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Space tourism accident: Scaled Composites, Virgin Galactic should have prepared for human error

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday that the developer of a commercial spacecraft that broke apart over the Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against the possibilit

Space tourism accident: Scaled Composites, Virgin Galactic should have prepared for human error

Why practice doesn`t always make perfect

With a new research on the brain's capacity to learn, researchers have claimed that the brain has more to it than the well known saying "practice makes perfect."

Why practice doesn`t always make perfect

Students identify two ‘densest’ galaxies

Two undergraduates have discovered two galaxies that are known to be densest. The first system discovered by the investigators, M59-UCD3, has a width two hundred times smaller than our own Milky Way G

Students identify two ‘densest’ galaxies

Pilot training fell short in Virgin Galactic crash, investigators say

Test pilots at the helm of a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship that crashed last year were unaware of the catastrophic consequences of unlocking the craft's moveable tail section too early because o

Pilot training fell short in Virgin Galactic crash, investigators say

Scientists successfully ‘edit’ human immune cells

Scientists have used a popular genome editing technique to precisely modify a key type of human immune cell that protects the body against a wide range of diseases, from diabetes to AIDS to cancer.

Scientists successfully ‘edit’ human immune cells

INSAT-3D completes two years in orbit

INSAT-3D, India's Advanced Weather Satellite, has completed two successful years in orbit, the Indian Space Research Organisation said .

INSAT-3D completes two years in orbit

Steak knife teeth made T rex fearsome predators

The dreaded Tyrannosaurus rex and its dinosaur cousins were successful predators partly due to unique teeth designed like steak knives that allowed them to tear through the flesh of their prey, a new

Steak knife teeth made T rex fearsome predators

Remains of 97 human bodies found in 5,000-year-old ‘house of horrors’ in China

Scientists excavating a 5,000-year old village in northern China have found remains of 97 human bodies stuffed inside the charred wreckage of a house.

Remains of 97 human bodies found in 5,000-year-old ‘house of horrors’ in China

Space tourism accident investigation: US officials examine Virgin Galactic spaceship crashed

The National Transportation Safety Board is considering what caused a Virgin Galactic spaceship to break apart over the Mojave Desert during a test flight 10 months ago, killing the co-pilot and serio

Space tourism accident investigation: US officials examine Virgin Galactic spaceship crashed

Stephen Hawking fields questions on artificial intelligence

Have a question about artificial intelligence and think theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is the man to ask?

Stephen Hawking fields questions on artificial intelligence

Sloths, mammoth extinct due to rapid climate change, claim researchers

A team of researchers claim that rapid climate change thousands of years ago played a key role in extinction of large animals like mammoths and giant sloths.

Sloths, mammoth extinct due to rapid climate change, claim researchers

Boa constrictors don’t suffocate prey to death, says study, busts myth

Boa constrictors kill prey by quickly stopping their blood flow, according to a new study which busts the longstanding myth that the large, heavy-bodied snake suffocates its prey to death.

Boa constrictors don’t suffocate prey to death, says study, busts myth

Stephen Hawking to answer your questions on Reddit

Have doubts in Physics? You can now have the famous physicist Stephen Hawking answer your questions on the online forum Reddit.

Stephen Hawking to answer your questions on Reddit

In Africa’s ‘cradle’, an old fossil site yields new finds

Crouched in a shallow square grid dug into the red African earth, American graduate student Sarah Edlund uses a hand brush to scrape soil into a dustpan.

In Africa’s ‘cradle’, an old fossil site yields new finds

Now, Wi-Fi reflector chip to speed up wearable devices

Scientists, including those from NASA, have developed a 'Wi-Fi microchip' for wearable devices that transmits information faster and uses less power than traditional receivers.

Now, Wi-Fi reflector chip to speed up wearable devices

Engineers test fly 3D-printed UAV in UK

A 3D-printed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has successfully launched off the front of a British Royal Navy warship and landed safely on a Dorset beach after covering a distance of around 500 metres.

Engineers test fly 3D-printed UAV in UK

Microscopic worms may soon hitch a ride to ISS

Scientists are planning to send thousands of microscopic worms to the International Space Station (ISS) in an experiment aimed at understanding what triggers the body to build and lose muscle.

Microscopic worms may soon hitch a ride to ISS

Destructive electrons streaking into Earth’s atmosphere

Potentially destructive high-energy electrons are streaking into Earth's atmosphere from space at velocities approaching the speed of light, scientists say.

Destructive electrons streaking into Earth’s atmosphere

Search for aliens: Yuri Milner offers $1 mn prize for crafting best message for ETs

Yuri Milner, the Russian billionaire who is funding the $100 million search for aliens, is offering $1 million prize money to craft the best message to send to an extraterrestrial civilisation.

Search for aliens: Yuri Milner offers $1 mn prize for crafting best message for ETs

Stronger, tougher paper may lead to flexible electronics

Cellulose fibres can be used to make tougher and stronger paper that may pave the way for flexible electronics such as paper smartphones, printable solar cells and 'green' vehicles.

Stronger, tougher paper may lead to flexible electronics

Here is how Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense makes your brain react

In a research conducted on the pulse rising movies of Alfred Hitchcock, scientists have revealed how suspense affects audience's brain.

Here is how Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense makes your brain react

Soon cheaper, efficient metal-based solar cells may be available

In a breakthrough discovery, scientists have revealed a new method which could lead to cheap, efficient metal-based solar cells.

Soon cheaper, efficient metal-based solar cells may be available

Evolution of animals facilitated by tiny boost in oxygen levels

A group of researchers have claimed that a minor jump in oxygen levels facilitated the early evolution of animals.

Evolution of animals facilitated by tiny boost in oxygen levels

Global warming slowdown doesn’t mean end of climate change

A new study suggests that a current hiatus in the global warming may be temporary.

Global warming slowdown doesn’t mean end of climate change

Bomb-proof lining contains explosion in aircraft luggage hold

A bomb-proof lining developed by scientists has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the luggage hold of a Boeing 747 and an Airbus 321.

Bomb-proof lining contains explosion in aircraft luggage hold

China adds 2 satellites to beef-up GPS to rival US’s network

China has successfully launched two more satellites, adding to 17 already in orbit, as it builds a homegrown satellite navigation system to rival the US's Global Positioning System.

China adds 2 satellites to beef-up GPS to rival US’s network

World’s smallest “jumping mouse” found in China

A "jumping mouse" or dwarf three- toed jerboa, which is regarded as the smallest rodent in the world, has been found in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

World’s smallest “jumping mouse” found in China
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