Science

Powerful Space Explosion May Herald Star's Death by Black Hole

A huge, powerful star explosion detonated in deep space last week — an ultra-bright conflagaration that has astronomers scratching their heads over exactly how it happened.

Is this the first ever portrait of Jesus? The incredible story of 70 ancient books hidden in a cave for nearly 2,000 years

The image is eerily familiar: a bearded young man with flowing curly hair. After lying for nearly 2,000 years hidden in a cave in the Holy Land, the fine detail is difficult to determine. But in a certain light it is not difficult to interpret the...


Japan’s Nuclear Disaster Caps Decades of Faked Safety Reports, Accidents

The unfolding disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant follows decades of falsified safety reports, fatal accidents and underestimated earthquake risk in Japan’s atomic power industry.

Nasa to shoot lasers at space junk around Earth to prevent collisions with satellites

Nasa is considering using lasers to deflect space junk around Earth and stop it colliding with satellites.Lasers similar to those used for welding in car factories would be fired through telescopes to ‘nudge’ piles of rubbish left in orbit. The ge...


Radiation Plume Course Charted by U.N. Agency

WILLIAM J. BROAD The New York Times 17.03.2011
Radiation Plume Course Charted by U.N. Agency

A United Nations forecast of the possible movement of the radioactive plume coming from crippled Japanese reactors shows it churning across the Pacific and touching the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before hitting Southern California late Friday.

Fukushima: Mark 1 Nuclear Reactor Design Caused GE Scientist To Quit In Protest

Thirty-five years ago, Dale G. Bridenbaugh and two of his colleagues at General Electric resigned from their jobs after becoming increasingly convinced that the nuclear reactor design they were reviewing -- the Mark 1 -- was so flawed it could lea...


Lost city of Atlantis, swamped by tsunami, may be found

A U.S.-led research team may have finally located the lost city of Atlantis, the legendary metropolis believed swamped by a tsunami thousands of years ago in mud flats in southern Spain.

Earth's day length shortened by Japan earthquake

The massive earthquake that struck northeast Japan Friday (March 11) has shortened the length Earth's day by a fraction and shifted how the planet's mass is distributed.


Miami Police Drones Can See Inside Houses

Miami-Dade’s newest crime fighting tool is a literal ‘eye in the sky’. The Micro Air Vehicle, or MAV for short, is a small radio controlled drone aircraft equipped with a portable camera system. Miami-Dade Sgt. Andrew Cohen said drone will be used...

NASA Scientist Claims Evidence of Alien Life on Meteorite

We are not alone in the universe -- and alien life forms may have a lot more in common with life on Earth than we had previously thought. That's the stunning conclusion one NASA scientist has come to, releasing his groundbreaking revelations in a ...


NASA research satellite plunges into the sea

For the second time in two years, a rocket glitch sent a NASA global warming satellite to the bottom of the sea Friday, a $424 million debacle that couldn't have come at a worse time for the space agency and its efforts to understand climate change.

Launch of US Air Force's Secret X-37B Space Plane Delayed a Day by Bad Weather

Bad weather in Florida thwarted the U.S. Air Force's attempts to launch its latest secret X-37B space plane Friday (March 4), forcing a one-day delay for the robotic reusable mini-shuttle.


Secretive X-37B space plane set for 2nd launch...

The U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B space plane is poised to launch on its second mission Friday (March 4), though what exactly it will be doing once it leaves the ground remains a mystery.

Tiny spy planes could mimic birds, insects

You'll never look at hummingbirds the same again. The Pentagon has poured millions of dollars into the development of tiny drones inspired by biology, each equipped with video and audio equipment that can record sights and sounds.


Pentagon commissions 'Cheetah' robot and Terminator-like droid

A Massachusetts engineering firm known for creating futuristic military robots has received multimillion dollar contracts to develop two more battlefield bots for the Department of Defense.

Robotics shutdown briefly strands astronaut

MARCIA DUNN Yahoo! News 01.03.2011
Robotics shutdown briefly strands astronaut

A robotic system shutdown interrupted Monday's spacewalk outside the International Space Station, leaving an astronaut stuck with an 800-pound pump in his hands for nearly a half-hour.


Throngs view space shuttle Discovery's last launch

Discovery, the world's most traveled spaceship, thundered into orbit for the final time Thursday, heading toward the International Space Station on a journey that marks the beginning of the end of the shuttle era.

Get ready for a 'global Katrina': Biggest ever solar storm could cause power cuts which last for MONTHS

The world is overdue a ferocious 'space storm' that could knock out communications satellites, ground aircraft and trigger blackouts - causing hundreds of billions of pounds of damage, scientists say.


Japan unearths site linked to human experiments

Justin McCurry The Guardian 22.02.2011
Japan unearths site linked to human experiments

Authorities in Japan have begun excavating the former site of a medical school that may contain the remains of victims of the country's wartime biological warfare programme.

Huge solar flare said to jam China communications

The strongest solar flare in four years disrupted radio communications in southern China, according to the China Meteorological Administration.



« newer | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | older »