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We think of drones as a modern invention, but they've been part of warfare for longer than you think. Here's a look at the evolution of drones and the way they've changed how war works. --------------------------------------- photo-video essay http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/your-details/43052-the-evolution-of-drones-and-the-way-theyve-changed-how-war-works-from-1917We think of drones as a modern invention, but they've been part of warfare for... more
Center the Cross Missions is a non-profit organization fighting for homeless and abandoned children. Project: Life was created to help restore life and dignity to the street children of Bogota, Colombia. This video is a small trailer to something bigger.
For more info visit us at www.centerthecross.orgCenter the Cross Missions is a non-profit organization fighting for homeless and... more
If a modernized and more violent R.C. Pro-Am sounds like a good time to you, take Scrap Metal for a test drive. While not really a remote-controlled car racer, the bird’s-eye view you get of the action makes it feel like you’re driving miniature vehicles. The emphasis here is on arcade thrills instead of realistic simulations and there is definitely fun to be had despite some control issues and a bland art style.If a modernized and more violent R.C. Pro-Am sounds like a good time to you, take... more
Max and Jason introduce us to Fiesta Movement Agent #61 Kristina H. from Seattle, Washington. Kristina fell in love with her Ford Fiesta which could do "almost anything" and describes one of her creative missions where she created a stop motion video with her custom made shoes! Kristina and all the other agents will be at the Fiesta Movement Celebration which airs right here on Current on Wednesday, December 2 at 11:30/10:30 Central.
For more information check out http://current.com/still up.Max and Jason introduce us to Fiesta Movement Agent #61 Kristina H. from Seattle,... more
The search for past life on Mars just got a new tool in its tool belt with an instrument that zaps bits of minerals off rocks and analyzes those pieces for the remains of living cells.
NASA orbiters and rovers have found abundant evidence that liquid water once flowed on the surface of Mars, and that evidence of water raises the possibility that the red planet once harbored life, even if only tiny microbes.
Other missions have looked at the question of life on Mars more directly. The U.S. Viking missions of the 1970s and '80s tested Martian dirt for life directly, but didn't find it. NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is approaching the end of its mission to analyze the ice-rich dirt of Mars' arctic region for signs of organics.
But what scientists would really love is to get their hands on a sample of Mars and bring it back to Earth. That's where this instrument, which is being developed by researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), would come in.
How it works
The instrument uses a "point-and-shoot" laser technique called laser desorption mass spectroscopy to analyze mineral samples. The researchers focus a laser beam on a spot less than one-hundredth the width of a pencil point and the laser knocks off microscopic fragments of the mineral.
The search for past life on Mars just got a new tool in its tool belt with an... more