NASA outlines Asteroid Redirect Mission

NASA has released new details on how it plans to boldly go to an asteroid and come back with a bit of it. The Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) is part of the space agency's Asteroid Initiative ...

Sat 28 Mar 15 from Gizmag

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Russia and the US will build a new space station together

US-Russia relations may be at its lowest point in decades, but their space agencies are working together like never before.

Sat 28 Mar 15 from The Independent

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Antarctic Ice Shelves are Thinning Rapidly — and the Losses are Accelerating in West Antarctica

Yesterday, I posted a story about the Halley Research Station on Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf. I titled it a "Winter Postcard from Antarctica," and it included photos and comments about life ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Discover Magazine

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Dark matter is darker than once thought

This panel of images represents a study of 72 colliding galaxy clusters conducted by a team of astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope. The research sets ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from

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Meerkat vs. Periscope: Live-streaming app battle & buzz

Download Periscope, Twitter's just-launched live video-streaming app, and you'll find people broadcasting all sorts of mundane stuff: waiting for AT&T to fix their wiring, getting out of bed ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from

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Wrecking ball Jupiter paved way for Earth

Jupiter may have ploughed through the early solar system, driving some of the first planets to a fiery death in the sun – and cleared room for planets like Earth

Tue 24 Mar 15 from Newscientist

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Festo has BionicANTs communicating by the rules for tasks

Germany-based automation company Festo, focused on technologies for tasks, turns to nature for inspiration, trying to take the cues from how nature performs tasks so efficiently. "Whether it's ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from

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Gold and other valuable metals may be harvested from sewage

Mining operations tend not be very good for the environment, nor does the disposal of treated solid waste that still contains potentially-toxic metals. Now, however, scientists are looking into ...

Tue 24 Mar 15 from Gizmag

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Facebook test flies solar-powered drones over the UK in attempt to increase internet access

A pilotless plane with a wingspan bigger than a Boeing 737 but weighing less than a car has been tested over the UK by Facebook.

Fri 27 Mar 15 from The Independent

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Curiosity rover finds nitrogen on Mars

In another hopeful sign that Mars was once habitable, NASA's Curiosity rover has detected nitrogen in the soil of the Red Planet for the first time. While NASA doesn't think that the compounds ...

Thu 26 Mar 15 from Gizmag

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