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Category archives: Science & Technology

 
 
 

Ready for lift-off: Virgin's SS2 spacecraft reaches the STRATOSPHERE - and carrier confirms that commercial space flights are 'on track' for 2014

Virgin Galactic’s SS2 as become the highest commercial winged vehicle and it flexed its ‘feather system’ for the first time The spacecraft was propelled 69,000 feet above the Earth’s surface after a 20 second rocket burn to reach a top speed of Mach 1.43 The spacecraft was piloted by Mark Stucky and Clint Nichols The company said it is ‘on track’ to offer commercial flights into space to members of […]

 
 
 

Have millennials forgotten how to speak?

Digital technology has dramatically changed the way we work, making it easier to connect with clients and partners and share information on an unprecedented scale. But some companies now complain that as a result, their younger employees lack the essential skill of being able to pick up the phone and talk. Employees of the so-called millennial generation prefer to email, text or use social media to communicate – fine for […]

10 reasons why smoking is the biggest enemy of your looks

Smokers are generally at a higher risk of developing various diseases and if that wasn’t enough, smoking can kill your looks too. We have compiled ten reasons why you should absolutely quite smoking for better looks. When the damage is visible, you tend to be more careful about your bad habits. If cigarette could cause a visible bump on your face, you would definitely quit smoking today. Let’s list down […]

Exploring the Deepest Recesses of the Planet

Enter the realm of divers, spelunkers, and submersibles. The deepest cave drop in the continental United States is found underneath Pigeon Mountain in Georgia. The “Fantastic Pit” in Ellison’s Cave drops 586 vertical feet. In April 2005 Croatian freediver Kristijan Curavic plunged to 168 feet (51 meters) below the North Pole, the deepest dive ever made in the Arctic.   Please follow and like us:

The rising threat from the oceans

In the latest in her series on phenomena and technologies that may profoundly change the state of our planet, Gaia Vince looks at why our oceans are rising, what the consequences might be and describes efforts to adapt to what may become a drastically reshaped world. Imagine the seaside was nearer. Not just a little bit nearer, but lapping uncomfortably close to your doorstep and rising. If you’re one of […]

CIA acknowledges its mysterious Area 51 test site for first time

National security scholars at George Washington University have some good news and bad news for UFO buffs – the U.S. government has finally confirmed the existence of Area 51 in Nevada, but it makes no mention of little green men or alien spaceships. The government acknowledged the existence of the mysterious aviation test site known as Area 51, a remote installation about 80 miles (130 km) northwest of Las Vegas, […]

Spectacular reminder of a comet that won't pass by for another 113 years: Incredible pictures of the Perseid meteor shower at its best

Thousands of stargazers cast their eyes to the heavens last night to watch the Perseid meteor shower. Across the UK people turned into amateur astronomers as they looked out for the ‘shooting stars’, a result of material falling from the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle. While the Perseid meteor shower is an annual event between mid-July and mid-August, the best views this year were expected to be last night, with as […]