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Very Large Telescope To Be Upgraded For Alpha Centauri Planets Search | Video...
Breakthrough Initiatives has come to an agreement with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) to upgrade instrumentation on their Very Large Telescope (VLT) to look for planets around the nearest star system.
By ceres on 2017-01-09 18:46 UTC
VLT to search for planets in Alpha Centauri system...
ESO has signed an agreement with the Breakthrough Initiatives to adapt the Very Large Telescope instrumentation in Chile to conduct a search for planets in the nearby star system Alpha Centauri. Such planets could be the targets for an eventual launch of
By ceres on 2017-01-09 18:46 UTC
It's time to really do something about air pollution and ban diesels...
We were all lied to, and it is time to fix it.
By ceres on 2017-01-09 18:46 UTC
An enormous iceberg is breaking away from the Antarctic...
A vast slice of the Antarctic's Larsen C ice shelf is poised to break off in the next few months and form one of 10 biggest icebergs we've ever seen. If the iceberg does cleave, and it looks like it will, it'll be the result of a rift on th
By viper1 on 2017-01-08 20:54 UTC
Buzzing the vagus nerve just right to fight inflammatory disease...
Electrical vagus nerve stimulation can help fight inflammatory diseases like Crohn's or arthritis but can also contribute somewhat to inflammation. Engineers have tweaked the buzz to keep the good effects and minimize those less desirable. Their innovatio
By ceres on 2017-01-05 20:11 UTC
In a first, scientists trace cosmic radio burst to tiny galaxy...
Ever since they were first discovered in 2007, Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) have baffled astronomers, but now, a new study has revealed one source of the signals a distant galaxy more than 3 billion light years away. FRB are strong, quick bursts of radio wav
By ceres on 2017-01-05 20:07 UTC
NASA Discovers Two New Space Objects Passing Close To Earth: C/2016 U1 NEOWISE Is A Comet But Experts Unsure If 2016 WF9 Is Comet Or Asteroid...
NASA’s NEOWISE mission has announced the discovery of two new space objects passing close to Earth’s orbit. One of the celestial objects is a comet, but astronomers are uncertain whether the second object is a comet or an asteroid. The first o
By ceres on 2017-01-05 00:26 UTC
Grab Your Binoculars, This Comet Is Extremely Close to Earth...
Don't worry though, many things may obliterate us in 2017, but this comet will not be one of them.
By ceres on 2017-01-05 00:25 UTC
NASA Selects Two Missions to Explore the Early Solar System...
NASA has selected two missions that have the potential to open new windows on one of the earliest eras in the history of our solar system a time less than 10 million years after the birth of our sun.
By ceres on 2017-01-04 22:45 UTC
Proxima Centauri's Origins Could Mean Its Exoplanet Really Is Habitable...
Astronomers have strong evidence that suggests the nearby star likely formed with Alpha Centauri, a possibility that could have serious implications for the habitability of Proxima b, the star's famous Earth-sized exoplanet.
By ceres on 2017-01-03 16:06 UTC
"Alien Worlds of Endless Oceans" --Kepler Missions Reveals Blue Planets Unlike Anything in Our Solar System (2016 Most Popular)...
The discovery raises the intriguing possibility that some star in our galaxy might be circled by two Earth-like worlds — planets with oceans and continents, where technologically advanced life could develop. “Imagine looking through a telescope to see ano
By ceres on 2017-01-02 19:38 UTC
Impossible EMDrive thruster attracts more attention, even from skeptics...
For years, space geeks have been intrigued by the idea of propulsion systems that don’t needpropellant and now one of the best-known concepts, known as the EMDrive is getting a serious once-over. The EMDrive, short for electromagnetic drive, could
By rjx32 on 2016-12-30 19:36 UTC
Turning Ocean Garbage Into Gold...
From the common plastic water bottle to the shoes of tsunami victims, one recycling organization tries to find a home for all ocean refuse
By ceres on 2016-12-30 18:35 UTC
Brilliant camper van conversion uses space-saving boat design ideas...
This impressive DIY camper van conversion for a family of four feels quite spacious, thanks to its clever layout.
By ceres on 2016-12-30 18:33 UTC
The Most Incredible Alien Planet Discoveries of 2016...
The tally of exoplanet finds now numbers in the thousands, each world unique and very alien but some stand out from the crowd and this year has been an extraordinary year for extrasolar planet hunters.
By ceres on 2016-12-28 17:04 UTC
Dwarf Planet Ceres Likely Had Ocean Long Ago...
The dwarf planet Ceres still holds pockets of ice from billions of years ago, new observations by NASA's Dawn spacecraft show.
By ceres on 2016-12-27 02:32 UTC
Are aliens trying to contact us? 6 blasts of radio energy are detected...
The waves were detected by researchers from McGill University in Montreal, using the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, and at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
By viper1 on 2016-12-23 18:03 UTC
ESO's "Band Five" --Faint Radio Signals of Water Can Now Be Detected in Remote Regions of the Universe...
"The new radio receivers will make it much easier to detect water, a prerequisite for life as we know it, in our Solar System and in more distant regions of our galaxy and beyond," says Leonardo Testi, The European ALMA...    
By aphrodite on 2016-12-22 05:38 UTC
Vitamin D improves gut flora and metabolic syndrome...
A high fat diet alone is not enough to cause metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that pose as risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. This recent study shows it is needed in combination with vitamin D deficiency. Accordingly, vitamin D supplement
By rjx32 on 2016-12-21 23:53 UTC
China Trumps NASA With Working "StarTrek" EM Propulsion Drive --"Testing Now Aboard the Tiangong-2 Space Laboratory"...
Scientists with the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) claim NASA’s results ‘re-confirm’ what they’d already achieved, and have plans to implement it in satellites ‘as quickly as possible.’ China claims they’ve created a working prototype of the ‘im
By ceres on 2016-12-21 01:25 UTC
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