Kathy McDermott

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The Storm

Nobody is more weather-obsessed than the islanders of the Outer Hebrides—of this I am certain.<p>From the moment I first landed in Barra, every person I have met has first shook my hand, then told me their name and delivered a 48-hour forecast.<p>“We’re in for a wee blow tomorrow,” said one man in a …

Atlantic hurricane season: so far, so calm as weather defies forecasts

So far, so calm: despite predictions that this year's Atlantic hurricane season would be unusually busy, the season has entered its second half and a hurricane is yet to form.<p>On 23 May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said it was "forecasting an active or extremely active …

Climate Change May Have Impacted Half of 2012's Extreme Weather

2012 was a rough year around the globe, and not for any of the Planet X/Mayan calendar doomsday reasons people feared. Instead, it was a year of …

Plants Vs. Zombies 2 Could Be Even More Addictive Than The Original

Plants vs. Zombies™ 2 (Free) by PopCap is the much anticipated sequel to the original hit, Plants vs. Zombies. If you are a fan of tower defense …

Notability Goes Universal, Spreads Notes Across All Devices Through iCloud Support

Take note everyone, as there is a new update for <i>Notability</i>! The app has gone universal, giving you access to it on all iOS devices. It's also …

iCloud

The Future Machines of the Past

Our eyes here at Txchnologist are usually firmly set to the horizon, scanning for what the future holds. Sometimes, though, we get a kick out of …

Robot learns to recognize objects on its own

When all the humans went home for the day, a personal-assistant robot under development in a university lab recently built digital images of a pineapple and a bag of bagels that were inadvertently left on a table – and figured out how it could lift them.<p>The researchers didn't even know the objects …

Robotics

The Hunt for Elusive Gravity Waves Heats Up

In the next five years or so, scientists are poised to discover proof that space and time can wrinkle in the form of gravitational waves. These waves …

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Each of the thousands of dots in this image is an entire galaxy containing billions of stars, revealed in a region of space called the Lockman hole, which allows a clear line of sight out into the distant universe, as seen by the Herschel Space Observatory. See more amazing images obtained by Herschel since its launch in May, 2009. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/4kf6 The $1.4 billion Herschel Space Observatory exhausted its vital supply of liquid helium coolant, ESA announced earlier this week. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/4kex

Hubble Space Telescope - The Best Images From Over Two Decades In Orbit

NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity: Historic Landing

Largest Sky Map Revealed: An Animated Flight Through the Universe

Hubble eXtreme Deep Field - Farthest Ever View of the Universe

Caught in the Cosmic Web - Dark Matter Structure Revealed by Hubble Space Telescope

The sun's coronal mass ejection eruption captured by Nasa - video

A coronal mass ejection (CME) erupts from the edge of the sun on Wednesday in a gigantic rolling wave. CMEs can shoot more than 1bn tonnes of …

NASA invites public to send names and messages to Mars

NASA is inviting the public to submit their names and a personal message for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the Martian …