New video shows Mars Perseverance rover take a leisurely 21ft test drive and ‘flex’ its robotic arm

NASA’s Perseverance took its first drive across the surface of Mars. It was a short jaunt for the car-sized rover, which went about .01 miles an hour for about 21 feet total, including a 150-degree turn. NASA engineers called the drive a success and a ‘real milestone’ for the mission. The debut drive was one … Read more

Covid-19 test analyses your SCREAMS for traces of the virus 

Forget unpleasant swabs: New Covid-19 test analyses your SCREAMS for traces of the virus Dutch inventor Peter van Wees has developed a booth for Covid tests  It is airlocked and people go in and shout or scream at their loudest   Particles from exhaled air are then analysed based on size to detect Covid  The test … Read more

Psychology: Devices are ‘rewiring’ kids’ BRAINS and making them less able to see the bigger picture 

Time to ditch the iPad? Tablets and smartphones are ‘rewiring’ children’s BRAINS and making them less able to see the bigger picture People normally focus on the big picture before zeroing in on specific details Hungarian experts tested kids in a task involving images on two different scales Those who frequently used devices were found to … Read more

Rocky Super-Earth planet called Gliese 486b that could host ALIEN life discovered

A ‘super-Earth’ exoplanet with a surface temperature slightly cooler than Venus may have an atmosphere able to host alien life, according to a new study.  Astronomers from the Max-Planck Institute used different methods of observation to discover the alien world orbiting a nearby red dwarf dwarf star 26 light years away. Gliese 486b is the … Read more

Scientists discover new rocky Super-Earth planet called Gliese 486b that could host ALIEN life

A ‘super-Earth’ exoplanet with a surface temperature slightly cooler than Venus may have an atmosphere able to host alien life, according to a new study.  Astronomers from the Max-Planck Institute used different methods of observation to discover the alien world orbiting a nearby red dwarf dwarf star 26 light years away. Gliese 486b is the … Read more

More than 300,000 people applied to join a billionaire on a trip to the moon

An undated file photo shows Yusaku Maezawa, 42, the founder and CEO of Zozo, Japan’s largest online fashion retailer Before he became a billionaire fashion entrepreneur, Yusaku Maezawa was an indie rock band member who decided to skip college ‘after seeing all the tired faces on my morning commutes’ in Japan. Born in 1975 in … Read more

Health: Colour blindness-correcting CONTACT LENSES use gold nanoparticles to filter light

Forget rose tinted glasses! Scientists have developed colour blindness-correcting CONTACT LENSES that use gold nanoparticles to filter light Certain forms of colour-blindness can make reds and greens hard to distinguish Red-tinted glasses can help with this, but they can’t correct other vision issues Experts have been experimenting with special dyed contact lenses instead But prototypes have … Read more

People with higher incomes are ‘prouder, more confident and less afraid’, study says

People with higher incomes are ‘prouder, more confident and less afraid’, according to ‘the most comprehensive analysis to date’. Researchers in the US and Singapore analysed income data and questionnaire results of 1.6 million people in 162 countries, including the US, the UK, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France and Japan. Higher income predicted whether people felt … Read more

Food waste: The average household bins 163lbs of leftovers every year, UN study warns

The average household bins around 163 lbs (74 kg) of leftovers every year, the United Nations’ Food Waste Index Report 2021 has warned. This contributes to the 931 million tonnes of food waste the world generates annually — equivalent to 17 per cent of all the fare available to consumers in 2019. The report was produced by … Read more