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NASA tests hibernation tech for future Mars mission
To dramatically cut the cost of its future manned missions to Mars, NASA is testing a sci-fi sounding technique of placing the crew in stasis. The deep sleep conditions would also reduce psychological challenges for the astronauts during the 180-day trip.

08.10.2014 00:18

Finally! Sub-atomic particle observed, both matter & antimatter
After 80 years of painstaking experimentation, scientists have directly observed a sub-atomic particle that is its own antiparticle. The breakthrough promises a leap forward in quantum computing and potentially shows the path to finding dark matter.

04.10.2014 12:57

DIY gun-making machine sells out in 36hrs
A milling machine that allows customers to make the body of an AR-15 rifle has sold out in 36 hours. Despite costing $1,200, there was no shortage of buyers as clients wanted to build part of their own gun - with no serial number - in their own homes.

03.10.2014 12:32

No black holes? Scientist claims mathematical proof
An American physicist claims she has mathematically refuted the existence of black holes in our universe. The new theory combines Steve Hawking's radiation theory with quantum theory’s fundamental law that no information ever disappears from the universe.

25.09.2014 08:28

Usain Robot? MIT sprinting droid cat can bolt up to 30mph (VIDEO)
The latest in robotic design has enabled US researchers to build a four-legged robot, which can run faster than Usain Bolt and jump noiselessly – and all without the need for a plug.

20.09.2014 01:27

Hitchcock suspense prompts brain activity in vegetative patient
A man who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years showed neural activity while watching a Hitchcock film. Researchers say that for the first time, they've discovered that “a patient with unknown levels of consciousness can monitor their environment.”

17.09.2014 01:35

Higgs Boson could spell the end of the universe - Stephen Hawking
Higgs’ elementary particle underpins existence in our universe might become unstable, warns renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. The energy potential of the ‘God particle’ is so vital for the entire universe it could make the cosmos collide, he concludes.

08.09.2014 07:00

Google building quantum computer processor with top university research team
Google is leaping back into the quantum computing business, partnering with scientists at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to build cutting-edge processors. The developers hope to build a revolutionary machine, which has eluded them so far.

04.09.2014 01:02

Futuristic Chinese ‘supersonic’ sub could reach US shores in under two hours
Traveling from Shanghai to San Francisco in under two hours may sound like a fantasy, but China believes it’s figured out how to design an underwater vehicle that can make the idea a reality.

26.08.2014 01:29

Scientists create water ‘tractor beam’ to manipulate floating objects (VIDEO)
Australian scientists have created a water-based “tractor beam” – a wave generator that is able to manipulate floating objects. However, researchers say no mathematical model exists so far to explain this complex phenomenon.

11.08.2014 16:18

£300m DNA project could revolutionize British medicine
Medicine could be revolutionized by a UK project committed to mapping the DNA genetic code of people with cancer and rare diseases.

01.08.2014 15:04

Milky Way galaxy much lighter than previously thought, astronomers find
For the first time astronomers have been able to precisely measure the weight of our Milky Way galaxy, which has turned out much lighter than previously thought, according to new research.

30.07.2014 16:57

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