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NASA's Curiosity Rover Celebrates First Year on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has now been on Mars for over a year. Curiosity landed on Mars on Aug. 5, 2012, 10:32 pm PDT (Aug. 6, 2012, 1:32 a.m. …

Mars Art: Rarely Seen Gems From Curiosity Rover's Raw Image Collection

Author: Adam Mann<p>06:30 am

Rare 2012 ATV, Low Mileage: Calculating Curiosity Rover’s Blue Book Value

Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.06.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>If you’ve paid close attention to NASA’s …

All Of The Asteroids That Could Potentially End The World

Here's the path of the nearly 1,400 asteroids that would cause "major devastation" if they hit our planet.<p>It's no surprise that NASA is keeping track of all potentially hazardous objects, or PHOs, that surround our planet. If it's closer than 4.6 million miles away and larger than about 350 feet in …

How To Create The Perfect Workspace, According To Science

Optimize your performance. Or just make it pretty.<p>There's nothing worse than sitting in a dull, drab cubicle. If you're going to be stuck in one place for 40 or more hours a week, it might as well be pleasant--for the sake of your sanity and your company's bottom line. Research shows that how you …

The Week In Numbers: Humanity's Last Common Ancestor, The Birth Of NASA, And More

<b>180,000-200,000 years ago</b>: the time when humanity's last common male ancestor likely walked Earth<p><b>28.3 mph</b>: the speed at which Boston Dynamics' Cheetah Robot can sprint (it is one of our 10 favorite athletic robots)<p><b>$300-$2,000</b>: the money a 3-D printer could save you per year by printing household …

New sharp image of Whirlpool Galaxy

A new camera on a telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson has given us this beautiful view of the Whirlpool, which is also called M51.<p>…

Can a Full Moon Disrupt Human Sleep?

Humans don’t sleep as well during full moons, say Swiss scientists in a new study.<p>While examining people sleeping in stringently controlled …

Sleep

Moon may influence sleep, study finds

Science and myth rarely agree, but new research suggests that the lunar cycle could have an effect on the quality of sleep.<p>The study by researchers …

The Most Dangerous Volcano in North America Is Probably Not Where You Think It Is

<i>This</i> <i>article</i> <i>originally appeared in</i> <i>The Last Word on Nothing</i><i>.</i><p>MEXICO CITY—When you live in Mexico, you get used to people in other countries thinking you …

Will we ever… create a universal flu vaccine?

Our best hope for preventing a pandemic threat is to develop a vaccine that protects against all dangerous strains at once. How close are we to achieving this?<p>It takes just two shots of the MMR vaccine to protect a child against measles, mumps and rubella for life. The same is true for polio and …

Immune System

New designs to breathe life back into our cities

Urban buildings use up precious materials and cause pollution. We need visionary thinking to create more sustainable designs that respond to their environment, writes architect Neil Spiller.<p>By the middle of this century, our cities are likely to be hotter, experience more dramatic changes in …

Do you lose most heat from your head?

To wear, or not to wear, a hat when it is cold? Claudia Hammond trawls through studies plunging people into freezing water and seeing what Patagonian locals do. To wear, or not to wear, a hat when cold<p>We were told we must not capsize at all costs. If we did, we would have only seconds to get out of …

Backpacking

Voyager: A long, long trip into the unknown

Whether or not Nasa’s Voyager has become the first object to leave our solar system, Quentin Cooper wants to know what will happen if it meets extraterrestrial life?<p>Are we there yet? Don’t know. Are we there yet? Don’t know. Are we there yet? Don’t know.<p>Thankfully there are no small children aboard …

Space Exploration

4D printing: buildings that can change over time

What if buildings could adapt their shape and form – without any other input from us? Architect Skylar Tibbits says 4D printing could make materials that build themselves.<p>The way we build our structures has become more and more sophisticated. But the materials we build them from are static, waiting …

Emerging Technology

Will we ever... create a black hole in the laboratory?

Fears that the Large Hadron Collider could create a black hole that destroy the world may be unfounded, but if we really wanted to make one, could we actually do it, asks Matthew Francis.<p>Before the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) began operations in 2008, a small but noisy group of people were in …

What makes us extroverts and introverts?

Why do some people prefer adventure and the company of others, while others favour being alone? It’s all to do with how your brain processes rewards.<p>Will you spend Saturday night in a crowded bar, or curled up with a good book? Is your ideal holiday adventure sports with a large group of mates and, …

Does sugar make children hyperactive?

