Julian Wilcox

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Tumbling 'Hedgehog' Robot Will Roll Around On A Comet

Unlike the Philae lander, this one bounces around on purpose<p>This year, mankind landed softly on a comet for the first time ever. Things didn't go quite as planned—the Philae lander wasn't able to secure itself to the surface of the comet—but the mission has still managed to return a wealth of …

Nokia CEO says to get back into phones: Manager Magazin

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Nokia, once the world’s biggest maker of mobile phones, plans to start designing and licensing handsets again once an agreement with partner Microsoft allows it to in 2016, its chief executive told Germany’s Manager Magazin.<p>A view of Nokia's head offices in Espoo, Finland, …

NASA’s new ion engine is already in space and could someday be used on a mission to Mars

The NASA spacecraft Dawn has spent more than seven years traveling across the solar system to intercept the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Now in orbit around Ceres, the probe has returned the first images and data from these distant objects. But inside Dawn itself is another first—the …

Discovery of five planets orbiting around Kepler 444 suggests ancient worlds might lurk around other stars in more habitable reaches of the Milky Way<p>The discovery of five archaic planets around one of the oldest stars in the galaxy has raised the possibility that the Milky Way might be home to …

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Al Murray Reveals General Election Policies For Pub Landlord's Battle With Nigel Farage And Ukip

Comedian Al Murray has issued a warning to his general election foe over any future drinking games.<p>When asked who would win in a battle of the booze …

Mystery ‘alien’ radio signal picked up in space

Radio waves in space could be evaporating black holes, alien communication or merging neutron stars<p>A mysterious radio signal which may have come from a black hole, a neutron star or even an alien civilisation, has been picked up by astronomers.<p>Fast radio bursts, which last only milliseconds, are …

SpaceX releases dramatic pictures and video of failed Falcon 9 landing

Video from barge shows how close the rocket came to landing safely<p>SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has shared the first images from last week's failed Falcon 9 barge landing. Musk tweeted the still frames taken from cameras onboard the drone ship to <i>Doom</i> creator and Oculus VR CTO John Carmack, saying: "It's …