Tomasz Gorski

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Experimental Google Smartphone Becomes Brain Of Space Robot

NASA has hacked the phone to make an autonomous utility robot for the ISS.<p>Robots excel at the tedious, repetitive tasks that bore humans into ineffectiveness. So NASA has tweaked an experimental Google smartphone called "Project Tango" that takes 250,000 measurements per second to create a 3-D map …

Video: Kayaking a Lost World in Patagonia

We all know that Patagonia is one of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet, but even it still holds wonders to be revealed. That's what …

Five out-there energy projects that are moving closer to reality

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>Some newer clean energy sources, like solar panels and wind turbines, are becoming mainstream industries, with low prices and …

Black Market Raw Milk—Healthy or Harmful?

<b>My friends who grew up on farms have enviable agrarian memories: jumping in piles of hay, throwing slop buckets to pigs, and sourcing an entire week’s worth of food from only their acres of fields in summer.</b><p>But the most romantic stories, the ones that make waking up with the rooster sound worth it, …

Rice Theory: Why Eastern Cultures Are More Cooperative

Ask Americans to describe themselves, and chances are you'll get adjectives like "energetic," "friendly" or "hard-working."<p>In Japan, the responses would likely be much different. "Dependent on others" and "considerate" might pop up, studies have found.<p>Psychologists have known for a long time that …

ABB Conversations > The megatrends are among us, part 1

Technology is redefining what robots CAN do for us. But some big megatrends are redefining what they MUST do for us.<p>In the early 2000s, Google’s …

Citi: These 10 Technologies Will Utterly Transform The World

It's a brand-new list from the one did they did last year.<p>"For the most part, when people think about disruptive innovation, technology is the first thing that comes to mind — smartphones, flat-screen TVs, MP3 players — things that have come on the market that have totally replaced products that we …

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How to Make Solar Panels Affordable—for Billions

Like the installment plans of the Great Depression, Simpa Networks' "Progressive Purchase" agreements are enabling customers in rural India to get solar power for their homes.<p>“Upgrading to electricity” is not a phrase most industrialized world denizens think about much, given that it happened a …

3D printers find a home fighting disease in Syrian refugee camps

Sure, 3D printers can make guns, but it can also be used for good: for instance, its capability to create whatever you want gives it a bright future in humanitarian efforts around the globe. Oxfam (an organization that seeks to eradicate poverty) agrees, that's why it has partnered with online 3D …

How a Few Species Are Hacking Climate Change

Animals can be surprisingly adaptable—but can they change quickly enough?<p>As the Earth heats up, animals and plants are not necessarily helpless. They can move to cooler climes; they can stay put and adapt as individuals to their warmer environment, and they can even adapt as a species, by …

The World's Largest Solar Farm

Shine bright like a solar panel<p>In February, the Ivanpah Solar Electricity Generating System opened over a 3,500-acre stretch of the Mojave Desert. The solar thermal farm operates at 392 megawatts—just under 1 percent of California’s total energy production, or enough to power 140,000 homes.<p>The …

Tesla's Elon Musk: On Creating A 'Cool' Battery System For Home Energy Storage

Tesla Motors, which plans to build a giant lithium-ion battery factory, is keenly interested in the emerging energy storage market, where home and businesses owners might want to buy battery systems for backup power or for managing solar electricity generation and use.<p>The company has been thinking …

Subtle, Yet Sexy: How Pheromones Can Change Your Perception of Attractiveness

Have you ever found someone particularly sexy without knowing why? It could be that you are lured in by their pheromones, invisible chemical signals that can subtly alter a person’s mood, mindset, or behavior. According to new research published last week in Current Biology, men and women give off …

The Conspiracy Theorist Who Duped The World's Biggest Physicists

Popular Science spoke with Rick DeLano, whose movie The Principle shows the world's most famous cosmologists promoting the idea that the Earth is the center of the universe.<p>In December, the trailer for a star-studded new documentary about the universe was uploaded to YouTube. "Everything we think …

La mayor extinción de la Tierra ocurrió de forma «instantánea».

<b>En menos de 60.000 años, un suspiro en la historia del planeta, desaparecieron de la faz de la Tierra más del 96% de las especies marinas y cerca del</b> …

Los Andes se formaron dando "estirones"

<b>Como si fueran adolescentes en pleno crecimiento, pero a lo largo de millones de años, las imponentes montañas de los Andes llegaron tan alto gracias que dieron "estirones".</b><p>Esto quiere decir, según los expertos, que probablemente toda la cadena montañosa se formó a través de una serie de rápidos …

Aprender es fácil con unProfesor

Uno de los reinos más antiguos del continente europeo es Rusia, un país que, durante mucho tiempo, mantuvo una de las monarquías más importantes, …

La Cuesta de Lipán, Jujuy

El camino serpentea entre cerros y pueblos perdidos en el noroeste argentino. Los paisajes andinos de las provincias de Salta y Jujuy, guardan las …

Estos son los diez países menos visitados del mundo

<b>El Mundo</b>. Usualmente hablamos de las calles de Paris, de las construcciones en Roma, de la exquisita comida en Tailandia, o de las maravillas del …

Valle Val d'Orcia: Un paisaje casi irreal en Italia (FOTOS)

<b>Italia</b>. Alguna vez configuraste tu computadora para que un hermoso fondo de pantalla la adornara cuando estuviese en reposo, ¿cierto? Y te quedaste …

La Tranquera, sabor argentino en la Córdoba andaluza

La primera Córdoba fue la andaluza, la <i>Corduba</i> que fundaron los romanos. Luego llegaron otras, una de ellas en Argentina. Hoy <b>un restaurante ha juntado</b> …

Philips pone luz LED a la carta para cultivar en interiores

Imagina un edificio enorme a modo de granja y situado en una gran ciudad. Lo están desarrollando una compañía de Chicago especialista en este tipo de …

Stephen Hawking, le réseau pensant

Chercheuse en « Science Studies” à Berkeley, Hélène Mialet publie “A la recherche de Stephen Hawking” et montre en étudiant le génial savant …

La fausse bande annonce hilarante du prochain film de Sofia Coppola

Un an après “The Bling Ring”, Sofia Coppola devrait sortir une adaptation du célèbre dessin animé “La petite sirène”. Le site Funny or Die a profité …

'Interstellar', cartel de la nueva película de Christopher Nolan

La raza humana nació en la Tierra. Su destino nunca fue morir aquí.<p>Con ese hermoso mensaje nos llega <b>la nueva película de Christopher Nolan</b>. Mientras …

Cómic en cine: 'Immortel (Ad vitam)', de Enki Bilal

A tenor de ciertos comentarios que habéis dejado en algunas de las últimas entradas que he ido publicando en este especial de Cómic en cine, me …