Dread birthday parties because of the effect cakes and drinks will have on your child? Evidence shows this actually affects parents’ behaviour, not the child’s.<p>Many of us have watched children arrive at a party as reasonable, polite human beings, eat copious amounts of cakes and sweets and then …

DNA storage: The code that could save civilisation

Two scientists think we can safeguard the world's knowledge against an apocalypse if we store it in DNA. How far-fetched is the idea? Ed Yong meets them to find out.<p>Neither Ewan Birney nor Nick Goldman can remember exactly how they came up with the idea of storing all the world’s knowledge in DNA. …

Genetics

APOD: Hidden Galaxy IC 342 (2013 Jul 18) Image Credit & Copyright: Stephen Leshin http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130718.html Explanation: Similar in size to large, bright spiral galaxies in our neighborhood, IC 342 is a mere 10 million light-years distant in the long-necked, northern constellation Camelopardalis. A sprawling island universe, IC 342 would otherwise be a prominent galaxy in our night sky, but it is hidden from clear view and only glimpsed through the veil of stars, gas and dust clouds along the plane of our own Milky Way galaxy. Even though IC 342's light is dimmed by intervening cosmic clouds, this deep telescopic image traces the galaxy's obscuring dust, blue star clusters, and glowing pink star forming regions along spiral arms that wind far from the galaxy's core. IC 342 may have undergone a recent burst of star formation activity and is close enough to have gravitationally influenced the evolution of the local group of galaxies and the Milky Way. http://sleshin.startlogic.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130718 #APOD

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: Sporty, splashy fun, but not truly rugged - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Samsung's Galaxy S4</b> Active has a sporty design, takes strong daylight photos, and delivers the majority of Android 4.2 features. It also has a great speakerphone.<p><b>The Bad</b> Aqua mode is fixed focus, the S4 Active takes weak low light shots, and the phone isn't as durable as its name suggests. …

Has your phone run out of juice? These researchers can recharge it with human urine

Talk about recycling — scientists at a British university have come up with a way to charge mobile phones with that most ubiquitous of by-products, …

Tumblr Fixes Security Bug In iOS, Asks Users To Change Passwords

Tumblr, the David Karp-founded, Yahoo-owned website, has fixed a security flaw it found on its iOS app. Very little information was given about the bug, but the firm suggested users change their passwords immediately.<p>This was posted yesterday on the staff blog.<p>Important security update for …

Google working to secure programming deals for upcoming internet TV service, says report

Google is considering an entrance into the internet TV game, according to a new report out today. The new over-the-top service would offer live TV broadcasts to customers over their internet connections, bypassing cable operators like Comcast and Time Warner Cable. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says the …

Ingenious Tourniquet Invention Saves Lives

An inflatable abdominal tourniquet recently revived two men who were moments away from bleeding to death. The device could have saved three soldiers per month between 2001 and 2010, the U.S. Army says.<p>On June 7 in Birmingham, Ala., a blood-soaked, unconscious 41-year-old man arrived at a hospital …

Beneath the white coat: the radical science movement

A raised fist of solidarity against oppression held up behind a chemist's flask: a striking, slightly humorous image that playful juxtaposes images …

Watch Sodium and Water Levitate and Collide

Engineers manipulate sound frequencies to control particle movement.<p><b>Engineers in Switzerland have successfully levitated both a particle of instant coffee and a droplet of water using high frequency sounds to make them collide. The result was a very tiny cup of coffee.</b><p>But besides feeding a caffeine …

Nanotech roundup: cosmetic fix, micro-batteries and superbug detector

What's in your lipstick?<p>New regulations on safety standards and labelling of nanomaterials in cosmetics came into force last week. The regulation …

Insight: Science for hire - Trial over plastic exposes disclosure deficit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - By 2012, Eastman Chemical seemed to be perfectly positioned when it came to producing plastic for drinking bottles. Concerns about a widely used chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) had become so great that Walmart stopped selling plastic baby bottles and children’s sippy cups …

5 Amazing Antarctic Research Buildings

New designs make suffering through freezing desolation in the name of research actually look okay.<p>It's not easy designing buildings for the harsh conditions of Antarctica: architects have to account for ever-piling snow, freezing cold, and violent winds. A new touring exhibition opening next week,</i> …