An apparent glitch caused all of San Diego’s fireworks to go off simultaneously, meaning last night’s entire 4th of July show was one ultra-huge 15-second grand finale. According to U-T San Diego, the official term was “Premature ignition.”
An exceptionally well-preserved fossil hints that feathers might have been a feature of all dinosaurs.
So you’re on holiday and you lose your internet connection. Is this such a bad thing, asks BBC producer Stuart Hughes, a technology addict who experienced an involuntary “digital detox” in the wilds of Ontario.
Robert Gaskins invented the PowerPoint idea, managed its development at a start-up for three years, and then headed Microsoft’s business unit in Silicon Valley for another five years.
Opening a scientific frontier miles under the Antarctic ice, Russian experts drilled down and finally reached the surface of a gigantic freshwater lake, an achievement the mission chief likened to placing a man on the moon.
Over 20,000 years ago, humans won the evolutionary battle against Neanderthals. They may have had some assistance in that from their best friends.
4 4 4KudosJet lag is inevitable when you are traveling long distances by plane, and it can leave you feeling completely wrecked for several days to a week after you arrive at your destination. For people who simply cannot afford the few days to completely recover from the physical and mental exhaustion of jet lag, there are a number of simple preparatory steps you can do before, during and after your long flight to minimize your jet lag fatigue.
A single Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will fly over a Bedfordshire RAF station on Thursday as the ensign is lowered for the last time.
Lobsters sporting rare, unexpected colors and patterns are becoming more common in catches, and no one knows why.
Blue, pink, orange and even calico lobsters are winding up in traps. The orange ones are perhaps causing the most problems, since some chefs think they’ve already been cooked. But then the live, snapping crustacean reminds them otherwise.
Dressed for a world record
Sales of meat alternatives are increasing. But who is eating protein substitutes and why?
“I find that I used to adore meat, but now a meat substitute burger does it for me, when I have it with onions and ketchup, it does the job. I guess it reminds me of the taste,” David Finney admits.
He turned his back on meat seven years ago, and uses meat alternatives for variety in his meals.
This is an amzing video of landing on mars… yes the real thing, actually landing on Mars….
Think you’ve seen the internet’s best video of Curiosity descending to the surface of Mars? Think again. Featured above is likely the world’s first “true motion-flow” version of Curiosity’s touchdown, and it is nothing short of remarkable. Trust us — you need to see this.
Baltic Dry Index, is apparently a good measure of international shipping and trade.
It is still not performing strongly and in fact we are seeing another dip. Not a good indicator of a strong recovery at all.
“Networks are everywhere. The brain is a network of nerve cells connected by axons, and cells themselves are networks of molecules connected by biochemical reactions. Societies, too, are networks of people linked by friendships, familial relationships and professional ties. On a larger scale, food webs and ecosystems can be represented as networks of species. And networks pervade technology: the Internet, power grids and transportation systems are but a few examples. Even the language we are using to convey these thoughts to you is a network, made up of words connected by syntactic relationships.”
A pioneering team from IBM in Zurich has published single-molecule images so detailed that the type of atomic bonds between their atoms can be discerned.