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Time Travel
Time Travel And Particle Cloning Throw Theoretical Wrench In Quantum Encryption
Dec 10, 2013 08:39 AM E
New research into time travel exposes a theoretical weak spot in quantum cryptography, a promising new method of data encryption.
china brazil satellite
China-Brazil Satellite Fails To Orbit: $250M CBERS-3 Likely Fell Back To Earth
Dec 09, 2013 18:47 PM E
The Chinese-Brazilian satellite CBERS-3 failed to enter orbit after its launch today. The satellite was "not positioned in the right orbit," China said. This is the fourth environmental observation satellite launched as part of the China-Brazil Earth Resources program.
Ancient Lake
Ancient Martian Lake May Have Contained Life; NASA Mars Rover Searching For More Clues
Dec 09, 2013 16:53 PM E
Scientists say an ancient crater lake on Mars, discovered by NASA's Curiosity rover, could in theory have once supported extraterrestrial life.
Blue Origin
Amazon Founder's Space Company, Blue Origin, Successfully Test Launches Liquid Hydrogen Rocket Engine [VIDEO]
Dec 08, 2013 12:38 PM E
Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, has advanced efforts to make space travel a reality for non-astronauts, by successfully testing a liquid hydrogen rocket engine with his company Blue Origin.
Lunar plants
NASA Launches Lunar Garden Project: One Small Step for Man, One Large Step for Turnips
Dec 08, 2013 11:27 AM E
NASA launched a project to grow plants on the moon with the goal of one day helping to support astronaut life in space.
Saturn Hexagonal Hurricane
NASA's Cassini Reveals Top-Down View of Saturn's Hexagonal Hurricane [VIDEO]
Dec 08, 2013 10:59 AM E
The Cassini spacecraft has a spectacular vantage point for seeing the hexagon-shaped hurricane on Saturn's north pole.
Sun Cells
NASA Scientist Maps Sun's Plasma Flow; Could Eventually Help Predict Solar Flares
Dec 07, 2013 14:45 PM E
In an article published Friday, researchers describe the enormous convection cells that largely define the sun's structure and are likely linked to earth-impacting events, such as solar storms.
moon express mx-1
Moon Express Unveils MX-1, A Lunar Lander With A Planned 2015 Launch
Dec 06, 2013 19:30 PM E
Moon Express unveiled their MX-1 lunar lander yesterday in Las Vegas. The company plans to launch the unmanned spacecraft in 2015. Moon Express is competing with 21 other company's for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, which carries a $20 million grand prize.
Exoplanet
Astronomers Discover Mysterious Exoplanet; No One Can Figure Out How It Formed
Dec 05, 2013 16:43 PM E
An international team of astronomers have discovered a planet unlike any other. Its formation is a complete mystery.
tsunami
Japanese Tsunami In 2011 Caused By Slippery Clay And Thin Tectonic Plates On The Ocean Seafloor
Dec 05, 2013 14:43 PM E
An international team of scientists has concluded that an unusually thin and slippery geological fault where the North American plate rides over the edge of the Pacific plate caused a massive displacement of the seafloor off the coast of Japan in March 2011, touching off the devastating tsunami that struck the Tohoku region.
Boy drinks water from a tap stand at the school, NEWAH WASH water project in Puware Shikhar, Udayapur District, Nepal.
Scientists Uncover Massive Freshwater Reserves Under the Sea
Dec 05, 2013 13:07 PM E
A survey of previously conducted seafloor water studies reveals an abundance of blue gold — massive freshwater reserves — under the ocean floor.
Galaxy
Search For Extraterrestrial Life Is 'A Legitimate Science Now,' Astrobiologists From NASA, MIT Tell Congress
Dec 04, 2013 18:02 PM E
A congressional committee on Wednesday called three of the smartest astrobiologists on earth to Capitol Hill to discuss something rarely mentioned around Washington: aliens, AKA extraterrestrial lifeforms.
SpaceX Launch
SpaceX Rocket Successfully Carries Commercial Satellite Into Space; Launch Seen For Miles Around
Dec 04, 2013 11:01 AM E
After two ditched attempts, Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launched a private communications satellite into orbit Tuesday, a feat many say has cemented the start-up company's reputation in the commercial space travel industry.
hubble telescope
5 Exoplanets With Water Detected By Hubble Telescope, But They're Probably Too Hot For Alien Life
Dec 03, 2013 18:13 PM E
Five exoplanets show evidence of water signatures, two new studies in The Astrophysical Journal find. But that planets, WASP-17b, HD209458b, WASP-12b, WASP-19b and XO-1b, are all "hot Jupiters," meaning that they orbit nearby stars but are probably too hot to harbor alien life.
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