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An Unexpected Capital for the Internet of Things

Dublin finds itself leapfrogging the competition in the race to a smart city.<p>Smart cities are the talk of all towns these days. Whether defined by ubiquitous sensors, high-speed Internet or smart transportation, every city from Seoul to Helsinki is teching up and boasting about it.<p>Now Dublin, from …

Internet of Things

Volcanoes Reveal Lunar Eruptions Long-Lived

Changing Planet<p><b>Astronomers are moonstruck! The man in the moon, we learned just last week, formed from dark flowing lava over three billion years ago, instead of a long supposed giant asteroid impact.</b><p><b>Now, we learn that same volcanism may have kept on erupting until surprisingly recent …

Astronomy

Mouse Impacts on Antipodes Island

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Eradication of an invasive species from an island must be justified by strong evidence of their negative impacts on the ecosystem, and confidence that those impacts outweigh any unexpected surprise effects which might occur. For invasive rats and mice these impacts have been …

Zoology

Google I/O: Qualcomm Celebrates Launch of Adreno 420 GPU for Android Gaming

With Google’s annual I/O developers’ conference taking place this week, this should end up being a busy week for Android news. The conference itself …

So What Happened With the Camelopardilid Meteors?

Human Journey<p>A bright Camelopardilid meteor streaks in front of the Milky Way band above Joshua Tree National Park, California. Photograph courtesy Gavin Heffernan<p><b>The much hyped, never-before-seen Camelopardilid meteor storm last weekend turned out to be more of a cosmic trickle, leaving many</b> …

Astronomy

National Geographic Travel

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808/810: 20nm High-End 64-bit SoCs with LTE Category 6/7 Support in 2015

Today Qualcomm is rounding out its 64-bit family with the Snapdragon 808 and 810. Like the previous 64-bit announcements (Snapdragon 410, 610 and …

Where Does the Amazon River Begin?

Five different tributaries have been designated as the source of the Amazon River through the centuries. A new study argues for yet another.<p>The origin of the world's largest river—by volume—has been surprisingly hard to pin down. Explorers and scientists have argued over where to locate the start …

Amazon River

Week's Best Space Pictures: Mars Dunes, Saturn Storms, and Sicily Shakes

Carina's young stars kick off views of Mars, Saturn, and the skies of Chile, seen in the week's best space pictures.<p>Young stars burst from a crescent-shaped cradle in the constellation Carina, revealed in the above February 12 Your Shot image.<p>The stellar nursery called NGC3324 hangs more than 6,500 …

Astronomy