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Silica Aerogel Could Melt Ice On Mars And Make Red Planet Habitable

Another day, another step has been made to make Mars more habitable to humans. Now, scientists discovered a material that could simply be spread over Mars' surface and produce liquid water from the frozen ice below.

Science July 16, 2019

India Cancels Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission Launch Minutes Before Takeoff

India's Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission launch that will probe the south side of the moon was postponed due to technical problems. The Indian Space Research Organization will announce a reschedule date for the liftoff.

Science July 15, 2019

Why Smart Beds And Sleep Apps Are Raising Privacy Concerns

The digital age has brought with it countless innovations which disrupt seemingly everything, and sleep is no exception to this trend.

Tech July 9, 2019

Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Case Renders Reveal It Won't Have A Headphone Jack

More details of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 have been leaked in the form of alleged case renders. If true, then the smartphone won't have a headphone jack and a Bixby button.

Tech July 8, 2019

Scientists Discover Life Lurking In The Most Remote, Uninhabitable Desert Of The Pacific

The South Pacific Gyre is one of the most isolated, lifeless parts of Earth. Due to extreme conditions in this region, it has become a desert nearly completely devoid of life — except for a couple of survivors.

Science July 5, 2019

Hubble's Eta Carinae Image Gives Special Ultraviolet View Of The Double Star System

Hubble Space Telescope's latest image of Eta Carinae is its highest resolution image of the double star system yet. The stunning image shows the ongoing 'Great Eruption.'

Science July 5, 2019

Restoring Forests Worldwide Could Capture Two Thirds Of Human-Made Carbon Emissions, Fight Climate Crisis

About 0.9 billion hectares of land not being used by humans is suitable for reforestation. If we fill these places with newly planted trees, they could eventually capture two thirds of man-made carbon emissions.

Science July 5, 2019

Apple To Stop Using Butterfly Keyboards In New MacBooks: Report

A new report says that Apple is ditching the butterfly keyboards in the near future. Starting with the 2019 refreshed MacBook Air, new models are said to sport a scissor-switch keyboard design instead.

Tech July 4, 2019

PlayStation Classic Now Just $25, Way Down From Original $100 Price Tag

For some, the PlayStation Classic is a hard pass at its original retail price of $100, and it only comes with 20 games compared to the NES Classic’s 30. But what about for just $25?

Culture July 4, 2019

New iOS 13 FaceTime Feature Will Fake Eye Contact For You

During video calls, participants stare at the screen instead of the camera, causing a slightly uncomfortable sense of disconnect. That’s what this new FaceTime Attention Correction feature intends to fix.

Tech July 4, 2019

Cockroaches Are Rapidly Evolving To Become Invincible: Here’s How Humans Can Fend Them Off

Researchers found that cockroaches are growing more and more resistant to insecticides. So what are humans supposed to do to prevent indestructible roaches from taking over the household?

Science July 4, 2019

Scientists Store, Retrieve Digital Photos In Tiny Molecules Used For Metabolism

In the future, data could be stored in molecules instead of chips. New research takes a significant step forward by successfully storing and retrieving images with great accuracy in metabolites.

Science July 4, 2019

MacBook Pro Catches Fire, Days Before Apple's Battery Recall Program

A user shared pictures of his MacBook Pro that caught fire, showing burn marks and a gaping hole on its bottom. As the owner explained, this occurred days before Apple announced the battery recall program for the machines.

Tech July 3, 2019

How To Use In-Memory Computing For Continuous Learning Applications

Businesses that hope to endure for long in the modern commercial arena must come equipped with the best digital tools available, which increasingly means turning away from outdated methods such as the ETL process and instead opting for in-memory computing, which drastically speeds up the rate at which you can leverage your data for commercial gain. Nevertheless, many business owners have little to no familiarity with in-memory computing and are uncertain of how to use it for continuous learning applications.

Tech July 3, 2019

Researchers Successfully Eliminate HIV From Mice Genome Using CRISPR

Is a cure for HIV in the horizon? Scientists take a huge step forward by successfully removing HIV from the genomes of infected mice with the help of gene-editing tool CRISPR.

Health July 3, 2019

Rumor: Apple To Drop Face ID In Favor Of In-Display Touch ID For Next iPhone

A certain iPhone feature might be coming back. Apple is apparently developing an exclusive iPhone for China that has Touch ID instead of Face ID.

Tech July 3, 2019

The Samsung Galaxy Fold Is Reportedly Fixed

Samsung has apparently revamped the design of the Galaxy Fold to avoid the problems that plagued the phone in the run-up to its original release. No new release date has been announced, however.

Tech July 3, 2019

Mysterious Fast Radio Burst Traced To Its Origins In A Faraway Galaxy

Scientists discover the source of a fast radio burst to a galaxy 7.9 billion light-years away. While these radio signals remain a mystery, identifying their origins are a significant step to finding out what causes these strange radio bursts.

Science July 2, 2019

Studio MDHR Delays 'Cuphead' DLC Delicious Last Course To 2020

The release date of the first 'Cuphead' DLC called Delicious Last Course has been pushed back to 2020. Studio MDHR explains that the delay is to ensure its quality and to encourage 'healthy and sustainable' development practices for its team.

Culture July 2, 2019

Smart Glasses Follow Our Eyes, Focus Automatically

Though it may not have the sting of death and taxes, presbyopia is another of life's guarantees. This vision defect plagues most of us starting about age 45, as the lenses in our eyes lose the elasticity needed to focus on nearby objects. For some people reading glasses suffice to overcome the difficulty, but for many people, the only fix, short of surgery, is to wear progressive lenses.

Tech July 2, 2019

Going The Distance: Brain Cells For 3D Vision Discovered

Neurons in insect brains that compute 3D distance and direction found

Science July 2, 2019

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Clean-Up Recovers 40 Tons Of Plastic Waste

Just how much do fishing nets contribute to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? A recent clean-up in the Pacific yielded 40 tons of plastic waste and potentially dangerous fishing nets.

Science July 2, 2019

South Pacific, Parts Of South America Set To Witness Total Solar Eclipse

Another total solar eclipse is bound to give some people an incredible experience. Now, those in the South Pacific will have the chance to witness the unique sky event.

Feature July 2, 2019

Ancient Teeth Reveal Extinct Vegetarian Relatives Of Crocodiles

Do modern day crocodiles have ancient vegetarian cousins? New research reveals that the apex predators actually have ancestors who preferred to have vegetables in their diets.

Science July 2, 2019

Drag-and-drop Data Analytics

System lets nonspecialists use machine-learning models to make predictions for medical research, sales, and more.

Tech June 28, 2019

Smart Materials Provide Real-Time Insight Into Wearers' Emotions

Smart wearable technology that changes color, heats up, squeezes or vibrates as your emotions are heightened has the potential to help people with affective disorders better control their feelings.

Tech June 28, 2019

Safe, Low-Cost, Modular, Self-Programming Robots

A toolbox for building robots aware of their surroundings

Tech June 28, 2019

Researchers Turn Proteins Into Music To Learn More About Protein Structure

Researchers developed a system that converts amino acids in a protein to audible music. The goal is to allow scientists to enable new insights about protein structures and create variations of proteins that have never been observed in nature.

Science June 28, 2019

Moonshot No More: Beresheet 2 No Longer Going To The Moon

It is a moonshot no more as SpaceIL cancels Beresheet 2. The team will be pursuing new challenges, as another moon mission is 'not challenging enough' for the team.

Science June 28, 2019

LOOK: Massive Volcano Eruption Seen From Space

An unexpected volcanic eruption from Raikoke Volcano sent ash and volcanic gases over the North Pacific Ocean. Even astronauts from the ISS had a chance to capture images of the volcano's rare eruption.

