China completed its longest manned space mission

By Staff Reporter Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:28 PM  Chinese Shenzhou-10 spacecraft makes return after completing its longest manned space mission on Wednesday as its three crew members safely returned to Earth, in a major step for Beijing's goal of building a permanent space station by 2020. The return capsule touched down at 8.07am (12.07am GMT), live state TV footage showed, kicking up a cloud of dust on the gra ...

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Medical inventions of the future

by Written by Michelle Connolly Michelle Connolly takes a look at some of the latest gadgets (and a robot) that tech heads reckon we won't be able to practise without in the future. Robodoc ward round Already used in many hospitals across the US, the RP (Remote Presence)-7 robotic system may look like an industrial-sized upright vacuum cleaner but it's not - it's a robotic doctor. The flatscreen monitor all ...

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9 fascinating facts about how the world uses social networks

By Caitlin Dewey The team at bit.ly, a popular link-tracking service, has come out with an interesting new analysis on how people use social media around the world. To make the report, bit.ly tracked clicks on its links from 220 countries over the course of 12 months. (To give you an idea of how many clicks that is, the site has logged more than 100 billion since January 2011.) Bit.ly then analyzed which so ...

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Nasa’s advice on asteroid heading for Earth

Nasa chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City: Pray. That's about all the United States - or anyone for that matter - could do at this point about unknown asteroids and meteors that may be on a collision course with Earth, Bolden told politicians at a US House of Representatives Science Committee hearing on Tuesday. An asteroid estimated to be have been a ...

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Pakistan launches first Ever National Climate Change Policy

By Ishaal Zehra Much compliments for the Ministry of Climate Change, in Islamabad, on providing a framework for coping with the threats of climate change through adaptation and mitigation measures. The policy, officially launched on February 26, 2013, focuses on development sectors such as water resources, agriculture and livestock, forestry, human health, disaster preparedness, transport and energy. “The g ...

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Startup Seeks to Use Open Source Monitoring Tech to Improve Efficiency on Small-Scale Farms

Posted By Rida Zaheer Growing shiitake oyster mushrooms for Michael Alt’s family’s restaurant proved to be a tricky operation in snowfall manic Syracuse, NY. Maintaining ideal conditions required a complicated set-up of seemingly endless triggers, humidifiers, fans, dehumidifiers and miscellaneous controls.   At his day job, Alt was making radar technology for the US Department of Defense as a software engi ...

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Colloids and Surfaces : A Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects

This paper highlights recent work on formulation and stability of nickel sulphate W/O microemulsionusing hydrophilic nonionic surfactant Tween 80, and its use for electrodeposition of uniform Ni-nanoparticles on nickel plating. The prepared microemulsion was found to be crystal clear and very stable for more than 30 days at a wide range of temperature (20 ≥ T ≤ 45 ◦C). The Tween 80/n-hexane/nhexanol/ water ...

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Novel Cancer Hypothesis Suggests Antioxidants Are Harmful

 Zosia Chustecka A new hypothesis that focuses on reactive oxygen species (ROS) proposes that antioxidant levels within cancer cells are a problem and are responsible for resistance to treatment. The theory destroys any reason for taking antioxidative nutritional supplements, because they "more likely cause than prevent cancer," according to Nobel laureate James Watson, PhD, from Cold Spring Harbor Laborato ...

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