The area of the brain that recognizes faces can use sound instead of sight. That recent discovery suggests facial recognition is so important to humans that it’s part of our most basic wiring.
Specialists discovered a tapeworm living in a British man’s brain
Eurasian jays remember sounds to locate hidden food —> Read More Here
Paris (AFP) Nov 20, 2014
No trumpet sounded to mark the historic event – instead, it was a hollow, springy plop which heralded last week’s landing by the comet probe Philae.
Scientists at the German space agency DLR on Thursday said they had recorded vibrations from sensors on Philae’s three legs as the robot lab touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
There is no sound in space, so the team transcribe —> Read More Here
Moscow (XNA) Nov 20, 2014
Russia’s federal space agency Roscosmos is studying several options of creating a brand-new Russian orbital station, which could replace the International Space Station (ISS), deputy chief of Roscosmos Denis Lyskov said Monday.
“We are looking into various options, while building an orbital station as a substitute for ISS is one of them,” Lyskov said without giving any further details. —> Read More Here
Odense, Denmark (SPX) Nov 20, 2014
For years physicists have been looking for the universe’s elusive dark matter, but so far no one has seen any trace of it. Maybe we are looking in the wrong place? Now physicists from University of Southern Denmark propose a new technique to detect dark matter.
The universe consists of atoms and particles – and a whole lot more that still needs to be detected. We can only speculate about t —> Read More Here
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2014
NASA has selected eight teams from middle and high schools across the country to participate in the 2014-2015 NASA Student Launch Challenge, April 7-12, organized by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
The Student Launch Challenge engages students in a research-based, experiential exploration activity. Teams participating in the challenge must design, build and laun —> Read More Here
London, UK (SPX) Nov 20, 2014
New research by a team of European physicists could explain why the universe did not collapse immediately after the Big Bang. Studies of the Higgs particle – discovered at CERN in 2012 and responsible for giving mass to all particles – have suggested that the production of Higgs particles during the accelerating expansion of the very early universe (inflation) should have led to instability and —> Read More Here
Paris (ESA) Nov 20, 2014
Philae’s Sampling, Drilling and Distribution (SD2) subsystem was activated towards the end of the surface operations that Philae performed on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last week, despite fears that it might alter the lander’s precarious position following its third touchdown. Here we present the latest update from the SD2 team.
SD2’s goal was to drill into the comet surface in order —> Read More Here
Moscow (XNA) Nov 20, 2014
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday blame government officials for slow progress in the construction of the new Vostochny space center in the Far Eastern Amur region.
“Implementation of the space center falls behind the schedule,” Medvedev said during a meeting with deputy ministers, adding that problems in the construction process would be discussed soon with the leadership o —> Read More Here