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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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