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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...

Evacuated Tube Transport could take you around the world in just 6 hours

2012/04/17

Evacuated Tube Transport is an airless frictionless maglev-like form of transportation which is safer cheaper and quieter than trains or airplanes Six-person capsules travel in the tubes and can reach a maximum speed of km h and provide times more...

iBaby tells parents when their infant has pooped

2012/04/16

American company Exmobaby has developed a baby garment fitted with a embedded ECG system that monitors a baby's behavioral and emotional changes The parent can index an emotion or motivation such as hunger or tiredness to previous physical states recorded...

Baby found alive after 12 hours in morgue freezer

2012/04/12

Argentine woman Analia Bouter was told her premature baby was a stillborn shortly after giving birth She was weeks into her pregnancy When she visited the morgue that night she thought she was hallucinating when she heard the baby cry...

ErgoSensor monitor detects improper ergonomic posture

2012/04/11

Electronics giant Philips has unveiled a monitor keeps computer users in a healthier position The sensor is built-in to where the webcam is located It is able to detect a user's position and distance from the monitor and gives advices...

Geothermal energy: How it works

2012/04/06

Geothermal energy taps reservoirs of steam or hot water beneath the earth s surface heated by magma friction or radioactive heat sources Cold water is pumped into the reservoir where it is heated Pressure pushes heated water up to the...

Costa Concordia to be refloated in salvage operation

2012/04/05

In the biggest salvage operation of its kind ever attempted the stricken Costa Concordia is to be righted and refloated The operation is expected to start in May and cost more than US million It will take teams of engineers...

Inside the world's quietest room

2012/04/05

An anechoic chamber in Minneapolis s Orfield Laboratory holds the Guinness world record for the world's quietest place at - decibels As humans can only detect sounds above decibels the chamber is virtually soundless The room consists of a mesh...

Wildfires more common during Cretaceous

2012/04/03

Findings published in the journal Cretaceous Research reveal that during the Cretaceous to million years ago wildfires were much more common than previously thought During the Cretaceous temperatures were higher and there was more oxygen in the atmosphere increasing the...

Titanic: animated reconstruction of the sinking of the Titanic

2012/04/03

On April the Titanic was on its maiden voyage from the UK to New York when it struck an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic A detailed map of the wreckage created by combining by images captured...

JetBlue flight diverted after pilot flips out

2012/03/28

The pilot of a JetBlue plane had to be restrained by passengers after being locked out of the cockpit and running through the cabin shouting about a bomb The plane was about two hours into its JFK to Las Vegas...

Carbon capture and sequestration methods

2012/03/21

Carbon capture and storage is a way to limit damage to the environment by carbon dioxide emissions Carbon dioxode can be injected deep underground into saline aquifers depleted oil or gas reservoirs and unmineable coal beds The gas can also...

Ten-year old boy saves sister from house fire

2012/03/21

Ten-year-old Antoine Burks of Louisville Kentucky escaped a fire in his home last Sunday but promptly ran back into the house when he realized his six-year-old sister Trinity was still inside He was able to pull Trinity out safely Trinity...

Defending against China's DF-21D 'carrier-killer' missile

2012/03/20

Admiral Jonathan Greenert the chief of US naval operations told reporters on Friday there are a number of methods the US Navy would use to defend against China's Dong Feng East Wind D carrier-killer missile which the US believes has...

Mom saves daughter from shark attack at Florida beach

2012/03/16

Two teenagers are recovering after being bitten by a shark in seperate attacks at the same Florida beach Fifteen-year old Sidney Valeh was surfing with her mother when she was pulled into the water after a shark bit her ankle...

‘Unique’ neutron star system’s activity captured by NASA

2012/03/14

In October a neutron star near the center of the Milky Way emitted hundreds of X-ray bursts triggered by thermonuclear explosions on the star's surface NASA s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer or RXTE observed some such events between October and...

