Archive: 12/9/2013

EU edges toward flight use of tablets, smartphones

Long overdue in an increasingly connected world—or the end of a precious oasis of peace—the European Union on Monday took a first step to allowing expanded use of smartphones and tablets on aircraft.

Dec 09, 2013
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Mapping the demise of the dinosaurs

About 65 million years ago, an asteroid or comet crashed into a shallow sea near what is now the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. The resulting firestorm and global dust cloud caused the extinction of many land ...

Dec 09, 2013
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IRIS provides unprecedented images of sun

The region located between the surface of the sun and its atmosphere has been revealed as a more violent place than previously understood, according to images and data from NASA's newest solar observatory, ...

Dec 09, 2013
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Hard rock life

Scientists are digging deep into the Earth's surface collecting census data on the microbial denizens of the hardened rocks. What they're finding is that, even miles deep and halfway across the globe, many of these communities ...

Dec 09, 2013
3.9 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast