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3D-printed huts to revolutionize home building in poor countries
An Italian company believes they have come up with an idea that could improve the lives of hundreds of millions. They have developed an easily transportable printer that can build houses out of natural materials, such as mud or clay.

17.10.2014 11:22

​‘Space missions help economies gain credibility’
It is likely that many emerging economies will go to the stars following India’s Mars Orbiter Mission as space projects are a good status symbol and help countries gain credibility, Eric Berger, Houston Chronicle science writer, told RT.

17.10.2014 09:41

Lonely planet: Astronauts to simulate life on Mars for 8 months
For eight months, six astronauts will be essentially locked into a small dome in Hawaii as NASA attempts to study the consequences of living the quiet, lonely lifestyle that humans would experience on Mars.

16.10.2014 23:50

Milky Way space pirate bullies nearby dwarf galaxies
The “survival of the fittest” rule works on a cosmic scale. Latest radio observations have led US astronomers to the conclusion that our home galaxy is responsible for a lack of star-forming gas in its neighbor galaxies.

16.10.2014 06:22

‘Invisible’ air umbrella project raises over $30k on Kickstarter
Regular umbrellas seem to work just fine, but a Kickstarter project has taken a stab at an innovative adaptation which replaces the traditional fabric with an air “force field.” The fundraising project has already surpassed its $10,000 goal threefold.

15.10.2014 11:07

NASA’s latest Mars spacecraft reveals secrets behind planet’s atmosphere
Less than one month after entering Mars’ orbit, the MAVEN spacecraft launched by NASA is already impressing scientists by supplying them with unprecedented new details about the Red Planet.

15.10.2014 18:21

Ebola diagnosis in 10 minutes: researchers working on tool to curb global epidemic
Researchers in the United States are using millions of dollars in government funding to perfect a rapid diagnostic test that should be able to positively identify the presence of the deadly Ebola disease in patients in only ten minutes’ time.

15.10.2014 14:20

Humans on Mars One mission would start dying off in 68 days - MIT study
Those hoping to send humans to Mars in just over a decade might have to wait. According to a new study, humans living on the Red Planet would begin dying off within 68 days of landing on the fourth rock from the sun.

15.10.2014 12:13

‘Widely exaggerated’: Climate skeptic MP blasts UK emissions target
Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will claim in a speech on Wednesday that maintaining the current climate goals for 2050 will “fail to keep the lights on” in Britain.

15.10.2014 15:06

Fracking triggered 400 earthquakes in Ohio, study finds
A new study on the practice of hydraulic fracturing has found a direct connection to some 400 micro-earthquakes in an Ohio town. This is the second report on the Utica Shale this year. The town is one of very few where the quakes took place on a fault.

15.10.2014 06:28

Russia develops hybrid fusion-fission reactor, offers China role
Russia is developing a hybrid nuclear reactor that uses both nuclear fusion and fission, said head of leading nuclear research facility. The project is open for international collaboration, particularly from Chinese scientists.

15.10.2014 07:46

US Supreme Court blocks harsh Texas abortion law
In a surprise intervention, the US Supreme Court has blocked a Texas abortion law that would have left just eight family planning clinics open in the state, rejecting a previous ruling that shut down most facilities overnight.

15.10.2014 02:13

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