Category: Science News

Google Open Sources Exoplanet-Hunting AI

NASA’s Kepler satellite has been observing the stars for nearly a decade, and it’s produced a mountain of data in that time. Late last year, Google showed how...

New Sensor Measures Blood Pressure While You Hold Your Phone

Your smartphone already has a wide array of sensors inside, but it can’t measure your blood pressure — at least not yet. Researchers from Michigan State University...

Astronomers Use Spacecraft, Distant Star to Study Neptune’s Largest Moon

A stupendously rare astronomical event occurred last year when Triton, Neptune’s largest moon, passed in front of a distant star. The extreme distances involved made...

Vodafone, Nokia to Deploy 4G Network on the Moon

When Google launched its (now-defunct) Lunar X-Prize competition, a number of teams from around the world joined up to try and hit the deadline. The first German team,...

Vodafone, Nokia to Deploy 4G Network on the Moon

When Google launched its (now-defunct) Lunar X-Prize competition, a number of teams from around the world joined up to try and hit the deadline. The first German team,...

IBM Ships Robotic Head to the International Space Station

When one considers the types of equipment shipped up to the International Space Station, there’s a certain list of default equipment that makes sense. Spare parts?...

IBM Ships Robotic Head to the International Space Station

When one considers the types of equipment shipped up to the International Space Station, there’s a certain list of default equipment that makes sense. Spare parts?...

Researchers Develop a File System for DNA-Based Storage

Most of your cells contain a complete set of instructions to build a person stored in DNA. Scientists have worked for years on developing a storage technology that could...

How Amazon Could Succeed in Overturning the Old Healthcare Model

Jeff Bezos and a cabal of billionaires surprised everyone last month with the announcement that they’re conspiring to disrupt the healthcare industry. They are...

Confirmed: Kepler Satellite Discovers 95 New Exoplanets

NASA’s Kepler satellite has confirmed once and for all that planets are not a rarity in the universe. In more than eight years in space, the observatory has detected...