Wednesday, April 16 2014

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5 Reasons Graphene Will Change Your Gadgets Forever

The future of technology could hinge on a single material. The industry is buzzing over the potential of graphene, which is the strongest, slimmest and most malleable material in known existence.

‘Blood moon’ eclipse seen over Americas

The moon has turned red in the skies above North and South America at the start of a rare series of lunar eclipses some fear signals the end of the world. The so-called ‘blood moon’, which occurs when the Earth’s shadow passes over the moon, will be repeated three times this year and next. The phenomenon, known as a tetrad, will not happen again until 2032.

Flat surface turned into spherical antenna

This is certainly going to be a milestone. Scientists have developed an artificial surface that reports suggest will be able to focus electromagnetic waves as antennas do. This means that in coming days, huge and very visible antennas will be phased out and flat surfaced antennas will become the norm. And it will become very tough to spot these antennas.

Geologic Wonder: See the Grand Canyon from Space

Helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon can provide a bird's-eye view of the iconic landmark. But that's nothing compared to what astronauts see as they zip over northern Arizona in the International Space Station.

PET Scans Offer Clues on Vegetative States

People with severe brain injuries sometimes emerge from a coma awake but unresponsive, leaving families with painful questions. Are they aware? Can they think and feel? Do they have any chance of recovery?