Sonya L Romero

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Higgs particle linked to matter, not just force, particles

<i>Posted on behalf of Alexandra Witze.</i><p>COPENHAGEN — Physicists working at CERN, the European particle accelerator near Geneva, Switzerland, have snared …

NASA moving ahead with asteroid-capture plan, wants to grab one in 2019

When NASA said last year it was planning to capture an asteroid, park it close to the moon and later send astronauts to explore it, many people had …

Space Exploration

SpaceX satellite launch postponed for third time, until Tuesday | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, postponed for a third time the launch of six commercial communication satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, officials said on Sunday.<p>An exterior of the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California May 29, 2014. …

Bones found in Spanish cave belonged to primitive Neanderthals – video

A haul of bones in a chamber at the bottom of a 14-metre-deep shaft in the Sima de los Huesos ('Pit of bones') cave in Spain are thought to belong to a primitive form of Neanderthal. The skulls, which are around 430,000 years old, are the earliest to show Neanderthal-like teeth and jaws, but the …

Nano-Robots That Compute With DNA Installed Into Living Cockroach

Gives a whole new meaning to the term "computer bug."<p>Scientists have inserted DNA-based nanobots into a living cockroach, which are able to perform logical operations. Researchers say the nanobots could eventually be able to carry out complex programs, to diagnose and treat disease.<p>These DNA …

U.S. Navy Has Found A Way To Turn Seawater Into Fuel

Scientists with the United States Navy say they have successfully developed a way to convert seawater into jet fuel, calling it a potentially revolutionary advancement.<p>Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed technology to extract carbon dioxide from seawater while …