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Solar Flip Soon
2013-08-06 13:41:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Preparing For The Solar Max Magnetic Flip ] Solar experts are anticipating a major event that is about to happen within the next three or four months - the sun is going to flip. Every eleven years, the Sun reaches the peak of its cycle and proceeds to switch polarity, making north become south and south become north. NASA scientists said the upcoming change will also mark the halfway point of solar max, a period...

Flexible E-Skin Responds To Touch
2013-07-22 09:33:10

[ Watch the Video: E-Skin in Action ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Engineers from the University of California, Berkeley and Michigan State University have created a new electronic skin, or e-skin, that lights up when touched and responds to increasing pressure with increasing brightness, according to a report in Nature Geoscience. "We are not just making devices; we are building systems," said team leader Ali Javey, UC Berkeley associate professor...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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