Thursday, February 26, 2015
Drones can withstand a great deal, but lava is not one of them. Sam Crossman and his team were filming an active volcano on the island nation of Vanuatu in the south Pacific Ocean when he learned this lesson the hard way. While capturing footage of the volcano and the surrounding area, two of Crossman's drones succumbed to the heat and lava. Luckily, Crossman and his team were still able to recover footage of the spectacular Marum Crater.

Science is now looking to nature to find the best way to store data in a way that will make it last for millennia. Just one gram of DNA is theoretically capable of containing all the data of internet giants such as Google and Facebook. Researchers in Zurich wanted to find ways to combine the storage capacity of DNA with the stability of the DNA found in fossils. The Zurich team say their process could make the data encoded in DNA readable in 10,000 years' time or even longer

The idea of building a lunar outpost has long captured people's imaginations. But what would it really be like to live on the moon? Space exploration has long focused on the moon, with Earth's satellite the setting for a number of significant missions. A 1959 Soviet spacecraft photographed the moon's far side for the first time, and in 1969, NASA landed people on the lunar surface for the first time.  [READ MORE]
Businesses: Google really wants your company using Android. The company is finally rolling out Android for Work, a new program that optimizes Android for large businesses and organizations, Google announced on Wednesday. First previewed last year during the Google I/O developer conference, the company's plan is for employees at a range of companies and organizations to be able to use a single Android device for both business and personal use, regardless of company IT policies. To enable this, the company built a series or new features into the Android operating system itself and partnered with a wide range of device and enterprise software companies.

A 19-year-old University of Illinois at Chicago freshman was arrested on Saturday, charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault. He allegedly told police that he and the 19-year-old woman he was with were re-enacting Fifty Shades of Grey scenes. The Chicago Tribune reported that Mohammad Hossain allegedly assaulted the woman in his dorm room.  [READ MORE]
Tesla is on the great Nevada talent hunt, scouring our state’s top universities for the best-and-the-brightest. Three Tesla representatives arrived at the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Robotics Lab on Tuesday,  [READ MORE]

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