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New Rosetta Data Suggest Earth’s Water Didn’t Come From Comets

December 11, 2014 |

Take a virtual trip around the Solar System and you’ll come to one conclusion pretty quickly: Earth is odd. One of the most significant oddities about our pale blue dot is the vast quantity of liquid water. Astronomers and other scientists have proposed various arguments for how Earth ended up with huge, stable liquid oceans — and now, thanks to research from the Rosetta probe, we’ve got evidence that one prominent theory may not be correct. Read More

World’s Largest Telescope Receives Green Light

December 10, 2014 |

The ESO Council has now decided to start building the new large European telescope E-ELT (European Extremely Large Telescope) on 1 January 2015. This begins the first phase of construction of the world’s largest telescope – with Danish participation. Read More

Earth is Being Protected by Invisible Space Shield From ‘Killer Electrons’

November 30, 2014 |

It’s a well-known fact that Earth’s ozone layer protects us from a great deal of the Sun’s ultra-violet radiation. Were it not for this protective barrier around our planet, chances are our surface would be similar to the rugged and lifeless landscape we observe on Mars. Read More

The Biggest Controversies Of The Future

November 26, 2014 |

Think gun control or gay marriage are controversial topics? Buddy, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Read More

Did Russia Secretly Launch a Satellite-Killer into the Space?

November 20, 2014 | 2

Here’s an out of this world mystery: Western space agencies are tracking a mysterious object that was reportedly launched into space by Russia — and in turn has launched speculation about what the Kremlin could be pursuing. Read More

New Technique could Help to Produce more Reliable Photonic Chips

November 18, 2014 |

Researchers from the University of Southampton have developed a new technique to help produce more reliable and robust next generation photonic chips. Read More

Visions of the World 1000 Years From Now

November 17, 2014 | 1

“What will the world will be like in 1,000 years” seems like an absurd question to even ask, yet curious people do wonder, and certain people like Ray Kurzweil spend all their time working to find the answers. Here are the top 5 reasons to look ahead. Read More

Dangerous Asteroid Rapidly Approaching Earth?

November 2, 2014 | 4

A large asteroid named 2014 UR116 is moving into an orbit, most likely involving a collision with Earth. Asteroid flies inside the solar system.

His route is similar to the trajectory of the Chelyabinsk meteorite. He flies by planet, Venus and Mars, and is a real danger for the inhabitants of the earth.

The asteroid was recorded robotic telescope “Master” at a time when he flew past the planet Earth at a distance of approximately 1.496 million kilometers.

Scientists have brought it to the list of potentially dangerous for mankind celestial bodies.

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Time Travel and Teleportation will be Possible in 2100?

October 31, 2014 |

Time travel and teleportation — two things that are used in almost every great science fiction movie. However, most people have accepted the fact that these two concepts will never transition into the non-fiction world of real life. Read More

Viral News: There won’t be 6 Days of Darkness in December, Nasa Confirms!

October 30, 2014 | 1

One of the best things about the Internet is the speed at which it allows information to be shared. Unfortunately, this means all information — even false ones like the news about the six-day darkness that would envelop the world in December. Read More

New World Record! Scientists Create Coldest Cubic Meter In The Univers

October 29, 2014 | 1

If you’re dreading the winter cold, know that things could be a lot worse. Scientists in Italy have cooled 880 pounds of copper to a temperature approaching absolute zero; that’s 0 Kelvin, or -459.67 degrees Fahrenheit. Read More

Future of the Earth: 500 Years From Now

October 21, 2014 | 2

If you could travel back in time five centuries, you’d encounter a thriving Aztec empire in Central Mexico, a freshly painted “Mona Lisa” in Renaissance Europe and cooler temperatures across the Northern Hemisphere.

This was a world in the midst of the Little Ice Age (A.D. 1300 to 1850) and a period of vast European exploration now known as the Age of Discovery. Read More

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