A rocket painted with DNA flew to the upper atmosphere and back. The DNA still worked – but this means contamination of other planets by robot explorers is a serious problem
Consumer confidence posted its fourth consecutive monthly gain in November, rising to its highest level since July 2007, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. —> Read More Here
New research into the nature of intractable political conflicts might shed some light on how to address the perennial arguments that break out across Thanksgiving tables.
Lab scientists are trying to understand why some corpses buried in northwestern Poland were singled out for special anti-vampire treatments, such as putting a sickle around the neck.
Could the ‘right to be forgotten’ be extended worldwide? EU watchdogs want Google to make the controversial service global
Watchdogs in Brussels say they want to make the service global to prevent the law from being circumvented when someone requests to remove personal information. —> Read More Here
Cockroaches, sex dolls, hamburgers and bonsai trees have all been fired into space by man. Here is a list of the most bizarre launches
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Boulder CO (SPX) Nov 26, 2014
Uwingu will launch a radio transmission to Mars on Friday, November 28th, sending almost 90,000 names, messages, and pictures from people on Earth. This is the first time messages from people on Earth have been transmitted to Mar by radio.
The transmission, part of Uwingu’s “Beam Me to Mars” project, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 28 November 1964 launch of NASA’s Mariner 4 mission —> Read More Here
Kathmandu (XNA) Nov 27, 2014
Regional collaboration in space technology must be enhanced to achieve sustainable development in South Asia, according to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders.
Addressing the inaugural session of the 18th SAARC Summit here on Wednesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country is ready to develop a satellite specifically for the region by 2 —> Read More Here
Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Nov 27, 2014
The launch of a Proton-M Russian Carrier rocket, carrying the European Astra 2G satellite, has been postponed due to technical problems, a spokesperson for the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) told RIA Novosti Wednesday.
“When checking the insertion upper stage [Briz-M] a fault in the command devices was detected, in this regard, it will be necessary to remove the rocket from the launch pa —> Read More Here
Gainesville FL (SPX) Nov 27, 2014
Buck Rogers surely couldn’t have seen this one coming, but at NASA’s request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste – yes, that kind – into rocket fuel.
Adolescent jokes aside, the process finally makes useful something that until now has been collected to burn up on re-entry. What’s more, like so many other things developed for the space program, the —> Read More Here