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Watch Jumbo Asteroid Zip Past Earth

A passing space rock should offer a rare, bright viewing treat for sky-watchers.<p>A mountain-size space rock will sail past Earth on Monday, offering stargazers a close look at an interplanetary pinball. Luckily, NASA says there is no risk of collision, but it will be a rare astronomically close …

Spacecraft nears Pluto after THREE BILLION mile journey

A lonely spacecraft is nearing Pluto after a three billion-mile journey lasting almost nine years.<p>Nasa’s New Horizons probe awoke from hibernation on …

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Want to hack your home? Meet the young woman scientist who can help

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are an annual treat, making science accessible and fun. Claire Cohen meets the enthusiastic female scientist behind this year's wacky experiments - which use everyday objects - as well as one giant game of Tetris...<p>“The best thing you can do is to take …

This year’s Christmas stocking essential, how the ‘selfie stick’ is set to storm Britain

There was a time when most of us didn’t see our Christmas “happy family” photographs until the summer, having finally finished the film and taken it to be developed at Boots. No longer. The selfie stick which allows photographers to extend their camera phone to a metre in length for group shots, …

Dark-Detecting LED

Build a simple light-sensing circuit that switches an LED on when the lights go out.<p>The Dark-Detecting LED is a classic beginner electronics project inspired by Windell Oskay from Evil Mad Scientist, knitted electronics, and instructables user abbtech, among other sources. I’d also like to thank …

100% Free! Cellphone Repair Tutorials for beginners

Want to learn cellphone repair and become a Pioneer like Masters and Experts? Learn the basics and advance troubleshooting techniques without …