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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 »

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 »

China’s moon rover leaves traces on lunar soil

This Saturday Dec. 14, 2013 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, shows a picture of the moon surface taken by the on-board camera of the lunar probe Chang'e-3 on the screen of the Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China. AP

China’s first moon rover has touched the lunar surface and left deep traces on its loose soil, state media reported Sunday, several hours after the country successfully carried out the world’s first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Scientists decode oldest-known ‘human’ DNA

This undated photo provided by Madrid Scientific Films in December 2013 shows the thigh bone of a hominin estimated to be about 400,000-years-old, excavated from Sima de los Huesos, Spain. AP

Anthropologists said Wednesday they had decoded the oldest DNA ever found in the human family, extracted from a 400,000-year-old thigh bone found in a pit in Spain.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

‘Smart wig’ navigates by GPS, monitors brainwaves

This undated combo illustration released from Japan's Sony Computer Labolatory (CSL) on November 28, 2013 shows a wig based wearable computing device, "SmartWig", which can read the wearer's brainwaves and direct them to their destination with onboard GPS, in Toyko. The The country that brought us world-changing hits like the Walkman and the pocket calculator, as well as instantly-forgettable misses like the walking toaster, now offers a hi-tech hairpiece. AFP PHOTO/HIROAKI TOBITA/SONY CSL

Are you both bald and lost? Then the new “SmartWig” from Japan might be just what you need. The techno-toupe, which can read the wearer’s brainwaves and direct them to their destination with onboard GPS, is the latest – and possibly the wackiest – addition to the world of wearable computing.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pagasa lists celestial spectacles visible this month

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October nights will offer a number of celestial spectacles for stargazers, such as the Square of Pegasus signaling the arrival of fall in the northern hemisphere, and the Orionids meteor shower in the middle of the month, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or Pagasa.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Japan launches talking humanoid robot into space

Japan's Tokyo University robot creator Tomotaka Takahashi demonstrates a humanoid robot Kirobo which reacts to Takahashi's voice and speaks with gestures in Tokyo on June 26, 2013. AFP File Photo

Japan has launched the world’s first talking humanoid robot “astronaut” toward the International Space Station.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Japan launches rocket with supplies, robot to space station

Japan's Tokyo University robot creator Tomotaka Takahashi demonstrates a humanoid robot Kirobo which reacts to Takahashi's voice and speaks with gestures in Tokyo on June 26, 2013. A small humanoid robot Kirobo which can talk was sent into space early Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, to provide conversational company for a Japanese astronaut in the international space station on a six-month mission from this August.  AFP

Japan launched a cargo-carrying rocket Sunday loaded with supplies for the crew of the International Space Station, along with a small robot meant as a companion for one of the country’s astronauts.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Higgs evidence mounts one year on, so too the suspense

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A year since the discovery of a subatomic particle set the science world aflutter, evidence is mounting it may be the elusive Higgs boson even as researchers warn the suspense is far from over.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Infotech,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Echoes can reveal the shape of a room

A handful of scattered microphones can create an accurate three-dimensional map of a room, Swiss and US researchers said Monday, June 17, 2013. "Our software can build a 3D map of a simple, convex room with a precision of a few millimeters," said lead author Ivan Dokmanic, a PhD student at Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne.  PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK ACCOUNT OF IVAN DOKMANIC

A snap of a finger, a handful of scattered microphones and a computer algorithm are all it takes to create an accurate three-dimensional map of a room, Swiss and US researchers said Monday.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Asus touts ‘world’s first’ three-in-one tablet computer

An Asus employee introduces its new product called the "Asus Transformer Book Trio," the world's first three-in-one mobile device during a press conference ahead of the opening of the Computex trade fair in Taipei on June 3, 2013. Computex is Asia's biggest annual IT trade fair, which opened on June 4. AFP PHOTO/MANDY CHENG

Taiwan’s computer manufacturer Asus unveiled a mobile device Wednesday that it described as the world’s first three-in-one tablet, laptop and desktop computer.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Russian spaceship docks with orbiting station

This image provided by NASA-TV shows the view from the Soyuz capsule as it approaches the International Space Station Thursday. AP/NASA

A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts successfully docked Friday with the International Space Station, bringing the size of the crew at the orbiting lab to six.

Posted: March 29th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

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