Quantcast

Latest Pebble Stories

2014-08-20 23:01:32

At The Open Mobile Summit, San Francisco (Mission Bay Conference Center, Nov 10-11th) design gurus from HTC, LG, Pebble and Argo Design will come together to explore what the future holds for mobile device design. (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Despite adopting the ‘black slab’ smartphone as the norm, the evolution of mobile phone design is starting to pick up pace again. The mobile device form factor is still in a sensitive place: Tablets sales are plateauing, phablets are more popular than...

Geophysicist And Mathematicians Team Up To Describe How River Rocks Round
2014-02-13 13:58:08

University of Pennsylvania For centuries, geologists have recognized that the rocks that line riverbeds tend to be smaller and rounder further downstream. But these experts have not agreed on the reason these patterns exist. Abrasion causes rocks to grind down and become rounder as they are transported down the river. Does this grinding reduce the size of rocks significantly, or is it that smaller rocks are simply more easily transported downstream? A new study by the University of...

Pebble Adding iOS 7 Support, Features To Smartwatch
2013-11-07 19:03:06

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Earlier this year, smartwatch maker Pebble had secured a $15 million investment, which came on the heels of the Pebble project that raised an additional $10 million via a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign. The latter was one of the most successful Kickstarter projects to date and helped put more than 190,000 Pebble smartwatches on wrists around the world. While a version 2.0 of the device’s hardware still has yet to be...

Mars Stones And Pebbles Hint At Watery Past
2013-05-30 13:06:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Another piece of evidence has emerged that gives more weight to the argument that the Red Planet could have had a wet history. NASA's Curiosity rover currently roving around on Mars has snapped images of gravel and pebbles. Researchers writing in the journal Science say that the shapes and sizes of these rounded pebbles clearly show that there has been flowing water on Mars. Curiosity's stereo camera took photos of a few areas with...

New Research Depicts Precisely How Sand Flows
2012-04-10 04:53:35

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may have an impact in a range of industries, from engineering to pharmaceutical manufacturing. Ken Kamrin of MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering has created a model that predicts the flow of granular materials under a variety of conditions. Sand's behavior, which is part fluid, part solid, has made it difficult for researchers to predict how it and other granular materials flow under...

2009-01-08 17:29:17

Pebbles that become part of clastic rocks in places like Arizona's Lower Antelope Canyon don't move with the wind but against it, a geosciences professor said. Rather than being pushed into formations, the pebbles, or clasts, have the loose sand around them removed by the wind, Andrew Leier of the University of Calgary said in the journal Geology. The sand removal causes scour-pits to form on the wind side of larger clasts, and the pebbles eventually fall toward the wind into the scours, he...


Word of the Day
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
Related