Monthly Archives: April 2013

Happy Birthday! The World Wide Web is 20 years old

20 years ago today, on April 30 1993, CERN contributed the technologies underpinning the World Wide Web to the royalty-free public domain. On 30 April 1993 CERN published a statement that made World Wide Web (“W3”, or simply “the web”) technology available on … Continue reading

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Wringing Out A Cloth In Space

One reason we love science so much is that it indulges our innate sense of curiosity. Scientists and science cats alike want to know what happens when you look through a telescope or smash atoms together or try various ordinary … Continue reading

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Bugs ‘Space Suit’ Protection from Vacuum

  Electron microscopes are used to investigate the ultrastructure of a wide range of biological and inorganic specimens includingmicroorganisms, cells, large molecules, biopsy samples, metals, and crystals. Electron microscopes make images by beaming electrons at the subject matter. Industrially, the electron microscope is often used for quality control and … Continue reading

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Leonhard Euler

In mathematics circles many think of Leonhard Euler as the most preeminent mathematician of the 18th century, and one of the greatest mathematicians to have ever lived.  The former Soviet Union celebrated the life and legacy of Leonhard Euler on … Continue reading

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Petman humanoid robot

Boston Dynamics has been releasing video after video of its Petman humanoid robot performing a variety of tests, but something has always been missing: clothes. No longer. The company has today released a new video that demonstrates the robot can … Continue reading

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A – Z of Punk

There are no immediate plans to change the national hate crimes register in the U.K, but last year Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone acknowledged that the five recognised categories of hate crime was “an incomplete list”. Greater Manchester Police is believed … Continue reading

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