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Month: October 2014

NASA To Harvest Water From The Moon’s Surface

NASA has two projects in the making which will potentially be launched in the coming years 2017 and 2018. The purpose of the two missions will be to quantify the water concentrations on the moon: samples will be taken and measured in terms of the hydrogen content… Harvesting water on the moon There is almost

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Nearly 7 Million Dropbox Accounts Compromised – Dropbox Denies & Explains

An anonymous hacker claimed having compromised a bewildering amount of Dropbox accounts, releasing the usernames and passwords of 400 of them. However, Dropbox affirmed not having been hacked and that the details made public were already expired. More online accounts have been ‘compromised’. This time, around 400 Dropbox users have had their usernames and passwords released

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Humans and Robots Working Together to Rescue Victims of Calamities

Futuristic science-oriented projects tend to include the service of robots to mankind: having autonomous robots controlled by humans to aid the latter in their tasks. A group of scientists wish to bring forth a human-robot cooperation program to help victims of natural calamities in the Alps. Having robots at the unconditional service of mankind has

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Mechanism Creating New Nerve Cells After A Stroke Discovered

After a patient has undergone a stroke, his brain creates new nerve cells – the mechanism behind this process has remained undeciphered until now. Recently, a team from a university in Sweden has discovered the events that lead to the production of new neurones following a stroke. The study was published in the journal Science.

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New Study on Cancer: Preventing Metastasis from being Initiated

A new study has perhaps unveiled a successful way to tackle malignant cancer. The researchers have worked on two proteins involved in the movement of cancerous cells to other body parts. They have demonstrated how by preventing interactions between the two said proteins, cancerous growths can be curtailed. Cancer exists in two broad types: benign

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NASA Project: Flying to Mars in Hibernation Compartments

NASA scientists might be drawing inspiration from sci-fi movies: they plan to create hibernation compartments so that astronauts can travel to Mars in an unconscious state, thereby saving energy and costs. They have suggested to use the therapeutic hypothermia method whereby the astronauts can remain in a sleeping state for some days. Sending astronauts into

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Send Your Name to Mars with NASA

With NASA’s new spacecraft Orion ready to be launched, your name can fly to the nearest sky and follow in the space missions.. You can now have your name flying to Mars, and even beyond, into the unknown space. NASA has a new project, whereby its Orion spacecraft will be fired into space for the

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Blood Moon Oct 2014 Lunar Eclipse Live Photos

For those missing the event, here are some blood moon photos for today’s lunar eclipse as we crawl the web for more. For those who missed our previous article, today’s lunar eclipse is also called a SELENELION, that is seeing a full moon eclipse at the same time the sun is rising. If you have

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Watch It: Lab-Made Penises Are Now A Reality

Brace yourselves: we now have lab-grown human penises being engineered by scientists! The team behind this invention have proved to be successful in the past implanting such artificial organs to patients. Their first lab-manufactured organ was the bladder, and they have also created vaginas for females with genital defects. Approval to graft the penises onto

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Eating With Overweight People Increases One’s Appetite

A new study published in Appetite has suggested that the weight of the people with whom you usually eat might be indicating the size of your own appetite: researchers from Cornell University concluded from their findings that the body types of those in whose company you have your meals affect how much you allow yourself

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2014 Nobel Prize for Physics Go To Inventors of the Blue LED

The Nobel Prize award-giving body announced today, 7th of October, the winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics: Japanese Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano, and American Shuji Nakamura. The three scientists have received much acclaim for their invention of the new energy-efficient and green light source, the blue LEDs (light-emitting diodes), that have been exploited

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Selenelion Event For Lunar Eclipes On 8th of October 2014

Ever wanted to watch a full moon eclipse and the sun rising at the same time? Now is your chance of witnessing what has been called a selenelion! Get ready to simultaneously view a total eclipse of the moon and sunrise, sighting these magnificent celestial bodies for several more minutes than we would normally see

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