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Scientists Create First ‘Growth Chart’ for the Milky Way

Researchers have created the first-ever ‘growth chart’ for Milky Way, which shows how our galaxy grew from its infancy to the bright spiral galaxy we see Monday. The chart uses the ages of more than 70,000 stars and extends halfway across our galaxy to 50,000 light-years away. “Close to the centre of our galaxy, we […]

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New Device Could Produce, Detect Gravitational Field

Scientists have proposed a revolutionary device which they say could create detectable gravitational field, an advance that may transform physics and shake up Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Until now, a scientific advance like this was a dream of science fiction, but it could open up many new applications such as telecommunications with gravitational waves […]

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SpaceX to Attempt Ocean Landing of Falcon 9 Rocket on January 17

SpaceX will try again Sunday to land its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform, one month after successfully returning the rocket’s first stage to an upright landing on solid ground. Previous attempts to set down the rocket’s first stage on a floating barge in the Atlantic Ocean have failed, but the California-based company will […]

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New Smart Cam Can Distinguish Between Cats, Cat Burglars and Cars

Netatmo¬†on Monday announced a smart security camera and floodlight combo at CES 2016. The Presence camera is designed for outdoor use and can identify objects such as people, animals and vehicles. The camera, which connects to a rectangular floodlight, can be customized to send alerts to a smartphone app or desktop browser based on what […]

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Samsung Places Fridge at Center of Smart Home

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled the Family Hub Refrigerator at CES, ongoing in Las Vegas through Saturday. The new refrigerator sports a 21.5-inch full HD LCD screen on the upper right outside door, which doubles as a communications center. The screen lets users post, share and update calendars, as well as pin digital photos, share images […]

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HDR tech in TVs promises sharper colours, but not much to watch

LAS VEGAS: For years, TV makers have focused on making pictures sharper by squeezing more pixels onto screens. Now, their attention is shifting to improving the way sets display colour, with a newish technology called HDR taking center stage. HDR, or high dynamic range, promises brighter whites, darker blacks, and a richer range of colors […]

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Driverless taxi on Seoul campus offers glimpse of future

SEOUL: A South Korean university is testing a sedan that can pick up and transport passengers without a human driver, giving a glimpse into the future of autonomous public transport. Seo Seung-Woo, director of the Intelligent Vehicle IT Research Center at Seoul National University, said the university has been testing the driverless taxi to transport […]

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‘The Martian VR experience’ to debut at CES 2016

Hollywood’s getting serious about moving beyond those old cardboard 3D glasses. The 21st Century Fox entertainment conglomerate said that it has a deal to buy a minority stake in a leading maker of headwear for virtual reality and augmented reality, Osterhout Design Group. The news comes as a Fox subsidiary plans a CES debut for […]

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Jump up and down to charge your phone

LAS VEGAS: A little exercise not only does your body good, it can charge up your smartphone. Evanston, Illinois-based Ampy showed off its Ampy Move, a wearable battery pack that charges with up and down motion that makes a couple of magnets bounce up and down inside coils. That’s an electricity-creating process invented by Nikola […]

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Tech tethers dog lovers remotely to their pets

LAS VEGAS: Gadgets galore are letting dog lovers stay connected to their pets even when they can’t take canine companions with them on the go. A sea of innovations on display at the famously people-centric Consumer Electronics Show included a wave of technology aimed at those who consider pets cherished family members. “Everybody loves their […]