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Category : Sci/Tech (Archive for 2016-04-30) News by Google
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World's Largest Atom Smasher, the Large Hadron Collider, Reportedly Shut Down by Rodent
ABC News
A weasel-like rodent shut down the world's most powerful atom smasher after it apparently gnawed through a power cable, facility officials said today. The Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile long machine sitting deep underground on the border of France ...

Wall Street Journal
The Digital Assistant Cortana Has a One-Track Mind: Microsoft
Wall Street Journal
You can ask the latest desktop version of Cortana, Microsoft Corp.'s digital assistant, to find the nearest Pizza Hut—but don't expect it to use any search engine but Microsoft Bing or present the results in any browser but Microsoft Edge. Cortana no ...

The Space Reporter
Japanese Hitomi satellite deemed to be beyond repair
The Space Reporter
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has suspended efforts to repair its malfunctioning Hitomi satellite launched on February 17, deeming it beyond repair. Hitomi was launched to study the X-rays emitted by black holes, dark matter, and galaxy ...

Washington Post
These dozing 'dragons' could change how we think about sleep
Washington Post
The dragon's eyes twitch under its lids. An electronic monitor hooked up to its brain shows activity spiking across it. Somewhere inside its reptilian subconscious, a dream may be playing out — of enjoying a satisfying meal or relaxing on a sun-baked ...

CBS News
Strange comet may reveal clues about Earth's birth
CBS News
A new kind of comet that is nearly tailless has been discovered -- and the surprises don't stop there. The new comet recently returned from the edge of the solar system but may have originated much closer to the sun, scientists say. In fact, it may ...

PCWorld
New Microsoft beta lets workers build their own apps without coding
PCWorld
Employees that need access to certain business data on the go can now build their own app for it using a tool from Microsoft that went into public beta on Friday. The company has announced that it's opening up its PowerApps app creation service to the ...

Air & Space Magazine
Driving a “Lunar” Rover, From the Space Station
Air & Space Magazine
His “world,” for the past four months, has been the International Space Station, and it was from the station that Peake remote-controlled a six-wheeled rover located in Stevenage, England. The experiment, called SUPVIS-M, lasted about two hours ...

New York Times
This Is Your Brain on Podcasts
New York Times
A research team had volunteers listen to stories told on “The Moth Radio Hour,' and used an M.R.I. machine to track the brain's activity. Credit Travis Chambers/EyeEm, via Getty Images. Listening to music may make the daily commute tolerable, but ...

The Verge
How SpaceX's Red Dragon could change the way we land on Mars
The Verge
SpaceX's bold plan to put a Dragon spacecraft on Mars in 2018 will rely on a type of landing technique known as propulsive landing — a way of using rocket engines to go down instead of up. As the Dragon descends toward the Martian surface, eight ...

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