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Best bee-havior: Micro-trackers glued onto bees to monitor travels
A group of ecologists at Kew Gardens in London are testing a miniscule new tracker designed to monitor the behavior of bees.

25.03.2015 12:40

Is that Russia’s top-secret Armata tank? Video leaked ahead of Victory Day parade
A video allegedly showing Russia’s brand new T-14 Armata tank, which will only be revealed to the public during the Victory Day parade on May 9, has been leaked on the internet.

24.03.2015 19:55

Jupiter destroyed solar system’s young planets, scientists say
Jupiter’s large orbital journey across the early solar system may have cleared the way for the oddball arrangement of our planetary system, scientists say – even to the point of destroying burgeoning young planets.

24.03.2015 02:57

US Navy’s new futuristic diving suit conserves helium for missions, recoveries
The US Navy’s new futuristic diving suit – billed a prototype for “a new life support system for divers” – is a semi-enclosed system developed to accelerate deployment, conserve helium gas and increase safety.

24.03.2015 01:14

Feces to fortune: US sewage may contain billions in precious metals
Scientists are perusing poop at America’s wastewater treatment facilities for gold, silver, copper and other useful metals. The sewage from one million people could net $13 million in metals each year, all while making fertilizer more efficient.

23.03.2015 20:35

Smog-beater: First hydrogen powered tram developed in China
Trams fueled by hydrogen could soon be appearing on the streets of China. The country has mastered the technique of using this clean energy source, which has been widely used elsewhere for cars and other forms of mass transport.

22.03.2015 09:29

Mammoth step forward? Scientists splice Woolly DNA into elephant cells
Scientists at Harvard University are one step closer to bringing Woolly mammoths back to life, after successfully inserting some sequences of mammoth DNA into an elephant genome. The study is yet to be published, though, as there is still work to do.

23.03.2015 04:15

Astronaut Paolo Nespoli to RT: ‘A Spacewalk is a brutal activity; you are always in danger’
Fifty years after the first ever spacewalk by Soviet cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov, despite huge progress it’s still dangerous and difficult work, astronaut Paolo Nespoli told RT. He recalls his mission to the ISS and explains why even a small step matters.

22.03.2015 21:04

Surrogate motherhood is like adultery, religiously unacceptable – Turkey's clerics
Surrogate motherhood is religiously unacceptable as it contains elements of adultery, Turkey’s top religious body, the Diyanet, has ruled.

22.03.2015 17:15

Great Wall of Japan? Hot debate over Tokyo’s 400-km anti-tsunami barrier
Japan plans to build a 400-kilometer chain of sea walls to fend off any future natural disasters. Some parts of the $6.8 billion project will reach a height of five stories, but critics say it could damage marine life and won’t guarantee residents safety.

22.03.2015 15:32

Flying fryer: China completes first flight powered by ‘gutter oil’
China’s largest private carrier Hainan Airlines has completed the country’s first commercial flight powered by biofuel – namely, discarded cooking oil collected from Chinese restaurants.

21.03.2015 17:53

Tesla updates software to roll out driverless cars in three months
Seeing a Tesla is about to get a lot more wild, as the company is preparing to install its self-driving software in the Model S fleet. The autopilot feature will only work on highways... as the technology may not yet be legal in the US.

20.03.2015 19:46