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China’s Moon Rover Already In Trouble

Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
China’s Moon Rover Already In Trouble

China’s first lunar rover successfully landed on the moon in December, but a malfunction is already jeopardizing its mission. China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover experienced a “mechanical control abnormality” according to state media said on Saturday, in what appears to be a setback for a landmark mission in the country’s ambitious space program

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Facebook Could Fade Out Like a Disease – Princeton Researchers

Posted by on January 22, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Facebook Could Fade Out Like a Disease – Princeton Researchers

Facebook is like an infectious disease, experiencing a spike before its decline, according to US researchers who claim the social network will lose 80 percent of users by 2017.

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Secret ‘Minority Report’ Tracking Technology In All Post-2010 iPhones

Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Secret ‘Minority Report’ Tracking Technology In All Post-2010 iPhones

Apple installed secret ‘Minority Report’ tracking technology in all iPhones from 2010 and only just told you about it.

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Creepiest Smartphone App Yet Scans Crowd for People with Dating Site Profiles

Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Creepiest Smartphone App Yet Scans Crowd for People with Dating Site Profiles

Putting the “stalk” in stalker, a new facial recognition app for Smartphones will allow a user to scan a crowd and pinpoint people with profiles on online dating sites or social media sites. NameTag, designed for Android and iOS, scans a person in whom the user is interested and looks for that person on dating sites such as PlentyOfFish, OkCupid, and Match as well as social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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‘Hand Of God’ NASA Image Shows Exploded Star

Posted by on January 10, 2014 in Earth & Space, Technology with 0 Comments
‘Hand Of God’ NASA Image Shows Exploded Star

A new image of the pulsar wind nebula known as the ‘Hand of God’ has been captured by US space agency NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR). The photograph captured by the telescope shows the nebula 17,000 light-years away, which is powered by a dead, spinning star called PSR B1509-58. The pulsar itself is just 19 kilometres long, but spins around nearly seven times every second.

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Where Your Body ‘Feels’ Emotions Revealed In New Study

Posted by on January 7, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 2 Comments
Where Your Body ‘Feels’ Emotions Revealed In New Study

Scientists have long known that common emotions can trigger sensations in our bodies — whether it’s butterflies in the stomach (anxiety) or hot cheeks (shame). And now a new study suggests that we all have the same bodily sensations associated with our feelings regardless of culture or language — because the mind-body connection is biological, and is linked to our very drive for survival.

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Isaac Asimov’s 1964 Predictions of 2014 Are Spot On

Posted by on January 6, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Isaac Asimov’s 1964 Predictions of 2014 Are Spot On

In 1964, Isaac Asimov made a number of predictions about what life would be like in 2014. Prepare yourself, because some of these predictions were startlingly accurate. Trace runs down Asimov’s list.

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240″ TV In A Contact Lens: Revolutionary Eyewear Rivaling Google Glass To Be Unveiled

Posted by on January 5, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
240″ TV In A Contact Lens: Revolutionary Eyewear Rivaling Google Glass To Be Unveiled

Google Glass has a rival: Nano-tech contact lenses that work with a pair of glasses and provide wearers with a virtual canvas on which any media can be viewed or application run, projected onto human eyes, are set to be unveiled in the US. The high-tech contact lens is due to be previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, becoming a rival to “wearable computing” Google Glass, the futuristic glasses that can shoot video or photos literally with a wink of an eye.

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Whoa: Watch Scientists Use Sound Waves to Make Things Levitate

Posted by on January 2, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Whoa: Watch Scientists Use Sound Waves to Make Things Levitate

A group of researchers at the University of Tokyo use sound waves to levitate various objects. Tiny little beads lift into the air and glide around in perfect formation. An iron screw spins gently in space. Pieces of plastic, broken match heads, and even droplets of water all defy gravity, all thanks to the precise application of ultrasonic sound waves.

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