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SciTech

“Marsonauts” chosen for pseudo-trip to Red Planet
Preparations for an 18-month simulated mission to Mars are entering their final stage, as organizers have confirmed all those who will take part in the endeavor.

May 18, 2010 19:22

Russian-built module attached to space station
A team of astronauts have carried out a delicate operation to attach a new, Russian-built research module to the International Space Station.

May 18, 2010 18:10

Sharks, winds, sun gods: 20th century adventure in papyrus boat
Forty years ago, eight men set sail from Morocco across the Atlantic on a tiny boat made of papyrus. Meant as a scientific experiment, their journey made little impression on academics – but it inspired the public.

May 17, 2010 13:55

Is it time to give Capitalism a vacation?
Oil spills, global warming, species extinction and foreign wars in oil-producing countries all in the name of short-lived consumerism. How much more can the natural world handle?

August 10, 2010 11:54

Ball lighting may be induced hallucination
Numerous encounters of light balls during thunderstorms may actually be magnetic fields playing with human senses.

May 29, 2010 11:00

Deep-sea divers scour the Baltic Sea in search of Danish treasures
Swedish divers are exploring the Baltic seabed in an attempt to shed light on centuries-old secrets buried in the deep. The project is aimed at restoring maritime history.

May 11, 2010 10:15

Sat beams cryptic messages from solar system border
For weeks now NASA engineers have not been able to decipher scientific data sent by Voyager-2, the veteran probe exploring a border region of the solar system.

May 07, 2010 12:20

Soviet nuclear solution could be part of tactics to halt oil spill off US coast
A giant funnel is being built in the Gulf of Mexico to channel the oil spill from the seabed to surface. But since there is no guarantee it will work, Russian experts think Soviet history may offer a radical solution.

June 04, 2010 09:05

Futuristic weapon approach a possible rainmaking breakthrough
A powerful laser can be shot into humid air to cause intense water condensation, scientists have discovered. The technology has the potential to replace cloud seeding widely used today.

May 31, 2010 22:50

Soviet "Godfather of Star Wars"
One of the movers and shakers of the sci-fi genre, Soviet filmmaker Pavel Klushantsev is often referred to as the “Godfather of Star Wars”.

September 14, 2010 11:04

Russia to lure hi-tech innovators with tax breaks
Companies coming to Russia's would-be Silicon Valley will get the best tax breaks and incentives in the country, Finance Minister Aleksey Kudrin told RT.

April 29, 2010 23:24

Russia to boost sat monitoring of Arctic
Russia’s space agency is working on a satellite constellation which will be used for close monitoring of the Arctic. The first one will be ready for launch three years after the government gives it the green light.

May 04, 2010 14:47