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Eyes on the road! Rush-hour solar eclipse warnings issued
A rare rush-hour solar eclipse will throw Briton into darkness this week as the moon’s orbit will roam across the face of the sun. Experts have issued warnings about the “serious risks” of staring directly at the spectacle.

16.03.2015 13:48

Goodbye gridlock! ‘Fifth Element’ flying cars to hit skies by 2017
Slovak company AeroMobil has been developing a futuristic vision of real flying cars. Now, for the first time, its CEO put a proper timeline on the idea: the expensive toys are to hit the super-rich market by 2017, but quickly improve on specs and price.

16.03.2015 08:19

What would you ask first man to walk in space? #AskaCosmonaut on RT
Fifty years since Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov made the historic first step into space, RT is bringing you special coverage – and a chance to have your question answered by the pioneer spacewalker himself.

15.03.2015 13:24

Only 1 year of water left in California, NASA scientist suggests rationing
NASA’s top water scientist says California only has about one year’s worth of water left in storage, and its groundwater – often used as a backup for reservoirs and other reserves – is rapidly depleting. He suggests immediately rationing water.

14.03.2015 01:46

Lockheed Martin spacecraft aims to resupply ISS, support deep space travel
Lockheed Martin isn’t settling for simply resupplying the International Space Station (ISS) with its new spacecraft proposal – it also wants to host commercial payloads and support future missions into deep space.

13.03.2015 23:08

Giant exoplanet 129 light yrs away has water, carbon monoxide in atmosphere – study
Water, methane and carbon monoxide have been detected in the atmosphere of exoplanet HR 8799 b, the structure of which surprised scientists when it was discovered a few years ago, as its parameters contradicted all previous theories.

13.03.2015 21:17

First dogs, now birds: Meet DARPA’s new robot breakthrough (VIDEO)
A new two-legged robot is stepping over obstacles and keeping its balance in check – even when it's being kicked. Though funded by the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), engineers hope the design will have civilian applications.

13.03.2015 19:59

​Evolutionary tree: Humans may have evolved with plant genes, study claims
Humans may have evolved with the genes of plants, fungi and micro-organisms, according to a consensus-challenging Cambridge University study.

13.03.2015 15:30

Jupiter moon Ganymede could have ocean with more water than Earth – NASA
New data suggests Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, the largest in the solar system, has an underground ocean which contains more water than all of Earth's surface water combined, according to NASA.

13.03.2015 02:50

Moscow State University ranks 25th among world’s top institutions
Lomonosov Moscow State University has grabbed 25th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking of the world’s top educational institutions for 2015. St. Petersburg State University also made it into the top 100.

12.03.2015 22:16

Wireless electricity: Scientists send energy 55 meters away through air
Japanese scientists have made a breakthrough step towards developing new energy source for humans in the future by for the first time transmitting electric power wirelessly to a pinpoint target using microwaves.

12.03.2015 17:33

​‘Obsolescence of knowledge’: Study reveals there are too many studies
Though one might assume an ever-increasing torrent of studies promotes knowledge, it actually seems to have the opposite effect. US and Finnish researchers have found that science could be in decay, as scholars can’t keep pace with scientific literature.

11.03.2015 18:10