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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos finds Apollo 11 Moon engines

Posted in Science on 29th Mar, 2012 05:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he has located the long submerged F1 engines that blasted the Apollo 11 Moon mission into space.
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Metallic Hydrogen: A Game Changing Rocket Propellant

Posted in Science on 29th Mar, 2012 05:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Atomic metallic hydrogen, if metastable at ambient pressure and temperature could be used as the most powerful chemical rocket fuel, as the atoms recombine to form molecular hydrogen.
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Many Billions of Rocky Planets in the Habitable Zones around Red Dwarfs in the Milky Way

Posted in Science on 29th Mar, 2012 05:17 AM
by AlexMuller
rocky planets not much bigger than Earth are very common in the habitable zones around faint red stars.
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Most Ancient, Impossible Alien Worlds Discovered

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2012 04:56 AM
by AlexMuller
As we discover more worlds orbiting distant stars, we are finding that conventional thinking doesn't seem to apply to the growing menagerie of exoplanets.
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James Cameron back on surface after deepest ocean dive

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2012 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
James Cameron: "It's a heck of a ride, you're just screaming down and screaming back up"
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Plastic eating fungi found in Amazon may solve landfill problems

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2012 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Just when you thought that plastic waste was never going to break down in the environment, along comes Mother Nature to solve the problem.
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A question of intelligence

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2012 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Why are humans the smartest animals on Earth?
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Temperatures could rise by 3C by 2050, models suggest

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2012 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Almost 10,000 climate simulations were run on volunteers home computers.
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Planets Zoom Through the Galaxy at 30 Million MPH

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2012 10:27 PM
by AlexMuller
they can do so at up to 30 million miles per hour, making them some of the fastest-moving objects in our galaxy.
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Yes, Deepwater Horizon Oil Did Enter the Food Chain

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2012 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Along with the death of scores of marine animals and seabirds, one of the main concerns during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the impact on the food chain.
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A cloaking device from off the shelf superconductors and magnetic tape

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2012 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
The dream of turning solid objects invisible is an ancient one. In recent years a number of experiments have succeeded in cloaking specialized materials
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Europes ATV space freighter launches

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2012 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Europes ATV space truck has blasted off from the Kourou base in French Guiana.
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A new, giant wasp discovered in Indonesia

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2012 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
A new and unusual wasp species has been discovered during an expedition to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
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Researchers prove that memories reside in specific brain cells

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2012 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
researchers used optogenetics to show that memories reside in very specific brain cells, and that simply activating a tiny fraction of brain cells can recall an entire memory
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Billionaire Paul Allen Pours $500 Million Into Quest To Find The Essence Of Humanity In The Brain

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2012 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
to one day understand the essence of what makes us human.
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Illegal logging makes billions for gangs, report says

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2012 03:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Illegal logging generates $10-15bn (£7.5-11bn) around the world, according to new analysis from the World Bank.
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