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Newly-invented plastic from biomass degrades after use
Researchers from North Dakota State University (NDSU) have discovered a way to make a new type of plastic that breaks down and degrades when exposed to a specific kind of light, which reduces it back to molecules.

26.11.2014 15:15

'$100,000 a year': Headhunt for drone pilots in USA
Drone pilots and engineers are certainly careers with a future in the US. Although commercial drones aren’t legal yet, reports reveal that companies are already willing to pay unbelievably high salaries, in the expectation of rules softening.

26.11.2014 13:38

Old analogue TV frequencies should turned into free ‘super WiFi’, scientists say
Old television frequencies should be used to create new bandwidths for a super-frequency WiFi to prevent overloading of the mobile networks and boost the economy, instead of being auctioned off to the highest bidder, say German scientists.

25.11.2014 14:23

'Woolwich murder could not have been prevented'- UK govt committee
The UK intelligence service MI5 has been criticized for its failure to monitor and reign in the two men who murdered British soldier Lee Rigby in South London in May last year.

25.11.2014 11:07

Cup of ISSpresso & other space novelties
The first female Italian astronaut has taken the first coffee machine to space, so now the ISS crew can start their morning with a cup of espresso. Take a look at other devices that make life in Earth's orbit more fun.

24.11.2014 12:18

Homeland Security to destroy government network surveillance records
Records gathered by the Department of Homeland Security under a surveillance monitoring system called Einstein will be destroyed – not for security reasons, but because the agency claims they have no value.

25.11.2014 01:10

Finding Nemo monster is real: Rare black seadevil caught on video
A nightmare-inducing sea creature made famous in ‘Finding Nemo’ was caught on video in the depths of the ocean for the first time. Scientists believe global warming is affecting its environment, bringing the rare anglerfish species to shallower waters.

24.11.2014 21:40

‘Reliving Icarus’ dream’: Solar-powered mission to edge of space is on
A project aiming to build a solar-powered plane, capable of climbing to a record-breaking 24,000 meters into the stratosphere, has found sponsors. The race to the edge of space is on, with a maiden flight just powered by the sun scheduled for 2017.

24.11.2014 07:11

#Shirtstorm backlash: Internet steps up to defend Rosetta scientist
British scientist Matt Taylor broke down in tears when apologizing for wearing a shirt with bikini-clad women during the comet-landing mission, but much of the internet says he’s got nothing to apologize for.

22.11.2014 20:15

New international crew delivered safely to ISS
The Russian-US-Italian crew ferried to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft has successfully entered the orbital outpost, where they were greeted by two Russian and one American colleagues.

23.11.2014 20:56

Forget: ‘Are we there yet?’ The car apps that will revolutionize road travel
Driving a car, particularly with annoying children in the rear seats, could soon be revolutionized, becoming a fascinating way to experience the world. That’s if you install the right apps. And indeed, the most unbelievable apps are coming soon.

20.11.2014 06:08

Rosetta stoning: Social media’s secular Puritans are putting Western civilization on trial
It was easy enough to defend Rosetta scientist Matt Taylor from the venomous enforcers of social mores, but even when they lose, the guardians and their enablers are poisoning the public sphere, making people jittery, and damaging Western societies.

22.11.2014 21:05