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  • Soon, holograms to become data storage devices

    February 20, 2014 10:32 AM 487

    Washington, Feb. 20 (ANI): Researchers have demonstrated a new type of holographic memory device that could provide unprecedented data storage capacity and data processing capabilities in electronic devices. Experimental results obtained by University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and Russian Academy of Science show that it is feasible

  • Cats and dogs have a 'sixth sense' - and it's UV vision (but scientists don't know how they use it)

    February 19, 2014 3:13 PM 22

    Owners of curious pets might suspect that their animals have a sixth sense when they seem to be 'spooked' by nothing at all. But now scientists might have gone some way to explaining their strange behaviour as they have said that cats and dogs have ultraviolet vision – so they can see things that humans can’t. Scientists are not sure why some animals

  • IndiLeak — Latest India Breaking News, Real Hard News, Scam News, Politics, Entertainment News

    February 18, 2014 2:49 PM 41

    New York: Asian elephants use physical touch and vocal sound to console others who are in distress, says a study. They frequently respond to distress signals of other elephants by adopting a similar body or emotional state – a phenomenon known as ‘emotional contagion’. “The findings are the first empirical evidence of consolation in elephants,” said author

  • Delays in funding, cause of Accra flooding

    February 17, 2014 8:42 AM 26

    The Ministries of Finance, Local Government, and Works and Housing, have been called upon to cooperate to enable the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) commence the storm drainage projects in the metropolis. This would help curb the flooding and sanitation problems in the capital city. Members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Environment, Science

  • Akwa Ibom State Government To Host National School Science Fair

    February 14, 2014 11:55 PM 21

    The National School Science Fair, which brings together secondary school students from across the country, will be hosted by the Akwa Ibom State Government this year. The event is sponsored by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Intel Corporation, and Interswitch. The commencement of the Science fiesta was announced at a press conference held in Uyo Akwa Ibom, State

  • Richard Branson promises to take family to space in 2014

    February 10, 2014 5:37 PM 27

    British billionaire Richard Branson insists Virgin Galactic will fly its first customers to the edge of space this year. Last month, Virgin Galactic completed the third suborbital test flight of its SpaceShipTwo craft in Calif., but doubts persist over the operation's scientific and financial soundness. A launch date for the venture has been consistently

  • U.S. National Space Club to honor Kepler planet mission

    February 8, 2014 11:33 AM 17

    Feb. 7, 2014 at 7:55 PM   |   0 comments The National Space Club said it is recognizing Kepler for revolutionizing astrophysics and exoplanet science by expanding the census of planets beyond our solar system, NASA reported Thursday. "This is an outstanding achievement for the entire Kepler team," John Grunsfeld, NASA's associate administrator for science

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    February 7, 2014 3:45 PM 35

    LONDON (AP) - British scientists have discovered human footprints in England that are at least 800,000 years old - the most ancient found outside Africa, and the earliest evidence of human life in northern Europe. A team from the British Museum, the Natural History Museum and the University of London uncovered imprints from up to five individuals in ancient

  • Creationism Versus the Bible

    February 7, 2014 10:13 AM 24

    If you tuned in to the Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye creationism vs. science debate, you may well have found yourself thinking, "This guy just doesn't get it." And, regardless of which side you're on or which guy you were referring to, you were probably right. As entertaining as the event may have been, and as high as the stakes may seem to be to both parties

  • Minnow endangered no more? How the Oregon chub bounced back.

    February 5, 2014 3:54 PM 31

    Minnow endangered: The Oregon chub, a tiny minnow that lives only in the backwaters of Oregon's Willamette Valley, is set to become the first fish ever taken off the US government's list of endangered species. Minnow endangered: The Oregon chub, a tiny minnow that lives only in the backwaters of Oregon's Willamette Valley, is set to become the first