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4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 20, 2014 under Science
People often harp on about how we shouldn't be spending money on research into space age technologies, collecting rocks from other planets, or even consider the idea of sending people there, when we h... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 7, 2014 under Science
As ridiculous as the idea of a sword that can do a little more damage at point blank range by having a revolver in its handle is, it was still the most badass thing that I'd ever seen when I first pl... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 12, 2014 under Science
It's time to once again go back to that iconic Dinosaur resurrection trilogy, Jurassic Park and correct our view without the 90's tint, as it turns out that along with the raptors not being of the vel... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 12, 2014 under Science
The Curiosity rover is a marvel of modern engineering. After spending eight months in the cold black of space, it descended through Mars' carbon dioxide rich atmosphere and landed in the Gale Crater i... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 9, 2014 under Science
Since the official NASA update to Kerbal Space Program, many people around the world have gotten their taste for how difficult it can be to land on anything smaller than a planet in the game, making i... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 25, 2014 under Science
It's been nearly 50 years since the iconic moon landings were watched by over 125 million people around the world and though the footage is hazy, it's still a pretty amazing site to behold, considerin... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 15, 2014 under Science
Our solar system is a vast tract of space, but compared to our entire galaxy, or the universe as a whole, it's less than a single grain of sand compared to all the beaches in the world. That's why fin... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on August 6, 2014 under Channel, General Tech, Science
Research and development division of Dell is working on mood-reading hardware and software. The actual device and programs could reach the market as soon as in 2017. The technology, which could accura... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 6, 2014 under Science
Update: It's done it. Rosetta has reached the comet! The Rosetta Probe was launched into the cosmos over a decade ago back in March 2004, with plans to have it rendezvous with a comet, begin orbi... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 5, 2014 under Science
Ok so we're a few steps away from adding all the armour, repulsor jets, pop-up missiles and wise-cracking, self-destructive pilot or your average Iron Man suit, but some firms are really starting to p... more.
5 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.
9 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.
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