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NASA fighting to recover operations of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
After a glitch forced NASA’s long-running Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) to switch from normal operations into “safe mode,” scientists are hard at work attempting to recover the spacecraft.

13.03.2014 16:28

3D printing tech used to reconstruct man’s face in groundbreaking surgery
For what appears to be the first time in history doctors were able to use 3D printing technology during a facial reconstruction surgery to help a British man who survived a motorcycle accident but walked away traumatized and disfigured.

13.03.2014 03:25

​‘Rainbow’ on Venus captured by ESA
A beautiful ‘rainbow’ like feature, known as a ‘glory’, has been captured by the European Space Agency in the atmosphere of Venus.

12.03.2014 18:05

'In one ear, out the other': New cloaking device makes hidden objects completely inaudible
If you ever wanted to dupe an enemy sonar (or a whale), a new tool that fools sound waves into thinking they’re hitting nothing but thin air is for you. The cloaking device, paid for by the US military, is a mathematical marvel of engineering.

12.03.2014 08:41

Japanese scientist calls for own ground-breaking stem cell study to be retracted
One of the co-authors of a recent study promising to revolutionize the synthesis of stem cells has called for the entire research to be retracted after he reviewed the test data and reportedly found multiple problems, including “questionable images.”

11.03.2014 08:46

Physicist wants to build huge walls to prevent tornadoes
Not content to leave China with the only “great wall,” a Temple University professor has suggested building three giant walls in the United States in order to halt the threat of tornadoes “forever.”

11.03.2014 18:42

Bowing to public outrage, pharma company to give dying boy experimental drug
A North Carolina pharmaceutical company has reversed its stance and announced it will provide a cancer-stricken 7-year-old with an experimental drug after public outrage condemned a policy that forbid them to give him the potentially life-saving drug.

11.03.2014 17:31

3 years on: Contaminated Fukushima water may be dumped as problems mount
Contaminated water at the battered Fukushima plant has taken precedence over everything else. As the larger cleanup effort continues and storage space for the water is rapidly running out, scientists suggest dumping it into the Pacific Ocean.

11.03.2014 08:43

​NASA looks for Planet X but comes up empty
NASA has decided to determine once and for all whether Planet X – the mythical planet that’s been theorized for millennia – exists. Sadly, a rigorous infrared survey of our galactic neighborhood returned no clues, but yielded plenty of other findings.

10.03.2014 10:31

NASA reveals hovering prototype planetary lander Morpheus (VIDEO)
NASA’s latest test vehicle may not survive in its current form going forward, but its ability to hover like a helicopter and land on tough terrain could prove integral to future missions to Mars and other interplanetary locations.

10.03.2014 16:33

Google's Schmidt: We were attacked by the Chinese and the NSA
Google chairman Eric Schmidt admitted on Friday that government attacks from China and the US forced his company to enhance security protocols.

07.03.2014 19:31

Milky Way snack time: Supermassive black hole to consume gas cloud
As gas cloud G2 speeds towards Sagittarius A*, a supermassive black hole at our galaxy’s center, astronomers are getting ready to have some of their questions answered. At least the devouring, expected in March-April, promises to be a spectacular view.

07.03.2014 15:14

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