category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: kermit | 03 Jan 2010 | email this to a friend
NASA's Spirit Mars rover today passes its sixth anniversary on the Red Planet, albeit bogged down in sandy soil which looks likely to be its final resting place.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: High Voltage | 02 Jan 2010 | email this to a friend
The promise of sex makes men open their wallets like nothing else. That makes them easy pickings for car dealers – and charities.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: High Voltage | 02 Jan 2010 | email this to a friend
A software package for designing synthetic life forms means you can create virtual organisms and see how they would function.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: ng | 31 Dec 2009 | email this to a friend
The most popular physics stories of the year include a report on an artificial black hole and an investigation into the best way to slice a pizza.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: postypat | 27 Dec 2009 | email this to a friend
All talk (at least around the physics lab water-cooler) may have been about the Higgs Boson – or the God particle to give it its more dramatic moniker – but the humble neutralino could potentially steal its thunder in the coming year, according to scientists.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: Big Dave | 24 Dec 2009 | email this to a friend
A group of scientists have succeeded in creating the first transistor made from a single molecule.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: The Judge | 23 Dec 2009 | email this to a friend
A long-elusive goal of physics has been reached – producing a pulse of light so short that it contains just a single cycle of a light wave.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: shameless | 22 Dec 2009 | email this to a friend
Finding them could aid search to discover and identify dark matter.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: donkeykong | 21 Dec 2009 | email this to a friend
Habitable alien moons like the one depicted in the blockbuster movie Avatar may become science fact within the next few years, according to a leading astronomer.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: lau | 18 Dec 2009 | email this to a friend
US scientists have reported the detection of signals that could indicate the presence of dark matter.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: The Garbageman | 18 Dec 2009 | email this to a friend
A glint of light from a large lake confirms the presence of surface liquid in Titan's northern hemisphere.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: Latency | 18 Dec 2009 | email this to a friend
It won't make Jurassic Park a reality, but scientists have discovered 419 million-year-old DNA intact inside ancient salt deposits.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: oscarthegrouch | 17 Dec 2009 | email this to a friend
Astronomers say they have detected a planet at a distance so close its atmosphere could be studied, and with a density so low it's almost certain to have water.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: kermit | 12 Dec 2009 | email this to a friend
Scientists are on their way to discovering thousands of new planets, potentially including hundreds of worlds the size of Earth, in Earth-like orbits around sunlike stars. They expect to achieve that goal within three years or so. But they'll start with the weirdest worlds.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: mario loves you | 08 Dec 2009 | email this to a friend
Flamboyant British entrepreneur Richard Branson on Monday unveiled the world's first commercial spaceship, saying it heralded a new age in travel.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: The Garbageman | 06 Dec 2009 | email this to a friend
Based on the latest evidence from 100 world-leading scientists from 13 countries, the review focuses on the impact and consequences of rapid warming of the Antarctic Peninsula and the Southern Ocean; rapid ice loss in parts of Antarctica and the increase in sea ice around the continent; the impact of climate change on Antarctica's plants and animals; the unprecedented increase in carbon dioxide levels; the connections between human-induced global change and natural variability; and the extraordinary finding that the ozone hole has shielded most of Antarctica from global warming.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: Latency | 03 Dec 2009 | email this to a friend
In the film, "The Day After Tomorrow," the world is wrapped by ice in just a few weeks. New research suggests an eerily similar event might indeed have occurred in the past — and could again.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: controlalterdelete | 25 Nov 2009 | email this to a friend
Gillies told ZDNet UK that not only had scientists recorded the first collisions of protons on Monday, but that overnight one of the beams had been accelerated.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: rich | 23 Nov 2009 | email this to a friend
Nasa has released the latest raw images of Saturn's moon Enceladus, from the Cassini spacecraft's extended mission to the planet and its satellites.

The images show the moon's rippling terrain in remarkable clarity.
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category: science | 0 comments | submitted by: Big Dave | 24 Nov 2009 | email this to a friend
The Large Hadron Collider, the world’s biggest and most expensive science experiment, produced its first collisions on Monday, said scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, outside Geneva.
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