Tuesday, January 28, 2014
It may be 350 kilometers above Earth and a place that only a privileged few will ever visit, but the International Space Station is crucial to advances in science, health and technology, experts say.
Chinese Internet users flooded the country's social media networks on Monday with condolences for the troubled Jade Rabbit moon rover, which experienced a “mechanical control abnormality” over the weekend.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Pinterest is letting members add playful animated clips called “GIFs” to the hot bulletin board-style social network. “The well-timed GIF may be the greatest thing to have happened to the Internet since emoticons, and lots of people have said they'd love to see playable GIFs on Pinterest,” Ludo Anotov, a software engineer at the California-based company, said in a blog post on Thursday.
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After the White House decided recently to prolong the life of the International Space Station until 2024, the nation's top science official declared that the four-year extension would help NASA get a big return on its US$100 billion investment.
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When studying earthquakes, especially in California, scientists often find that ocean waves get in the way. As the water hits the coast, it creates tiny seismic waves that interfere with researchers' efforts to listen for the bigger waves created by quakes.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Last year was among a handful of the warmest on record since 1880, according to U.S. government figures out Tuesday that provide more evidence that the planet is heating up.
Surging air pollution from China and other fast-growing Asian economies has intensified winter cyclones in the northwest Pacific, scientists said Tuesday.
The flappy skin on the turkey's face and throat could help save human lives in a terror attack or a chemical spill — or maybe even from cancer.
No one in Mandla Maseko's family has ever stepped outside South Africa, but the young township disc jockey is set to rocket into space next year.