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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
‘Sakura from space’ blooms early
12.04.2014 [19:25]
A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected — and with an unusual number of flowers
Balloon Chair by h220430 appears to float above the ground
11.04.2014 [20:13]
Japanese studio h220430 has created a chair that looks like it is held in mid-air by balloons, which will go on show at Ventura Lambrate in Milan on Tuesday. A follow-up to the Balloon Bench designed by h220430 in 2011, the Balloon Chair appears to
US Navy to test futuristic, super-fast gun at sea in 2016
11.04.2014 [17:42]
The US Navy is planning sea trials for a weapon that can fire a low-cost, 23-pound (10-kg) projectile at seven times the speed of sound using electromagnetic energy, a "Star Wars" technology that will make enemies think twice, the
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