No more serifs, same bright colours: Google new identity

Google has just launched a new visual identity and redesign of its multicoloured logo. At the time of writing the new logo is shown on the Google homepage being drawn by an animated hand. They doubtless were Thark warriors who…

This sportswear peels away when you’re hot and sweaty

The latest Pebble looks a touch different from previous models of the smartwatch. Instead of a square screen with rounded edges, it bears a circular watch face. Prior to last weekend’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, JGR announced Josh…

Israel could send the first privately-funded mission to the Moon on a Falcon 9 rocket

Israel nonprofit competing in the Google Lunar X Prize competition — will use SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to launch its lunar lander into space, the group announced today in Jerusalem. The rocket will launch the team’s vehicle into lower Earth…

Scientists can draw very different meanings from the same data, study shows

Giving the same information to multiple scientific teams can lead to very different conclusions, a report published today in Nature shows. And that’s exactly why two researchers think scientists should share their data with others — well before they publish.…

‘Amateur astronauts’ will send a person into space in 2017

Copenhagen Suborbitals currently consists of 50 people — engineers, mathematicians and a kindergarten teacher — who are trying to send a person to space using only off-the-shelf components — the kind you would find in your local hardware store. “All…