Scientists did not expect to find much water ice on Mars which is likely the third largest water reservoir on Mars.
NASA’s Curiosity rover is preparing to use its drill to bore into a Martian rock in the coming days. The rover carried out “pre-load” testing on January 27, placing the drill tip on a series of four locations on the rock and pressing down to test whether the amount of force applied to the hardware matches predictions formulated by NASA engineers. The team next planned to have Curiosity conduct an overnight pre-load test, into Monday morning January 28, to gain assurance that the large temperature change from day to night at the location doesn’t add excessive stress on the arm while pressing on the drill.View More Curiosity Drilling Mars Surface
Archaeologists from the University of Arizona found in the North of Mexico strange elongated skulls age of about 1000 years. Archaeologists Found the skeletons of 25 people, 13 of which were extended as a result of deformation of the skull. With a light hand of journalists of The Huffington Post and The Daily Mail skulls have already get the name “Mexican alien” by analogy with the well-known film Ridley Scott. Archaeologists still do not know what social class were buried. It is not clear why some of them had a decoration, while others do not. Moreover, in the group of 25 people was only one woman, as well as scientists consider it not quite ordinary. South American cultures such as the Maya and Inca practiced cranial deformation – and the practice was also known in Germany and Ancient Greece. The new find is unique in the region – although such elongated skulls have been found at numerous sites throughout south America.View More Alien Skull Found in Mexico
A team of research engineers from Tufts University, University of Illinois and Northwestern University have developed ultra-thin electronic devices that can dissolve in the body. As scientists say the new invention “Water Soluble electronics” can be widely used in medical applications. According to a study published in the journal «Science», the unit is fully “dissolve” after you have made all scheduled functions. The transient electronics are made of nanomembranes of silicon and magnesium oxide that are printed with circuitry much like a PCB, offering robust performance very similar to conventional electronics. Silicone is water-soluble but to prevent immediate disintegration, components are covered in silk.View More Engineers Developed Ultra Thin Water Soluble Electronics
One of the world’s leading IT-industry, Google has decided to permanently settle in the mobile payment systems. Google Electronic Payment System was started rather late, in 2011. Nevertheless, the company is actively engaged in business not only in the field of Internet services, but also in the mobile sector (this is the most common worldwide OS smartphone Android, and develop their own portable electronics), collected in the years to compete with local companies representing services in the area of electronic commerce. In order to make the payment, you will need a smart phone which supports NFC technology that is running Google Wallet. Some e-commerce systems can be tied to your account various bank cards, which makes it conduct a transaction.View More Google Electronic Payment System
Samsung Electronics announced an hotel hospitality solution for the new Holiday Inn London Stratford City, situated next to the Olympic Park. Samsung has partnered with Fingi Inc., a Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program partner, to enable Holiday Inn London Stratford City to offer residents’ a full suite of hotel services, remote control of room settings and a special Samsung & Holiday Inn ‘Olympic Newsletter’ with the latest updates from London 2012 – all on the new GALAXY S III Smartphone. Holiday Inn, owned by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), is the Official Hotel Services Provider to the London 2012 Olympics.The joint solution combines the GALAXY S III with a fully customizable app to provide a complete connectivity and room control solution. The mobile solution provides a flexible, scalable and easy-to-install solution through a downloadable Holiday Inn for Android app.View More Samsung Galaxy S III replaces TV remote,hotel check-in, keycard and AC control
Czech company Skoda Auto in 2013, plans to launch sedan Skoda Octavia third generation, which is sometimes referred to as Skoda Octavia III. The previous generation Skoda Octavia cars have earned a deserved reputation of practical and reliable vehicles that can serve their owners for years without significant damage. Because Octavia model is very common in a variety of commercial and government organizations who want to save on the one hand, car park, on the other – to get cars from the prestigious class with a nice design. But for individuals interested in the new generation Octavia has grown significantly – for the same reasons. The design of the new Octavia in general is positive emotions. There are some clearly visible differences from the previous car in the series. For instance, LED lights, located in front of the car, got kind of oblique parallelepiped, and placed them under the fog lights. Really changed the appearance of wings sedan. And stands out all the car radiator grille with chrome trim will bring the views of all others.View More Skoda Octavia Third Generation