Alberto Queiroz Silva

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Why so many alien hunters are looking at this one mysterious star in the sky

Alien hunters are abuzz. A mysterious star called KIC 8462852 is their latest hope for finding an intelligent species beyond the Earth. And they are throwing every resource they can to find a way of confirming that aliens exist.<p>In a study first released online in September, a team of scientists has …

30 Minutes to Mars: part II

Google Patents Contact Lens Camera, Will Help the Blind and Create Superhumans

Forget having a camera in your pocket. Heck, forget having a camera strapped to your face ala Google Glass. As a recently published patent shows, …

The Week In Drones: Shooting One Down In Montana, The FBI's Robot Missions, 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>Iran On Patrol</b><p>Released on Wednesday by Iran's state-run Fars news service as part of a slideshow about border …

SpaceX's third supply mission takes off for the ISS

<i>Update April 18th, 2014 3:30pm: The Falcon 9 has successfully launched, and the capsule is headed towards the ISS for a Sunday docking.</i><p>After weeks of delays, SpaceX is preparing to launch its third supply mission to the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 rocket and accompanying Dragon …

SpaceX rocket lifts off for space station cargo run

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Friday to deliver a cargo capsule to the International Space Station for NASA.<p>The 208-foot-tall (63-meter-tall) rocket, built and operated by privately owned Space …

We must become a multi-planet species

The technology to reach nearby planets is possible, and one astronaut thinks we must colonise other worlds for our long-term survival.<p>One person who would like to see humans living outside the Earth in our lifetime is former astronaut Jeff Hoffman. The technology to reach nearby planets is …

New NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX-3 Mission

Nasa orders spacewalk to repair serious computer malfunction at ISS

Nasa has ordered spacewalking repairs to fix a serious computer outage at the International Space Station.<p>A backup computer for some robotic systems failed on Friday. The main computer is fine and the six-man ISS crew is safe, but the malfunction puts next week's supply run in jeopardy.<p>Mission …