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shoes
2015-01-15 15:16:53

A team of German researchers has developed portable, shoe-sized devices that could recharge your gadgets on the go by generating power through the mechanics of walking.

mari velonaki
2015-01-02 10:23:11

Women are estimated to represent no more than one-fifth of the robotics researchers in the world. Mari Velonaki is one of them blazing a trail for the rest.

seasonal affective disorder
2014-12-04 11:36:15

In an international study led by the University of Georgia has found a strong link between Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and vitamin D deficiency.

philae organic molecules
2014-11-28 06:10:00

Before the Philae lander’s batteries depleted late last week, one of its instruments was able to detect organic molecules on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P/C-G), scientists involved with the mission have confirmed.

IPCC Climate Report
2014-11-03 05:45:43

The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by the end of the century, and the majority of the world’s electricity can and should be produced by low-carbon sources by 2050, according to a new report released Sunday by a United Nation’s panel.

stratosphere thinkstock 480071383
2014-10-25 08:05:08

Google senior VP Alan Eustace has shattered Felix Baumgartner's skydiving record, jumping from over 130,000 feet and topping speeds of over 800 mph in a 4 1/2 minute freefall, various media outlets reported on Friday.

2014-09-30 23:12:08

Tamils for Obama wrote a letter to India's PM Modi explaining why they felt that CM Jayalalithaa of Tamil Nadu might be the victim of a malicious prosecution, and why they hoped Modi's

ebay-logo
2014-09-19 05:48:35

The US based online marketplace eBay has been subject to a security hack involving a spoof site and questions have been asked about the speed of the company's response.

stonehenge
2014-09-10 09:12:04

A four-year project to digitally map the area surrounding Stonehenge has revealed more than two dozen previously undetected archaeological sites located near the iconic monument, including hidden chapels, burial mounds and neighboring shrines.

dinosaur asteroid
2014-07-28 07:52:02

Dinosaurs were victims of bad timing, and likely would have survived the asteroid impact that wiped them out had it occurred slightly earlier or later, researchers from Edinburgh University report in a new study.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.