Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites | January 2016


Here are the top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites as derived from our eBizMBA Rank which is a continually updated average of each website's Alexa Global Traffic Rank, and U.S. Traffic Rank from both Compete and Quantcast."*#*" Denotes an estimate for sites with limited data.

Google Patents Social Media 'Auto Responder'


Google has patented a way to learn how you "react" on social media.
A new process patented by the search giant claims to be able to write "personalised reactions" based on your social history - without your explicit help.

Curiosity Rover's first short spin around Mars: latest pictures

The six-wheel NASA rover did not stray far from the spot where it landed more than two weeks ago. It rolled forward about 4.6 meters, rotated to a right angle and reversed a short distance, leaving track marks on the ancient soil.
Mission managers were ecstatic that the maiden voyage of the $2.5 billion mission was glitch-free.
"It couldn't be more important," said project manager Peter Theisinger at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "We built a rover. So unless the rover roves, we really haven't accomplished anything. It's a big moment."

Curiosity Sends High-Resolution Color Images from Gale Crater


NASA's Curiosity rover has shipped back to Earth high-resolution color images of its surroundings on Mars, sharpening our views of an intriguing channel, layered buttes and a layer of cobbles and pebbles embedded in a finer matrix of material.

Beer Types


In the Schnitzelbahn Bier Tournament, the structure and “competitors” were not really planned in advance.  The competitors emerged as we discovered simply what was available in two local supermarkets. 

Decoherence-protected quantum gates for a hybrid solid-state spin register


Protecting the dynamics of coupled quantum systems from decoherence by the environment is a key challenge for solid-state quantum information processing.

Visualizing Friendships


Visualizing data is like photography. Instead of starting with a blank canvas, you manipulate the lens used to present the data from a certain angle.

Bridge on Mars


t’s not the work of fastidious Face on Mars engineers – but there’s a natural bridge on the red planet.A new batch of NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) imagery includes this inspection of the Tartarus Colles region.

China's "Dragon" Sub Dives 3,759 Meters below Sea


China said Thursday its domestically-made manned submersible had successfully reached 3,759 meters below sea level with three crew on board, the China News Service reported.

Real invisibility threads would be fit for an emperor


FORGET the imaginary filaments used to weave the clothes that fooled the fabled emperor, can we make real invisible threads instead? Combining techniques used to produce light-bending metamaterials with those used to make optical fibres might just do the trick.

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