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Key tests for Skylon spaceplane project

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2012 06:56 PM
by AlexMuller
UK engineers have begun critical tests on a new engine technology designed to lift a spaceplane into orbit.
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China Planning two hydro dams that each are twice as large the Three Gorges

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2012 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The scale of Chinas hydroelectric ambitions has regional and global political implications.
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Planetary Resources For High Resolution Imaging

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2012 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Planetary Resources will be putting up hundreds of inexpensive space telescopes
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UK industry to build Solar Orbiter satellite

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2012 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
British industry will lead the production of Solar Orbiter (SolO), a spacecraft that will travel closer to the Sun than any satellite to date.
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Mysterious Objects Punching Holes In Weird Saturn Ring

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2012 08:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Mysterious objects appear to be doing some damage to Saturns weirdest ring, scientists say
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Japan astronomers find most distant galaxy cluster

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2012 08:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Japanese astronomers said Wednesday they had found a cluster of galaxies 12.72 billion lightyears away from Earth, which they claim is the most distant cluster ever discovered.
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Planetary Resources officially kicks off its asteroid mining venture

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2012 09:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Planetary Resources, a new space startup backed by heavy hitters including Larry Page and James Cameron, officially announced its plans to mine asteroids near Earth.
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New theory could help clear fusion power hurdle

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2012 09:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Fusion power would allow electricty to be generated using the same processes taking place in the Sun
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Scientists call for no fishing zone in Arctic waters

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2012 06:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Thousands of scientists from 67 countries have called for an international agreement to close the Arctic high seas to commercial fishing until research reveals more about the freshly exposed waters.
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Humans can clearly recognise objects shown to them for only 1/1000th of a second. Maybe subliminal messages can work.

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2012 05:58 AM
by AlexMuller
As sometimes happens in science, the discovery was accidental but no less startling.
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Musk has much bigger goals. He intends to go to Mars.

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2012 05:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Im okay with going to the moon, but weve seen that movie before and remakes are never as good. It would be more significant to have a base on the Moon, rather than just going back
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Meat Eating Behind Evolutionary Success of Humankind, Global Population Spread

Posted in Science on 23rd Apr, 2012 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Carnivory is behind the evolutionary success of humankind.
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Window of Opportunity to Prevent Cerebral Palsy Discovered

Posted in Science on 23rd Apr, 2012 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
A nanotechnology based drug treatment in newborn rabbits with cerebral palsy enabled dramatic improvement of movement disorders
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The Google leaders crazy asteroid venture: A Platinum rush?

Posted in Science on 22nd Apr, 2012 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Speculation continues around the plans of company called Planetary Resources...
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Solar Electric Sail for Asteroid Movement and Capture

Posted in Science on 22nd Apr, 2012 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
The E-Sail mass is expected to only weigh in the range of hundreds of kilograms, hence the E-Sail is 100 to 1000 times more efficient than traditional techniques.
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China talks with Turkey about $20 billion nuclear project

Posted in Science on 22nd Apr, 2012 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The Financial Times recently reported that China is the primary contender for this contract due to its ability to secure financing without requiring guarantees from the Turkish government.
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