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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Suspended-animation trials to begin on humans

Knife- and gunshot-wound victims will be placed in suspended animation as the first human trials begin on this emergency life-saving technique.<p>This month, the world's first attempts at placing humans in suspended animation using a new technique will take place at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in …

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Mired in controversy, U.S. rocket blasts off on secret mission | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Thursday with a classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.<p>Five minutes after the 9:09 a.m. EDT/13:09 GMT launch, rocket manufacturer United Launch …

Boeing: Fund Us and We'll Fly to ISS by 2017

Chris Ferguson commanded NASA's final space shuttle mission in 2011. Now the retired astronaut is working with Boeing to develop a passenger-carrying commercial vehicle. (See more about building the spacecraft's interior.)<p>Boeing has spent years designing the CST-100 to transport humans to and from …

The Week In Drones: Walking Dogs, Watching Sea Life, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>The Sands Of New Mexico</b><p>Ever wanted to see an alien planet through a drone's eyes? Well, you can't do that yet …

SpaceX is about to unveil its 'alien' spacecraft, the Dragon

Private spacecraft maker SpaceX has announced plans to show off its latest collaboration with NASA: a space-worthy vehicle that can deliver astronauts from Earth to a space station and safely back home.<p>The Dragon Mk 2 spacecraft will be revealed on Thursday, May 29, Elon Musk, SpaceX’s chief …

Unveils the ‘Global Selfie’ We Made on Earth Day

NASA has taken the wraps off a 3.2-gigapixel "Global Selfie" that was built from 36,422 images shared on social media one month ago, for Earth Day.<p>The space agency says more than 50,000 pictures from 113 countries and regions around the world were posted on or around April 22, using the …

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Scientists create bionic particles 'inspired by Terminator'

The particles, a blend of inorganic semiconductors and organic proteins, are designed not to advance a machine race but rather to create biofuels<p>In what might come to be seen as a moment of apocalyptic hubris, scientists at universities in Michigan and Pittsburgh in the US have pioneered bionic …

Meteor shower approaches in time for holiday weekend

The cosmos has aligned, quite literally, for families, space geeks and insomniacs alike, as the Earth is set to intercept a new meteor shower late Friday into Saturday.<p>The scientists who discovered the cosmic debris say the Camelopardalid shower could be "significant."<p>Some forecasts show 200 to …