The “wonder material” graphene could be used to make bulletproof armour, new research suggests. —> Read More Here
A damning report published today by a UK parliamentary committee calls for sites like Facebook and LinkedIn to make their terms and conditions clearer
The death of air conditioning? Mirrored roofs could reflect heat from the sun to ‘dump’ it back into space
Scientists at Stanford University in California have created an ultra-reflective mirror. The incredibly thin material reflects infrared light from buildings (illustration shown). —> Read More Here
Germany’s high goal count as it stormed to victory in Brazil helped to make the World Cup the most searched term in Britain on Yahoo ahead of Michael Schumacher, and the new iPhone 6 —> Read More Here
The Commons Science and Technology Committee in London warned in a report today that users need a law degree to understand the terms and conditions used by most companies. —> Read More Here
Was there more life after Earth’s largest extinction? Discovery of a 247-million-year-old giant sea dragon fossil could be evidence more species survived after the ‘Great Dying’
The unearthing of the 22-ft Nothosaurus zhangi suggests that marine species – that were mostly wiped out during the mass extinction – could have survived in more parts of the world. —> Read More Here
Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.
The government is reviewing the way grey squirrels numbers are managed in England, and is assessing whether more needs to be done to control numbers. —> Read More Here
Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Nov 28, 2014
The United States is trying to block the implementation of a major international project on the creation of a satellite observatory by banning the supply of certain technology to Russia, the Izvestia newspaper reported Thursday.
“…this year, the United States introduced additional restrictions on the supply of high-tech products to Russia and this has affected our contract,” Boris Shusto —> Read More Here
Boulder CO (SPX) Nov 28, 2014
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible shield some 7,200 miles above Earth that blocks so-called “killer electrons,” which whip around the planet at near-light speed and have been known to threaten astronauts, fry satellites and degrade space systems during intense solar storms.
The barrier to the particle motion was discovered in the Van Allen radiati —> Read More Here