A Danish science experiment by a group of 9th-graders has gained worldwide interest, after they showed that wireless signals can stunt plant growth. Five girls from Hjallerup Skole, a primary education school in Denmark, began the experiment after noticing that when they slept with their cellphones near their heads overnight, they had trouble focusing the next day, according to Danish News site ...
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has reopened its European paintings galleries after a two-year renovation, giving a privileged space to Spanish masters Velazquez, El Greco and Goya. Prior to the overhaul, the Met's large collection of works by Velazquez, Goya, Ribera, Murillo and El Greco had been distributed in different galleries organized either by artistic movement or ...
Russia's Energia Rocket and Space Corporation will make four launches next year from the Pacific Ocean-based Odyssey platform under the Sea Launch programme, an official said. Corporation president Vitaly Lopota said that after 2014, Energia will be able to make five or more launches a year. Next year's launches will be the first since one of Sea Launch's Zenit vehicles carrying an Intelsat-27 ...
A study of future human missions has indicated corporate researchers could be living on the moon by the time NASA astronauts head off to visit an asteroid in the 2020s. The study by Bigelow Aerospace, commissioned by NASA, shows "a lot of excitement and interest from various companies" for such ventures, Daily Mail quoted Robert Bigelow, founder and president of the Las Vegas-based firm, as ...
One fan of Leonardo DiCaprio has paid 1.5 million dollars for a trip into space with the actor, during a charity auction at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the winning bidder will get the chance to travel into space orbit on a Virgin Galactic spaceship in a seat next to DiCaprio, Us magazine reported. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will go ...
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CSPI Investigation Reveals Kids' Meals at Restaurants Usually Too High in Calories, and Good Options Hard to Find WASHINGTON - August 4 - Nearly every single possible combination of the children's meals at KFC, Taco Bell, Sonic, Jack in the Box, and Chick-fil-A is too high in calories, according to the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, which today released the ...
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday expressed the wish to speed up her country's space cooperation with Ukraine. Speaking by phone earlier in the day, Rousseff and her Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych discussed bilateral cooperation, especially on the space sector. Brazil and Ukraine are partners in Alcantara Cyclon Space (ACS), a company which is preparing for the launch ...
The era of a space dominated by the U.S. and Russia is gone. Even when they have preserved their leadership in space exploration, they face a growing competition from other states, primarily from China. That conclusion is stated in a report prepared by Futron research company (USA). For five years Futron has been composing an index of competitive position of various participants of space ...
British crossover style performer Sarah Brightman announced here Wednesday her intention to become the next paying passenger to the International Space Station (ISS). "I am planning to become a space flight participant," Brightman told a press conference, after receiving the approval from a medical commission for training at Russia's Cosmonaut Training Center in July. Ahead of ...
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon capsule docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday morning to make the first-ever commercial cargo delivery to the orbiting lab. According to U.S. space agency NASA, Dragon was captured by station crew using Canadarm2 robotic arm and installed to the station's docking port on the Earth-facing side of the Harmony node at 9:03 a.m. EDT (1303 ...
India is planning to launch 58 space missions, including sending spacecraft to Moon and Mars, an exclusive satellite to keep a round-the-clock watch on the country and deploy hundreds of transponders in the next five years, reported Press Trust of India on Sunday. The India Space Research Organization also aims to deploy its own version of the Global Positioning System by putting into orbit a ...
A letter in which Albert Einstein dismissed the idea of God as a product of human weakness is being sold on eBay for a starting price of $3 million. The letter, handwritten in 1954, a year before Einstein's death, was addressed to philosopher Eric Gutkind. In it, Einstein discussed his views on religion, including calling "the Bible a collection of honorable but still primitive ...
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Thursday it has decided to postpone an experiment to release satellites from the International Space Station (ISS) due to approaching space debris. The experiment planned for the early hours of Friday is scheduled to launch five small satellites provided by the Fukuoka Institute of Technology and Tohoku University. The looming space debris may ...
In this Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 photo, Dr. Phillip Epstein, left, and Steve Landers of the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago talk about the new iPad app being released Tuesday, Sept. 25 that allows users to see Albert Einstein's brain as if they were looking through a microscope. ...
Japan's southwestern Fukuoka Prefecture is planning to lease roof space at schools for solar panels with an aim to widely develop solar power generation, local press reported Tuesday. The new plan came after a new feed-in-tariff scheme for renewable energy started in the country this summer and was the first of its kind pushed by a local government in southwestern Japan. According to the ...
China and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have launched a plan that will see them cooperate in fields of science and technology. More than 300 entrepreneurs and scholars from China and ASEAN countries attended a launch ceremony on Saturday in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on the sidelines of the ninth China-ASEAN ...
A private capsule is scheduled to fly to the International Space Station on a cargo mission on Oct. 7, U.S. space agency NASA announced Thursday. The SpaceX's robotic Dragon spacecraft is set to blast off atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 8:34 p.m. EDT on Oct. 7 (0034 Oct. 8 GMT). This will be the first of 12 contracted flights ...
HOUSTON, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of space fans in the U.S. city of Houston cheered space shuttle Endeavor Wednesday as the United States' last retired shuttle circled overhead and landed in the city. Riding piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, Endeavor landed Wednesday morning in Houston's Ellington Field, after a five-hour flight from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. An ...
