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GMO labeling bill gets another shot in Rhode Island
A bill has been introduced in the Rhode Island Legislature that would require labeling of any genetically-engineered ingredients in food consumed by humans.

09.03.2015 15:38

‘Distressing & disturbing’: 2mn animals experimented on at UK universities
Nearly two million animals were subjected to “distressing and disturbing” scientific procedures at British universities during a single year, animal rights campaigners have said.

09.03.2015 15:15

India ready to spend $25bn on Russian 5G fighter jets
The stalemate over the 4th-gen Rafale fighter jets deal with France has forced the Indian military to accelerate an even larger project with Russia on the joint development and purchase of an equal quantity of 5th-gen fighters.

09.03.2015 10:44

Robovision: Australian scientists work on robot that can 'see'
Robots with “vision” may soon work alongside humans, say researchers from Queensland, Australia. They have built a machine with hand-eye coordination, and the ability to process visual stimuli.

09.03.2015 13:02

Dry ice on Mars may help colonize red planet, research says
A new way of generating energy could potentially power human colonies on Mars, a new study claims. This is thanks to nothing more than dry ice, which is abundant on the red planet, according to recent research.

08.03.2015 13:29

Road ready? Driverless cars within 10 years, UK must prepare, say MPs
Britain needs to prepare for a world in which driverless cars interact with manually-driven vehicles, a group of MPs have said.

06.03.2015 12:23

Clinton’s State Dept. forced ambassador’s resignation over private email use
The State Department is looking into whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account during her tenure violated security rules, as new revelations show the agency forced the resignation of a US ambassador, partly for the similar reasons.

06.03.2015 01:35

​Aussies to get their first-ever floating solar panel plant
Australia is to build a floating solar power plant to feed a water treatment facility near Jamestown. The plant is expected to be efficient enough to produce some extra juice for the city itself.

05.03.2015 13:53

'Pee power’: UK university trials electricity generating toilet
A British university has developed a prototype toilet that is able to convert human urine into electricity, in the hope the technology can be used in refugee camps

05.03.2015 12:30

NASA scientists reproduce 3 key life components
Trying to get to the bottom of life, NASA scientists have reproduced cytosine, thymine, and uracil - three key components of life found in both DNA and RNA in a laboratory in Moffett Field, California.

05.03.2015 04:46

German NSA probe chief’s phone ‘hacked’ after sending by regular mail
The German parliament’s head of the inquiry into NSA spying on the country asked security experts to check his phone after he believed it had been hacked. The only problem was it was tampered with when he sent it by post to be examined.

04.03.2015 14:18

Robo-roach: Remote-controlled cockroaches at the touch of a button
Engineers at a Texas university have developed a system to remote control cockroaches via a miniature computer, which is wired to the nervous system. It’s hoped they could be used for search and rescue missions as they can move about in tiny spaces.

04.03.2015 11:16