Category: Sci/Tech

Gravitational waves form black holes: Einstein is still right

Advertisement An international team of scientists announced Wednesday a second direct detection of gravitational waves, three months after the historic announcement of the first observation of this phenomenon predicted by the theory of relativity Einstein a century ago. This new sensor, like the first, was made by the American instrument Ligo (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory)…

Zombie volcano Brewing beneath New Zealand Discovered

There’s somthing hiding beheath Matata, a small coastal town 125 miles from Auckland, on New Zealand’s North Island. According to reports Monday, scientists recently discovered a massive magma build-up, possibly signaling the beginnings of a new volcano. But oddly, this Zombie volcano beneath New Zealand is nowhere near an active volcano. According to geophysicist Ian Hamling,…

US to approve moon mission:  Will Feds Pay Up? UPDATE

The US will  approve the first commercial space mission beyond the Earth’s orbit, paving the way for a space startup co-founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur to go ahead with its proposed Moon mission, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The US approved moon mission would make way for Moon Express, a relatively obscure space startup co-founded…

Samsung Shows Off IconX wireless earbuds (VIDEO)

Samsung has announced the release of the Gear IconX, the first truly wireless earbuds from a major manufacturer. Although we’ve already seen offerings from smaller companies like PUGZ and not-quite-wireless offerings from Motorola, the Gear IconX connects to the phone wirelessly and have no wires connecting the two earbuds – they are truly independent of each…

NASA satellite finds 39 More Sources Of Air

NASA satellite finds air 39 previously unreported sources of air pollution Using a new satellite-based method, scientists at NASA, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and two universities have located 39 unreported and major human-made sources of toxic sulfur dioxide emissions. A known health hazard and contributor to acid rain, sulfur dioxide (SO2) is one of…

King Tutankhamun dagger: Tut’s Dagger Was made from Iron From A meteorite

A famous dagger found in the wrapping of Egyptian King Tutankhamun’s mummy was made with iron from a meteorite, a study confirms. An analysis of the King Tut dagger led by Daniela Comelli, a professor of materials science at the Polytechnic University of Milan in Italy, showed that it contains 10 per cent nickel and 0.6 per cent cobalt,…

Lawrence Livermore: Fracture Healing Gene Identified:

Fracture healing gene Lawrence Livermore New identification of a gene involved in the fracture healing process could lead to the development of new therapeutic treatments for difficult-to-heal injuries. Fracture healing involves communication between bone, muscle, vasculature and the thin membrane covering the outer surface of bones (periosteum) during the fracture repair. The periosteum contains stem…