Submitted by Diana Bretting on Thu, 09/15/2016 - 14:55
Randall Munroe, a former roboticist at NASA and founder of web comic XKCD, has made a web cartoon that explains 22,000 years of climate and human history in a very easy manner. This cartoon has gone viral on the internet.
Munroe is known for making such info-graphics on such difficult scientific topics. The graphic very clearly shows earth’s recent climate history. The cartoon starts at the end of the last ice age, representing around 200,000 years, which means the graph represent not too far period of earth’s lifetime.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 09/13/2016 - 13:51
SpaceX has termed the explosion that blew off its Falcon 9 rocket in a fueling test as the ‘most difficult and complex failure’ in the history of space exploration company headed by Elon Musk. The company is now seeking the public help to know the exact reason.
SpaceX CEO and Founder Elon Musk mentioned in a tweet that public help is needed in the disaster that happened without warning on Space Launch Complex-40 at around 9.07am EDT on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on September 1.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 09/13/2016 - 11:32
Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos announced today the name of future rocket. Bezosalso showcased important data about its future rocket project and some animations created by Blue Origin team. The rocket has been named as the New Glenn, named after John Glenn, the first US astronaut to orbit earth.
The rocket would launch payloads and humans into orbit around earth. As per the animations of the new rocket, it is bigger than SpaceX’s future Falcon Heavy rocket and the United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sun, 09/11/2016 - 19:57
Hair proteins have been found as effective as DNA profiling in identification of individuals as per a research conducted at the U.S. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in collaboration with a Utah-based startup DNA profiling is currently used in forensic science and protein markers found in human hair could be unique identifiers, as per the new research paper published in journal PLOS ONE. The research team reported that individuals protein markers to identify people could be as many as 1,000.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 09/06/2016 - 11:54
As per a new research paper published by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers, they have created the first carbon nanotube transistors that would surpass traditional silicon and gallium arsenide transistors. Carbon nanotube transistors are considered better because of their faster performance and lower power consumption than traditional silicon transistors.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 09/05/2016 - 12:44
The engineers at Stanford University unveiled a unique fabric made by tweaking the plastic, which has the capability of keeping your body cool during summers.
Researchers have applied various chemical treatments to a polyethylene sheet to make this fabric. The fabric is made from impermeable plastic, which lets the body release heat, making the person feeling cooler by about 4.25 degrees Fahrenheit.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 09/05/2016 - 10:19
A study titled, ‘Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence’, (A100), being carried out by Stanford University aims to know the impact of artificial intelligence on our daily life. The study carried out by 17 experts started with a report ‘Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030’ that mentioned as to how advancements like drones and autonomous vehicles would merge with society.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 09/05/2016 - 10:17
Radio astronomers in Russia were able to catch strong signals, which as per them were from a cluster of stars known as the Hercules constellation. The signals were considered to be from advanced alien civilization, but now their real source has been found.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Sun, 09/04/2016 - 14:08
Scientists at Stanford University are well aware of the warming conditions on the planet. Therefore, they have developed a material that would block the sun’s rays and also allow venting of body heat. The scientists have described the new fabric, a nano-porous form of polyethylene, and its properties in the journal Science.
For now, the fabric has been tested by humans. The scientists carried out a test in which they wrapped the high-tech fabric around a device that imitated the response of human skin on a hot day. The temperature rose by mere 0.8 degrees Celsius.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Fri, 09/02/2016 - 11:56
A panel of academic and industrial thinkers has prepared a report that underlines future AI contributions, targeting the 2030. The report titled, ‘Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030’, forms to be part of the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (A100), a project of Stanford University.
Computer scientist Peter Stone at The University of Texas at Austin believes that specialized AI applications will be more common and useful by 2030. It will improve quality of life for humans. Along with this, AI will also result into hurdles.