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Krill may be small, but scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) say that these tiny crustaceans play an important role in the transportation of carbon within the oceans. Not only are they a key element of the ocean's food pyramid, but they also move through the depths in such a way that they could have a major impact on the world's climate. According to a recent study, the way in which krill move between different depths can accelerate how atmospheric carbon moves into the deep ocean... Continue Reading Krill "deposits" transport atmospheric carbon to the ocean depths Category: Environment Tags: British Antarctic Survey Carbon Climate Change Ocean Related Articles: Scientists to probe ecosystem of undersea lost world hidden for 120,000 years New ice crack closes down British Antarctic base ... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/8jKir9J8afw/...
A NASA satellite captured an image showing a thick curtain of brown smoke billowing from the Thomas Fire in Southern California yesterday (Dec. 14)....
Ars checks out shipping-container farming that’s said to have price parity with farms....
The opening scenes of a new drama sound just like a traditional "Star Trek" episode: "Captain's log, final entry," the narrator says. "Spock and I are the sole survivors."...
An engine designed for the world's most powerful rocket underwent one last test fire for 2017 on Wednesday (Dec. 13) to help NASA get ready for the Space Launch System rocket's first flight around the moon....
There's a lot of spaceflight action on tap Sunday morning (Dec. 17), and you can watch it all before the first NFL game of the day kicks off....
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week....
Drones can be of great use to farmers, for doing aerial inspections of their crops. The fact is, though, flying the things back and forth over the fields can be both tricky and time-consuming. That's why Boston-based American Robotics created the Scout. It does everything autonomously, so users can reportedly just set it and forget it for an entire season... Continue Reading Autonomous drone lives in a shed, down on the farm Category: Drones Tags: Agriculture Autonomous Related Articles: Phenocart puts plant health-monitoring on wheels SwagBot farming robot rolls through streams and rounds up cattle Parrot's multispectral crop monitoring sensor can be retrofitted to existing drones SenseFly gives its eBee drone bigger wings Swingin... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/PG70bxz53do/...
The SETI initiative Breakthrough Listen has announced that preliminary observations of the first known interstellar asteroid show no sign that the 400 m (1,300 ft)-long object is anything other than natural. No directed or broadcast radio transmissions have been detected from `Oumuamua (A/2017 U1), but observations and analysis continue... Continue Reading It looks like `Oumuamua is just a big rock after all Category: Space Tags: Asteroid SETI Related Articles: First international asteroid tracking exercise proves a success Asteroid's close encounter puts global tracking network to the test NASA's first asteroid deflection mission moves to design phase NASA debunks asteroid strike rumors How do you catch an interstellar asteroid?... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/dxpTGPH5SBg/...
Ever desperately need to sit, but couldn't find a proper seat anywhere? Maybe every seat in the room was occupied or you were outside and there wasn't a seat, stump or large rock – nothing. Whatever the situation, you were left standing there sore-legged and achy-backed. Never again, with the new Sitpack Zen. This ultra-portable, carbon-and-aluminum stool carries in a backpack or on your shoulder and ensures you always have a place to take the load right off... Continue Reading Sitpack collapsible stool takes the load off wherever you wander Category: Good Thinking Tags: Kickstarter Outdoor Seat Travel Related Articles: HC1 travel trailer combines modular convenience with vintage looks Telescoping wooden caravan raises the roof on small living Leatherman adds a watch to weara... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/eIHRguBz8eE/...
Imagine if your car's windshield glass could turn from being clear to reflective, when the car was parked in the hot sun. Or perhaps if there were rooftop panels that reflected unwanted solar heat in the summer, but turned clear to let it in, in the winter. Well, such things may soon be possible, thanks to a new liquid-activated "smart glass" being developed at the University of Delaware... Continue Reading Reflective glass goes clear – just add methyl salicylate Category: Science Tags: smart glass University of Delaware Related Articles: Underwater robot can make its own snap decisions Tree trunks found to emit methane Self-healing membrane extends life of hydrogen fuel cells New study helps uncover the nature of cosmic rays Hydroge... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/yphoVGI1Lig/...
Astronauts will get to see the latest Star Wars film soon, says NASA....
NASA machine-learning venture with Google digs up two new exoplanets....
Deadline to reply for upper-stage engine RFI came on Friday....
Sorry, but your smartphone's camera isn't perfect. Its image sensor contains microscopic manufacturing flaws, which show up in its photos as tiny imperfections known as photo-response non-uniformity (PRNU). Because each phone has its own unique PRNU pattern, scientists from the University at Buffalo have proposed that it could be used as a form of personal identification... Continue Reading Using smartphone photos as fingerprints could help fight identity theft Category: Good Thinking Tags: Identification Smartphones University at Buffalo Related Articles: App thwarts voice hackers using phone's compass Almost universal SERS sensor could change how we sniff out small things Food-tracking necklace listens to you eat Gene "reboots" stem cells to slow or re... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/DvAbO0-Jyds/...
"Star Wars"-themed mission patches lifted off on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station today (Dec. 15), the same day "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" launched into movie theaters....
When Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launched the first test flight of its New Shepard Crew Capsule 2.0 this week, it had a very special passenger aboard: a dummy named "Mannequin Skywalker."...
Some thoughts on The Last Jedi, after I’ve had a night to chew on it. These thoughts are spoiler-free, because I am not a dick. 1. I enjoyed it and it was a solid entry into the canon, which means that Disney has now made three solid Star Wars films in a row (The Force […]...
SpaceX launched its 13th cargo delivery to the International Space Station with both a reused Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship. See photos of the rocket's launch and landing....
SpaceX launched and landed a used rocket today (Dec. 15), pulling off yet another spaceflight double play on a mission that gets the company a big step closer to its goal of total reusability....
Weightlessness, or the absence of gravity, has several short-term and long-term effects on astronauts....
Preliminary report on CBD finds no evidence of abuse but hints at medical use....
Looking for the ideal Christmas gift? Look further. Even if your digital pockets are bursting with Bitcoin, the following collection of outrageous items are likely beyond your reach. It's time for our annual recap of the most extravagant, over-the-top and, in some cases, downright nonsensical examples of luxurious excess that have crossed our desks throughout the year. Here's what you can't have for Christmas in 2018... Continue Reading Here's what you're not getting for Christmas in 2017 Category: Good Thinking Tags: Best of 2017 Luxury Related Articles: The top 10 things you CAN'T have for Christmas 2015 Here's what you're not getting for Christmas The top 10 things you CAN'T have for Christmas 2014 Classic British car marque takes flight again with Bullet speedster... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/3H7d4N-E6KE/...
There’s a new use for sperm – delivering cancer drugs to tumours of the female reproductive tract. This targeted approach may avoid the side effects of chemo...
Hyperbole and misinformation followed the US decision to end net neutrality. It's important to know what's really at stake, says Aaron Mak...
Even though SD media cards are getting more capacious and faster all the time, those increases are matched by the hungry demands of pixel-packed photos and videos. Many photographers carry spare cards to shoots, which can be misplaced or lost. The Memistore is a nifty two slot temporary shelter for spare cards that can be attached to a camera or tripod... Continue Reading Camera attachment provides safe haven for spare memory cards Category: Digital Cameras Tags: Kickstarter SD Cards Storage Related Articles: Hide‐A‐Ride bike takes the high road to bike storage Stowaway storage system is designed for people who look up to their bikes Spring-loaded system makes bike parking an uplifting experience Prepd Pack lunchbox won't leave a bad taste in your mout... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/4rSDJi7Www4/...
This is also the company's 13th supply mission to the International Space Station....
We took risks, we had guts—and, one day in 1969, it all paid off....
Lessons learned outside spacecraft in the 1960s shape how we do spacewalks today....
For the first time, a parasitic fungus has been spotted that manipulates the brains of fruit flies before they die, and might allow biologists to work out how they do it...
French tiny house firm Baluchon has made a name for itself designing very small and lightweight homes, like the Escapade and Odyssée. Its latest model, the Ondine, is similar in style to those and serves as both a full-time home and workplace to a masseur in the Alps. .. Continue Reading French tiny house offers rest and relaxation in the Alps Category: Tiny Houses Tags: Home House Micro-House Tiny Footprint Related Articles: Not-so-small living: 5 of the best supersized tiny houses Monstrous tiny home is tiny in name only Tiny house built for long soaks, movie nights and cross-country travel Rusty tiny house boasts a bedroom with plenty of headroom Escape Traveler packs a whole lot of home ... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/0dJ9Jr4JnfU/...
Adolescent female Japanese macaques mount deer and rub on their backs, perhaps as a way to practise sexual behaviour before they are old enough to mate...
As much as young, adventure lovers have helped push forward a new generation of camper vans, they've also been behind an ever-evolving tent camping scene. Suddenly high-flying tree tents and roofed hammocks are all the rage and tents are getting as social as the Web. The basic ground tent was nearly more the exception than the rule in 2017, as tents that dangle from trees and cliffs, float on water, and ride atop motor vehicles hoarded the spotlight. .. Continue Reading The flying, floating, roof-riding and otherwise cool and unusual tents of 2017 Category: Outdoors Tags: Best of 2017 Camping Hammocks Inflatable Modular Outdoor roof-top tent Tent Watercraft Related Articles: High-flying hammock shelter gets modular refresh Slip-... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/PP7dlHUpCV8/...
The Kepler telescope has revealed a new planet in a system like ours. It shares a star with 7 other planets, tying our record for most worlds in a solar system...
Two peach stones found in sediment beneath Saint Mark’s Basilica could extend the history of Venice by 180 years...
It was always a travesty that hundreds of people die due to a lack of transplant organs. An opt-out donation scheme in England was long overdue, says John Chisholm...
One way to solve the dark matter problem is to chalk it up to black holes formed moments after the big bang, but they can’t account for all the dark matter...
We’re happy to announce the re-launch of our project ‘Cyberselves: How Immersive Technologies Will Impact Our Future Selves’. Straight out of Sheffield Robotics, the project aims to explore the effects of technology like robot avatars, virtual reality, AI servants and other tech which alters your perception or ability to act. We’re interested in work, play … Continue reading "Cyberselves: How Immersive Technologies Will Impact Our Future Selves"...
Six members of the same family have a reduced sensitivity to pain, meaning they don’t notice when they break bones. Now the gene responsible has been identified...

