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  • The Stratolaunch Will Soon Be the Largest Plane in the World

    Over the years, man has built some truly colossal airplanes. But in 2016, an even larger aircraft is expected to take flight, and when completed, it will officially be the largest plane in the world. That massive aircraft is known as the Stratolaunch.  The Stratolaunch is currently in production at…

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  • 16-Year-Old's DNA Experiment Will Fly in Space

    A 16-year-old New York City-area student will one day see her DNA experiment launched to the International Space Station. The experiment, designed by Anna-Sophia Boguraev of Bedford, New York just north of NYC, aims to see how microgravity and radiation affect the immune systems of astronauts in…

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  • Missing plane draws eyes to land of molten lava and killer sharks

    By Joe Brock SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making his own discovery: the island's volcano was about to erupt. Reunion, a part of France that lies…

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  • New Ebola Vaccine: Will It Help to End Outbreaks?

    Experts welcomed the news today that a recent trial of an Ebola vaccine suggests the shot is highly effective at preventing the disease, and said that the the vaccine may stem outbreaks in the future even if not everyone is vaccinated. The study shows that the new vaccine, known as VSV-ZEBOV, "may…

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  • How Positive People Self-Protect Against Vulnerability

    Are you an optimist? Optimism is a human trait that makes us see the glass half full, instead of half empty. While this sounds good in theory, and it can be a positive trait, if you are an optimist, you may look at life in a way that alters your perspective of negative experiences. For instance,…

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  • Israel-British project makes Hebrew texts available online

    JERUSALEM (AP) — One of the oldest surviving Hebrew manuscripts, a bible dating back more than 1,000 years, will soon be available online in a joint project with The British Library in London, the National Library of Israel said Monday.

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  • Barnacles on debris could provide clues to missing MH370: experts

    By Swati Pandey SYDNEY (Reuters) - Barnacles encrusted on a piece of plane debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion might help unravel the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on board. Malaysia said on Sunday the…

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  • Sparse Snow on Cascade's Mount Baker Viewed from Space

    New photos taken from space show the significant snow loss this year atop Mount Baker, in Washington state. A camera on NASA's satellite Landsat 8 captured a photograph on July 9 showing snow cover of about 17 square miles (45 square kilometers) atop the mountain. A previous photo, taken July 3,…

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    Robot vs. Human: Who's The Better Soccer Player? - DNews

    Robots can take over many jobs, but can they replace athletes?

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  • Why your office is so cold: Its AC system is designed entirely for men

    A new study published today in Nature Climate Change finds that women have much lower metabolic rates than the standard used in the formula — meaning they generate less heat — and that, as a result, it overestimates how much air conditioning they prefer. "This leads to uncomfortable people and is a…

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  • Gobbling Up Space Debris: A Pac-Man Approach Proposed

    The intent is to eliminate threatening, human-made orbital debris. A new entry to de-litter Earth orbit is the Clean Space One project, spearheaded by researchers from eSpace, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's (EPFL) Center for Space Engineering and Signal Processing 5 Laboratory and…

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    Bionic Eye Restores Woman's Vision

    Carmen Torres is the first to receive the life-changing implant in Florida .

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  • What Makes Fireflies Light Up? Here's The Whole Story

    What makes fireflies light up?We've long known the key is a chemical reaction involving a molecule known as luciferase. But it turns out that's only part of the story. And now we know the rest, thanks to new research by a chemist at Connecticut College.Dr. Bruce Branchini replicated the reaction in…

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  • Remains of Nazi-Destroyed Synagogue Found Using Radar

    Ground-penetrating radar is helping archaeologists locate the buried remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilna in Lithuania, a Jewish place of worship that was destroyed by the Nazis during World War II, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) reports. Lithuanian Jews, also known as Litvaks,…

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  • Brain training app could help people with schizophrenia

    A "brain training" iPad game developed in Britain may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at home and at work, researchers said on Monday. Scientists at Cambridge University said tests on a small number of patients who played the game over four weeks…

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  • Tree of 40 Fruit: Dazzling Franken-Tree Has Roots in Science

    The so-called "Tree of 40 Fruit" — blossoming in a variety of pretty pink hues when completed — is rooted in science. The eye-catching artistic rendering of the tree brought worldwide attention to its creator, Sam Van Aken, a professor in the school of art at Syracuse University in New York. "[Van…

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  • Tracking the retreat of Arctic ice

    Ny-Alesund (Norway) (AFP) - Not so long ago, skeleton staff overwintering at the Ny-Alesund research centre could walk on the Arctic town's frozen bay and race their snow mobiles across its surface. Now there is liquid water even in the coldest months, the glaciers are retreating at a rate of…

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  • Astronaut mementoes: Cowboy boots, prayer beads, lunch box

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 14 display cases at Kennedy Space Center contain intensely personal mementoes and other items representing the astronauts who perished in the Challenger and Columbia accidents.

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  • Think Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions? Think Again.

    Think your deliberate, guiding, conscious thoughts are in charge of your actions?Think again.In a provocative new paper in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a team led by Dr. Ezequiel Morsella at San Francisco State University came to a startling conclusion: consciousness is no more than a passive…

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