Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have studied the immediate reaction in the brain after quitting smoking. At just 12 hours after kicking the habit, the oxygen uptake and blood flow in the brain decrease significantly compared to never-smokers. This could explain why it is so difficult to say goodbye to nicotine once and for all. The findings have been published in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism. —> Read More Here
A major new report, entitled ‘Social Policy in a Cold Climate,’ finds it is the poor, not the rich, who have carried the burden of austerity. —> Read More Here
The Super Bowl is the most watched American TV spectacle, and companies annually put forth their biggest efforts to make stunning commercials aimed at creating impressions and buzz. —> Read More Here
See what goes bump in the night: £120 clip-on Snooperscope transforms your smartphone into a night-vision camera
The Snooperscope device, designed by a start-up company in London, is intended to be used as a tool for wildlife watchers, fishermen and hunters, who want to better see targets in the dark. —> Read More Here
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Nearly a quarter of a million undocumented undergraduates, who largely come from low-income families and work their way through college, are experiencing unique challenges and high levels of stress as they struggle to succeed in higher education, according to a UCLA study. —> Read More Here
Mojave CA (SPX) Jan 27, 2015
Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments PJS, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark ‘Forger’ Stucky as pilot.
Stucky will join Virgin Galactic’s commercial flight team responsible for flying WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo: Chief Pilot Dave Mackay and pilots Frederick ‘CJ’ Sturckow, Michael ‘S —> Read More Here
Huntsville AL (SPX) Jan 27, 2015
A full-scale version of the booster for NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System, is ready to fire for a major ground test and is paving the way on NASA’s journey to Mars.
When completed, two five-segment boosters and four RS-25 engines will power the SLS to orbit and enable astronauts to explore destinations in deep space, including an asteroid and the Red Planet.
The two-minute, —> Read More Here
Washington DC (SPX) Jan 27, 2015
American spacecraft systems testing followed by increasingly complex flight tests and ultimately astronauts flying orbital flights will pave the way to operational missions during the next few years to the International Space Station.
Those were the plans laid out Monday by NASA’s Commercial Crew Program officials and partners as they focus on developing safe, reliable and cost-effective s —> Read More Here
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jan 27, 2015
On Jan. 22, 2015, robotic flight controllers successfully installed NASA’s Cloud Aerosol Transport System (CATS) aboard the International Space Station through a robotic handoff – the first time one robotic arm on station has worked in concert with a second robotic arm.
CATS will collect data about clouds, volcanic ash plumes and tiny airborne particles that can help improve our understand —> Read More Here