Quentin Tarantinos Star Trek Cool

Dec13
Star Trek: Sci Fi Blog
Quentin Tarantino and J.J.Abrams met to consider the storyline for Star Trek XIV. Apparently Mark L. Smith, Lindsey Beer, and Drew Pearce are in running to write the next Star Trek movie. Now with declining box office returns Star Trek definitely needs more cool.Mindful of this, J.J. Abrams and Paramount have agreed to Quentin Tarantino's viewpoint that the film be R-rated which the Pulp Fiction director pitched to them. So trekkers get set for plenty of excitement because coolness and R-rated films are Quentin Tarantino speciality! So how can the maestro of R rated films make Star Trek cool? Grittier action scenes which are fun to watch but Deadline and Screenrant have exclusives. Cool long and Prosper, trekkers ...
Tiny metal robots can plot their own route around a maze modelled on the iconic video game – and could be used in surgery one day...
Sugar enjoys laying on me while I’m trying to type. It’s adorable, but also makes the typing just a little bit slower. Today’s audience participatory question whilst I am furiously typing: If you could have one musical artist cover a particular holiday song, which artist and song would it be? NOTE: This is for holiday […]...
In the second half of Outlander‘s epic third season, our characters undertake a harrowing journey, setting sail across the Atlantic to Jamaica, in search of Young Ian. Like the show’s move to the courts of Paris in Season Two, this massive … Continue reading →...
I’m soooooooooo close to finishing Head On (which was due a long time ago ugh), so while I’m busy typing, here’s a participatory thread with a festive, holiday-themed question for you: What was the best-received gift you ever gave for the holidays? Which is to say, not the gift you thought was the best, or […]...
For the last four days, the Whatever Gift Guide 2017 has been about helping you find the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones. But today I’d like to remind folks that the season is also about helping those in need. So this final day is for charities. If you’re looking for a place to make a […]...

