Dinosaurs put eggs in wrong evolutionary basket: scientists (18/04/2012)

The fact that land-bound dinosaurs laid eggs is what sealed their fate of mass extinction millions of years ago while live birthing mammals went on to thrive, scientists said Wednesday.

Webb Telescope Spinoff Technologies Already Seen in Some Industries (18/04/2012)

A critical component of the James Webb Space Telescope is its new technology. Much of the technology for the Webb had to be conceived, designed and built specifically to enable it to see farther back in time. As with many NASA technological advances, some of the innovations are being used to benefit humankind in many other industries.

Why Plants Grow Towards the Light (17/04/2012)

Have you ever wondered why stems grow upwards and roots downwards? Why plants always seem to turn towards the light and climbing plants run up the trellis rather than down? Elke Barbez, Jürgen Kleine-Vehn and Jirí Friml, connected to VIB and UGent recently identified an important new link in the transport of auxin through the plant, resulting in auxin being stored at specific sites. The results were published by the journal Nature.

Survey gets a grip on dark energy (30/03/2012)

Astronomers have measured the precise distance to over a quarter of a million galaxies to gain new insights into a key period in cosmic history.

U.S. space tourism set for takeoff by 2014, FAA says (20/03/2012)

The Obama administration is preparing for a space tourism industry that is expected to be worth $1 billion in 10 years, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration's commercial space office said on Tuesday

Japan Shares Space Station SMILES via Atmospheric Data Distribution (19/03/2012)

Did you panic when you heard in recent news that two massive solar flares from the Sun were hitting Earth's atmosphere? The coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, typically produced by solar flares might pose a danger, if not for the Earth's protective atmosphere and magnetosphere. Using International Space Station research and technology, scientists continue to learn more about the atmosphere, adding important new data to the collective understanding of this important defensive veil.           

Climate 'tech fixes' urged for Arctic methane (17/03/2012)

An eminent UK engineer is suggesting building cloud-whitening towers in the Faroe Islands as a "technical fix" for warming across the Arctic.

Russian, Korean Scientists Pledge to Revive Mammoth (14/03/2012)

A woolly mammoth frozen in the Siberian permafrost for 10,000 years could be on his way back after Russian academics signed a deal with a controversial South Korean scientist to clone the prehistoric animal, a researcher said on Wednesday.

Scientists Revolutionize Electron Microscope: New Method Could Create Highest Resolution Images Ever (12/03/2012)

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have revolutionised the electron microscope by developing a new method which could create the highest resolution images ever seen...he new method, called electron ptychography, dispenses with the lens and instead forms the image by reconstructing the scattered electron-waves after they have passed through the sample using computers.

Russia Unveils Android for Space Missions (06/03/2012)

Russia has built a space android to work in orbit, its first space robot in more than two decades, Izvestia daily said on Tuesday.