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India Launches Their First Mars Bound Missions

India have just made a move that could see them enter into the interplanetary leagues as they launch their first rocket with a payload destined for the red planet. Of course their new Mars mission has…

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Dad 3D Printed A Prosthetic Hand For His Son

We already know that 3D printers are cool, they’ve been put to use for imaginative purposes that we didn’t even think of before there were 3D printers and that trend is showing no sign of slowing…

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World View Enterprises To Sell $75000 Balloon Rides To Near-Space

Companies offering trips to space are nothing new, but where companies like Virgin Galactic want to use a more familiar style of flying into space in a craft with wings, engines etc, World View wants to…

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Russian Chelyabinsk Meteorite Pulled From Lake Chebarkul

A half-tonne chunk of the meteorite that spectacularly descended on Russia earlier this year has been recovered from the bottom of Lake Chebarkul in central Russia. One February 15th this year, a huge 10,000 tonne meteorite…

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Research Team Working On “Underwater WiFi” To Create “Deep Sea Internet”

The BBC reports that researchers are undertaking testing on “underwater WiFi” which they are using to make a “deep sea internet”. The research team are from the University of Buffalo in New York and they believe…

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Scientific Study Believes Oreos Are As Addictive As Cocaine

Oreos are pretty popular as far as biscuit brands go, but could there be more to it than meets the eye (or tongue)? Well the Today.com reports of a scientific study, conducted by Joseph Schroeder and…

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New Prosthetic Hand Can Give Artificial Sense Of Touch

Not a year goes by without an incredible development in the field of prosthetics and as human technological ability grows, we are more able to meet the needs of others. Yet for all the developments that…

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SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Completes Its Highest Leap To Date

SpaceX have been going from strength to strength recently, not only is their Grasshopper rocket still making great advances, but it also recently completed its highest leap to date, reaching a hight of 744 meters before…

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Scientists Charge Nokia 925 In Seconds Using Lightning Bolts

The University of Southampton have bee working on new ways to charge their Nokia mobile phone, lightening bolts appears to be their favourite format, so much for all those old Nokia chargers I’ve been saving! While I…

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Move Over Graphene, There Is A New Tough Guy In Town, Say Hello To Carbyne!

Remember back in the day, when times were simple and we all knew that diamond was the strongest thing around? Well those days are long over and since then we’ve learnt that Graphene was the strongest…

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School Lets Children Run In Halls To Generate Electricity

While we all love a good news story about an upcoming graphics card, or the latest secret found in Grand Theft Auto, it’s also nice to see some innovation, something genuinely cool. A school in Kent,…

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Another Win For Technology As Curiosity Finds Water On Mars!

The red planet is ever full of surprises recently, now Curiosity has found that the planet actually contains 2% water by weight, which I’ll have you know is a lot! So much so that you could…

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I Have Some Bad News, We Only Have 1.7 Billion Years Left To Live!

Trust those pesky scientists to ruin my morning by telling me when we are all going to die! Or more importantly the latest estimate of when the earth will become uninhabitable for humans. Basically this is…

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£250,000 Stem Cell Beef Burger To Be Eaten This Week

Normally when you want a burger you cut some meat from the animal of choice, well ok maybe you don’t do that part yourself, but we all know where the meat comes from and the first…

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Indian Army Tracks Spy Drones For 6 Month, Turns Out They Were Just Planets

This sounds a little too silly to be believable but it seems the Indian Army have spent roughly six months watching, tracking and documenting the movements of what they believed were two Chinese spy drones, when…

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Needs Something Putting In Orbit? Why Use Rockets When You Can Use A Slingatron!

While this isn’t tech news directly, it’s certainly something that caught my attention this week. Why use a typical rocket to launch payloads into space when you could be using a gargantuan spiral roller coaster that…

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Students Build Solar Powered Family Car In The Netherlands

A group of 22 students in the Netherlands have been working on something that is very unique and innovative. They are calling it the world’s first solar powered family car. The vehicle is called “Stella” and…

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Lake Vostok Offers Up Over 3500 New Unique Gene Sequences

Scientists working at Antarctica’s Lake Vostok have discovered a staggering 3500 new unique gene sequences. Lake Vostok has been shut off from the outside world for over 15 million years and beneath the ice it hosts…

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Computer Mouse Inventor Doug Engelbart Dies Aged 88

There is very sad news to reveal today as the inventor of the computer mouse, Doug Engelbart, has died aged 88. The mouse is something so revolutionary yet now so ordinary as we all take it…

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Recent Russian “Meteor” Shock Waves Circled The World…Twice

The recent Russian meteor that struck back on February 15th earlier this year in Russia’s Chelyabinks region apparently produced a shock wave which was able to circle the entire world two times. These findings published in…

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Royal Society Invites Online Gamers To Vote For Their Favourite Science Inspired Game

Online gamers and visitors to the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition are today being invited to vote for their favourite science inspired game. Gamers will be able to play and then vote for one of four…

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Air China Jet Allegedly Hits UFO

The Chinese seem to be having a bit of a run in with UFOs recently if all the stories are to be believed. After sightings of UFOs in the Hubei province amid Alien hysteria, a new…

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Man Says He Has An Electrocuted Alien In His Freezer, With Pictures To Prove It

The Daily Mail reports that a Chinese man has been posting pictures of himself and an apparent Alien which he found on the banks of the Yellow (Yangtze) River. Mr Li stated that the alien came…

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New Research May Allow For Atomic-Scale Semiconductor Devices

A new technique has been developed by a team of researchers at the North Carolina State University which allows for the creation of high-quality semiconductors thin films that are just one atom thick. Not only can…

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Wireless Speed Is Everything, Especially When You Have The Fastest

Do you like fast internet? I know I do, some might say speed is everything. Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, were able to break a world record, achieving a wireless transmission…