Italian Esa astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and US astronaut Terry Virts have snapped images of super typhoon Maysak (shown). They took them from the ISS while orbiting Earth. —> Read More
California announced sweeping state-wide water restrictions for the first time in history to combat the region’s devastating drought. —> Read More
The snow is almost gone in the northeast and that means baseball season cannot be far behind. Like most seasons, some teams look like they will continue to dominate their competition while others may spring some surprises. This is the 18th year that NJIT Mathematical Sciences Professor and Associate Dean Bruce Bukiet has published his model’s projections of how the standings should look at the end of the regular season. Over the years, Bukiet has applied mathematical analysis to compute the number of regular season games each Major League Baseball team should win. Though his expertise is in mathematical modeling (rather than baseball), his projections have consistently compared well with those of so-called experts. —> Read More
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 1 (UPI) — New dating techniques place the Australopithecus specimen “Little Foot” at 3.67 million years old, a contemporary of world-famous Lucy. —> Read More
Camoji is one of the first apps to take advantage of Facebook’s decision to open up Messenger, revealed at its recent f8 conference in San Francisco. —> Read More
CEOs hired from outside a company tend to spend more money on research and development, while CEOs hired from within are likely to make large, strategic acquisitions, new research from the University of Missouri has found. According to the six-decade study, while 78 percent of new CEOs are selected from within the organization, internally and externally chosen CEOs execute different financial strategies that could be best-suited for companies with different needs. —> Read More
WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) — Typhoon Maysak has wreaked havoc on the islands Yap and Chuuk, two of the Federated States of Micronesia. This week, astronauts snapped its picture from space. —> Read More
The Tricorder is here: Gadget that works with a phone to study the chemical makeup of ANY object will be released in June
Unispectral Technologies and Tel Aviv University, who are behind the system, say it works by analysing a materials ‘hyperspectral signature’, which is its unique chemical fingerprint. —> Read More
Artist concept of OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth. Credit: NASA/Goddard
OSIRIS-Rex, NASA’s first ever spacecraft designed to collect and retrieve pristine samples of an asteroid for return to Earth has entered its final assembly phase.
Approximately 17 months from now, OSIRIS-REx is slated to launch in the fall of 2016 and visit asteroid Bennu, a carbon-rich asteroid.
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