A Russian Soyuz capsule landed on the Kazakh steppe on Monday, delivering a trio of astronauts from a four-month stint on the International Space Station. The capsule, carrying US astronaut Joseph Acaba and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin, parachuted through a blue sky and touched down in a cloud of dust as its soft landing engines ignited at 8.53 local time (2.53 GMT). ...
This photo provided by NASA shows space shuttle Endeavour atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. ...
They say great minds think alike -- but that's the last thing Bai Chunli wants. As president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, he says what the country's scientific community needs most is diversity, not uniformity. "When we say someone is trying to do things in an unorthodox way, it's usually derogatory," the 58-year-old chemist said. "But in terms of ...
WELLINGTON, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- A New Zealand government-led science delegation will head to the United States on Sunday to promote scientific collaboration between the two countries. Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce will lead the delegation to attend the New Zealand-United States Joint Commission on Science and Technology Cooperation which aims to promote collaboration in policy ...
Astronauts on the International Space Station bade farewell to a Japanese cargo ship today (Sept. 12), ending Japan's latest delivery flight to the orbiting lab. Japan's unmanned H-2 Transfer Vehicle 3 (HTV-3) left the space station at 11:50 a.m. EDT (1350 GMT) after station astronauts used a robotic arm to detach the spacecraft from its docking port and set it free. The orbiting ...
MOSCOW, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Russia must develop clear goals for its space program in order to pull its space industry out of the currently unhealthy state, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Tuesday. "Russia must formulate what it wants from space," Rogozin told the state-run Moscow radio, stressing a string of recent accidents with rocket launches were due to lack of clear ...
SLAMABAD – Seventeen Pakistani children burnt to death on Saturday when a gas cylinder on the bus taking them to school exploded, media said. Ten children were injured in the blaze on the outskirts of Gujrat, 100 miles (170 km) southeast of Islamabad, DawnNews said. Many vehicles in energy-starved Pakistan are powered by relatively cheap compressed natural gas and cylinder blasts are ...
Phil Lindsey, Discover Science Place CEO, will be interviewed this week on the Tyler Chamber Radio show.Discover Science Place is offering Summer Camps, where children can explore, design and create using cutting-edge technology and innovation. There is a different camp each week from June 24 through Aug. 16 and children in kindergarten through eighth grade can attend. Age of the Dinosaur, an ...
MOSCOW, May 25 (RIA Novosti) - A Delta IV rocket successfully launched a Wideband Global SATCOM 5 satellite from Cape Canaveral on 20:27 EDT (4:27 Moscow time) Thursday, media reported.The US Air Force's satellite is headed for a geostationary orbit off the east coast of the United States and will take several months to reach it, Spaceflightnow.com said.The launch, conducted by Lockheed ...
A bystander checks the debris around a row of burnt cars in the suburb of Rinkeby after youths rioted in several different suburbs around Stockholm May 23, 2013. (REUTERS/Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix) STOCKHOLM – A nearly week-long spate of rioting spread outside Stockholm on Friday but authorities said police reinforcements sent to the Swedish capital had reduced the violence there, even ...
A dog was caught in a vicious animal trap that consisted of a hunk of meat threaded through a series of five barbed hooks on the Baden Powell Trail in Vancouver on Thursday morning. (Facebook photo) Police in Vancouver have issued a public warning after a dog was hooked in a vicious animal trap on a hiking trail. A dog owner was walking her Labradoodle on the Baden Powell Trail around 10:30 ...
The conclusion of talks over a free trade agreement (FTA) between China and Switzerland will create a vast space for further development of bilateral ties and is also conducive to the development of China-Europe relations, visiting Chinese Premier Li keqiang said here Friday.At a joint press conference with Swiss President Ueli Maurer, Li said he and the Swiss leader reached many important ...
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Reconstruction in the earthquake-affected zone in southwest China's Sichuan Province should be conducted in a scientific, orderly and efficient manner, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has stressed.Zhang made the comments during a conference in Beijing on Friday afternoon, after he had accompanied President Xi Jinping earlier this week to visit the province's Lushan County, which was hit by a ...
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(Image Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) At a Cannes Film Festival charity auction as star-studded as one of the Great Gatsby’s parties, a pitch rang out that sounded like a sci-fi sequel to ';Catch Me If You Can.'; ';How would you like to go to space with Leonardo DiCaprio?'; said an auctioneer, the actress Nicole Kidman. ';I can’t believe he ...
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Singapore's external trade continued to fall in the first quarter of this year, with declines for total trade, non-oil domestic exports (NODX) and non-oil re-exports (NORX), the city-state's trade promotion agency, International Enterprise Singapore, said Thursday.
This is the third consecutive quarter of decrease for both total trade and NODX. According to the data, the NODX, a key gauge of the trade hub's export performance, contracted 12.5 percent on year in the first three months, following the previous quarter's decline of 4.2 percent, reported Xinhua.
The earlier data also showed that the NODX for April contracted by 1 percent on year.
The agency said the NODX contraction in the first quarter was mainly due to lower shipments of both electronic and non- electronic NODX. "The contraction was exacerbated by high base effects with NODX reaching a record high of 46.3 billion Singapore dollars ($36.7 billion) in Q1 2012," it added.
In particular, the electronic domestic exports decreased by 17.2 percent in the first quarter on year, following the previous quarter's 12.5 percent contraction. Non-electronic NODX declined by 10.1 percent on year, in contrast to the 0.6 percent growth in the previous quarter.
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