Google plans to test market a modular phone that has multiple optional components that can all be hot-swapped or replaced, which might extend the life of such devices.
CNN may soon change the way we get news footage now that it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to implement drones, officially called Unmaned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), into news-gathering practices. This agreement will incorporate current research conducted collaboratively with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). The three
Scientists and engineers have for the first time directly measured the curvature of gravity which could eventually produce a diverse and interesting assortment of scientific benefits.
Gravity is one of the fundamental forces of nature yet it is quite distinct from all the other forces permeating the universe. Probing its secrets could yield insights and technological wonders unmatched by any other aspect of nature (just don’t expect an anti-gravity device to be one of them).
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An anomalous light signal from a quasar may be due to the smallest separation ever observed between two supermassive black holes that may merge one day.
Come on…you’ve thought about it I’m sure. What would happen if two black holes smashed into one another. Everyone loves collisions and explosions. Just look at the internet. After cats and porn, my guess is that crashing things are #3.
The NOAA announced that by October 2015 the capacity of each of the two NOAA supercomputers in active use will jump to 2.5 petaflops, for a total of 5 petaflops- nearly ten times the present capacity.
On our annual year-end wrap-up show on the SGU, we always talk about the best science news of the previous year. That’s always fun to research and reminisce. This year I thought it’d be fun to anticipate what the following year could bring in terms of big science news stories. The kind of news we’re almost certain to cover on the show in the coming months and perhaps even give special mention to in the 2015 wrap-up show.