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UK astronomers to co-ordinate their search for alien signals

The scientists believe it is time UK effort was properly co-ordinated<p><b>British scientists are to make a concerted effort to look for alien life among the stars.</b><p>Academics from 11 institutions have set up a network to co-ordinate their Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (Seti).<p>The English …

Is This 3-D Printed Cast the Future of Healing Broken Bones?

If you’ve ever had a broken limb, you know how unpleasant a cast can be. They’re bulky, uncomfortable and are basically a blank canvas for …

Element of the week: neptunium | video

This week's element is neptunium, which has the atomic symbol <b>Np</b> and atomic number <b>93</b>. Neptunium was named for the planet Neptune, the next planet away …

Why Warp Drives Aren't Just Science Fiction

Astrophysicist Eric Davis is one of the leaders in the field of faster-than-light (FTL) space travel. But for Davis, humanity's potential to explore …

Astronomers Find Three Planets in Habitable Zone of Gliese 667C, 22 Light-years Away

Astronomers have announced the discovery of three planets in the habitable zone of Gliese 667C. Three of these planets are confirmed to be …

Byte-sized graphic guide to data storage

How much data is stored in everything from your phone to sperm? Our infographic compares the information sources around... and inside us.<p>How much data is stored in everything from your phone to sperm? Our infographic compares the information sources around... and inside us.<p>Information is everywhere …

PRISM, surveillance, metadata and terrorism

Our pick of the week’s science and tech stories, including NSA operatives, the political economy of surveillance and why we sign emails with “thank you”.<p>Why we sign emails with “Thank You”<br>Krystal D'Costa | Scientific American | 11 June 2013<br>The rules of social engagement require politeness formulae …

3D printing powered by thought

Imagine if you could print objects just by thinking about them. Camila Ruz visits one company to see whether this is far-fetched dream or a real possibility.<p>It’s definitely not a bird. Nor is it a plane. The garish orange piece of plastic, small enough to hold in the palm of a hand, could pass for …

The Brain

TEDGlobal: Future vaccines could be delivered via patch

<b>A skin patch that can deliver vaccines cheaply and effectively has been shown off at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh.</b><p>Using a patch rather than a needle could transform disease prevention around the world, said its inventor.<p>Prof Mark Kendall said the new method offered hope of usable vaccines …

Tiny Submarine made of Titanium Alloys Proposed for Exploring Europa

Jonas Jonsson envisions the tiny submarine named Deeper Access, Deeper Understanding (DADU) taking on the Europa challenge in his 2012 Ph.D. thesis …

Boron found in a Martian meteorite suggests Mars may once have had the right chemistry to give rise to RNA, a key component for one of life's molecular building blocks, according to a new study. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/6734

Nanotechnology and religion: a complex relationship

In the science fiction short story Halo, a panel of Muslim scholars discuss a strip of bacon made by a "molecular assembler", a device capable of …

What would happen if all satellites stopped working?

We don’t always realise how much we depend on satellites orbiting our planet. Our space correspondent imagines the impact on the planet if we completely lost transmission.<p>We may not always realise it, but we depend on space technology orbiting the Earth. So what would happen if it all stopped …

My own genome project

In the almost year-long lead-up to having my whole genome sequenced, I have no fears about it. Or at least just a couple of tiny wobbles that I …