UMass Amherst leads international astronomical camera project

New discoveries in star formation, galaxy cluster physics, ultra-deep galactic exploration and magnetic field surveys of the universe are coming soon, say a team of astronomers led by Grant Wilson at the University of Massachusetts ...

Anxious wait for news of Mars lander's fate

Ground controllers on Wednesday celebrated placing a European-Russian robot explorer in Mars' orbit, but faced an anxious wait for news of the tiny lander it had despatched to the Red Planet's surface.

China's LeEco sets out to shake up US consumer tech market

Most U.S. consumers haven't heard of LeEco, but the Chinese technology company is setting out to become a household name with smartphones and flat-screen TVs that undercut the prices of Apple, Google, Samsung and other industry ...

Link found between selfie viewing and decreased self-esteem

Frequent viewing of selfies through social network sites like Facebook is linked to a decrease in self-esteem and life satisfaction, according to Penn State researchers in mass communications. "Most of the research done on ...

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