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NASA's Cassini spacecraft finds 101 geysers on icy Saturn moon

Scientists have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.

Their analysis suggests it is possible for liquid water to reach from the moon's underground sea all...

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover.
NASA's Mars Opportunity rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record
The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle...

New cap allows you to control smartphone via voice

Sydney-based entrepreneur Will Miller has started a crowdfunding campaign for the baseball cap that ...

New device can detect date rape drugs in your drink

A new pocket-sized device that can test your drink for common date rape drugs in a jiffy has been de...

Dinosaurs extinct because of 'colossal bad luck'

They found that in the few million years before a 10km-wide asteroid struck what is now Mexico, Eart...

New algorithm identifies musical progression of the Beatles

Computer scientists have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that can analyse...
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New camera sees around corners without using a mirror
Scientists have developed a novel camera system which can see around the corner without using a mirr...
New tech allows hair to reflect almost any colour
What if you could alter your hair to reflect any colour in the spectrum? It may soon become a realit...
Looking up: Mega-telescopes are on the way
Hundred-foot mirrors, 3,200-megapixel cameras — the mega-telescopes are on the way.
Spinach may help convert sunlight into clean alternative fuel
Popeye's favourite snack spinach, which gave the cartoon character super strength...
Scientists warn of Earth's sixth mass extinction event
The loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's...
NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong
It now bears the name of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon when the Apollo 11 missio...
Exoplanet with longest known year discovered
Astronomers have discovered a transiting exoplanet with the longest known year - circling its star o...
Air waves could behave as optical cables
These air waveguides could have many applications, including long-range laser communications, detect...
Mars orbiter completes about 80 per cent of journey
India's ambitious Mars orbiter spacecraft has covered more than 540 million kilometres...
Oceans vital to finding alien life
Oceans help to make a planet's climate more stable so factoring them into climate models is vital fo...
Smartphones can make our conversations less fulfilling
If you often pull out your smartphone during a conversation, it may leave your partner feeling...
New clues to brain's wiring discovered
In an effort to learn how the developing brain is built, scientists have discovered proteins that pr...
Gene key to developing stem cells found
Researchers have found a gene that could be key to the development of stem cells...
New material that can twist light developed
A random find in the washing basket led the team to create the latest in a new breed of materials kn...
Curiosity's images show Earth-like soils on Mars
Soil deep in a crater dating to some 3.7 billion years ago contains evidence that Mars was once much...
Now, wearable robot to help you perform household tasks
The robot works essentially like two extra fingers adjacent to the pinky and thumb.
Lunar pits could shelter astronauts: NASA
Large pits on the lunar surface could provide astronauts with shelter from the radiation, dust and t...
Bubble wrap an inexpensive alternative to test tubes
Harvard University researchers say bubble wrap material offers numerous advantages for those living ...
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