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India plans to have its own space station

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Manish Singh@refsrc / 2 days ago India plans to have its own space station in the future and conduct separate missions to study the Sun and Venus, it said on Thursday, as the nation moves to bolster its status as a leader in space technologies and inspire the young minds to take an interest in scientific fields. India’s […]

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CERN Ditches Microsoft to ‘Take Back Control’ with Open Source Software

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  By Joey Sneddon·Updated Thursday Tweet Share 65 CERN is best known for pushing the boundaries of science and understanding, but the famed research outfit’s next major experiment will be with open-source software. The cost of various commercial software licenses has increased 10x The European Organisation for Nuclear Research, better known as CERN, and also known as home […]

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Chinese military to create new OS to thwart US government hackers

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Chinese military won’t move to Linux, but develop a custom OS instead. 10 things you should never do in Excel   Amidst an escalating trade war and political tensions with the US, Beijing officials have decided to develop a custom operating system that will replace the Windows OS on computers used by the Chinese military. […]

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Engineers create ‘lifelike’ material with artificial metabolism

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John Munson/Cornell University Cornell professor of biologi Cornell professor of biological and environmental engineering Dan Luo and research associate Shogo Hamada have created a DNA material capable of metabolism, in addition to self-assembly and organization.   By Matt Hayes | April 10, 2019   As a genetic material, DNA is responsible for all known life. But DNA […]

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Flying cars are poised to take off

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    By KARL WILSON | China Daily | Updated: 2018-10-08 07:20     Ehang 184, a passenger drone, takes a test flight in Guangzhou in February. FENG ZHOUFENG/FOR CHINA DAILY The stuff of science fiction is close to becoming reality Back in February, drone manufacturer Ehang released a video of the world’s first passenger drone, the Ehang […]

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Flying cars are poised to take off

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    By KARL WILSON | China Daily | Updated: 2018-10-08 07:20     Ehang 184, a passenger drone, takes a test flight in Guangzhou in February. FENG ZHOUFENG/FOR CHINA DAILY The stuff of science fiction is close to becoming reality Back in February, drone manufacturer Ehang released a video of the world’s first passenger drone, the Ehang […]

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LED light can damage eyes

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ANSES warns Amélie BAUBEAU , AFP•May 15, 2019                 LED lighting can damage the eye’s retina and disturb natural sleep rhythms         LED lighting can damage the eye’s retina and disturb natural sleep rhythms Yahoo News Video Scroll back up to restore default view. Maisons-Alfort […]

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Increasing Tellurium content improves light absorption in organic solar cells

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  by Brookhaven National Laboratory Tellurium-containing polymer-based solar cells can absorb light across an exceptionally broad spectrum and have the potential to enhance power conversion efficiencies. The investigation of light absorbing organic semiconductors is important for the development of lightweight flexible solar cells. Replacing sulfur atoms in commonly used, polymer-based solar cells with tellurium atoms results […]

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Hamas hackers goad Israel to an air strike

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In a first, Israel responds to Hamas hackers with an air strike Israel military said it bombed building housing Hamas cyber forces. By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | May 5, 2019 — 19:36 GMT (01:06 IST) | Topic: Security     Source: IDF   SEE ALSO 10 dangerous app vulnerabilities to watch out for (free PDF) For the first time, Israel […]