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Mountain Blasted to Make Way for Extremely Large Telescope

When humans set their mind to a task, there isn’t much that can stand in our way, and that includes the Cerro Armazones mountain in Chile. Yesterday a huge section of the mountain was blasted to…

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Google’s Quantum Computer Is A $15 Million Waste of Money

The D-Wave 2 quantum computer released on a wave of hype, it had a lot of potential to revolutionise the industry, and at just $15 million each, the systems were available to anyone who could afford it,…

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Video: NASA Time Lapse Shows Explosion Of Star 20,000 Light Years Away

Every now and then something comes along which just makes you think “isn’t that incredible?”. NASA’s recently disclosed video that is a time-lapse of an exploding star made me feel exactly like that. The video, shown…

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NASA Reveals Their Warp-Drive Ship Designs

While some things can seem like science fiction, such as moving through space at warp speeds like seen in TV series such as Star Trek, there are still people in this world working hard to make…

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Hubble Time Lapse Shows Epic Stellar Explosion

Like many humans, I get an odd sense of satisfaction of watching things blow up in slow motion, be that a can of Cola packed with TNT, or a balloon filled with Hydrogen, it’s just really…

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Who Needs Fillings When You Can Regrow Your Teeth With Lasers!?

It looks like fillings could well become a thing of the past if the latest research is anything to go by. A team of scientists from Harvard published a study in the Journal of Science Translational…

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Video: Why Does Bacon Smell So Good? The Science Explained!

Why does Bacon smell so good? This question is probably up there with the most important questions of all time such as “what is the meaning of life?”, “does god exist?” and “does my bum look…

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Scientists Create The Most Detailed Simulation Of Our Universe Ever

Teams of scientists from MIT, Harvard and many other great institutions have created what is now the best simulation of the universe ever created, it’s not perfect, but it’s a big step towards understanding the cosmos…

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3-D Printed Casts Set to Speed Up Bone Recovery After Break or Fracture

Since its early days 3D printing has come one heck of a long way, both in terms of its physical abilities, but also the cost of manufacturing along with the cost of purchasing the required hardware.…

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Pouring Saltwater Over Graphene Generates Electricity

When it comes to generating electricity out of water, most people probably think of dams and the use of the water pressure to turn large turbines and generate electricity by means of magnetic turbines. Scientists are…

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Evidence Of Water On Mars?

Once again the debate on whether or not there is or has been water on Mars has again come to light, with Scientists studying images of dark streaks on the planet’s surface. These dark streaks have…

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Kosmos-1220 Set To Crash Back To Earth Today, Location Unknown

At some point today the defunct Russian satellite Kosmos-1220 will be returning to Earth, unfortunately experts have no idea where the fragments will land, although it is most likely to hit the biggest target of all,…

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Nuclear Fusion Experiment Produces More Energy Than It Takes In!

While still a long way from being commercially available, nuclear fusion is still being pursued as one of the most promising energy sources for mankind. While we may be rapidly depleting the worlds resources of oil,…

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Bionic Hand Connected To Man’s Nerves Returns Sense Of Touch

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute in Lausanne and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Italy have reported that a bionic hand has been successfully wired into the nerves of a man’s amputated arm, allow him…

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Kerbal Space Program Mod “KerbalEdu” Takes The Game Into The World Of Education

Teachers and students can now work together to learn rocket science and the joys of space travel with the official launch of KerbalEdu, an educational modification of the popular, award-winning space agency game Kerbal Space Program…

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Thousands Trying For A Ticket To Mars

Ever dreamed of going into space? How about landing on Mars? Well the Mars One project which was setup in 2011 with the dream of setting up and starting a permanent colony on Mars, is getting…

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Face Off, Donors Soon Decide On Donating Face

Remember the hit 1997 movie Face/Off starting Nicolas Cage and John Travolta? Well due to medical procedure advancements the idea of transplanting faces could soon be a possibility. Faces are not the only transplants that could be achieved,…

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Jellyfish DNA Can Make Glow In The Dark Pigs

When scientists from Turkey created glow in the dark Rabbits in August 2013, we wondered whether or not this interesting experiment would continue. Well it has, a team from the South China Agricultural University has been…

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3D Printed Artificial Liver May Soon Be A Reality

3D printing seems to turn up a major innovation almost every week, and the prospect of a 3D printed liver is one of the most incredible ones so far. Being able to create the vital organ…

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Sprout Powered Christmas Tree Created By Team Of Designers

Not everyone loves their Brussel sprouts at Christmas, but don’t dismiss them so quickly because a team have managed to find yet another use for the little green veggies. As part of the Big Bang UK…

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New Project Aims To Capture First Image Of A Black Hole

A grant of 14 million Euros has been awarded to a team of astrophysicists to further their development of BlackHoleCam. They hope that their new venture will allow them to capture the first image of a…

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Snap Cholesterol Selfies With New Smartphone App And Device

A new smartphone app and attachment aim to give home cholesterol testers a clearer picture of their cholesterol health Cornell University is developing new tech which aims to bring cholesterol testing to smartphones, which would make the cholesterol levels…

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Chinese Jade Rabbit Rover Lands On Moon

China has announced yesterday that they successfully landed their craft on the moons surface, and later deployed their Jade Rabbit rover, a great success for the nation as their look to further their efforts for space…

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Get Ready To Lick Your TV, Electronic Taste May Be Coming To The Living Room

OK so don’t actually try lick your display just yet, chances are it just tastes of screen cleaner or something worse. However, in the near future it may be possible that you can put your tongue…

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Playing Computer Games With Friends Can Make Your Brains Sync

Scientists have discovered that playing computer games can bring players’ emotional responses and brain activity into “unison“, according to a press release in Daily Science. By measuring the activity of facial muscles and imaging the brain…

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More Asteroids Could Hit Earth In The Upcoming Years

With the strike in Chelyabinsk, Russia this year, scientists say it’s time to get serious. Tom’s Hardware states that a couple of articles come to the conclusion that asteroid strikes will be more frequent. For those…

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3D Printing Used To Generate A Liver!

I’ve been wanting a 3D printer ever since I first heard of the concept. They sound like a great way of replacing that missing Lego brick, replacing the missing battery cover from your TV remote, or…