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Forensic Scientists Criticize FBI's New CODIS Plan
2011-10-18 04:53:22

Five members of the forensic science community criticized the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) DNA database system.

Image 1 - China Launches Tiangong-1 Space Lab
2011-09-29 10:44:10

China’s Tiangong-1 space laboratory was launched from the Jiuquan spaceport in the Gobi Desert on Thursday at 21:16 local time (13:16 GMT) aboard the Long March 2F rocket.

Bacteria Used to Encrypt Messages
2011-09-28 05:20:48

Scientists have discovered a method whereby E. Coli bacteria are used to encrypt messages.

Sea Launch Completes First Post-Bankruptcy Liftoff
2011-09-26 04:04:42

A spacecraft launch service operating from a mobile sea platform in the Pacific Ocean successfully completed their first launch since emerging from bankruptcy protection in late 2010.

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2011-09-25 07:38:02

An Irish coroner has ruled that a 76-year-old man who burned to death last December was a victim of spontaneous combustion.

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2011-09-25 07:03:15

Apple is being sued by Taiwanese chip designer Via, which claims that the American company "willfully" infringed upon their patents.

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2011-09-25 06:54:31

Japanese plants currently threatened in their homeland could live on thanks to botanists and enthusiasts in the UK.

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2011-09-25 06:49:00

Researchers have built a prototype device that could help patients who have suffered a stroke or spinal injury improve their movement.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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