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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures stunning images of snowy dunes on the surface of Mars- Technology News, Firstpost

NASA has released a stunning picture of dunes on the surface of Mars with snow and ice on ridges. It was spring in the Northern hemisphere when this …

Mars Mission

Lightning Strikes Feet Away from Man While His Camera is Rolling

A man in Norway has captured what it’s like to have a lightning bolt strike just feet away. Watch the 1.5-minute video above to see the terrifying …

Scientists Have Identified 22 Genes Associated with Intelligence

Smart Genes<p>We know more about DNA and heredity now than ever before, yet our knowledge of the effects of specific genes is still relatively absent. …

Stone Staircase of Central Park’s Hidden Cave, The Ramble Cave, Still Visible Today

The Ramble, a 38-acre woodland in the middle of Central Park, is a quiet oasis away from the busy city. Here — between 73rd and 79th Streets — …

How does the brain turn unconscious information into conscious thought?

Neuroscience tells us that most of the work done by our brains happens on an unconscious level, but when does that "a-ha!" moment occur? And what …

How to fix blue waterfalls in your landscape photographs

Even though I’m not really a landscape guy, I love waterfalls. For me, they regularly serve as the backdrop to a portrait session. The big problem …

Fungal enzymes team up to more efficiently break down cellulose

One of the biggest barriers in the commercial production of sustainable biofuels is to cost-effectively break down the bioenergy crops into sugars …

10 Creepy Sounds Recorded in Space by NASA

Spacecraft traveling to the far reaches of the solar system pick up some spooky sounds.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

China is preparing to mass collect DNA samples from Muslims

Nearly one month after Chinese administration officials announced a ban on Muslim names in the Xinjiang province, human rights observers and experts …

Scientists take first tentative steps to explore potential climate of Proxima B

The quest to discover whether a planet orbiting our closest neighbouring star, Proxima Centauri (4.2 light years or 25 trillion miles from Earth), …

World's Smallest Satellite Created for NASA by 18-Year-Old Indian Teen

18-year-old Indian student Rifath Sharook's invention weighs just over two OUNCES.<p>Although the space shuttle program may have been temporarily halted in the United States, NASA is still alive and well — and now, thanks to 18-year-old Rifath Sharook of India, are launching their smallest-ever …

Tamil Nadu

How to Calculate How Fast a Plane’s Flying—While You’re on It

I love using seemingly random data to figure out stuff I wouldn't otherwise know. You can do this with all kinds of things, but in this example, I …

Lowe’s prototype exoskeletons give warehouse workers a boost

The non-motorized exoskeletons are currently being trialled in a store in Virginia<p>Hardware chain Lowe’s is outfitting employees with a simple exoskeleton to help them on the job. The company has partnered with Virginia Tech to develop the technology, which makes lifting and moving heavy objects …

This Time Lapse Video of the Grand Canyon Will Give You an Existential Crisis

What better way to start off your day with a nice, hot cup of existential uncertainty? Forget everything you think you know about yourself or …

UC Berkeley researchers spot never-before-seen lava waves on volcanic Io

The planets have aligned for researchers from UC Berkeley – quite literally.<p>A rare cosmic alignment enabled scientists to observe, for the first time, waves of lava bubbling across a giant molten lake on Jupiter's moon Io.<p>The researchers, who published their findings in Nature last week, first …

A great tree 'migration' is underway

And an invisible soil community is helping making the trip safer.<p>Last summer, the popular podcast series RadioLab aired an episode that caused …

A Definitive Ranking Of The Planets By How Fucking Dramatic They Are

Mercury in retrograde. Jupiter throwing storm tantrums. Uranus rolling around the floor, like GUYS.<p>From using their orbits as a stage for their acrobatic routines to harboring storms that could swallow our planet whole, these celestial bodies — though gorgeous and glamorous — are sometimes Just Too …

Harvard Releases Earliest Recording of John F. Kennedy, a Politician in the Making

The forceful voice of the 20-year-old Harvard student punches through the crackling audio, his thick Boston accent coming to life. He is only a sophomore, but his distinct speaking style is already clear, even before he finishes the first line: “My name is John F. Kennedy.”<p>The one-minute-28-second …

My God. It's full of propellers.

8Brand-new images from the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn show curious features in the planet's rings: "Propellers," which are formed from the …

Astronomy

Scientists Can Now Switch Between Electrons And Photons in a Single Transistor

Welcome to the future.<p>Researchers have developed a new kind of transistor laser that can switch between two stable energy states – electronic and …

Tesla begins taking orders for its solar roof

Tesla's high-design solar roofs are moving a step closer to a housetop near you.<p>Tesla Inc. is accepting orders for its electricity-generating roofs, with a Wednesday afternoon kickoff.<p>Chief Executive Elon Musk teased the announcement on Twitter early Wednesday, saying deployment in the U.S. would …

John F. Kennedy's Lookalike Grandson Is Following in His Footsteps

At just 25 years old, Jack Schlossberg has already accomplished so much. Sure, he comes from the Kennedy family — otherwise known as the closest …

Thousands of Patient Records Leaked in New York Hospital Data Breach

Medical records of at least 7,000 people compromised in a data breach involving Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in New York disclosed patients' mental health and medical diagnoses, HIV statuses and sexual assault and domestic violence reports, according to records reviewed by NBC News.<p>Other …

Security

'Baby Dragon' Found In China Is The Newest Species Of Dinosaur

Meet <i>Beibeilong sinensis,</i> the most recently identified dinosaur species.<p>The name means "baby dragon from China." The dinosaur had massive feathered wings and a birdlike skull. It probably looked most like a cassowary, flightless birds slightly smaller than an ostrich.<p>But the <i>Beibeilong</i> was much …