NASA''s Ames Opens Its Doors To The Public Tomorrow
Popular Science - Technology, October 18, 2014
NASA Ames NASA On October 18th, NASA Ames Research Center will celebrate its 75th anniversary by opening its doors to the public. It''s a pretty big deal: A?public walking tour of the campus hasn''t happened since 1997, and the space agency expects 120,000 people to participate. Nestled adjacent to ...
At Last: Technology To Make Injections Painless
Popular Science - Technology, October 17, 2014
needle Rub?n D?az Scared of needles? You aren't alone. According to some estimates, as many as 1 in every 10 people are frightened of needles, and experts fear that the fear of pain may deter people from getting important injections at the doctor's office.? But what if getting a shot didn't hurt? Th...
NASA''s Ames Center Opens Its Doors To The Public Tomorrow
Popular Science - Technology, October 17, 2014
NASA Ames NASA Tomorrow, October 18th, NASA Ames Research Center is celebrating its 75th anniversary by opening its doors to the public for the first time since 1997. They are expecting 120,000 people to participate in a walking tour of the campus. Nestled adjacent to the Googleplex and in the heart...
Video: Laser Beam Makes Falling Droplets Explode
Popular Science - Technology, October 17, 2014
In mere fractions of a second, a laser turns a millimeter-sized droplet of liquid into a constellation of tiny fragments. Captured at 20,000 frames per second by a team of researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, "Laser Impact On A Drop" is violently beautiful. Here's now the re...
Lockheed''s Fusion Promise: What We Know So Far
Popular Science - Technology, October 17, 2014
Fusion at Lockheed Lockheed Martin announced this week a project designed to make nuclear fusion energy, long a dream of scientists and energy policymakers, a viable power source. Their prototype, pictured here, has drawn significant criticism. Eric Schulzinger/Lockheed Martin Researchers at Lockhee...
The Week In Drones: Pregnant Whales, Disaster Mapping, And More
Popular Science - Technology, October 17, 2014
Killer Whales Nuzzling As Seen From A Drone NOAA, Vancouver Aquarium. Here''s a roundup of the week''s top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft. Drones For Claims USAA insures millions of Americans, primarily those serving in the milita...
A Few Questions For Steven Johnson: Why Innovation Is In Everything
Popular Science - Technology, October 16, 2014
Still from How We Got to Now. Steven Johnson discusses how actress Hedy Lamarr became a pioneer in the field of wireless communications. Stewart Cook Journalist and author, Steven Johnson is a sucker for innovation. He''s covered it in various forms in his book Where Good Ideas Come From, and in The...
Police Departments Are Having Charities Buy Their Surveillance Equipment
Popular Science - Technology, October 15, 2014
NYPD Patrol Car Wikimedia Commons Not everyone is happy that police departments nationwide have branched out to NSA-style surveillance,?collecting vast stores of ordinary citizens'' digital information to mine for future investigations. But lengthy public debate hasn''t stopped law enforcement from ...
A Working iPhone Built In Minecraft
Popular Science - Technology, October 15, 2014
Minecraft iPhone Minecraft has become home to any number of experiments in the can-do spirit, everything from a huge model of the U.S.S. Enterprise to working hard drives and computers. The latest venture, created by a German man, is a massive working iPhone, which you can interact with by jumping a...
Secret Robot Space Plane Returns To Earth Today
Popular Science - Technology, October 14, 2014
x-37B Upright U.S. Air Force In 2012, the Air Force sent an unmanned robot plane into space. It is scheduled to return today, completing its third voyage into space, one that began way back in the simpler days of 2012. The X-37B (not to be confused with the U.S. Navy's terrestrial experimental unman...
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