Category: Science

Check In With Curiosity on Foursquare: DNews Nugget

Check In With Curiosity on Foursquare: DNews Nugget

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Since debarking on the red planet in August, the Mars Science Laboratory has captivated millions. You could maxim that Curiosity has been elevated to distinction status — it is, after all, armed through a laser and a suite of sophisticated instruments. If you were looking conducive to a smart robotic action hero to boost knowledge [...]

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Earth-Sized Alien Worlds Orbit One in Six Stars

Earth-Sized Alien Worlds Orbit One in Six Stars

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

17 percent of the stars surveyed through . NASA’s Kepler space telescope be in possession of Earth-sized worlds in orbit, underlining the preponderance of small exoplanets in our brilliant collection. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)Source featured

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DARPA Demonstrates the Most Complex 2D Optical Phased Array Ever

DARPA Demonstrates the Most Complex 2D Optical Phased Array Ever

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

By developing of the present day microfabrication techniques, scientists at DARPA have integrated all the components of an optical phased array into a tiny 2-D chip configuration, which may enable advanced LADAR and other defense applications. Most clan are familiar with the concept of RADAR. Radio common occurrence (RF) waves travel through the air, reflect [...]

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Boy, 6, Suspended for Finger Gun: DNews Nugget

Boy, 6, Suspended for Finger Gun: DNews Nugget

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Suspended in favor of a Finger Gun: Parents of a six-year-old boy are battling their first-grader’s undivided-day suspension from a Silver Spring, Md. chide for pointing his finger at a class-fellow and saying “Pow!” The boy “had none intention to shoot anyone,” attorney Robin Ficker told the Washington Post. Ficker described the child during the [...]

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Wrinkly Fingers Evolved to Grasp Wet Objects

Wrinkly Fingers Evolved to Grasp Wet Objects

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Child Finds Gun in Donated Gift: DNews Nugget

Child Finds Gun in Donated Gift: DNews Nugget

| January 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Child Finds Gun in Donated Gift: In the predicable of donating gifts to needy children, this form gets a big, fat FAIL! An unacknowledged gift giver put a pistol into a box containing a teddy take patiently. The eight-year-old foster suckling who received it lives in Harlem with her foster mom, Sheeba Anderson. When the [...]

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Big Wave Surfer's X-Mas Gift: Survival

Big Wave Surfer's X-Mas Gift: Survival

| January 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Greg Long nearly missed Christmas this year. On Dec. 22 he was surfing at a thinly scattered monster storm swell at one of Earth’s greatest number treacherous and remote big wave spots: Cortes Bank, miles right side the coast of southern California. He level from his board in the something intermediate of a series of [...]

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Robots Fight Superbugs in Hospitals

Robots Fight Superbugs in Hospitals

| January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the biggest worries hither and thither American’s obsession with antibacterial soaps is the potentiality that viruses and bacteria will make known into “superbugs.” At Johns Hopkins Hospital a unused method is being tested to interrupt the rise of superbugs by using robot-like devices that twig hydrogen peroxide. These bots are around the size [...]

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The Possibility of Life on Extrasolar Moons

The Possibility of Life on Extrasolar Moons

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Artist’s conception of two extrasolar moons orbiting a giant gaseous planet. (Credits: R. Heller, AIP)Source featured

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Party Horn Only Works If You're Drunk

Party Horn Only Works If You're Drunk

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Now that Christmas is in the raise-view mirror, you’re speeding towards unit last holiday destination: New Year’s Eve, typically single of the most besotted nights without ceasing the calendar. DNEWS VIDEO: Gadgets and GizmosSource featured

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