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Licor de Jabuticaba

Essa foi minha primeira experiência com licor caseiro. Ficou muito saboroso, porém achei bem forte. Encontrei várias receitas na internet que levavam …

Seeing Double: Jupiter Returns at Dawn

Missing Jove? The largest planet in our solar system is currently on the far side of the Sun and just passed solar conjunction on September 26th, …

Astronomy

Mars One Picks 100 to Compete for One-Way Red Planet Trips

Mars Mission

Solar flair: NASA mission provides mesmerizing images of the sun

<b>(CNN) —</b> For five years, a NASA spacecraft has drifted through the heavens, providing astronomers with the most detailed views of the sun to date.<p>And now, following the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission's fifth anniversary, we can share in some of the most dramatic and mesmerizing moments of …

Universe

First stars in universe were born 100 million years later than previously thought

The very first stars in the universe need to reset their birthday clocks: These ancient objects burst into existence more than 100 million years …

The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected

<i>This article co-written with Ken Goffman.</i><p>One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predictions …

Singularity

Rare system of five stars discovered

<b>Astronomers have discovered a very rare system of five connected stars.</b><p>The quintuplet consists of a pair of closely linked stars - binaries - one of which has a lone companion; it is the first known system of its kind.<p>The pair of stars orbit around a mutual centre of gravity, but are separated by …

NASA Is Seriously Considering Terraforming Part of the Moon With Robots

The robots shall inherit the moon<p>Announced yesterday, NASA is moving ahead with funding to study several ambitious space research projects, including one that would transform an inhospitable lunar crater into a habitat for robots — and eventually, human explorers. Located on the moon’s South Pole, …

Robotics

How laboratory-grown organs will transform our lives

Most babies born in 1900 died before the age of 50; 100 years later life expectancy in the UK now exceeds 80 years, with the number of over-65s expected to double by 2030. This trend is radically changing the age demographics of the population and creating a new set of challenges for engineers. One …

Elasticity

Mars: five big mysteries still left to solve on the Red Planet

After Nasa announces there is liquid water on Mars, what other mysterious discoveries can we expect to solve on the Red Planet?<p><b>Following Nasa's announcement of liquid water on Mars</b><b>,</b> we have looked at some of the other theories about what is left to be discovered on the Red Planet.<p>There are several …

Paranormal

Volkswagen cuts its first €1 billion, starts technology overhaul

Scandal-plagued Volkswagen AG (VKLAY) said its flagship VW brand will roll out more environmentally-friendly electric and hybrid cars and switch all …

NASA unveiled a new prototype of the crowdsourced spacesuit astronauts will wear on Mars

It’s not as sleek or form-fitting as the spacesuit worn by Matt Damon in <i>The Martian</i>, but it’s certainly something. NASA has released the latest photos of its Z-2 spacesuit prototype—an early model of what astronauts will ultimately wear as they traverse the dusty surface of Mars (and, perhaps, …

Space Science

Training The Immune System To Fight Cancer Has 19th-Century Roots

A novel immunotherapy drug is credited for successfully treating former President Jimmy Carter's advanced melanoma. Instead of killing cancer cells, these drugs boost the patient's immune system, which does the job instead.<p>Immunotherapy is cutting-edge cancer treatment, but the idea dates back more …

Immune System

Europe wants to build a village on the moon

The International Space Station, as amazing as it is, isn’t going to be around forever—or even for very long. Sometime in the 2020s, the program will come to an end. Europe has been thinking about where it will carry out space research after this date, and it’s aiming high. At the moon.<p>We’ve known …

Space Exploration

SpaceX just announced more details about its Hyperloop test track

Musk's company SpaceX announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with the global design and construction firm AECOM to design and build its one-mile Hyperloop test track located adjacent to the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.<p>The test track will be used for the upcoming Hyperloop pod …

High-speed Rail

Scientists identify 'ground zero' for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have identified "ground zero" for Alzheimer’s in the brain: the place the disease appears to strike first and a region they say may be more important to keep sharp than previously thought.<p>The locus coeruleus, a small part of the brainstem, is the first region of the brain to exhibit tau …

Buzz Aldrin: We'll get to Mars by 2040, but that's the easy part

Second man to set foot on the moon, 86, believes getting to the planet would not be so difficult<p>The planet Mars may be around 250 million miles away, but getting there is the easy part, according to astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.<p>The American, who in 1969 became the second man to set foot on the …

Why Is Russia Pointing Nuclear Missiles at Asteroids?

