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NASA greenlights Jupiter's Europa mission searching for Aliens

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NASA gives go ahead for Europa mission as it announces funding for sending a probe to Jupiter’s icy moon, which has a high probability of harboring life in our solar system. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) budget request for 2016 includes $30 million to send a spacecraft to examine Europa, NewScientist reported on Tuesday. “For the first time, the budget supports... 

UK road fatalities rise after traffic cop jobs slashing

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Road deaths have continued to surge for a third consecutive quarter, new figures are anticipated to show, after a significant number of traffic patrols have been eliminated from Britain’s road system. The Department for Transport on Thursday is expected to confirm an alarming trend among those killed or seriously injured (KSI) in automobile accidents. In the first six months of 2014, the percentage... 

Scientists discover Hydrogen producing bacteria

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Dr. Melanie Mormile, the head researcher of a team of scientists from the Missouri University of Science and Technology who found a new species of bacterium which cleans up the environment and produces hydrogen. Scientists have found a new species of bacterium which cleans up the environment and produces hydrogen, an element which may in the future reduce the world’s dependency on oil. The bacterium... 

Scientists produce bio-fuel from algae

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A common algae used in making fish food has been found to be a potential source for both biodiesel and jet fuel, according to a new study. Researchers exploited chemical compounds found in commercially-grown algal species, Isochrysis, to synthesize the two different fuel products in parallel, a study published in the Energy & Fuels journal said. “It’s novel…. It’s far from a cost-competitive... 

Nokia N1 Sells Like Crazy, Shows that Android is What People Want

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The Nokia N1 continues its victorious march on Chinese territory showing the Nokia Corporation, that Android is what people really want and NOT Windows Phone, with two more weekly lots sold since we last updated you on January 15. Ever since the the tablet’s launch in China on January 7, the batches have swiftly cleared the shelves. After the first flash sale of 20,000 units, no word has gotten... 

Church of England warns over three-parent babies

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The Church of England has expressed opposition to an amendment on a bill up for debate next week that would allow so-called “three-parent babies.” Introducing laws to allow in vitro fertilization (IVF) babies to be born with DNA from three different people would be “irresponsible,” said medical ethics adviser to the Church of England, Rev Dr. Brendan McCarthy. An amendment to the Human Fertilization... 

UK Government Announces Plan to Remotely Control Vehicles

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State to seize control of cars via wi-fi sensors to reduce “traffic congestion” & global warming. The UK government today announced a plan to remotely control vehicles on roads using wi-fi technology in order to reduce traffic and offset global warming, the latest manifestation of the ‘Internet of Things’ that will stir up concern amongst privacy advocates. A report released today... 

Bill Gates on AI doomsday: 'I don't understand why we aren't concerned'

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Artificial intelligence poses a real threat to humankind, Bill Gates warns, and he “does not understand” those who are not concerned with this notion. But Microsoft’s head of research, Eric Horvitz, says the fears are exaggerated. Gates has joined the camp of experts like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk who believe that further development of artificial intelligence could endanger our civilization. As... 

US may lose high-tech military superiority to China, Russia

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The Pentagon has expressed deep concern about the US eventually losing its military technological superiority over rivals such as China and Russia, and is urging NATO states to develop innovative weapons in close cooperation to optimize military spending. “I am very concerned about the increasing risk of loss of US military technological superiority,” Pentagon arms buyer Frank Kendall told a House... 

New Painkiller Stronger than Morphine found in Coffee

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Coffee contains a protein that has an effect similar to morphine, specialists at the University of Brasilia and Brazilian agriculture research company Embrapa have discovered. Moreover, the new substance’s effect lasts longer. The research was conducted by Felipe Vinecky of the Molecular Biology Department at the University of Brasilia (UnB) in cooperation with the Genetics and Biotechnology Division... 

Massive asteroid to be visible from Earth

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An asteroid the size of five football fields is approaching Earth and is expected to pass by on Monday. It will be visible through strong binoculars, definitely worth a look. The next time such an asteroid comes this close again will be in 2027. At the closest point to the Earth, asteroid 2004 BL86 will be at a distance of 1.2 million kilometers which – approximately three times the distance from... 

Mystery radio waves from deep space captured LIVE, sender unknown

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This illustration shows the thick dust torus that astronomers believe surrounds supermassive black holes and their accretion discs. An unknown radio signal, which may have come from a black hole, colliding neutron stars (or for those who ‘believe’ alien life), has been picked up by astronomers live for the first time ever. Its origins remain mysterious. The fast radio bursts are quick, bright flashes... 

Scottish Scientists Decrease Speed of Light

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For the first time ever, scientists have slowed down the speed of light, particles known as photons, as it traveled through free space, a study says. Scientists successfully reduced the speed of photon particles as they traveled in free space after passing through a special mask, researchers from the University of Glasgow and Heriot-Watt University, both in Scotland, said in a paper published in Science... 

US Researchers Discover Life Beneath Antarctic Ice Shelf

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A rare translucent pink fish, surprisingly alive in an extreme condition beneath Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Researchers have discovered fish, crustaceans and jellyfish, safe and sound deep beneath Antarctic ice shelf. The stunning discovery came on January 15, when a team of researchers found live fish and other aquatic animals inhabiting one of the world’s most extreme ecosystems under a 740-meter... 

Australian boy receives world's first artificial pancreas

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A four-year-old Australian boy has received the world’s first treatment for managing type 1 diabetes after doctors fitted him with an artificial pancreas. The new device, which looks like an mp3 player, was attached to Xavier Hames’s body using several tubes inserted under his skin, Australian health officials said on Wednesday. The four-year-old became the first patient to use the new device... 
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