-level hit. The CDC estimates that between the 1.6 million and 3.8 million Americans suffer sports-related concussions …

Helmets

The Week in Review: Twitter Goes Public

Inside Flipboard / November 8, 2013<p>Twitter’s initial public offering yesterday saw the tech company soar into dizzying new heights. The company and …

'Ferrari Of Space' Crashing Back To Earth — Maybe Tomorrow

Sometime Sunday or early Monday, a 2,425-pound satellite that ran out of fuel last month and began falling from its already low orbit will plunge back to Earth.<p>The European Space Agency's Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) — so sleek that it was nicknamed "the Ferrari …

NBC Today 將會直播維珍集團老闆 Richard Branson 飛上太空(影片)

雖然要向 Virgin Galactic 付 US$250,000 買票上太空感受 5 分鐘左右的無重力狀態,不是人人可以付得起,但作為平民的我們,電視還是看得起的。美國 NBC 電視台的 Today 節目剛剛宣佈他們已跟 Virgin Galactic 簽下合約,得到了後者首個太空旅程的直播權。<p>如無意外,這個旅程將會在下年的 8 月舉行,屆時 Today 節目會抽出三小時用來報導 Virgin Galactic 老闆 Richard Branson 跟他兩個兒子在新墨西哥 Spaceport America 基地起飛上太空的過程。暫時只有這個美國電視台宣佈了他們將會直播,不知道 Branso …

'Ender's Game' Film Got Zero Gravity Tips from Real-Life Astronaut

The minds behind the movie "Ender's Game" had a little help bringing their version of the beloved science-fiction book by Orson Scott Card to …

10-Year-Old Boy Discovers a 600 Million Year-Old Supernova

Young Canadian Nathan Gray, age 10, has discovered a supernova candidate in the field of the galaxy designated PGC 61330, which lies in the …

Universe

Hybrid solar eclipse on November 3

Much of the world can see at least a partial solar eclipse on Sunday, November 3. From North America’s east coast, the eclipse will be in progress at …

Solar Eclipse

Falling Into The Sky And Other Tales Of Gravity

For most of us, gravity is the tug that pulls us home.<p>Every time we slip off a ladder or somersault into a swimming pool, we feel the planet pulling us back. Austrian stuntman Felix Baumgartner took this notion to a crazy extreme last year when he stepped off a platform attached to a helium balloon …

超大尺寸平板電腦,Samsung GALAXY Note 12.1 通過 FCC 檢驗 - VR-Zone 中文版

Samsung GALAXY Note 12.1 已經以 SM-P905 為名出現在 FCC 認證網頁。<p>新一代的超大尺寸平板電腦可能即將到來;近日 Samsung GALAXY Note 12.1 除了出現在 Zauba 進口網站、Bluetooth SIG 認證資料後,稍早也通過了 FCC 的檢驗 …

Motorola 支援頁面揭密,多款新機將可升級至 Android 4.4 KitKat 版本 - VR-Zone 中文版

Motorola 支援頁面顯示,旗下多款新機將取得 Android 4.4 KitKat 作業系統。<p>Motorola 稍早更新了網站上的支援頁面,透露多款智慧型手機將會取得 Android 4.4 KitKat 作業系統,但沒有相關的更新時程。<p>資料顯示,除了 Moto X 之外,美國電信商 Veri …

好專利不用嗎?由蘋果、微軟公司撐腰的 Rockstar 公司,以北電專利控告 Google、Samsung 等公司

去年年初,背後有著 Apple、Microsoft、BlackBerry、Sony 與 Ericsson 撐腰的 Rockstar 聯盟,在耗資 45 億美元買下破產公司北電網路(Nortel Networks)的專利後(同一時間 Google 也在這次競爭失利後,買下了 Motorola),很多人都在猜測這個「專利聯盟」將會在何時開始「利用」這項得之不易的資源。當初這個鬧的沸沸揚揚的競標案,是在司法部(DOJ)同意以符合「公平(fair)、合理(reasonable)與無差別性(non-discriminatory)原則的條款,並且承諾不以標準必要專利(SEP)追朔提告。」原則下,才綠燈放行 …