NASA's Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). See and hear the team inside JPL mission control along with a visualization of the
spacecraft's entry, descent and landing.
Getting a shot at the doctor's office may become less painful in the not-too-distant future.
MIT researchers have engineered a device that delivers a tiny, high-pressure jet of medicine through the skin without the use of a hypodermic needle. The device can be programmed to deliver a range of
doses to various depths — an improvement over similar jet-injection systems that are now commercially available.
Read more at MIT News: http://tinyurl.com/7s3sovt
Google announced its self-driving car project in 2010 to make driving safer, more enjoyable, and more efficient. Having safely completed over 200,000 miles of computer-led driving, Google wanted to
share one of its favorite moments. Here's Steve, who joined Google for a special drive on a carefully programmed route to experience being behind the wheel in a whole new way. Google organized
this test as a technical experiment, but think it's also a promising look at what autonomous technology may one day deliver if rigorous technology and safety standards can be met.
The SKA the Square Kilometre Array is more sensitive than the world's best existing radio telescopes, it will be one of the largest and most ambitious international science projects ever
devised. It will answer fundamental questions about the evolution of the universe.
James May from Top Gear fame.
The chase cars on take off and landing are a standard part of U-2
cruises at 70,000ft as the sky above turns black and the curvature of the Earth is visible. The only people to have gone gone higher on any sort of regular basis were SR-71 pilots.
KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.
For info on Invisible Children: www.invisiblechildren.com
Is death the end or do we somehow live beyond our physical selves? Scientist are looking for the answers to this age old question. Here is one story of a neurosurgeon who had a near death experience
and explains what he saw.