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One person killed, several injured as multiple tornadoes hit Oklahoma

2015/03/26

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw At least one person is dead and several others injured after at least three deadly tornadoes tore through parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas during a supercell thunderstorm on Wednesday...

Ultrasound shows promise as treatment for Alzheimer’s

2015/03/26

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw Australian researchers have found that mice suffering from Alzheimer s performed much better in behaviour tests after receiving ultrasound treatment a discovery that could give hope in the battle...

Roller coaster malfunction traps 14 at Australian amusement park

2015/03/15

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw A roller coaster accident at a theme park in the Australian state of Queensland trapped people for more than three hours on Sunday afternoon No injuries have been reported...

Study shows Mars once had more water than Arctic

2015/03/11

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw New research by NASA indicates a primitive ocean on Mars once held more water than the Earth s Arctic Ocean Some billion years ago Mars was a far wetter...

Nasa spacecraft will enter Ceres’ orbit later this week

2015/03/02

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw NASA s Dawn spacecraft will reach dwarf planet Ceres on Friday marking the end of its eight-year journey The spacecraft s mission is to study both Vesta one of...

Saharan dust fertilizes Amazon’s plants, NASA study reveals

2015/02/27

For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw The Sahara desert the world s largest desert fertilizes the Amazon rainforest also the world s largest according to atmospheric scientist Hongbin Yu the lead author of a study by NASA...

Scientists find giant black hole weighing as much as 12 billion suns

2015/02/26

For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw The discovery of a giant black hole which is growing faster than usual challenges our current theories of black hole expansion Led by Xue-Bing Wu of China's Peking University a team...

NASA proposes submarine mission to Saturn’s moon Titan

2015/02/13

For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw NASA is planning to send a submarine to Saturn s largest moon by to study Titan s hydrocarbon oceans Titan is the only celestial body in the solar system other than...

Scientists discover Earth’s inner-inner core

2015/02/13

Scientists from China and United States have discovered that the Earth s inner core has another core at its centre A research team led by University of Illinois geology professor Xiaodong Song gathered readings of seismic waves that resonate in...

Icelandic scientists experiment with new ways to inject carbon

2015/02/10

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw A group of Icelandic researchers have been testing a new method of carbon storage one that can hopefully help curb the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and...

ESA set to test reusable spaceship on Wednesday

2015/02/09

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw The European Space Agency s Vega rocket which contains the agency s Intermediate Experimental Vehicle or IXV is poised for liftoff this Wednesday The aircraft will launch from Kourou...

Dawn spacecraft set to unlock secrets of dwarf planet Ceres

2015/01/26

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw NASA s Dawn spacecraft is currently on its way to the asteroid belt where it will rendezvous Ceres its largest celestial body Ceres also classified as a dwarf planet...

U.S. East Coast braces itself for ‘historic’ blizzard

2015/01/26

RESTRICTIONS NONE For story suggestions please contact tips nma com tw The Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast are bracing for what the National Weather Service has labeled a crippling snowstorm threatening to sweep through the East Coast on Monday and Tuesday...

NASA Dawn spacecraft captures first picture of dwarf planet Ceres

2014/12/15

NASA s Dawn spacecraft is currently on its way to the asteroid belt where it will eventually meet with Ceres its largest celestial body The dwarf planet has an average diameter of about km miles Dawn captured the first image...

Japan launches Hayabusa 2 spacecraft to collect samples from asteroid

2014/12/03

Hayabusa a spacecraft designed to bring back samples from an asteroid to earth was launched today from the Yoshinobu Launch Complex at JAXA S Tanegashima Space Centre Hayabusa means Falcon in English according to RT News...

Carbon capture technology improves oil extraction

2014/09/30

A joint venture between NRG Energy and JX Nippon Oil Gas aims to use carbon dioxide extracted from power plants for improved crude oil recovery The carbon capture technology taps into flue gases released from NRG s WA Parish coal...

