By: Bruce Tyson
Space tourism moved a step closer to reality with the longest ever flight of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo passenger craft. In the flight, the space plane glided from atop its carrier airplane, the WhiteKnightTwo, and landed at the Mojave Air and Space Port. Developed by...
By: Elizabeth M Young
In an absolutely scary development, the heaviest antimatter ever found was created in a little copy of the "big bang". The experiment that was conducted near Long Island, New York culminates at least a year of smashing atoms together. According to the National Geographic, the...
By: Bruce Tyson
China will build a space station of its own, a sign that the communist nation is willing to use its profits from American debt payments to usher in a new era of Chinese dominance in the heavens and on the earth. With its announcement on...
By: James Harvey
Most people have probably never even heard of isocyanates, but they use them every day, whether they realize it or not. Isocyanates are composed of a family of highly reactive, low molecular weight chemicals. They are used in such things as flexible and rigid foam...
Finding life on Mars could be aided by robot swarms
By: James Boyd
Robots could certainly be used for further exploration of Mars, and they should be the primary means for exploration. They could engage in all sorts of projects, including a search for life forms, or at least evidence that life once existed on the red planet...
By: Shawn Wells
Everyone comes into contact with a wide range of chemicals on a daily basis, many of which they may be unaware even exist. Some are completely benign and pose no harm. But many others may have adverse health affects. Until exposure to any of these...
By: Aunica Steele
Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a major component of modern conveniences. According to bisphenol-A.org, it is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, which comprise DVDs, electronics, cars, paint, adhesives, and food and beverage containers. It is this last application of BPA that...
By: Elizabeth M Young
A 4.5 billion year old meteorite that was found in Northwest Africa was found to hold the first extraterrestrial example of a mineral called krotite. The excitement about krotite is that is is among the earliest minerals and is believed to be one of...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Imagine an airplane healing itself when it endured a crack in its structure or else the tire of a vehicle healing itself to prevent wear. Could these be possible? Or are they just fantasies? For the scientists who are involved in the research of &lsquo...
Scientists: Gigantic ocean of water may lie beneath Titan's surface
By: Terrence Aym
An incredible new theory based on the mysterious geophysics of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, proposes that a gigantic ocean of water lies beneath the planetoid. The paper is scheduled to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. ["Titan's Obliquity as evidence...

 

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