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  • Scientists just discovered the first animal without a brain that sleeps

    September 21, 2017 4:05 PM 8

    It was well past midnight when Michael Abrams, Claire Bedrook and Ravi Nath crept into the Caltech lab where they were keeping their jellyfish. They didn't bother switching on the lights, opting instead to navigate the maze of desks and equipment by the pale blue glow of their cellphones. The students hadn't told anyone that they were doing this. It wasn't

  • Asteroids found orbiting each other between Mars, Jupiter

    September 21, 2017 11:40 AM 10

    NEW DELHI: A group of astronomers observed an intriguing and unusual object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, with help from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Two asteroids were seen orbiting each other and exhibiting features of comets - the bright coma and a long tail. The findings were published in Science journal 'Nature' on Wednesday

  • Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners announced

    September 20, 2017 4:07 AM 12

    PHOTOGRAPHERS across the planet have captured brilliant images of galaxies far, far away as part of the 2017 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017- Stars and Nebulae: Artem Mironov (Russia) with The Rho Ophiuchi Clouds (Winner and Overall Winner)Tis shot depicts the vibrant blues and pinks

  • Shark hunting AI-powered algorithm to begin flying over Aussie beaches

    August 28, 2017 4:11 AM 50

    SHARK wary surfers are about to get some peace of mind with a new artificially intelligent drone monitoring system set to begin patrolling Australian beaches next month. The project is a collaboration between the Westpac and Telstra backed Little Ripper Group and a team of researchers at the University of Technology Sydney who developed an algorithm

  • Shark-detecting drones to patrol Aussie beaches

    August 26, 2017 9:01 PM 12

    Drones equipped with a shark detection system powered by artificial intelligence will start patrolling some Australian beaches from next month in a bid to improve safety. The battery-powered drones will provide a live video feed to a drone operator who then uses the shark-spotting software to identify sharks in real time and with more accuracy than the human

  • The solar eclipse was viewed over 90 million times on NASA website

    August 26, 2017 7:12 AM 12

    WASHINGTON: The total solar eclipse of August 21 attracted more traffic to NASA websites than any other event on record, according to data revealed by the US space agency. "With more than 90 million page views on and, we topped our previous web traffic record about seven times over," NASA officials wrote. It was one of the biggest

  • Elon Musk’s Sexy Spacesuit Is One Giant Leap for Space Tourism

    August 24, 2017 9:37 PM 20

    This week, Elon Musk dragged space fashion into the 21st century with the newly revealed SpaceX spacesuit. But can he do the same for space tourism? The allure of space travel is deeply embedded in our psyche. Jules Verne’s 1865 novel From Earth to the Moon captured some of this drive. But it was JFK’s 1961 Moon Shot speech, and the space programs that followed

  • Elon Musk Is About to Test His Tunneling Tech Under LA

    August 24, 2017 9:13 PM 53

    Elon Musk is more than a bit busy building Model 3s, launching rockets, and saving the world from the AI apocalypse, but that isn't keeping him from digging in to his holy mole-iest venture yet: a mildly mystifying scheme to find a faster, cheaper way of boring tunnels, and using it to destroy traffic. As cool as that sounds, Silicon Valley's version

  • Elon Musk unveils sleek space suit for SpaceX astronauts bound for Mars

    August 24, 2017 9:00 PM 45

    The new space suit designed by SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk isn’t just elegant. It’s super functional, too. Musk revealed a photo of the suit on Instagram Wednesday, worn by a SpaceX engineer. In fact, Musk added that the suit has already been tested to double vacuum pressure, though building a suit with both the aesthetic appeal and functionality

  • Archeologists decipher ancient Babylonian trigonometry tablet

    August 24, 2017 6:38 PM 25

    It's long been accepted that the ancient Greeks were responsible for developing the mathematical concept of trigonometry, but a new discovery indicates they weren't the first to figure it out after all. Scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have shed light on the purpose of a mysterious clay tablet containing a trigonometric table