German researchers created the stunning 3D flythrough of a mountain filled area known as ‘chaos terrain’. —> Read More Here
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Cook discussed user data security with a top Chinese government official in Beijing just days after claims the government was behind an attack on the service. —> Read More Here
Today: Ocular Health: Gerst conducted his return minus 30 day Ocular Health vision test and completed a questionnaire. With Wilmore as the Crew Medical Officer (CMO) operator, the tonometer was used to collect eye pressure measurements on Gerst as well as blood pressure measurements utilizing a blood pressure cuff.
While studying the atmosphere on Saturn’s moon Titan, scientists discovered intriguing zones of organic molecules unexpectedly shifted away from its north and south poles.
Think your iPhone is expensive? Rare working example of Apple’s first computer sells for record breaking $905,000
One of the few remaining examples of Apple’s first pre-assembled computer, the Apple-1, has been sold for $905,000 at an auction in New York, far outstripping expectations. —> Read More Here
European leaders are set to make important decisions this week about the continent’s energy future. —> Read More Here
Glance at an old photograph, and all of a sudden the memories come rushing back: The ski trip you took with your family as a child; the first time you rode a bike without training wheels; a beloved grandparent, perhaps.
Simple, right? Not for the blind, who are unable to “see” the photo in question. That’s the issue Pirate3D, a 3-D printer manufacturing company, aims to address with their “Touchable Memories” experiment.
In a video released last week, the company explored the power of recreating photos for the blind with a 3-D printer, extruding them in plastic so they, too, could have a tangible means to relive treasured memories. The video follows five seeing-impaired individuals as they recall memories which one woman, Daniela, describes as “almost like dreams, like a gust of wind — there and it’s gone.”
The emotional impact of the 3-D photographs cannot be overstated, as each of the individuals clearly, vividly relives each particular memory as they explore the plastic models.
“There were very long silences while we saw emotions wash over their faces as if they were being transported in time, but Daniela was perhaps who stands out the most,” project lead —> Read More Here
The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 9:59 p.m. EDT on Oct. 21, 2014. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which is always observing the sun, captured an image of the event.
How genomics research can help contain the outbreak.
French astronomers using the HARPS instrument on the ESO 3.6-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile have discovered nearly 500 comets around the nearby star Beta Pictoris and have found that they belong to two distinct families: old comets that have made multiple passages near the star, and younger comets that probably came [...] —> Read More Here