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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
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.