Sunday, August 10, 2014
U.S. space agency NASA engineers said Friday that a test of a vehicle they hope to one day use on Mars achieved most of its objectives, despite a parachute that virtually disintegrated the moment it deployed.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Widespread use of sleeping pills by slumber-deprived astronauts could hamper vigilance in the high-risk environment of space, a study warned on Friday.
It starts out laying flat, like a sheet of paper. Then it springs up, almost lifelike, and folds into moveable parts much like origami art. And then it crawls away.
Japan's defense ministry on Friday said it was developing a fuel-cell powered “unmanned underwater vehicle” but disputed a report that it was working with Washington on a submarine using the environmentally friendly technology.
Researchers Thursday unveiled a powerful new postage-stamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain.
Friday, August 8, 2014
My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's shopping-centric Fire phone. Rather, I've found the phone's Firefly scanning feature to be far more useful as an information-gathering tool.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The space probe Rosetta on Wednesday made a historic rendezvous with a comet, climaxing a 10-year, six-billion-kilometre (3.7-billion-mile) chase through the Solar System, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
Scientists using a high-powered telescope in Chile have been able to measure Pluto's orbit precisely, to help with navigation as a U.S. probe nears the planet in 2015.
The forerunner of dinosaurs like three-horned Triceratops was a bird-hipped creature the size of a turkey that lived in herds in South America and liked to munch on ferns, scientists said Wednesday.