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2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 1, 2014 under Science
The Mars Curiosity rover is a not-so-little badass, having taken astounding pictures of the surface of the red planet, zapped rocks with lasers to find out their chemical components and given us hope ... more.
8 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 31, 2014 under Science
Space exploration costs billions and billions of dollars, which is why it's serious business. NASA is firmly of that mind set and doesn't go about validating bogus theories willy nilly, but this week ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 30, 2014 under Science
Curiosity might be the current darling of the science world, having only landed on Mars in 2012, but its older brother Opportunity is making headlines today, because it just became the most travelled ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 24, 2014 under Science
Google isn't a stranger to giving away money to those that impress it with their ingenuity, so it's not that surprising that it's looking to dole out a million dollars to someone once again. This time... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 22, 2014 under Science
I'm sure I wasn't the only one who watched Felix Baumgartner take that leap from the edge of space nearly two years ago. Amazing right? Beautiful really. Well that's what some artists have been hopin... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 9, 2014 under Science
Contraceptives are a bit a touchy subject. There's the old plastic bag that everyone hates so much and there's hormone pills and injections that require strict routine from the women taking them, but... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 8, 2014 under Science
In just three days time, NASA is set to send a handful of Android smartphones into orbit, with plans to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) and deliver supplies. However those smartphones ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 1, 2014 under General Tech, Science
Robotics might be something you consider the Japanese good at, or the Americans perhaps, maybe even the Russians, but not necessarily the British. That's something that the Technology Strategy Board w... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 26, 2014 under Science
Getting in to space has always been an expensive affair. It's come down a lot over the years, but whether you were one of the early NASA or Russian sponsored astronauts who sat on top of billions in d... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 20, 2014 under Science
Quick, name three dinosaurs. Ok here's mine: T-Rex, stegosaurus, triceratops. These (along with Iguanodon in a close 4th) were the dinosaurs I loved the most as a kid and chances are, each of them wit... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 17, 2014 under Science
Despite President Obama ending both the Shuttle program and Constellation (return to the moon by 2020) programs at NASA over the past few years, the organisation hasn't been resting on its laurels. On... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 6, 2014 under General Tech, Science
Did you think computers were invented in the 20th century? Don't make me laugh. 19th century? Come on. Try the 1st century BC, or there abouts, as that's what the Antikythera mechanism is cons... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 6, 2014 under Science
Ever wondered where our moon came from? While we'll never know for sure - cameras were pretty rare 4.5 billion years ago - the general consensus is that another planet, named Theia, collided with the ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 5, 2014 under General Tech, Science
One of my favourite features of smartphones in recent years, has been their interaction with far bigger displays. With a quick swipe or tap of a button I can send Youtube and other videos straight to ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on May 31, 2014 under General Tech, Science
Today we are looking at the Microvue, a USB 3.0 digital microscope created by CrystalVue. It comes equipped with an 8.0MP lens and has an optical zoom capable of magnifying objects up to 200 times. Wh... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 13, 2014 under Science
A team of Scientists working in California have announced that they are one step closer to developing a pollution free, controlled fusion energy reaction. However they are still far off reaching their... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jules on January 27, 2014 under Science
Ever the dreamer, Richard Branson continues to push forward on the idea of affordable space flight with another test of the amazing looking Virgin Galactic craft. This time we have video. KitGuru dons... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Carl on January 18, 2014 under Science
Diabetes is a problem that many millions of people suffer from. Various reports online show massive growth rates over the last 30 years and Bloomberg ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by faith on December 5, 2013 under Graphics, Highlights 2, Science
Two days ago, KitGuru Lab staff cast their eyes over a photo of a brand new product. It looked amazing and seemed to offer a level of flexibility in LN2 cooling that you don't often see. That product ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Carl on November 19, 2013 under Science
The United Arab Emirates are helping to finance a robot project. Pal Robotics are based in Barcelona in Spain and almost 10 years ago they were contracted to create a robot that could stand head to he... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Colin Beatty on November 14, 2013 under General Tech, Science
Engineers from the Interaction and Communications Design Laboratory at Japan's Toyohashi University of Technology have created a new robot, designed to help tackle a growing litter problem worldwide. ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jules on September 27, 2013 under Science
Scientists have spent the entirety of human history coming up with a series of zany and amazing ideas - most of which fall by the wayside. Over time, as we developed writing and education, more and mo... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Colin Beatty on September 17, 2013 under Science
A new study explains why it is so difficult to swat a house fly - they process information at up to seven times as quickly as a human. Hitting them with a rolled up paper is tricky as they would see t... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Katherine McKay on September 13, 2013 under Science
Syria have said they will accept the Russian plan to place their chemical weapons under their control but many people are obviously still concerned that the problem is not yet resolved. Earlier thi... more.
2 CommentsPosted by DarkLiquid on September 11, 2013 under Science
Professor Brian Cox once made a cameo appearance in Doctor Who and he is due to give a scientific presentation to mark the 50th anniversary of the BBC one sci-fi show in London next week. The hour ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by DarkLiquid on September 10, 2013 under Science
Sir David Attenborough has spoken out to say that he believed humans have now stopped evolving in physical terms. He added that the human race has the means to keep the weakest of the species alive. ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Eric Joel on September 6, 2013 under Science
There is no doubt that dog is man's best friend. Between helping blind people to sniffing out explosives and drugs, their willingness to support knows no bounds. Scientists at the Alabama Auburn Unive... more.
0 CommentsPosted by DarkLiquid on August 29, 2013 under Science
Until recently a brain-to-brain interface has only been accomplished between two rats however two scientists have achieved a human to human connection. Rajesh Rao studies computational neuroscience at... more.
1 CommentsPosted by DarkLiquid on August 19, 2013 under Science
Boeing may be well known for creating aircraft, but they have also been focusing on creating a new laser system. Boeing have announced that their Thin Disk Laser system had achieved unexpected levels ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Brian Smith on August 15, 2013 under General Tech, Science
Leading retailer IKEA have found that 14 percent of their customers end up taking home furniture which turns out to be the wrong size for their living rooms. With augmented reality, customers of the S... more.
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