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News : Technology

Shockwaves from WWII bombing raids reached the edge of space

Wednesday  02:50,   26 september 2018
cnn

While the impact of the massive bombing raids during World War II left deep and obvious scars on the land, a new study suggests that the shockwaves reached the edge of space as well. As a result, those shockwaves actually weakened Earth's upper...[...]

Pokémon: Let’s Go! introduces new Pokémon, Meltan

Wednesday  02:25,   26 september 2018
polygon

The ‘Hex Nut’ Pokémon links the console game with Pokémon GoMeltan is a lil’ tiny steel-type Pokémon, measuring only 8 inches in height. Not much is known about this strange cutie yet, although its body is said to be a flexible blob of liquid metal. [...]

Mars rover spotted from orbit after going silent

Wednesday  00:25,   26 september 2018
cbsnews

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted the still-silent Opportunity rover on the surface of the red planetIn an image released Tuesday, Opportunity shows up as a small dot-like feature in a high-resolution image captured by the Mars...[...]

Scientists find giant dust storms on Saturn’s biggest moon

Tuesday  16:25,   25 september 2018
cnet

It’s the first time scientists have found the occurrence on Titan.It's so alike that scientists have discovered "giant dust storms" in "equatorial regions" of the moon, according to a release published on NASA's website today citing a paper...[...]

Japan’s mini space elevator goes to space

Tuesday  16:25,   25 september 2018
cnet

And we have lift...[...]

'Messy' New Species of Dinosaur-Era Bird Discovered

Tuesday  00:05,   25 september 2018
nationalgeographic

The odd animal, named Jinguofortis perplexus, displays an unusual mosaic of bird and dinosaur features.The 127-million-year-old species, which they have named Jinguofortis perplexus, retains other features of its dinosaur ancestors, such as claws on [...]

These Glowing Fish Spread Parasites to Sperm Whales

Monday  21:25,   24 september 2018
nationalgeographic

Bioluminescent fish are the missing link for a widespread marine parasite, certain types of which infect humans and cause severe symptoms. “Anisakisare pervasive everywhere in the ocean,” and yet very little is known about them, says Francisco...[...]

Gigantic dust storms spotted on Titan for the first time raise hopes of life on Saturn's 'very active' moon

Monday  21:25,   24 september 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Data from the international Cassini spacecraft that explored Saturn and its moons between 2004 and 2017 made the discovery in equatorial regions of Titan. It makes Titan the third body in the Solar System where dust storms have been observed – the...[...]

Vampyr’s new story mode drops this week, ‘de-emphasizes combat’

Monday  19:26,   24 september 2018
polygon

A new hard mode will do the oppositeVampyr tells the story of medical doctor and WWI-veteran Jonathan Reid, a recently created vampire, trying to make his way in a version of early 20th century London during the Spanish flu. The game was critically...[...]

NASA Captures Amazing Images of Electric Blue Clouds

Monday  17:27,   24 september 2018
newsweek

Polar mesospheric clouds form as ice crystals on the remnants of meteors in the upper atmosphere.These noctilucent clouds, or polar mesospheric clouds (PMCs), sit at the edge of Earth’s atmosphere. The new images, from NASA’s PMC Turbo mission, show [...]

Japanese space robots just landed on an asteroid (and took incredible photos)

Monday  14:25,   24 september 2018
cnet

MINERVA II1a and MINERVA II1b are pretty mean photographers.We have the Curiosity Rover doing its thing on Mars, the Parker Solar Probe is en route to the...[...]

NASA space laser will measure Earth's melting ice by satellite

Monday  14:25,   24 september 2018
usatoday

NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, will direct lasers at sheets of ice in the Arctic and Antarctica to note changes.The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, will direct six lasers at sheets of ice...[...]

Bragi sues OnePlus in Europe for using the word 'Dash'

Sunday  20:52,   23 september 2018
engadget

Do you see much of a connection between smart earbuds and fast smartphone charging? No? Bragi would beg to differ. Bragi is already in the midst of a federal lawsuit against OnePlus in the US. To back up its case, Bragi pointed out that both...[...]

Android turns 10: Google's fierce iPhone rival had a stumbling start

Sunday  20:52,   23 september 2018
cnet

In nearly a decade and a half covering the tech industry, I've had the privilege of witnessing companies go all out when showing off their new products.In nearly a decade and a half covering the tech industry, I've had the privilege of...[...]

The iPhone XS is surprisingly tough to crack

Sunday  17:25,   23 september 2018
cnet

I've done my fair share of drop tests in my time at CNET, and I've never come out of one without a broken phone. Until now. The iPhone XS didn't crack.I took Apple's new iPhone XS through my typical four-drop tests, the same one that...[...]