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This Week in the Future, November 7-11, 2011

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2011 02:14 AM
by APM
Well, we've all made it through the week. Our reward? An eyeball-centric week in the Future!
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Stricken Mars probe stays silent

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2011 02:03 AM
by APM
Efforts are continuing to try to regain control of the Russian Mars mission that is stuck circling the Earth. (BBC)
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The South China Sea may hold 213 billion barrels of oil

Posted in Science on 11th Nov, 2011 08:29 PM
by APM
To China, the worlds biggest energy consumer, another Saudi Arabia of oil may lie beneath the ocean to its south. (Bloomberg)
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Planets could orbit singularities inside black holes

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2011 06:59 PM
by APM
Certain black holes can have a complex internal structure that could allow photons, particles, and perhaps even planets to orbit the central singularity
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World headed for irreversible climate change in five years

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2011 05:42 PM
by APM
Any fossil fuel infrastructure built in the next five years will cause irreversible climate change, according to the IEA.
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Nanowires could be solution for high performance solar cells

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2011 06:31 PM
by APM
Tiny wires could help engineers realize high-performance solar cells and other electronics, according to University of Illinois researchers.
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LifeStraw Brings Clean Water To Almost One Million In Kenya

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2011 06:19 PM
by APM
Most of us take access to clean water for granted. But for nearly a billion people around the world, clean water is a commodity thats hard to come by.
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Phobos-Grunt Mars probe loses its way just after launch

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2011 05:43 PM
by APM
Russian engineers are fighting to save the country's latest mission to Mars.
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World Emissions of Carbon Dioxide Outpace Worst-Case Scenario

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2011 05:05 PM
by APM
The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record in 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated.
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No evidence for extraterrestrials, says White House

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2011 04:28 PM
by APM
The US government has formally denied that it has any knowledge of contact with extraterrestrial life.
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Here Comes the Sun

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2011 06:06 PM
by APM
For decades the story of technology has been dominated, in the popular mind and to a large extent in reality, by computing and the things you can do with it.
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To Find Alien Cities, Look for City Lights on Distant Planets

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2011 06:01 PM
by APM
The search for extraterrestrial life elsewhere in our universe has taken many forms...
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NASA evaluating "tractor beam" technologies

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2011 03:49 PM
by APM
NASA is looking to turn another staple of science fiction to practical use by studying ways to make "tractor beams" a reality.
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Doctor trials laser treatment to change eye colour

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2011 03:38 PM
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A US doctor is trying to pioneer a laser treatment that changes patients' eye colour.
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Simulated Mars mission 'lands' back on Earth

Posted in Science on 4th Nov, 2011 08:09 PM
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Six men locked away in steel tubes for a year-and-a-half to simulate a mission to Mars have emerged from isolation.
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Rise of the walking robots...

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2011 10:00 PM
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Science fact often follows science fiction. Hence, the U.S. Army is funding development of a Terminator-style robot soldier.
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