Science June 28, 2019

NASA's Next Mission Takes Dragonfly Drone To Saturn's Moon, Titan

NASA announced its next mission in the solar system. The next destination will be the icy world of Saturn's moon, Titan, with the Dragonfly set to launch in 2026.

Science June 28, 2019

Soyuz Spacecraft Lands Back On Earth After Spending Over 200 Days Docked On The ISS

Three crew members of the International Space Station returned to Earth on Monday. The Russian Soyuz MS-11 delivered the NASA, CSA astronauts, and Roscosmos cosmonaut safely back to the ground after their 204-day mission in low orbit.

Science June 27, 2019

Curiosity Rover Finds High Levels Of Methane On Mars

Last week, Curiosity rover detected unusually high levels of methane, a gas generated by microbes and other living organisms, in Gale Crater. NASA recently released the results from the rover's follow-up observations.

Science June 27, 2019

Researchers Discover Giant Reservoir Of Freshwater Underneath The Atlantic Seabed

Researchers discovered a gigantic freshwater reservoir beneath the Atlantic Ocean. Similar aquifers around the world can one day provide a supply of freshwater in places that are facing water crisis.

Science June 27, 2019

The Best Mobile RPG Games Of 2019

Check out this list of mobile RPG games that promise nice, solid, and fun-filled gaming experience.

Culture June 27, 2019

First Ever AI Simulation Of The Universe Is So Smart That Even Scientists Are Baffled

How does the universe work? It appears that a new AI could help find the answer as it was able to work well beyond the parameters set by its developers.

Science June 26, 2019

Cicadas Carry A Zombie Fungus That Transforms Them Into ‘Flying Salt Shakers Of Death’

A new study sheds more light on cicadas, revealing a zombie-like fungus that takes over the bodily functions of these insects. Infected cicadas engage in bizarre behavior, such as constant mating attempts despite the fungus eating at their genitals.

Science June 26, 2019

Tiny Electric ‘Soccer Balls’ Floating In Space Shed Light On Interstellar Mystery

For decades, astronomers have been trying to find out what compounds make up the interstellar medium or the space between star systems. For the first time ever, electrically charged buckyballs are spotted in this mysterious space.

Science June 26, 2019

Ebola Containment Efforts In The Congo Starting To Run Out Of Funding

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is currently experiencing the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. However, the World Health Organization has not received the funding it needs to control the further spread of the deadly disease.

Health June 26, 2019

The Evolution Of Capuchin Monkeys’ Stone Tools Create An Incredible 3,000-Year Archaeological Record

These monkeys are in the middle of their own Stone Age. In the same way changes in human tools over millennia allowed scientists to trace human evolution, the changes in capuchin monkey tools do the same for these primates.

Science June 25, 2019

Battery Problem Delays Atlas 5 Launch Till Next Month

The next Atlas 5 mission, which was originally scheduled to launch on Thursday, has been moved to a later date. The rocket is now set to deploy a communication satellite into low orbit on or after July 9.

Science June 25, 2019

Greenland Could Be Stripped Bare Of Ice Before End Of Millennium

Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest body of ice in the world, is rapidly losing mass due to climate change. By the year 3000, scientists predicted that the island will be iceless while the global sea level will significantly rise.

Science June 25, 2019

Huge Mass Of What Could Be Iron On Moon Could Jumpstart Investment In Space Mining

A mysterious mass underneath the lunar surface could provide a wealthy source of valuable metals to be mined. If researchers were right, iron that can be used to construct facilities outside of Earth can be mined from the Moon.

Science June 24, 2019

WATCH: Scientists Catch Footage Of Mysterious Giant Squid In The Gulf Of Mexico

A giant squid strikes at a research probe in the deep sea, surprising scientists monitoring the videos. The event marks the first time a giant squid has been caught in video in the United States.

Science June 24, 2019

New Drug To Boost Sex Drive In Women Gets FDA Approval

A new drug for hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women has been approved by the U.S. FDA. HSDD is a female sexual desire disorder that has been recognized as a medical condition since the 1970s.

Health June 23, 2019

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