Chelyabinsk meteor caught on car dashcam, Feb. 15, 2013. Image source: Aleksandr Ivanov via Wikimedia Commons.<p>On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, the asteroid 99942 Apophis came within 0.1 astronomical units (A.U.) of striking Earth, carrying a force of 100,000 Hiroshima bombs, and potentially wiping out …

Asteroids

“Here’s what I’ve learned so far dogfighting in the F-35”: a JSF pilot’s first-hand account

A Norwegian pilot shared his experience flying mock aerial combat with the F-35.<p>As we reported last year, the debate between F-35 supporters and …

Aviation

NASA’s New X-Planes Will Be Seriously Cool

NASA will reportedly soon request money to build a new line of efficient and environmentally friendly X-planes.<p>NASA will ask for a $3.7 billion budget increase over the next decade. The planes are part of a 10-year plan called the New Aviation Horizons Initiative, reports <i>Ars Technica</i>.<p>One of the …

How astronomers could find the 'real' planet Krypton

<b>(CNN) —</b> The search for exoplanets, worlds orbiting stars other than our own, has become a major field of research in the last decade -- with nearly 2,000 such planets discovered to date. So the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice got me thinking: does Superman's home planet of Krypton …

Universe

Digital Photos Capture Paint Swirling in Water

Alex Nero’s digital photographs create Rorschach-like images that explore the human psyche.<p><b>This article was originally published on April 17, 2016 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Water continues to be a source of inspiration for artists, both aesthetically and as a tool in their art-making. Alex Nero …

Blood test shows chance of suffering heart attack within five years

A simple blood test could warn people whether they are likely to suffer a heart attack within five years, scientists believe.<p>Researchers have discovered that high levels of antibodies – molecules produced by the immune system – are linked to a low risk of heart problems, regardless of other risk …

Medicine

Einstein's 100-year-old theory is helping us map the universe in never-before-seen detail

In the theory, space and time are a fabric, permeating even the furthest reaches of the universe.<p>As matter and energy press down on this fabric, they actually change its geometry.<p>This, Einstein said, is what causes gravity. As massive objects such as the sun press down on the fabric of spacetime, …

Tracking Venus in 2016 and ’17

Looking for Venus? It’ll soon come into view in the west after sunset. This video tracks Venus from when it reappears again by mid-July, 2016 … to …

Astronomy

Antikythera Mechanism, World's First Computer, May Have Been Used to Predict the Future

The world's oldest computer was probably used as a teaching aid and a mechanism to predict future astronomical events, according to new research.<p>This …

The ESA’s space junk collection plan involves shooting large nets at derelict satellites

The collision of American satellite Iridium 33 with Russian satellite Kosmos-2251 in 2009 created thousands of pieces of space debris larger than …

23-million-year-old brown dwarf flashes brighter than the sun's most powerful flares

Although astronomers often refer to brown dwarfs as "failed stars," scientists at the University of Delaware have discovered that at least one of …

Universe

Could a satellite fall on your head?

As the amount of orbiting space junk increases, what happens when it drops from the sky? German scientists are trying to find out.<p>“This is not the crazy stuff,” says Sebastian Willems, as the researcher leads me past a glass case full of futuristic models of sleek silver spaceplanes at the German …

Space Exploration

Sinema Rolls Out Summer Drink Menu

I first met Sinema beverage director Ryan Yamada when he was behind the stick at Embers. At the time he was a new…