Archive for February 12, 2013


Tropical Cyclone Gino formed in Southern Indian Ocean

The fifteenth tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean season, named as TC GINO, strengthened into a tropical storm on February 11, 2013.According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone Gino is located 700 nm southeast of


TV viewing leads to lower sperm counts

Men who watch more than 20 hours of TV per week have a sperm count nearly half that of men who rarely watch TV, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.To


Breakthrough in quantum computing - researchers build interface for quantum internet

We have heard about quantum computing a lot of times - computations based on quantum mechanics, unlike conventional computing, which relies on transistors and requires data encoding into binary digits. Quantum computers are expected to carry out certain computational


Tropical Cyclone Haley about to dissipate in Southern Pacific Ocean

Storm system 93P (known in Fiji as 14F) developed in South Pacific Ocean on February 9, 2013.  On February 10, 2013 the system developed into  Tropical Cyclone Haley, about 325 nautical miles (374 miles/602 km) south-southwest of Bora Bora, Society Islands, French

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The Flyby Clock: Visualizing a century of asteroid encounters

Due to the interest sparked by the upcoming flyby of 2012 DA14, Alex Parker of Daily Minor Planet thought it would be helpful to place its flyby in a historic perspective. He put together a visualization of all the flybys of known asteroids in the 21st century in