Dwarf Planet 'Ceres' Animation Showcases Bright Spots
As of now, their exact nature remains unknown.
by NASA.gov
Curiosity rover snaps first color pictures of red planet’s blue sunset
Images taken on the rover’s 956th Martian day.
by Andrew Griffin

Dutch solar road makes enough energy to power household
Engineers in the Netherlands say energy-generating road surface is more successful than expected, six months into trial.
by Tarek Bazley
Are Flying Cars For Real This Time?
6 companies determined to come to market.
by Cindy Drukier

Patents for technology to read people’s minds hugely increasing
Patents include technology to artificially alter people’s mood, control video games.
by Andrew Griffin
Farming Drones Approved By FAA After Testing In California’s Wine Country
“We can avoid problems with pests, we can treat a smaller area, and we can do it in an economical way.”
by Derek Shore

SpaceX to test 'eject button' for astronauts
“It is similar to an ejection seat for a fighter pilot, but instead of ejecting the pilot out of the spacecraft, the entire spacecraft is ‘ejected’ away from the launch vehicle.”
by Phys.org
New GPS technology could open way for advances in virtual reality, scientists say
The new system could also enable collision avoidance technologies on cars and allow virtual reality (VR) headsets to be used outdoors…
by Adam Sherwin


Researchers locate huge magma reservoir beneath Yellowstone
Scientists were able to create 3-D images of the volcano’s deep-earth plumbing.
by Brooks Hays
Calbuco volcano eruption in Chile forces evacuation of 4,000 people from region
Evacuation radius of 20 kilometres had been established.
by CBC

Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos
Rumours of germline modification prove true — and look set to reignite an ethical debate.
by David Cyranoski, Sara Reardon
Boston Police Set Up 'Drone Shields' Along the 2015 Marathon Route
Ten DroneShield sensors installed on lampposts along the 26.2-mile race route.
by Shawn Musgrave

Japan Plans Moon Landing
Another space race in the making.
by Elaine Kurtenbach
Japan robot receptionist welcomes shoppers
Android with lifelike skin and almost (but not quite) natural-looking movements…
by AFP

Textspeak Is Modernizing the Egnlish Language (*English)
Creative repurposing of symbols and marks to a new age of technology.
by Lauren Collister
'Isis' removed from official list of hurricane names
Replaced with ‘Ivette’…
by Brian Ries