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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, April 13, 2014

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:22am by AGENCIES

    ... eventually dies, they found. The amoeba then detaches, spits out non-digested chunks of cell, and heads to the next meal. AFP   Sheldon shells out for Israeli moon mission SpaceIL, a non-profit ...

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    Short Science, March 9, 2014

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:02am by AGENCIES

    ... Winklevoss twins book space trip with bitcoins You can't spend bitcoins at Amazon.com or to pay your mortgage but, as the Winklevoss twins showed, you can use them to book a trip into suborbital space. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who famously accused Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea, said they used bitcoins to buy tickets for a high-altitude voyage ...

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    Short Science, March 23, 2014

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:39am by AGENCIES

    ... with an eye to starting commercial production next year. AFP   US space agency makes dusty breakthrough Nasa scientists have detected the veil of dust kicked up by tiny meteoroid impacts on the moon. ...

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    Short Science, April 7, 2013

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of the functions of human cells. These "droplet networks" could be the building blocks of a new technology used to pass on drugs and could even replace damaged tissue, said Oxford University. AFP   Space weather centre launched in Brussels Europe has launched its first space weather co-ordination centre in Brussels to raise the alarm for satellite-sizzling solar storms that threaten ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, April 6, 2014

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:39am by AGENCIES

    ... Second world war codebreaker dies Jerry Roberts, one of the leading Bletchley Park codebreakers working on the Fish teleprinter messages sent between Hitler and his generals, has died aged 93. A key achievement of the British second world war codebreakers ...

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    Short Science, March 30, 2014

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:56am by AGENCIES

    ... US$10m price tag to save rarest gorilla The world's rarest gorilla, of which there are believed to be fewer than 300 remaining, can be saved with a US$10.5 million action plan, conservationists say. The Cross River gorilla lives in a hilly rainforest ...

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    Short Science, March 2, 2014

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:35am by AGENCIES

    ... investigating an astronaut's near drowning during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station in July found that his spacesuit leaked during an earlier outing, officials said on Wednesday. Nasa misdiagnosed the earlier leak, believing the water found in the helmet of Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano on July 9 was due to a ruptured drink bag, said space station chief engineer ...

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    Short Science, February 2, 2014

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 02:07am by AGENCIES

    ... Bidding companies reach for the moon Under a new programme called Lunar Catalyst, US space agency Nasa will provide free technical expertise, equipment, facilities and software to help ... printer that uses only water, and the used paper fades back to white within a day The chemists claim their technology allows each page to be reprinted dozens of times. Professor Sean Xiao-an Zhang ...

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    Short Science, March 16, 2014

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:23am by AGENCIES

    ...   Robot fish almost as fast as real thing The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has unveiled a robot fish that it claims can change direction almost as fast as the real thing. The fish- ... built the fish using 3D printing technology to create a mould, which was used to cast the fish's body from silicone rubber. The project is part of MIT's research into the emerging area ...

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    Short Science, December 9, 2012

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 01:03am by AGENCIES

    ... but nobody had envisioned that the [moon's] crust was so beaten up," said Professor Maria Zuber, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist leading the mission. "This ...   Voyager 1 probe at 'magnetic highway' Nasa's Voyager 1, which is heading out of the solar system, has reached a "magnetic highway" leading to interstellar space ...




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