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'Penguin' mini-sub will explore ocean depths

'Penguin' mini-sub will explore ocean depths

Posted Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:22:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A mini-submarine, shaped like a penguin, has been created by a German university team to dive 6,000 metres and locate amazing deep-sea creatures and valuable raw materials.

'Penguin' mini-sub will explore ocean depths

Collecting comet samples

Collecting comet samples

Posted Thu, 15 Dec 2011 02:02:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Around 2014, one of those orbiting comets will come close enough for a real grab at its contents. Hovering above the target comet, sub-surface samples could be precisely taken from even the most forbidding area of the body.

Collecting comet samples

Stratolaunch Systems privately-financed space travel service

Stratolaunch Systems privately-financed space travel service

Posted Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:27:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A privately-funded space travel service, involving the world's largest aircraft, is planned to take-off in five years. Stratolaunch Systems, headed by philanthropist and businessman Paul G Allen and aerospace leader Burt Rutan, is the American company behind the air-launch space travel.

Stratolaunch Systems privately-financed space travel service

Elephant v. Man

Elephant v. Man

Posted Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:54:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The first 'men', Homo erectus, are known to have eaten elephant. Instead of berries and nuts and shellfish from the shore, the steaks must have created a few full stomachs.

Elephant v. Man

Lake sediment is time capsule

Lake sediment is time capsule

Posted Tue, 13 Dec 2011 16:21:02 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Sediment around the great lakes can provide invaluable data about life today and in the past, say experts from the Large Lakes Observatory, in the USA.

Lake sediment is time capsule

 Socially contagious! (Are rats more human than we thought?)

Socially contagious! (Are rats more human than we thought?)

Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2011 22:20:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Rat empathy? The rat, love it or loathe it, has a distinct movie persona, a top reputation for intelligent scavenging, and is a good pet. Researchers have now given it an almost human character.

Socially contagious! (Are rats more human than we thought?)

Possible gypsum deposit may reveal Martian mysteries

Possible gypsum deposit may reveal Martian mysteries

Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2011 19:40:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Data from the Mars rover, Opportunity, shows a possible gypsum deposit that would suggest the presence of water in the past.

Possible gypsum deposit may reveal Martian mysteries

Plant insect-repellent used in Stone Age

Plant insect-repellent used in Stone Age

Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2011 18:19:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Leaves from the river wild-quince plant was used 77,000 years ago in South Africa to ward-off mosquitoes, scientists have found.

Plant insect-repellent used in Stone Age

Mammoth cloning possible

Mammoth cloning possible

Posted Mon, 05 Dec 2011 22:44:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Japan and Russia are collaborating at last. It's all on behalf of a mammoth found a few months ago in Batagay in the Sakha Republic (in Siberia). The search for material is a result of the long-standing cooperation between Kinki University and the Mammoth Museum in the city of Yakutsk.

Mammoth cloning possible

Tokyo fuels OK!

Tokyo fuels OK!

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:17:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Tokyo today is full of small electric cars, but the worldwide thirst for automobilia japonica is less predictable. It's up to Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda and the rest to keep up with demand for various combinations of environmental technology for both city and rural needs.

Tokyo fuels OK!

Learning to read the fossil language

Learning to read the fossil language

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:08:00 GMT by Ines Morales

A new study and its implications for the research on paleo-environmental issues. Just how accurate can the fossil record be, when it comes to things like weather cycles or the finer points of ecological health in the global environment?

Learning to read the fossil language

Mars Attracts

Mars Attracts

Posted Mon, 28 Nov 2011 18:02:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

After poor performances from several recent expeditions, not forgetting the infamous 1999 metric measurement mix-up, the biggest Mars rover yet, Curiosity, is on its way from earth to the red planet.

Mars Attracts

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

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Chimpanzee losses and successes.

Posted Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:46:05 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bats fly high and DNA techniques are classy

Posted Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:51:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

Pluto approached by "strange" probe

Posted Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:17:02 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Astronomers rule (in their universe)

Posted Thu, 01 Jan 2015 10:15:11 GMT by JW Dowey

Mammals that cannot see in the light

Posted Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:02:11 GMT by JW Dowey

A giant leap for frog-kind.

Posted Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:34:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Domestic horses derived from wild restocking.

Posted Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Flocking genomes! (bird ancestry resolved!)

Posted Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Dynamics of Invasive Fish Species Revealed

Posted Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:53:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The world as it was, 2.6 million years ago, and will be again!

Posted Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:44:00 GMT by JW Dowey

New evidence of the first Americans

Posted Sat, 26 Mar 2011 17:18:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

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

Book holds up 50-year old Antarctic Treaty as beacon of hope

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:50:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Tokyo fuels OK!

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:17:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

From soil to clouds: African farmers benefit from improved rainstorm predictions

Posted Sun, 12 Jun 2011 17:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Is there Martian life on Earth?

Posted Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:22:27 GMT by Paul Robinson

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

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

'Greenhouse' Effect Endangers Ocean Life

Posted Thu, 19 May 2011 15:09:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

An Ichthyosaur and other Tales

Posted Thu, 05 Jan 2012 08:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong