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  • Video: Controlling Robots Through Brain Signals

    March 7, 2017 2:04 AM 7

    The Texas Symposium on Wireless and Microwave Circuits and Systems conference committee invites paper submissions for the 2017 conference, to be held on the beautiful campus of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on March 30-31, 2017. Authors from the industry and academia worldwide are invited to submit four-page papers of their original and previously

  • Elephants May Sleep Less Than Any Other Mammal

    March 3, 2017 11:06 AM 12

    Washington:: There’s an old saying that elephants never forget. You also can say they almost never sleep. Scientists on Wednesday said a first-of-its-kind study tracking the sleep behaviour of wild elephants found the world’s largest land mammal sleeps two hours per day on average, and some days not at all, and does so mostly standing up. This represented

  • Mysteries of elephant sleep revealed

    March 2, 2017 12:45 AM 10

    Wild African elephants sleep for the shortest time of any mammal, according to a study. Scientists tracked two elephants in Botswana to find out more about the animals' natural sleep patterns. Elephants in zoos sleep for four to six hours a day, but in their natural surroundings the elephants rested for only two hours, mainly at night. The elephants

  • Bright lava lights up Sicilian sky as Mount Etna erupts

    March 1, 2017 5:14 AM 17

    ROME (Reuters) - Bright lava lit up the night sky on the Italian island of Sicily on Monday as Mount Etna erupted for the first time this year. The volcano, one of the most active in the world, has been largely dormant for the last two years, but it sprung to life with bright orange lava spewing out high over the Mediterranean Island, eventually easing

  • Visit NASA's newly discovered planets in 'Elite: Dangerous'

    February 28, 2017 9:12 PM 12

    Sadly, it's unlikely that you'll ever visit the Trappist-1 system's newly-discovered Earth-sized planets in your lifetime... not unless someone develops near-light speed travel, anyway. However, you'll at least have the option of a virtual tour. Frontier Developments is promising Ars Technica that the second Elite: Dangerous version 2.3 beta will let you visit

  • Tatoonie-like two-star planetary system discovered

    February 28, 2017 2:44 PM 18

    This planetary system comprises two stars -- a brown dwarf and a white dwarf -- which are encompassed by rocky debris. Star Wars fans rejoice! A Tatoonie-like planetary system has been discovered by astronomers and they suspect the presence of planetary debris in the system. These findings were made by researchers from the University College London (UCL)

  • SpaceX to Send First Paying Tourists Around Moon Next Year

    February 28, 2017 2:20 AM 11

    SpaceX plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for NASA astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket yet to be flown, the launch company announced on Monday. The launch of the first privately funded tourist flight beyond the orbit of the International Space Station is tentatively targeted

  • SpaceX aims to fly two people to the moon next year

    February 27, 2017 10:38 PM 11

    Tech billionaire Elon Musk - the company's founder and chief executive - announced the news barely a week after launching his first rocket from Nasa's famous moon pad. Two people who know each other approached the company about sending them on a week-long flight just beyond the moon, according to Mr Musk. He would not identify the pair or the price tag, but said they have paid a "significant"

  • SpaceX announces plans for moon mission in 2018

    February 27, 2017 10:38 PM 12

    SpaceX plans to launch two private citizens on a flight around the moon next year, a bold mission that will be the first to carry humans beyond low-Earth orbit since the Apollo moon program, company founder Elon Musk said Monday. Musk declined to say who had booked the flight, how much they were paying or even specify their gender. And he made it clear

  • Unidentified sea creature washes up on Philippines beach

    February 25, 2017 10:04 AM 14

    The remains of a mysterious sea creature have washed up on the shore of the Philippines. The unidentified creature, measuring 6.3 metres long and two metres wide, was found on a beach in Barangay Poblacion, Cagadianao, on the Philippines' Dinagat Islands. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, based in the capital Manila, believe the remains