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Carbon dioxide enhances artificial joints
Special treatment of high-performance polyethylene turns it into a porous material, which can be used to make artificial joints rivaling the natural thing.

April 27, 2010 09:46

Tanning addicts are like alcoholics, study says
Frequent visitors of tanning booths show behavior similar to that of substance abusers, a new study suggests. Girls proudly showing off their smooth, tanned skin are just addicts looking for their next “UV shot”.

April 20, 2010 21:07

World’s weakest measured force is just 174 yoctonewtons
Researchers used ultracold berrilium ions to measure of the smallest force ever. The new record beats the previous one by several orders of magnitude.

April 20, 2010 11:51

Chinese version of Russian jet endangers bilateral relations
Despite holding the position as one of the world’s biggest economies, China seems unwilling to shed its reputation for producing cheap replicas.

October 21, 2010 09:20

Mother Nature gives Globalized Man a volcanic spanking
Once upon a time, people were tossed into the mouths of active volcanoes in order to appease the wrath of the gods. Today, we throw scientists at volcanoes in order to appease the wrath of the people.

May 12, 2010 08:03

Shipwrecked Roman lead to help study neutrino
Lead ingots, which had been lying on the seabed for two millennia, will be used to shield an experiment to nail down the elusive neutrino particle.

April 16, 2010 19:52

“NASA is burning taxpayer money”
To fulfill America's space ambitions, the country needs to change its financial and organizational approach to the space program, says Berin Szoka, director of the Center for Internet Freedom.

April 16, 2010 10:03

Tele-revolution: Mariinsky ballet in live 3D broadcast
A breakthrough into a new technological reality was made today by an initiative of the Mariinsky Theater. For the first time in the world, a live TV broadcast of ballet in 3D was presented in Russia and Europe.

April 17, 2010 21:06

Scientists launch mock expedition to Mars
Russian and European scientists are locking a team of enthusiasts in a module to find out if an expedition to Mars can become a reality. The volunteers are to spend 520 days in compete isolation.

April 15, 2010 11:59

US astronaut “living the dream” on the ISS
The team of astronauts and cosmonauts working on the International Space Station has told RT about their experiences in orbit from space during their latest message to journalists on Earth.

April 15, 2010 01:24

Space plans outlined on Cosmonauts’ Day
As Russia celebrates 49 years since the first manned orbital launch, head of the national space agency has outlined its immediate plans. He brings bad news for tourists and optimism for a Mars satellite sampling mission.

April 15, 2010 21:28

New nuclear race – atomic fuel for any country interested
Representatives from 47 countries are arriving in Washington for a two-day nuclear summit aimed at making sure the world's nuclear stockpiles are safe and secure.

April 17, 2010 05:53