Daily Archives: April 5, 2012

Marco Polo

Marco Polo was born in around 1254 into a wealthy and cosmopolitan Venetian merchant family. Polo’s father and uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo Polo, were jewel merchants. In 1260, they left Venice to travel to the Black Sea, moving onwards to … Continue reading

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The LHC is back

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is operating again after its winter break. Early on Thursday, opposing stable beams of protons were smashed into each other at four observation positions.The total collision energy in these bunches of sub-atomic particles was eight trillion … Continue reading

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Most Well-Preserved Woolly Mammoths We’ve Ever Found

No, it’s not ‘ALF the Alien’ it’s a wooly mammoth – Deskarati – Rarely do researchers encounter a woolly mammoth that is as perfectly preserved as the one you see here; recently discovered entombed in the arctic steppes of Siberia, the juvenile … Continue reading

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Quantum computer built inside a diamond

Diamonds are forever — or, at least, the effects of this diamond on quantum computing may be. A team that includes scientists from USC has built a quantum computer in a diamond, the first of its kind to include protection … Continue reading

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Snakes on a Plane

We thought you might like our mock up of the this latest news story from down under of a guy with a little problem whilst flying his plane – Deskarati – CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian pilot said he was forced … Continue reading

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Do we need pain?

Pain is not a nice experience, so why have we evolved to have so much of it? Because without it we might not survive for very long. Occasionally, babies are born that don’t feel pain and they end up damaging … Continue reading

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Project Glass

Today Google shares with us it’s vision of the future with this new video from the ‘Project Glass’ team. We love the idea of interactive glasses, although standing on a roof top singing a song whilst talking to your girlfriend … Continue reading

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