Category: Science

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Will the next iPhone have a fingerprint scanner?

  Most of us have lots of personal information on our mobile devices we’d rather wasn’t made public. Whether it’s for legitimate or more illicit reasons, smartphone security has become next to paramount. Until now, a personal identification number has been the only obstacle lying between a thief and your...

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Greater wax moths cause waves in scientific sound research

Horses can pull carriages, dogs can detect bombs and birds can carry messages. But a recent scientific discovery may see another member of the natural world stepping into the limelight. Studies have found that the greater wax moth is capable of hearing the highest recorded frequency of any animal in...

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Geekily 12 Days of Christmas – Tailly

Japan is notorious for some pretty crazy ideas, but here’s one of the craziest yet: Tailly. Tailly is a wearable belt with a tail on the back, so that as a human, you have a visible wagging tail. What’s more, it uses your heart rate to detect when you’re excited,...

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Firework Night (UK) – Fireworks In-Depth

So today is Firework night also known as Bonfire night and Guy Fawkes night. What lies in store for the world is a bombardment of fireworks being flung into the sky all across the UK. This is to celebrate the fact that in 1605 the plot to assassinate King James I by...

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Farthest Ever View of the Universe

The Hubble space telescope has produced one of it’s most extraordinary views of the universe to date. Called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, the photo was assembled by combining 10 years of NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken of a patch of sky at the center of the original...

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An Amazing Mars Panorama

Perhaps the most amazing image of Mars yet, comes this panorama made from the images taken by NASA’s Curiosity Rover. Put the panorama in full screen and scroll around, you could almost actually be there. The mountain you can see is Mount Sharp, which is actually 12 miles from where...