• U.S. Air Force’s X-37B returned to Earth

    The U.S. Air Force’s robotic X-37B space plane finally returned to Earth Saturday (June 16), wrapping up a mysterious mission that lasted more than a year in orbit.   The unmanned X-37B spacecraft,also known as Orbital Test Vehicle-2 (OTV-2), glided back to Earth on autopilot, touching down at California’s...
  • Will we ever… live on the Moon?

    Will mankind once again walk on the lunar surface? I wouldn’t even hesitate to say “yes”, because the future is long, and who in the early 1950s would have dared to predict that we would even land a craft on the Moon within 20 years? But in this case,...
  • Future trains and a high-speed pipe

    Transatlantic passengers on Concorde often referred to the supersonic plane as their “time machine” for its ability to land in New York two hours before it left London.   But that kind of illusion could look like child’s play if so-called vacuum trains ever take off. These futuristic transporters,...
  • CERN – LHC will find God Particle by end of 2012

    The Large Hadron Collider is to be switched off at the end of the year to undergo a major upgrade, but scientists hope to have achieved one of the machine’s major goals by the time it does – proving the existence of the so called God Particle. Rolf-Dieter Heuer,...
  • Venus moving across the face of the Sun

    Planet Venus is putting on a show for skywatchers by moving across the face of the Sun as viewed from Earth. The transit is a very rare astronomical event that will not be seen again for another 105 years. Observers in north and central America, and the northern-most parts...
  • Quantum Internet On The Way

    We’ve just heard about a working quantum computer tucked inside a diamond, and we’re already talking about quantum networks that could herald a quantum Internet? Yep, and in fact more than just talking: Scientists say they’ve managed to create the world’s first working quantum network, a functional analogue of the kind you probably...
  • NASA Tests GPS Monitoring System for Big U.S. Earthquakes

    WASHINGTON — The space-based technology that lets GPS-equipped motorists constantly update their precise location will undergo a major test of its ability to rapidly pinpoint the location and magnitude of strong earthquakes across the western United States. Results from the new Real-time Earthquake Analysis for Disaster (READI) Mitigation Network...

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