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Next generation solar plane unveiled in Switzerland

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The masterminds of sun-powered plane Solar Impulse formally unveiled their new aircraft Wednesday, a year ahead of their planned round-the-world flight.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Skeletons reveal secrets of the Black Death

In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Don Walker, a human osteologist with the Museum of London, poses for photographers, with one of the skeletons found by construction workers under central London's Charterhouse Square. AP

You can learn a lot from a tooth. Molars taken from skeletons unearthed by work on a new London railway line are revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death — and of its victims.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

The Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs announces camp 2014

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The Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs (PSYSC), the first and biggest umbrella organization of science clubs in the Philippines, proudly presents another exhilarating journey this April that will release the carnie in you.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Astronomers reveal ‘largest yellow star ever’

A handout photo released on March 10, 2014 by the European Southern Observatory shows the HR 5171, the brightest star just below the center of this wide-field image, which is a yellow hypergiant, a very rare type of stars with only a dozen known in our galaxy.  AFP/ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Astronomers have spotted the largest yellow star ever observed in our galaxy and 1,300 times larger than the sun.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

British man’s injured face rebuilt using 3D printing

A combination of undated handout images released by ABMU Health Board on March 12, 2014 shows a portrait of British man Stephen Power (L) before having facial reconstruction surgery following a motorcycle accident and then after the surgery (R) that rebuilt his face using 3D printed parts at the Morriston Hospital in Swansea. Stephen Power from Cardiff in Wales is thought to be one of the first trauma patients in the world to have a facial reconstruction procedure in which 3D printing was used at every stage. The 29-year-old suffered multiple trauma injuries in an accident in 2012. AFP PHOTO/ ABMU HEALTH BOARD

A British man who suffered horrific facial injuries in a motorbike accident has had pioneering surgery to rebuild his face using 3D printed parts.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

A hard look at elderly poor in booming tech city

PHOTO BY PAUL DUNN_CENTRAL CITY EXTRA

This city is gaining national attention for its tech boom—its post-recession economic recovery as technology firms like Twitter and Microsoft’s Yammer move into its inner city area.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Don’t rely on Google Maps to search for plane, says Google

Misleading images of a plane on Google Maps. The Star Online-Asia News Network

Concerned people should not rely on Google Maps to search the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as it is not live satellite feed.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

US-Russian 3-man space station crew lands safely

In this photo provided by NASA, the Cygnus supply ship is released from the International Space Station on Feb. 18. Orbital Sciences Corp. launched the capsule last month from Virginia under a $1.9 billion contract with NASA. The Cygnus delivered 3,000 pounds of goods, including belated Christmas gifts for the six-man crew and hundreds of ants for a student experiment. AP

NASA says a Russian Soyuz capsule carrying a US-Russian crew has landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan after spending nearly six months in orbit on the International Space Station.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

Japan launches hi-tech global rainfall satellite

In this image released by NASA, a Japanese H-IIA rocket with the NASA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory onboard takes off from launch pad 1 of the Tanegashima Space Center, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, Tanegashima, Japan. The satellite will collect data from an international network of existing and future satellites to map global rainfall and snowfall every three hours.  AP PHOTO/NASA, BILL INGALLS

Japan successfully launched its latest rocket on Friday, carrying a hi-tech satellite to monitor global rainfall and help meteorologists forecast big storms, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Astronomer spots asteroid smashing into Moon

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A Spanish astronomer on Monday said he had witnessed a fridge-sized asteroid smash into the Moon, in the biggest lunar impact by a space rock ever recorded.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

US Navy to deploy laser for 1st time

In this July 30, 2012, photo provided by the US Navy, a laser weapon sits temporarily installed aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey in San Diego. The Navy plans to deploy its first laser on a ship in 2014, and intends to test an electromagnetic rail gun prototype aboard a vessel within the following two years. AP

Some of the Navy’s futuristic weapons sound like something out of “Star Wars,” with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

U-Bix at 40: A success story that’s hard to copy

National Artist BenCab, U-Bix'spartner in promoting excellence in visual media

1974 was a time of fresh starts. The Philippine economy had grown by a record 9% the previous year. Export revenues were steadily increasing behind strong commodity prices. Reflecting the optimism of the times, the country threw a grand “coming out” party for the world with its hosting of the 1974 Miss Universe Pageant. This was the year that two friends and fellow lawyers – Edilberto Bravo and Enrique Belo – decided to expand the business of Bookhaven, their office supply and stationery company.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Internet firms release new data on NSA spy requests

The National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Maryland.  AP FILE PHOTO

Freed by a recent legal deal with government lawyers, major technology firms released new data Monday on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information for secret national security investigations—figures that show that the government collected data on thousands of Americans.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

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