Swiss bus accident: 28 dead, including 22 Belgian children

2012/03/14

At least people including children were killed Tuesday night in a bus accident in Switzerland Another were injured The accident happened around pm near Sierre when the bus registered in Belgium hit a curb and slammed into a concrete wall...

Use your lungs to charge your iphone

2012/03/12

AIRE is a concept design that converts wind energy into electricity through tiny wind turbines The user just wears it and charges small electronic devices such as iPhone by breathing It can be used indoors and outdoors for instance walking...

Boy with rare disease is allergic to the sun

2012/03/09

-year-old James Creag from Salford UK suffers from erythropoietic protoporphyria The disease leaves him with a deficiency in an enzyme and makes him extremely sensitive to sunlight Little James must apply a cream to every inch of his skin to...

Charlotte boy survives being thrown 100 feet by tornado

2012/03/06

A North Carolina boy escaped with minor injuries after a tornado destroyed his family's house and tossed him feet next to a nearby interstate highway Jamal Stevens was on the second floor of the Charlotte house on Friday night when...

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...

Tyrannosaurus rex bite stronger than previously thought

2012/03/05

In a new study published in UK journal Biology Letters researchers at Liverpool University predict that a Tyrannosaurus rex s bite is much stronger than previously thought Researchers used laser scanners to digitize T rex jaws and used computer models...

Chinese woman, 95, comes back to life after six days

2012/03/05

An elderly Chinese woman shocked her neighbors when she came back to life six days after 'dying' Neighbors originally thought Li Xiufeng of Beiliu Guangxi was dead after she showed no signs of life and placed her in a coffin...

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...

Ice Age flower brought back to life by Russian scientists

2012/02/22

Russian scientists have successfully germinated a seed that had been stuck in the Siberian permafrost for around years The perfectly preserved Silene stenophylla seeds were found in ancient squirrel tunnels located around feet under the earth s surface The ancient...

British man survives 10 bites from false widow spider

2012/02/21

A British man collapsed while out shopping with his family after being bitten by a venomous spider The false widow spider is believed to have fallen into Chris Galton's clothing from foliage where it proceeded to bite him times Galton...

Costa Concordia could collapse before salvage complete

2012/02/20

The Costa Concordia was thought to have been resting on a flat reef But D images created by sonar and laser technologies show the boat is in fact perched on two pieces of rock below its bow and stern raising...

CleanSpace One satellite designed to clean up space junk

2012/02/16

The Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne or EPFL has unveiled a satellite program dedicated to cleaning up space junk The CleanSpace One program consists of satellites with a grappling arm designed to take out space junk piece by piece making...

Electric cigarette explodes in man's mouth

2012/02/16

An electric cigarette exploded while a Florida man was smoking it taking out some of his front teeth and part of his tongue Tom Holloway of Niceville was smoking on Monday when the electric cigarette blew up North Bay Fire...

Artificial jawbone created with 3D printing technology

2012/02/14

An -year-old woman's infected jawbone has been successfully replaced with an artificial D-printed titanium jawbone in a world first The D-printing technology developed by LayerWise NV of Belgium used additive laser melting in which a D printer builds up a...

Ocean wave electricity

2012/02/10

Renewable energy startup Columbia Power Technologies recently developed a technology that generates electricity from ocean waves The Searay works by using magnets and an electric coil to generate electricity from the rise and fall of the waves CPT hopes the...

Clams feed off Earth’s mantle near deep, low-temperature vents

2012/02/10

Japanese and US scientists working from the Japanese R V Yokosuka have found a species of clam near low-temperature vents in the Mariana Trench The clams live at a depth of meters in a subduction zone near vents where low-temperature...

EU to use drones to catch cheating farmers

2012/02/09

Authorities across Europe are turning to drones in a bid to catch farmers who may be ignoring EU farming regulations or claiming illegal subsidies The drones can be used to catch offenders who have ignored regulations and felled trees or...
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