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NASA discovers most Earth-like planet in 'Habitable Zone'
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has found an Earth-sized planet within the habitable zone of the star it orbits, the space agency announced Thursday.

17.04.2014 18:51

2,300 tubes containing SARS virus samples missing in France
A major French biomedical research body, the Pasteur Institute, have launched an investigation into the disappearance of some 2,300 test tubes containing samples of the SARS virus. The loss was discovered during an inventory.

15.04.2014 09:43

Methane emissions from fracking vastly underestimated by EPA - study
​The Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for underestimating the amount of methane gas emitted during natural gas operations, including fracking, thanks to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

16.04.2014 23:21

Saturn’s newborn: Scientists say planet’s ring may give birth to baby moon
Scientists believe a tiny satellite is emerging from the edge of Saturn’s ring system. A disturbance in the planet’s outer ring, called ‘Peggy,’ could grow into a separate icy moon – possibly the last one of its kind.

16.04.2014 13:05

North Dakota struggling to deal with radioactive fracking waste
Environmental regulators and North Dakota state officials have expressed concern that the state has failed to adequately adjust to the state’s sudden influx of crude oil output, a worry highlighted by the recent discovery of abandoned radioactive waste.

16.04.2014 01:48

French parliament bans genetically modified maize
France’s lower house of parliament passed a law Tuesday prohibiting genetically modified (GM) maize from being grown, citing environmental concerns. The law can be applied to any GM strain that is adopted at EU level.

15.04.2014 19:41

Asian pollution fueling storms across Northern Hemisphere – study
Increasing levels of pollution in Asia are strengthening storms over the Pacific Ocean, a study has revealed. Scientists warned these changes could have a radical knock-on effect on climate systems around the world if left unchecked.

15.04.2014 04:49

Google buys web-beaming solar drones capable of flying for years at a time
A Google spokesperson announced Monday that the tech giant has purchased Titan Aerospace, snatching the New Mexico-based drone developers from Facebook, which has long been rumored to be interested in such an acquisition deal.

14.04.2014 20:32

​Misty-eyed: Nifty holographic computer interface thinks BIG with thin air
Imagine if you could interface with your computer files by tapping nothing but thin air. This is what awaits the world when the concept – a foggy, holographic environment – is unveiled at the world’s top conference on human-computer interaction.

11.04.2014 08:41

NASA offers explanation for Mars mystery light
After a recent photograph of Mars ignited speculation that the Red Planet was home to intelligent life, NASA has come out with several different explanations for the mysterious light captured by the agency’s rover.

10.04.2014 19:54

Scientists discover how to make ethanol using just water and CO2
Scientists at Stanford University in the state of California say they’ve developed a procedure for making potent liquid ethanol that doesn’t rely on corn or any other crops traditionally involved in the process.

10.04.2014 18:43

India plans own version of GPS by 2016
​India is steadily making impressive forays into space giving Western powers and China a run for their money.

10.04.2014 12:53

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