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North Pole-2015: Russia launches drifting Arctic station
Russia has inaugurated the North Pole-2015, a new scientific drifting station designed to maintain the presence of Russian researchers in the Arctic Ocean for months.

19.04.2015 04:41

That was close: Crash landing of Falcon 9 rocket booster seen at arm's length (VIDEO)
A leaked GoPro video appears to show what exactly went wrong with the reusable first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket when landing on April 15, after it successfully launched from Cape Canaveral.

18.04.2015 12:09

Facebook strips 200,000 pages of fake ‘likes’ in latest authenticity drive
Facebook says its “new recognition technologies” allowed it to triple the number of detected and blocked fake ‘likes’ over the last six months, and drive many ‘bad actors’ selling ‘likes’ out of business.

18.04.2015 11:48

Russian start-up to clinically test first human exoskeleton
The clinical trials of Russia’s first exoskeleton, designed for rehabilitation of patients with disorders of the locomotive system, will begin in May at one of the country’s top medical research institutions.

16.04.2015 16:57

Drones will hunt in packs, as US Navy unveils LOCUST prototype launcher
Drone technology is getting ever more deadly. The US Navy has released a video detailing LOCUST – the new tool allowing multiple drones to coordinate and swarm the enemy autonomously. It’s designed to protect large US vessels nearby.

16.04.2015 12:35

Pentagon’s F-35 stealth fighter jet has a 'brain' problem
The software system for maintaining the F-35 fighter jet gives false-positive readings 80 percent of the time, the House Armed Services subcommittee has learned – a problem that could lead to even more delays with the jet’s development.

16.04.2015 03:34

​Nanoparticle-coated-mesh could clean up oil spills
Scientists in Ohio say that they’ve developed a specialized type of mesh that might be able to clean up oil spills at a fraction of the current cost thanks to a breakthrough in nanotechnology.

15.04.2015 18:55

Batmobile? Moon buggy? Who knows, but the armored hell-car drifts on ice! (VIDEO)
Just as the world is witnessing an outcry over heavy-handed police militarization in the US, a company specializing in extreme, off-road military car tech unveils its newest creation – a sinister-looking speed tank that can drift on ice at high speeds.

15.04.2015 09:18

​Cut-price space launches? Lockheed, Boeing unveil new ‘Vulcan’ rocket
A joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing has announced plans for a new rocket system. United Launch Alliance (ULA) could slice the costs of pricey space launches in half.

14.04.2015 13:39

Robo-chef: British tech firm unveils the future of cooking
A British tech firm has co-developed a prototype ‘Robo-chef’ that is capable of cooking a meal from scratch.

14.04.2015 14:07

​Britain ‘most cyber-attacked country’ in Europe – report
The UK is the most cyber-attacked country in Europe and the second-most assailed in the world, with attacks up 40 percent in 2014, according to a new report.

14.04.2015 14:00

Human Satnav to guide people by zapping electrodes in their leg muscles
A human Satnav, using electrodes to send people in the right direction, has been developed by German scientists. It works by sending a signal from a mobile phone, which stimulates a muscle in the leg, showing them the direction they need to go in.

13.04.2015 12:43