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Meteors May Have Brought Vitamin B to Earth
22.04.2014 [21:08]
Did life here begin...out there? We don't yet know and may never. But there is compelling evidence that I might not be sitting here writing this today, or you reading it, if not for meteorite-enabled distribution of a simple vitamin billions of years ago.Scientists funded by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center have found vitamin
Hitachi to provide world's fastest elevator to China
22.04.2014 [13:07]
Japan's Hitachi says it will provide the world's fastest elevators to the 111-storey, 530-metre-tall Guangzhou CTF Financial Centre in China. The lifts will be able to travel from the first to 95th floor in a stomach-churning 43 seconds. Japan's Hitachi on Monday said it will provide the world's fastest elevators, which can
US teenager survives five-hour flight in wheel well
21.04.2014 [15:31]
A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline
CIA cannot catch a fox in White House
19.04.2014 [13:18]
The guards, including the US Secret Service agents, cannot catch fox that suddenly appeared on the territory of the White House in Washington. According to the local media, the animal appeared at the White House last fall, during the country's budget crisis, when many government employees, including supervisors and
Pope Francis washes, kisses feet of disabled and elderly in devotional as ‘slave’
19.04.2014 [11:22]
Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave." Francis' decision in 2013 to perform the Holy Thursday ritual on women and Muslim inmates at a juvenile detention center helped define his rule...
Vegetables on Mars within ten years?
18.04.2014 [19:58]
The soil on Mars could be appropriate for cultivating meals crops – this is the prognosis of a study by plant ecologist Wieger Wamelink of Wageningen UR. This would prove very practical if we ever decide to send men and women on a one particular-way trip to the red planet. Soon after all, if we are going to live anywhere
NASA's Kepler Discovers First Earth-Size Planet In The 'Habitable Zone' of Another Star
18.04.2014 [19:47]
Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable
Repurposing old drones to bring wi-fi to war fighters
17.04.2014 [17:34]
A small collection of aging surveillance drones are about to have something in common with a typical Starbucks: the ability to provide high-speed Wi-Fi access. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is a step closer to perfecting the
In Yakutia build cryostorages for mammoths
17.04.2014 [16:50]
Yakut paleontologists decided to implement an unusual project - unique for Cryo remains of mammoths, which can work with scientists around the world. Yakutia very often find fragments of mammoths and even the whole, virtually
Unhappy Marriages Due to Low Blood Sugar?
16.04.2014 [17:23]
Feeling peeved at your partner? You may want to check your blood sugar. A new study suggests that low levels of glucose in the blood may increase anger and aggression between spouses. The researchers say their findings suggest a connection between glucose and self-control, but other experts disagree about the study’s implications
First Marijuana Vending Machine Debuts in Colorado
15.04.2014 [20:21]
An American company tries to revolutionize the marijuana industry by creating a vending machine for pot and pot products. However, the new automatic dispenser, called the ZaZZZ, is for medical marijuana patients only, and the entrepreneurs hope to soon gain popularity among clients
Researchers Create Roadmap for Gene Expression
14.04.2014 [20:42]
In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous
ZUtA Labs launches Kickstarter campaign to make a pocket-size printer
14.04.2014 [17:33]
Most coffee shops are filled with people working on their laptops, researching, browsing the web or typing up documents. But of course, none of these people bring a printer with them in case they need a hardcopy of something
Neuroscientist's atomic wristwatch launches on Kickstarter
14.04.2014 [16:01]
John Patterson has a chip on his shoulder. He hates big watch companies and wants to destroy them: with superior products. The neuroscientist-turned-founder of Bathys Watches, based in Kauai, Hawaii, last October unveiled the first-ever atomic wrist watch in spite of the fact that some of his deep-pocketed competitors had
Physicists confirm existence of new 'exotic' matter
14.04.2014 [15:34]
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) Collaboration at CERN in Geneva have successfully verified the existence of a new “exotic” type of particle that was hitherto unusual to the Standard Model (SM) of particle
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