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2009-01-06 07:30:00

A space elevator prototype, featuring a broomstick, has shaken up scientists’ approach to the century-old idea.

2008-10-03 15:00:04

Scientists in Japan and the United States say creating a so-called space elevator that can be used to visit space is a real possibility.

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2008-09-22 13:55:00

Japanese scientists are devoting themselves to cracking the greatest sci-fi vision of all: the space elevator.

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2007-04-18 17:15:00

Russia plans to build the world's longest tunnel, a transport and pipeline link under the Bering Strait to Alaska, as part of a $65 billion project to supply the U.S. with oil, natural gas and electricity from Siberia.

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2006-11-06 12:10:00

A researcher has been studying the practicality of deploying a space sunshade in a global warming crisis; a crisis where it becomes clear that Earth is unmistakably headed for disastrous climate change within a decade or two.

2003-09-07 06:00:00

Inspired partly by science fiction, NASA scientists are seriously considering space elevators as a mass-transit system for the next century.Science@NASA -- "Yes, ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard NASA's Millennium-Two Space Elevator.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.