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New way to assess chance of 'life' on other planets

New way to assess chance of 'life' on other planets

Posted Wed, 23 Nov 2011 08:56:57 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Scientists are proposing a new way of calculating the chance of finding life on other planets, whether Earth-like or not, and they say there are two vital questions to answer.

New way to assess chance of 'life' on other planets

Take water, a pinch of salt and a moon called Europa

Take water, a pinch of salt and a moon called Europa

Posted Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:25:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Some inveterate searchers after life have decided the icy moon Europa is the next place to look. One of Jupiter's finest, the thick icy surface had previously put astronomers off the scent. Now Antarctican research has helped identify chaos terrains on Europa's ice.

Take water, a pinch of salt and a moon called Europa

Smaller, cheaper and greener Toyota Prius c

Smaller, cheaper and greener Toyota Prius c

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 20:52:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Toyota is unveiling its new hybrid electric Prius c, which can travel more than 50 miles on a gallon of fuel, even in the city.

Smaller, cheaper and greener Toyota Prius c

A bronze buckle in old Alaska

A bronze buckle in old Alaska

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:51:00 GMT by Ines Morales

The discovery of a bronze artifact in a prehistoric Eskimo site. No trace of bronze metallurgy had ever been found in Alaska, until now.

A bronze buckle in old Alaska

Making Space via Kazakhstan

Making Space via Kazakhstan

Posted Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:23:35 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The American shift to Russian rockets for Space Station duty began in Kazakhstan today. With last week's Mars mission, Phobos-Grunt, grinding to a halt, in orbit at least, and several cargo rocket cancellations, questions are being asked about engine breakdowns and upper stage failures.

Making Space via Kazakhstan

New Tegra 3 Chip from NVIDIA rocks the mobile computing world

New Tegra 3 Chip from NVIDIA rocks the mobile computing world

Posted Wed, 09 Nov 2011 20:48:01 GMT by James Mathews

NVIDIA has today introduced us to the new era of mobile computing that allows for ultra-low power consumption and advanced quad-core processors that produce record breaking performance. Today they unveiled Tegra 3.

New Tegra 3 Chip from NVIDIA rocks the mobile computing world

New Wireless Platform for Electric Scooters Launched

New Wireless Platform for Electric Scooters Launched

Posted Wed, 09 Nov 2011 19:51:00 GMT by James Mathews

Saturna Green Systems Inc is a developer of GPS and wireless technology and today they have announced the launch of what it calls the first intelligent, connected electric scooter.

New Wireless Platform for Electric Scooters Launched

Large asteroid captured by radar passing close to Earth

Large asteroid captured by radar passing close to Earth

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2011 14:38:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

An asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier, 2005 YU55, the largest to pass close to earth in the last 35 years, has been captured on radar.

Large asteroid captured by radar passing close to Earth

Phobos Probe

Phobos Probe

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2011 10:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Accompanied by a Chinese satellite, Moscow is sending a probe on Tuesday, 8th November to the asteroid-like moon, Phobos. The probe will return in 2014 with a rock sample, in an effort to confirm or deny theories that the surface of Phobos is of Martian origin.

Phobos Probe

Quasar disc seen around black hole

Quasar disc seen around black hole

Posted Fri, 04 Nov 2011 20:40:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Scientists have used gravitational lensing to increase the power of the Hubble telescope and examine a quasar ring around a black hole. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists examined the bright ring of matter, called a quasar accretion disc, possibly 300 billion kilometres wide, which is slowly disappearing into the black hole.

Quasar disc seen around black hole

Torquay man

Torquay man

Posted Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:33:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A limestone cave full of stalagmites in Torquay has given up a jawbone from at least 41,000 years ago. The jaw with three teeth was originally thought to be younger, but advanced dating and scanning of many related materials indicate our own species.

Torquay man

Best habitats for life on Mars were underground, new study suggests

Best habitats for life on Mars were underground, new study suggests

Posted Thu, 03 Nov 2011 14:14:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Data from mineral clay sites on Mars suggests that the most stable habitats for life appear to have been in the subsurface, where warm water existed for long durations.

Best habitats for life on Mars were underground, new study suggests

Bacterial enzyme one billion years old

Bacterial enzyme one billion years old

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The University of Waikato, near Hamilton, has computed accurate predictions about the size, shape, composition and the amazing speed of ancient bacterial enzymes.

Bacterial enzyme one billion years old

Engineering students grow smarter thanks to FarmVille

Engineering students grow smarter thanks to FarmVille

Posted Tue, 01 Nov 2011 20:50:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

American undergraduates use Facebook's FarmVille game to learn lessons about business and engineering. The 28 students at Missouri University of Science and Technology played Facebook's popular FarmVille game to learn how to help improve their decision-making in both engineering and in the commercial world.

Engineering students grow smarter thanks to FarmVille

Those pesky bacteria

Those pesky bacteria

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:39:00 GMT by Ines Morales

New research on marine life and ship maintenance. If you have ever gone for a walk on the intertidal zone at low tide, you have surely noticed how slimy the rocks are. All sorts of little things grow on them, from seaweed and barnacles to even more diminutive critters like algae and bacteria.

Those pesky bacteria

Asteroids the size of a small house and aircraft carrier passing the Earth

Asteroids the size of a small house and aircraft carrier passing the Earth

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:02:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

An asteroid the size of a house is passing by on Monday evening (31st October). 2011MD's very nature - probably carbon or an iron/nickel mixture-is fairly obvious, similar to another visitor in February. Asteroid 2005 YU55 passes Earth next Tuesday, November 8th and is the size of an aircraft carrier.

Asteroids the size of a small house and aircraft carrier passing the Earth

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Dream animal lives - as a fossil

Posted Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:14:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

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Posted Tue, 05 Aug 2014 08:55:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Marmosets are marvelous !

Posted Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

How techy is Eric?

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Latest on your blood

Posted Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:05:19 GMT by JW Dowey

Foxy moves for successful species

Posted Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:37:43 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Finding sheep 'geneius' in their genome

Posted Fri, 06 Jun 2014 06:28:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Saving bees with new pesticide

Posted Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:34:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Butterfly eyespots have potential

Posted Wed, 28 May 2014 11:29:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Touchdown Confirmed - Mars Landing for NASA's Curiosity Rover

Posted Mon, 06 Aug 2012 07:04:27 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Oxygen-poor 'dead zones' ebb and flow across the oceans

Posted Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Those pesky bacteria

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:39:00 GMT by Ines Morales

Survey of deep-diving beaked whales helps assess sonar risk

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2011 21:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

UK soil bacteria DNA mapped in world first

Posted Wed, 20 Apr 2011 00:01:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Swimming sloths with aquatic adaptations

Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:17:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Hubble discovers new galaxy cluster

Posted Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:52:00 GMT by James Mathews

Scavenger T.rex much more like a hyena than a lion

Posted Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:02:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Aping human ecologies

Posted Wed, 06 Nov 2013 07:38:11 GMT by JW Dowey

The Earth gets oxygen early

Posted Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:09:21 GMT by JW Dowey