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Stephen Hawking: Abandon the Earth

My FOX Nepa 10.08.2010
Stephen Hawking: Abandon the Earth

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has some advice for the people of Earth - it's time to get off.

Nao: the robot that expresses and detects emotions

The world’s first robot to be able to display and detect emotions has been unveiled by European scientists.


Personality Set for Life By 1st Grade, Study Suggests

Our personalities stay pretty much the same throughout our lives, from our early childhood years to after we're over the hill, according to a new study.

Scientists find sea sponges share human genes

Mankind may be descended from apes but Australian scientists have found proof of links much closer to the sea floor, with a study revealing that sea sponges share almost 70 percent of human genes.


UFO files: Winston Churchill 'feared panic' over Second World War RAF incident

Andrew Hough, and Peter Hutchison Telegraph 06.08.2010
UFO files: Winston Churchill 'feared panic' over Second World War RAF incident

Winston Churchill was accused of ordering a cover-up of a Second World War encounter between a UFO and a RAF bomber because he feared public "panic" and loss of faith in religion, newly released secret files disclose.

Solar storm hitting Earth causes spectacular aurora displays

A large solar storm has caused spectacular aurora displays across the Northern Hemisphere after blasting out of the Sun three days ago.


An elderly man communicates with his granddaughter via the new humanoid robot

Its pale torso is about the size of a small child, it has no legs and just stumps for arms.For a man who has made his life's work coming up with increasingly creepy robots, Hiroshi Ishiguro has really outdone himself this time.The Japanese robotic...

Space station cooling system suddenly shuts down

MARCIA DUNN My Way News 02.08.2010
Space station cooling system suddenly shuts down

Half of the International Space Station's cooling system suddenly shut down during the weekend, forcing the astronauts to power down equipment and face the likelihood of urgent spacewalking repairs.


US FDA OKs First Embryonic Stem Cell Research Trial on Humans, Despite Concerns

The Obama administration has approved the bid by cloning company Geron to undertake the first trial involving the use of embryonic stem cells in humans. They have never been used before in people because the cells cause tumors and have been plague...

Giant asteroid could be on course to hit Earth

A GIANT asteroid could be on course to hit Earth causing massive devastation, space boffins revealed today.


NASA's Deep Space Camera Locates Host of 'Earths'

Scientists celebrated Sunday after finding more than 700 suspected new planets -- including up to 140 similar in size to Earth -- in just six weeks of using a powerful new space observatory.

Record breaker ... Ranger mimics human's walk

A ROBOT billed as a 'toaster on legs' has smashed a world record — by walking 14.3 miles in 11 hours.


Computers to translate world's 'lost' languages after program deciphers ancient text

Scientists have used a computer program to decipher a written language that is more than three thousand years old. The program automatically translated the ancient written language of Ugaritic within just a few hours.

Australian laser system to track space junk

An Australian company Tuesday said it had developed a laser tracking system that will stop chunks of space debris colliding with spacecraft and satellites in the Earth's orbit.


Life on Earth wiped out every 27 million years (but we've got about 16 million years until the next one)

Life on Earth is wiped out every 27 million years – and we have about 16 million years left until the next extinction, according to scientists.

Historians Locate King Arthur's Round Table; Could Seat 1,000 Knights

Historians claim to have finally located the site of King Arthur’s Round Table – and believe it could have seated 1,000 people.


First humans arrived in Britain 250,000 years earlier than thought

A spectacular haul of ancient flint tools has been recovered from a beach in Norfolk, pushing back the date of the first known human occupation of Britain by up to 250,000 years.

Iran unveils human-like robot

Breitbart.com 05.07.2010
Iran unveils human-like robot

Iran has developed a new human-like walking robot to be used in "sensitive jobs," government newspaper Iran reported on Sunday.


Hong Kong 'lightsaber' not such a bright idea

It seems a Hong Kong electronics company thought it was far, far away enough from the Galactic Empire of filmmaker George Lucas to get away with selling a “lightsaber” just like the ones used by Jedi and Sith warriors in the “Star Wars” movies.

Russian cargo vessel spins away from space station: report

An unmanned Russian cargo vessel experienced problems during a docking with the International Space Station on Friday, the Interfax news agency reported, citing the commander of the orbital station.



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