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This image shows the Navy's electromagnetic railgun firing a projectile, the black square, at a world-record setting 33 megajoules. The gun will allow the Navy to strike from more than 100 miles away.

Say hello to the Navy's little friend. Navy scientists set a world record Friday during a test of an electromagnetic railgun, a tractor-trailer sized weapon that sends a 20-pound projectile rocketing through the air at seven times the speed of sound.

The real-life Da Vinci Code: Historians discover tiny numbers and letters in the eyes of the Mona Lisa

Intrigue is usually focused on her enigmatic smile. But the Mona Lisa was at the centre of a new mystery yesterday after art detectives took a fresh look at the masterpiece – and noticed something in her eyes. Hidden in the dark paint of her pupil...


NASA: Life in Space? Not Quite, but Life That Thrives on Arsenic

Life in space? Not quite. But to scientists in the arcane field of astrobiology, it's still pretty cool. Scientists at NASA's Astrobiology Institute report they have found bacteria -- in Mono Lake, Calif., not in space -- that could be made to liv...

Scientists Find 200 Sextillion More Stars in the Sky

The night sky may be a lot starrier than we thought. A study suggests the universe could have triple the number of stars scientists previously calculated. For those of you counting at home, the new estimate is 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. That...


In breakthrough, scientists trap antimatter atoms

FRANK JORDANS Yahoo! News 19.11.2010
In breakthrough, scientists trap antimatter atoms

GENEVA – Scientists may have been able to capture elusive atoms of antimatter, but don't expect that to lead to interstellar rocket engines or powerful bombs anytime soon — if ever.

Stem cells injected into the brain of a stroke patient in world first

Doctors have injected stem cells into a man's brain as part of the world's first clinical trial of the cells in stroke patients. The former truck driver, who is in his 60s, was severely disabled by a stroke 18 months ago and requires continuous ca...


Lab detectives use science to nab HIV criminals

US lab sleuths have helped nab a pair of criminals who infected their sexual partners with HIV after tracing the virus from the perpetrators to the victims, according to a study published Monday.

Coca-Cola Working On Solar AC System for Truck Fleet

Coca-Cola is the biggest drink brand in the world, and the company is trying to make the most of its position as market leader by showing other beverage firms the benefits of EV fleets. Electric vehicles and low-emission trucks have been integrate...


Giant space bubbles baffle astronomers

Two giant gas bubbles - each one 25,000 light-years wide - discovered in our galaxy are baffling astronomers.

Cracks found in shuttle fuel tank, not just foam

MARCIA DUNN Yahoo! News 11.11.2010
Cracks found in shuttle fuel tank, not just foam

NASA discovered cracks in Discovery's fuel tank Wednesday, an added problem that will complicate trying to launch the space shuttle on its final voyage this year.


Lonely work, but professor sees a light that wins

Rebecca Yu The Standard 11.11.2010
Lonely work, but professor sees a light that wins

A University of Hong Kong chemistry professor hopes that her winning a Unesco award will spur more scientific research here.

HK professor wins 2011 L'Oreal-UNESCO Women Scientist Awards

Hong Kong Professor Vivian Wing-Wah YAM was announced among five laureates of 2011 L'Oreal-UNESCO Women Scientist Awards, for her work on light-emitting materials and innovative ways of capturing solar energy, the Paris-based UNESCO said on Tuesday.


Look out, your medicine is watching you

Ben Hirschler Reuters 09.11.2010
Look out, your medicine is watching you

Novartis AG plans to seek regulatory approval within 18 months for a pioneering tablet containing an embedded microchip, bringing the concept of "smart-pill" technology a step closer.

Scientists turn skin into blood

Breitbart.com 08.11.2010
Scientists turn skin into blood

Stem cell researchers have found a way to turn a person's skin into blood, a process that could be used to treat cancer and other ailments, according to a Canadian study published Sunday.


Spacecraft has closest encounter ever with comet

A spacecraft survived the closest encounter ever with a comet on Thursday, tracking it just 435 miles from the comet's nucleus.

Scientists reveal material for 'invisibility cloak'

A new material that could be used to create a real-life Harry Potter-style "invisibility cloak" has been designed by British scientists.


China to launch manned space lab around 2020: report

China said on Wednesday it would launch a space lab to be manned for long stretches within about 10 years, a move it believes would bring it closer to the United States and Russia as powers capable of reaching the moon.

The Hundred Year Starship: The Nasa mission that will take astronauts to Mars and leave them there forever

Nasa is planning an audacious mission to send a manned spacecraft on a one-way trip to permanently settle on other planets.The ambitious idea is known as the Hundred Years Starship and would send astronauts to colonise planets like Mars, knowing t...


Scientists Find 'Liberal Gene'

ERIC S. PAGE NBC San Diego 28.10.2010
Scientists Find 'Liberal Gene'

Researchers have determined that genetics could matter when it comes to some adults' political leanings.

Virgin spaceship to pass new milestone

The world's first private passenger spaceship will pass another milestone toward its commercial lift-off Friday, at a remote spaceport in the New Mexico desert.



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