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Philae Lander. Image: Wikipedia

Scientists Hope Philae Will Wake Up Next Spring

The Philae spacecraft that landed on a comet last week has gone to sleep. But the good news is that scientists are hopeful that we haven’t heard the last messages from the spacecraft.

by · November 18, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
Brooding emperor penguin with its chick approached by a rover camouflaged with a fake chick. Photo: Nature Methods, Le Maho et al.

Robotic Chick Lets Researchers Get Close to Penguins

A small robot that looks and acts like a baby penguin is helping researchers study penguins in a more natural way.
When scientists study any animals in the wild, it usually means a human has to get close to them to gather information. But people make animals nervous, so when human researchers are around, the animals don’t act the way they normally would.

by · November 15, 2014 · Animals, News, Science
Scientists Land Spacecraft On Fast-Moving, Icy Comet

Scientists Land Spacecraft On Fast-Moving, Icy Comet

Scientists recently landed a spacecraft on the icy surface of a comet that was travelling 130,000 kilometres an hour.
Now, we’re getting information, photos and sounds from the comet that just might tell us something about our own origins.

by · November 12, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
Pablo Picasso is widely regarded as one of the greatest painters of all-time.

A Second Painting Underneath Picasso’s “The Blue Room”

Pablo Picasso was an artist who worked in early part of the 20th century. He is one of the most famous painters to have ever lived.

Recently it was discovered that underneath Picasso’s masterpiece, The Blue Room, there is another painting.

by · November 5, 2014 · Arts, News
iPhone. Image: Ausis

Schools Divided Over Cellphones In Classrooms

A fight between two high school students in Nova Scotia last month has underlined some of the concerns parents and teachers have about cellphones in schools.

by · November 5, 2014 · News, Technology
Image: Northern Ireland Office

The Queen Sends A Tweet

The Queen of England is on Twitter.

She posted her first tweet recently, about an exhibit she had just officially opened.

by · October 26, 2014 · News, Technology
Apple unveiled two new products--the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch.

Apple Unveils Exciting New Products

There was a lot of buzz on the Internet on Tuesday.

Apple, the company that makes high-tech products like smart phones, tablets and iPods, introduced something completely new: a “smart watch.”

by · September 10, 2014 · News, Technology
The Foldscope would replace microscopes such as these. Image: Thelmadatter

Paper Microscopes Will Make Science More Accessible

Manu Prakash, a scientist and professor at Stanford University in California, thinks all kids should have a chance to study science.

His new invention – an inexpensive paper microscope called the Foldscope – just might make that possible.

by · June 26, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
Sign outside the Google office in California. Image: Surka

Google Wants To Be More “Diverse”

A major company says it wants to become more “diverse.”

Diverse in this case means it wants to hire more workers who come from different backgrounds or have different genders or are from different cultures.

by · June 5, 2014 · News, Technology
Companies such as West Jet are eager to put the new rules for on-board electronics into affect. Image: Eddie Maloney

Cdn Government Relaxes Rules On Using Electronics On Planes

Canadian airline passengers will soon be allowed to use their electronic devices including cell phones, handheld gaming products and tablets while their plane is taking off and landing.

by · May 27, 2014 · News, Technology