Faithshield7

66 Added | 14 Magazines | 24 Likes | 3 Following | 18 Followers | @Faithshield7 | Keep up with Faithshield7 on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Faithshield7”

Control high-speed photography from your phone with this camera trigger

High-speed photography can be daunting if you're not a seasoned pro. You may have a fast camera and flash, but you probably don't have the gear (or people) you'd need to get that frozen-in-time look in most situations. MIOPS' new camera trigger might make it easier to take high-speed shots all by …

The Emotional Involvement Behind Social Media Interactions

<i>Dr. Liraz Margalit is the Customer Experience Psychologist at ClickTale.</i><p>Arriving home after a long day at the office spent almost entirely in front of the computer, you take off your shoes, make yourself a drink and, ironically, sit in front of your computer again. It’s incredible how many of us …

Future pacemakers might be completely biological

It's pretty amazing that humanity has invented a small electrical device that can be used to ensure a heart keeps a steady beat, but pacemakers have to be maintained, replaced -- sometimes they can even become infected. Researchers say they're working on a less invasive solution: a "biological …

Vanishing point: five ways to become invisible

From HG Wells to JK Rowling, invisibility has long been the stuff of fiction. Not any more. Here Philip Ball explains five methods that scientists are researching to make things 'disappear'<p>Here's how you could become invisible in the middle ages: grind up an owl's eye with a ball of beetle dung and …

Best Space Pictures: Ancient Cluster of Stars, Heavy Metal on Mars, and Europa's Frozen Bars

Astronauts welcome new supplies and summer brings beautiful skies in the week's best space pictures.

Astronomy

Hints To Longevity Found In Blood Of 115-Year-Old Woman

She maintained clear cognition until near the end of her life.<p>Born in 1890, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper died at the age of 115 in 2005, leaving her body to science. Until very close to her death, she remained in relatively good health and cognition, and was for example able to carry on a …

Black Holes May Explode Into 'White Holes' And Pour All Their Matter Into Space, Physicists Say

Black holes might end their lives by transforming into their exact opposite — 'white holes' that explosively pour all the material they ever swallowed into space, say two physicists. The suggestion, based on a speculative quantum theory of gravity, could solve a long-standing conundrum about …

FYI: Do I Really Need My Pinky Toe?

And without it, could I do everything a five-toed human does?<p>Walking, running and skipping with just four toes may be easier than you think.<p>"If you're born without a pinky toe or have an accident and it's removed, you can completely do everything you wanted to do," Dr. Anne Holly Johnson, …

Super slow-motion video casts honeybees in new light

A photographer has caught fascinating slow-motion footage of a honeybee hive in New Hampshire, revealing subtle behaviors — like flapping wings, …

New Mars Map Is the Best Ever Made (Image, Video)

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has released the most thorough map of the Martian surface to date.<p>The new map of Mars, which was released …

NASA More Confident Than Ever That We Are Not Alone

Over the past few years, astronomers have become less and less subtle about hiding their enthusiasm for the prospect that some very big discoveries are just around the corner with respect to that ultimate existential question: Are we alone?<p>A few years ago, I attended a panel about NASA’s upcoming …

Today in science: 1st footsteps on moon

Today is the 48th anniversary of humanity’s historic first steps on the moon. The story in pictures, here.<p><b>July 20, 1969.</b> On this date, Apollo 11 …

Russia spotted editing Wikipedia page about downed Malaysia Airlines jet

A Twitter bot that keeps watch on Wikipedia pages edited by those inside the Russian government spotted major changes to an entry about yesterday's crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which killed all 298 people on board. <i>The Telegraph</i> reports that a Russian language page about Boeing 777 …

Computer Models Show What Exactly Would Happen To Earth After A Nuclear War

Cheery happy times<p>You've seen what a nuclear winter looks like, as imagined by filmmakers and novelists. Now you can take a look at what scientists have to say. In a new study, a team of four U.S. atmospheric and environmental scientists modeled what would happen after a "limited, regional nuclear …

45 Years Ago, Armstrong Took His 'One Small Step'

Forty-five years ago today, in arguably the greatest technological feat of the 20th Century, two Americans stepped off the ladder of their small landing craft and walked on the surface of the moon.<p>The first of them, Neil Armstrong, 38, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, pronounced his accomplishment "one small …

Meet The Man Who Was Supposed To Be On BOTH Doomed Malaysia Airline Flights

Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge had a ticket for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370, but changed his ticket at the last second. The plane still hasn’t been found. He was also scheduled to fly on Flight MH 17 earlier this week, but once again, something came up. It was shot down in eastern Ukraine.<p>He is …

Weapon Eyed in Malaysia Jet Crash Can’t Tell Planes Apart

The surface-to-air missile system thought to have been used to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine Thursday was not designed to be used in an area where commercial flights operate, and that could have contributed to the apparently mistaken attack, according to a weapons expert.<p>The …

Military

Twin Disasters Turn 2014 Into the Year of Flying Dangerously

A missile attack over Ukraine and a ghostly disappearance over the Indian Ocean have cast a pall over the whole experience of airline travel.<p>Was …

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash – in pictures

As experts from the UK and Malaysia arrive in Kiev to assist a Ukrainian-led investigation into how flight MH17 was brought down, the world pays its respects to the dead<p>MH17: Ukraine accuses rebels of destroying evidence - live updates

Ukraine Accuses Rebels Of Destroying Evidence At MH17 Crash Site

<b>Updated at 4:35 p.m. ET.</b><p>International investigators say armed rebels have limited their inspection of the Eastern Ukraine site of the downed Malaysian Airlines flight that killed nearly 300 passengers and crew, as Kiev accused pro-Russian separatists of destroying evidence at the scene.<p>Malaysia …

MH17: rebels accused of hiding evidence amid chaotic effort to recover bodies

Bodies in the fields, strewn passports, chaos and looting - Roland Oliphant reports from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines MH17<p>By Saturday afternoon, the copse-strewn fields around the <b>Ukrainian</b> village of Grabovo were beginning to stink.<p>"We've found and counted roughly 200 bodies, though that is …

Malaysia Airlines crash: 'Horrific scenes in fields'

The BBC's Richard Galpin says there are "horrific scenes in beautiful fields" at the site where a Malaysia Airlines flight came down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday.<p>It is believed flight MH17 crashed after being hit by a surface-to-air missile. All 298 people - including 80 children - on board died.

Airplanes

MH17: A scene of horror – death and the banalities of life together in a Ukrainian field

Debris from the Malaysia Airlines flight blown up over Ukraine stretches over miles of countryside<p>They lie among the sun bleached wheat.<p>The bodies. Torn. Broken. Burnt.<p>Some are like manikins; twisted, turned, and rearranged, their joints bent at impossible angles, their skin like dull yellow …

Malaysia Airlines Releases Its Full List Of Passengers

On its website Saturday, the airline also released a full list of nationalities of the 298 passengers and crew on the flight. There were no survivors on the flight, which is believed to have been shot down by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine who may have had some help from Moscow.<p>"Each of the …

Airplanes

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: What we know

Following the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash Thursday — which killed all 298 on board — many questions remain.<p>USA TODAY Network lists what we know now about the downed plane as the international community seeks answers:<p><b>What challenges remain at the crash site?</b><p>Malaysian Transport Minister Liow …