Monthly Archives: May 2014

Scientists honored with 2014 Kavli Prizes for works on cosmic inflation, nano …

Scientists honored with 2014 Kavli Prizes for works on cosmic inflation, nano …News from Tech Times: The 2014 Kavli Prizes will award nine scientists for their contributions in the fields of astrophysics, neuroscience, and nanoscience.(Photo : Design Alex Mittelmann, Coldcreation) … Continue reading

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Mars Ahead? SpaceX Unveils Capsule for Astronaut Trips

Mars Ahead? SpaceX Unveils Capsule for Astronaut TripsNews from NBCNews.com: HAWTHORNE, Calif. — SpaceX unveiled the spaceship it expects to use to send NASA astronauts to the International Space Station, known as the Dragon V2, at its headquarters on Thursday … Continue reading

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Russian Spaceship Arrives At ISS

Russian Spaceship Arrives At ISSNews from RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty: A Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the ISS crew of Alexander Gerst (Germany), Maksim Suraev (Russia) and Reid Wiseman (U.S.A.) blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May … Continue reading

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Scientists sequence first termite genome

Scientists sequence first termite genomeNews from Daily Digest: According to a statement from North Carolina State University, researchers for the first time have sequenced and analyzed the genome of one termite species, the dampwood termite. The results draw attention to essential differences … Continue reading

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Now, convert light into matter

Now, convert light into matterNews from Times of India: LONDON: Scientists have for the first time discovered a revolutionary technique to turn light into matter, a feat thought impossible when the idea was first theorized 80 years ago. Three physicists … Continue reading

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DNA from skull links Ice Age girl to Native Americans alive today

DNA from skull links Ice Age girl to Native Americans alive todayNews from Los Angeles Times: The divers called her Naia, for “water nymph,” because they discovered her teenage remains in a dark, underwater cave in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. She … Continue reading

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Scientists warn of FOUR-FOOT sea level rise from GLACIER melt

Scientists warn of FOUR-FOOT sea level rise from GLACIER meltNews from Register: Scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine have concluded that the glaciers of West Antarctica are now in terminal decline and the resultant ice loss could … Continue reading

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Rare Metal-Eating Plant Discovered

Rare Metal-Eating Plant DiscoveredNews from American Live Wire: A metal-eating plant was recently discovered by scientists from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos. The rare plant, named Rinorea niccolifera, is a shrub that is capable of taking in over … Continue reading

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Astronomers Discover Sun’s Long-Lost ‘Sibling,’ Massive Star’s Planets Could …

Astronomers Discover Sun’s Long-Lost ‘Sibling,’ Massive Star’s Planets Could …News from International Business Times: A star born from the same cloud of gas and dust as the sun was recently discovered, and researchers say the “solar sibling” could host life-supporting … Continue reading

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