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Archive for October, 2012 :


Scientists Offer Quantum Theory of Soul’s Existence
October 31st, 2012

A PAIR of world-renowned quantum scientists say they can prove the existence of the soul.


Your Car Might be Watched 24 Hours in Future
October 28th, 2012

In the future, you just might be charged for driving to the convenience store around the corner to get milk and bread.


Quantum Computing With Recycled Particles
October 25th, 2012

The team have shown how it is possible to recycle the particles inside a quantum computer, so that quantum factoring can be achieved with only one third of the particles originally required.


Astronomers Report That Dark Matter ‘Halos’ May Contain Stars
October 25th, 2012

If we can really understand the origin of the infrared background, we can understand when all of the light in the universe was produced and how much was produced.


Bacterial Wires Explain Enigmatic Electric Currents in the Seabed
October 25th, 2012

In microscopes, scientists found a hitherto unknown type of long, multi-cellular bacteria that was always present when scientists measured the electric currents.


Revealing a Mini-Supermassive Black Hole
October 25th, 2012

The black hole is located in the middle of the spiral galaxy NGC 4178, shown in this image from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.


Genome Hunters Go After Martian DNA
October 25th, 2012

J. Craig Venter may have just started a race to discover alien life on the Red Planet.


Pesticides Have Knock-On Effect For Bees
October 25th, 2012

Biologists at the University of London carried out an exceptional field study into bumblebees exposed to two commonly used agricultural insecticides.


Can Your Body Sense Future Events Without Any External Clue?
October 25th, 2012

Presentiment without any external clues may, in fact, exist, according to new Northwestern University research that analyzes the results of 26 studies.


2 Billion Dementia Patients?
October 24th, 2012

Medical Establishment Shocked by At-Risk Numbers on the Horizon.


Genes and Immune System Shaped by Childhood Poverty, Stress
October 22nd, 2012

Study has revealed that childhood poverty, stress as an adult, and demographics such as age, sex and ethnicity, all leave an imprint on a person’s genes. And, that this imprint could play a role in our immune response.


Computer Models Of Earth’s Climate Change Confirmed On Mars
October 17th, 2012

These computer programs predicted Martian glaciers and other features on Earth’s planetary neighbor.


Planet Found in Nearest Star System to Earth
October 17th, 2012

HARPS Instrument Finds Earth-Mass Exoplanet Orbiting Alpha Centauri B.


How Do We Know We’re Not Living Inside A Massive Computer Simulation?
October 16th, 2012

A team of researchers is going down the theoretical rabbit hole with a test to find out if our universe is nothing more than a computer program.


NASA’s Mars Rover Finds Rock With Earth-Like Chemistry
October 13th, 2012

The rock was chemically more akin to an unusual type of rock found on oceanic islands like Hawaii and St. Helena, as well as in continental rift zones like the Rio Grande, which extends from Colorado to Chihuahua, Mexico.


A Diamond Bigger Than Earth?
October 13th, 2012

Discovered by a U.S.-Franco research team, its radius is twice that of Earth’s with a mass eight times greater.


X-Raying Stellar Winds in a High-Speed Collision
October 13th, 2012

Two massive stars racing in orbit around each other have had their colliding stellar winds X-rayed for the first time, thanks to the combined efforts of ESA’s XMM-Newton and NASA’s Swift space telescopes.


‘Invisibility’ Could Be a Key to Better Electronics
October 13th, 2012

Visual ‘Cloaking’ Technology Enables More Efficient Transfer of Electrons.


SpaceX Cargo Ship Reaches International Space Station
October 12th, 2012

Astronauts plucked a commercial cargo ship from orbit and attached it to the International Space Station.


Glaciers Cracking In The Presence Of Carbon Dioxide
October 12th, 2012

New research has shown that CO2 molecules may be having a more direct impact on the ice that covers our planet.


Einstein’s Math May Also Describe Faster-Than-Light Velocities
October 11th, 2012

Despite an apparent prohibition on such travel by Einstein’s theory of special relativity, the scientists said the theory actually lends itself easily to a description of velocities that exceed the speed of light.


Arctic Probe Into Solar Storm Sat-Nav Disruption
October 11th, 2012

Studies have revealed how space weather can cut the accuracy of GPS by tens of metres.


Prototype of Lunar Water-Prospecting Robot to Search for Water Ice at Moon’s Northern Pole
October 10th, 2012

Polaris can accommodate a drill to bore one meter into the lunar surface and can operate in lunar regions characterized by dark, long shadows and a sun that hugs the horizon.


How Your T-shirt Could Reduce Pollution
October 4th, 2012

Nanoscientists and fashionistas have banded together to turn your jeans and shirts into air-pollutant-magnetizing eco-tools.


Superman-Strength Bacteria Produce Gold
October 4th, 2012

At a time when the value of gold has reached an all-time high, Michigan State University researchers have discovered a bacterium’s ability to withstand incredible amounts of toxicity is key to creating 24-karat gold.


Does Looking at Pictures of Puppies and Kittens Improve Concentration?
October 4th, 2012

It’s easy to waste time at work gazing at photos of cuddling kittens and snoozing puppies, but a new study suggests that such images may make you more efficient.


Amsterdam Goes Green With Electric Scooter Taxis
October 2nd, 2012

The electric scooters drive at a maximum speed of 25 km/h and can go 130 km on a fully charged electric battery.


Bioengineers Introduce ‘Bi-Fi’ — The Biological ‘Internet’
October 1st, 2012

Parasitized the parasite and harnessed M13’s key attributes — its non-lethality and its ability to package and broadcast arbitrary DNA strands — to create what might be termed the biological Internet, or “Bi-Fi.”