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India Shoots for Mars

India's first Mars orbiter mission is scheduled to arrive in late 2014.<p><b>The race to Mars is heating up with India's successful launch Tuesday of its first mission to the red planet. (See also "Video: Mission to Mars.")</b><p>The rocket carrying the robotic orbiter called Mangalayan, which means "Mars …

Stunning Snapshots of Sunday’s Solar Eclipse

Changing Planet<p>This amazing shot of the partial solar eclipse on the morning of November 3 was taken from Kearny, New Jersey, on a hill overlooking Manhattan. Credit: Chris Cook<p><b>Sky-watchers in most of the Western Hemisphere were treated to a rare solar eclipse on November 3, and many captured</b> …

Oldest Fossil of Mating Insects Found; Sex Positions Haven’t Changed

Wildlife<p>A holotype male, on the right, and allotype female, on the left.<br>Photograph by Li S, Shih C, Wang C, Pang H, Ren D<p><b>You could call it everlasting love: Scientists have discovered the oldest fossil of mating insects, which lived during the Jurassic period.</b><p>A pair of unlucky froghoppers were …

FAA Releases Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Roadmap

<i>This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series, which profiles interesting drone information Kike learns about during his travels.</i><p>The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released its first annual Roadmap outlining …

What's a Typhoon, Anyway?

Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon.<p><b>A powerful typhoon that will hit the Philippines on Friday has triggered mass evacuations from coastal and low-lying areas as the nation's islands brace for the storm's surge.</b><p><b>Super typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda, has strengthened</b> …

Galaxy may have 11 billion Earth-like planets

Our Milky Way galaxy is crowded with far more habitable Earth-like planets than previously thought - at least 11 billion of them in orbit around distant stars, a team of planet hunters led by UC Berkeley astronomers said Monday.<p>Erik Petigura, a Berkeley graduate student, analyzed data from the …

Universe

Cognitive Scientist Shows How the Brain Can Assemble New Ideas from Old Parts

People routinely encounter familiar components from everyday life in new combinations, such as when a co-worker takes on a new role or a sentence …

Google's balloon-powered internet needs testers in California

Google X's Project Loon intends to bring internet access to remote areas around the world through giant connected balloons — but while the project's aspirations may be to help abroad, it isn't going far from home for its next test run. Google is asking residents of California's Central Valley for …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Amazing Photo Technique Reveals Water Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

• Author: Kyle VanHemert. Kyle VanHemert Design<br>• Date of Publication: 08.19.13. 08.19.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>It’s easy to lose an hour …

Haptix Quickly Hits Kickstarter Goal to Add Touch Control From Any Surface

Haptix, a little camera device that promises to turn regular surfaces into 3-D multi-touch controllers, has exceeded its Kickstarter goal of $100,000 …

Entrepreneurship

Google Maps Street View Covers Over 3,000 Cities in 51 countries

Google today launched Street View in Peru and expanded coverage in Chile with over 21,000 miles of imagery. You can check out the new additions yourself over on Google Maps.<p>The launch today means Street View exploration is now in more than 3,000 cities across 51 countries. Oh, and in case you want …

Growing shoes and furniture: A design-led biomaterial revolution

Plants are magnetic, a vase built by 60,000 bees, and shoes made from cellulose.<p>The natural world has, over millions of years, evolved countless ways …

Google patents 'pay-per-gaze' eye-tracking that could measure emotional response to real-world ads

Advertisers spend heaps of cash on branding, bannering, and product-placing. But does anyone really look at those ads? Google could be betting that advertisers will pay to know whether consumers are actually looking at their billboards, magazine spreads, and online ads. The company was just granted …

How To Build Your Own DIY Centrifuge

Get a lab-grade centrifuge (normally $2,000) for 50 bucks.<p>For any garage-ista ready to tackle molecular biology, the centrifuge is an essential laboratory tool. Its super-rapid spin supplies the right G-forces to neatly separate biological materials—including cells, proteins, and DNA—from a liquid. …

Meteorite hunter takes £10,000 rock to auction

Part of a meteorite that looks "a bit like a fruit cake" and is thought to be the UK's most expensive rock from outer space is to be sold at auction.<p>The Hambleton meteorite is an extremely rare pallasite – a stony-iron meteorite – the only one of its kind to be found in the UK.<p>A 2.9kg (6.4lb) slice …

Computer graphics researchers crack realistic fabric

"The model solves the long standing problem of rendering cloth," says Henrik Wann Jensen, PhD advisor to Iman Sadeghi who developed the method. …

Computer Graphics

Crosswords don’t make you clever

NICHOLAS SPITZER is a professor of neuroscience at the University of California. His research concentrates on the ways in which neurons take on …

Elon Musk Is Dead Wrong About The Cost Of The Hyperloop: In Reality It Would Be $100 Billion

That seems absurdly cheap for the most ambitious public transport infrastructure investment since the national highway system.<p>But the New York Times did us all a favor by calculating the true cost of the Hyperloop: It's going to be ~$100 billion.<p>The Hyperloop is a pressurized tube system in which …

High-speed Rail

The Best Way to Teach Kids Math and Science? Zombies

Author: Angela Watercutter. Angela Watercutter Culture<p>Date of Publication: 08.14.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Texas Instruments, the …

To Prevent Crashes, Your Future Car Will Chat With Other Vehicles | WIRED

<b>1</b>// The communication system works in the 5.9-GHz band.<p><b>2</b>// Eventually cars could get warnings from construction zones, telling them to slow down.<p><b>3</b>// …

A Magnetic Trick to Define Consciousness

Consciousness isn’t easy to define, but we know it when we experience it. It’s not so simple to decide when someone else is conscious, however, as …

First video of apes that can swim

Zoos often use water moats to confine chimpanzees, gorillas or orangutans. But now researchers have used video to show that apes can and do swim.<p>Two …

Swimming Pools

Awesome GIFs of Scientific Experiments

<b>Hydrogen Peroxide Mixed With Potassium Iodide</b><p>Scientific experimentation has yielded many anomalies, baffling the senses, and Imgur user Gloryholio has amassed some of these visually awe-inspiring experiments into a series of gifs. Luckily, Redditor preggit has shared the scientific set, allowing …

GIF Animations

The Hardest Thing To Find In The Universe?

What is rarer than a shooting star?<p>Rarer than a diamond?<p>Rarer than any metal, any mineral, so rare that if you scan the entire earth, all six million billion billion kilos or 13,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds of our planet, you would find only one ounce of it?<p>What is so rare it has never …

Med students develop knife that can detect cancerous tissues within seconds

Here's one for the medical journals: researchers at London's Imperial College have created a high-tech scalpel that can differentiate between cancerous and non-cancerous tissue <i>as it cuts</i>. The team calls it the iKnife (intelligent knife), and by analyzing vapors created during electrosurgical …

The beautiful relationship between sine, cosine, and the circle. Source

The beautiful relationship between sine, cosine, and the circle. Source.

How and Why We Age: The Power of Telomeres and Telomerase

Twenty years ago little was known about the aging process. Many ideas existed but nothing was certain. Today we know how and why we age. We cannot control it just yet, but even that may change in the near future.<p>The human body has 100 trillion highly-specialized cells. Each of these cells has sets …

What is an Analemma?

<i>What is an Analemma?</i><p><i>An analemma is the figure “8″ loop that results when one observes the position of the sun at the same time during the day over the course of a year. Due to the earth’s tilt about its axis (23.45°) and its elliptical orbit about the sun, the location of the sun is not constant from day to day when observed at the same time on each day over the course of a full year. Furthermore, this loop will be inclined at different angles depending on one’s geographical latitude.</i>