Mega-Earth 17 times the weight of Earth discovered

2014/06/06

The Kepler space telescope has discovered an Earth-like planet that is so large astronomers are calling it a mega-Earth Kepler- c found in the constellation Draco is situated light-years from Earth...

Europe launches Sentinel-1A satellite to monitor climate change

2014/04/07

The first in EU s series of earth-monitoring satellites launched aboard a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana on Thursday evening the European Space Agency said Sentinel- A is launched to a height of km above earth where it orbit around...

Lunar rocks expose moisture on the moon similar to earth's

2013/06/06

An analysis of lunar rocks brought to the earth by US astronauts shows that there are traces of water on the moon Samples brought back from the moon back in the s reveal ancient droplets of volcanic glass that contain...

Fusion rocket engines speed trip to Mars

2013/04/15

Fusion rocket engines could take a manned crew to Mars in to days NASA-funded scientists at the University of Washington say The scientists are building a fusion-driven rocket system that pulses at a rate of one blast per minute causing...

Deep sea mining: an explainer

2013/03/15

The British government has voiced its support for the deep sea mining industry following the awarding of exploration rights to a British subsidiary of Lockheed Martin UK Seabed Resources Prime Minister David Cameron has said the sector could be worth...

Spray-painting asteroids could prevent Earth collision

2013/02/26

Asteroids on a collision course with Earth could be rerouted by spray painting them with a thin layer of paint a Texas A M University professor says Dave Hyland an aerospace and physics professor at Texas A M says an...

Canadian satellite will hunt asteroids and space debris

2013/02/26

A Canadian satellite designed to search for near-Earth asteroids is scheduled to launch from India this week...

Mantle drilling project aims to understand Earth’s past

2013/01/15

A team of international scientists are planning to drill into the Earth's mantle to bring back samples that will help them to answer questions about the origins and evolution of life The team will be working aboard the Japanese deep-sea...

Felix Baumgartner’s space suit

2012/10/15

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner became set a world record for highest skydive and became the first human to break the sound barrier without the aid of a machine when he dove from miles above the Earth on Sunday...

‘Super Earth’ planet likely made of diamond

2012/10/12

A rocky planet that orbits a star located in the constellation Cancer is likely made largely of diamond according to astronomers Cancri e is roughly twice as big as Earth and eight times heavier The super Earth is so close...

Asteroid dust could help combat climate change

2012/10/01

Scientists in Scotland have come up with a novel geoengineering solution to combat global warming - using dust from an asteroid to reflect the sun's rays The plan by boffins at the University of Strathclyde would involve using an electromagnet...

Landslides on Saturn’s moon, Iapetus, raise interest

2012/07/31

Scientists are interested in Iapetus Saturn s third largest moon because of its massive landslides long-runout landslides that can travel horizontally as much as times their vertical falling distance On Earth landslides typically travel less than twice their vertical falling...

Mystery surrounding Earth’s core deepened by new study

2012/05/31

A new study has increased the mystery surrounding the inner workings of the planet The study by boffins at the University of London and published in Nature found that the solid ball of iron that forms the Earth s core...

Egg laying ‘led to dinosaurs extinction’

2012/04/19

The fact that dinosaurs laid eggs was a major factor in their extinction a scientist has claimed Marcus Clauss of the University of Zurich said the physical limitations of egg size meant that dinosaur young were comparatively small and had...

Toddler nearly killed after swalling 37 magnetic balls

2012/03/06

A three-year-old girl was playing with Buckyball earth magnets last week when she mistakenly ingested of the magnetic balls Payton Bushnell's parents initially thought she had stomach flu but rushed her to the hospital when her symptoms worsened An X-ray...

Asteroid could strike Earth in 2040

2012/02/28

There is a in chance that a -foot asteroid named AG will strike the Earth in the year scientists have warned The impact probability is based on an observation of only one-half of the asteroid s orbit and could change...

Kepler 22b: earth-like planet discovered

2011/12/06

NASA s Kepler space telescope has discovered a planet in a habitable zone around a star with similar conditions to our own Sun Kepler b s year is days long and scientsts estimate the surface temperature is around degrees although...
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