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Check Out The Largest Planet Collection Ever Discovered By NASA

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope mission just made history, announcing the discovery of 1,284 new exoplanets. This is the most new planets announced at one time, with 9 of them considered to be potentially habitable. "This announcement more than doubles the number of confirmed planets from Kepler," sa...

Is Software The Result of Our Inadvertent Biomimicry?

I first became interested in biomimicry when it pointed out the many natural forms that follow the Fibonacci sequence, suggesting a mathematical perfection at the heart of nature that organic life emulates as it evolves. The Biomimicry Institute has this definition: “Biomimicry is an approach to i...

Digital Personal Assistants Are Getting Even Smarter

It could be the stuff of B-grade sci-fi: ask your personal computer to do something, and it responds in a sultry female voice — businesslike, flirty, or peeved, as the situation requires. But as the new generation of digital personal assistants demonstrates, our technology is already there. And pret...

The Inner-Ear Device That Translates Languages In Real Time

Who doesn't love travelling? There are few things as exhilarating as going to another country, immersing yourself in another culture, and trying to communicate with people across a language barrier — things we take for granted like road signs and food ingredients become challenges to overcome, and y...

LIVE STREAM: Watch Mercury Transit The Sun Today In Rare Event

In a rare event that happens only 13 times a century, Mercury will be passing in front of the sun today, visible only as a tiny black dot in front of the sun. Take caution, however: looking at this event through your own telescope without the proper solar filters can cause serious damage to your eye...