Fall AGU 2017

Dec08
Real Climate
It’s that time of year again. #AGU17 is from Dec 11 to Dec 16 in New Orleans (the traditional venue in San Francisco is undergoing renovations). As in previous years, there will be extensive live streams from “AGU On Demand” (free, but an online registration is required) of interesting sessions and the keynote lectures from […]...
So here’s some lively holiday news: An Old Man’s War movie is currently in development at Netflix. Surprise! Here are the details over at Deadline.com. I’m pretty happy about this. And now, your questions: Are you excited? Hell, yes. One, because I would love to see an OMW movie. But also, two, Netflix is a […]...
  The Kardashian index is a semi-humorous metric invented to the reveal how much trust you should put in a scientist with a public image. In ‘The Kardashian index: a measure of discrepant social media profile for scientists‘, the author writes: I am concerned that phenomena similar to that of Kim Kardashian may also exist … Continue reading "Scientific Credibility and The Kardashian Index"...
Look at this lovely book, held aloft by my lovely missus. It’s Don’t Live For Your Obituary, my first collection of writing-related essays in a decade. The official release date is December 31st (yes, New Year’s Eve), but if you pre-ordered the signed limited hardcover from Subterranean Press, I understand they have begun to be […]...
Typing in a minefield: When Ryk E. Spoor took on his new novel Princess Holy Aura, that’s what he guessed he’d be doing. Why? And why did he decide to write it anyway? Read on for the answers. RYK E. SPOOR: I did not expect to write Princess Holy Aura. “Hey, you’re the author, don’t […]...

STAR TREK DISCOVERY RENEWED FOR SEASON 2

Dec04
Star Trek: Sci Fi Blog
Star Trek: Discovery is be distributed almost everywhere in the world on Netflix, except for the US where it will be available on CBS All Access. The series is being broadcast by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media's Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.CBS have released a trailer for episode 10 of Discovery, "Despite Yourself," to get us excited for the series return, in January! So now heres the USS Discovery lost in space.....STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’s cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Mary Chieffo, James Frain....All the wreckage apparently has something to offer, as they send a little workbee off to do something in it.Showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts spoke to Indie Wire about many aspects of the series, including hinting at things to come. Berg acknowledgedthe war will continue in Chapter 2. It’ll... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/StarTrek-SciFiBlog/~3/shYNX5Vc_SQ/star-trek-discovery-renewed-for-season-2.html...
Last open-thread of the year. Tips for new books for people to read over the holidays? Highlights of Fall AGU (Dec 11-15, New Orleans)? Requests for what should be in the end of year updates? Try to be nice....
More news from Cubicle 7.They will be offering a PDF version of the original hardback WFRP from Games Workshop. The Humble Bundle version was a Hogshead version.Also, they are developing a director's cut of The Enemy Within, with the involvement of none other than Graeme Davis!Read more here:http://forums.cubicle7.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9976/Magnus...

Revolt

Dec01
Bear McCreary Blog
How might one score a film primarily using floppy disc drives and an electric violin? This was the question at the core of my experience scoring Revolt, a new science fiction film starring Lee Pace. In the film, Pace plays Bo, … Continue reading →...