After over a decade of work, the so-called “RoboBee” has taken flight. Harvard University Researchers have been dedicated to creating an insect-sized robot for years and the work has finally paid off. According to the researchers, the robot half the size of a paperclip and weighing less than a tenth of gram, was able to hover for a few moments… Read more →
In this era of threatening superbugs, products for fighting hospital infections seem to be multiplying as fast as the germs themselves. Hospitals can now fight superbugs with devices that resemble Star Wars robots. (April 29)
China has made aerospace history by launching its first high-resolution satellite that can predict natural disasters. Report by Lisa Hartle.
Photo: (REUTERS) DALLAS – American Airlines grounded flights across the country Tuesday because of an outage of its main reservations system. Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports and on airplanes. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said American asked to halt its flights until 5 p.m. EDT. Flights into American’s five biggest cities — New York, Dallas, Los Angeles,… Read more →
Photo: (PAT CORKERY, UNITED LAUNCH ALLIANCE) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Shrinking government budgets, combined with a growing reliance on space assets by the United States — especially by its military — are putting the country in an undefended position, Gen. William Shelton, commander of U.S. Air Force Space Command, said Tuesday. Every U.S. military action depends on space capabilities such as… Read more →
Photo: AFP/ Stan Honda All 104 nuclear reactors currently operational in the US have irreparable safety issues and should be taken out of commission and replaced, former chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory B. Jaczko said. The comments, made during the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference, are “highly unusual” for a current or former member of the safety… Read more →
Life as we know it doesn’t thrive on planets without ozone layers. A new instrument slated for launch to the ISS will monitor Earth’s protective ozone shell with greater depth and precision than ever before.
“When people don’t see stuff on Google, they think no one can find it. That’s not true.” That’s according to John Matherly, creator of Shodan, the scariest search engine on the Internet. Unlike Google (GOOG, Fortune 500), which crawls the Web looking for websites, Shodan navigates the Internet’s back channels. It’s a kind of “dark” Google, looking for the servers, webcams, printers, routers and all… Read more →
The internet around the world has been slowed down in what security experts are describing as the biggest cyber-attack in history. A row between a spam-fighting group and hosting firm has sparked retaliation attacks flooding core infrastructure. It is having an impact on widely used services like Netflix – and experts worry it could escalate to affect banking and email… Read more →
Scientists say it is remarkably easy to identify a mobile phone user from just a few pieces of location information. Whenever a phone is switched on, its connection to the network means its position and movement can be plotted. This data is given anonymously to third parties, both to drive services for the user and to target advertisements. But a study… Read more →