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10 of the Most Dangerous Space Walks Ever Done

The blockbuster film Gravity features one heart-stopping emergency in space after another, most of them outside the confines of a spacecraft. Real-life emergencies during extravehicular activity, or EVA, are more rare, but they do happen.<p>The blockbuster film <i>Gravity</i> features one heart-stopping …

Space Exploration

Top 4 keys to mastering moon phases

The most important key is to think of the moon as a world in space, with a day and night side.<p><b>Why does the moon seem to change its shape every night?</b> …

Astronomy

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German chancellor’s drone “attack” shows the threat of weaponized UAVs

Dutch researchers warn that the next time, that drone could explode.<p>At a campaign rally in Dresden on September 15, a small quadrocopter flew within …

Boeing turned a fighter jet into a drone

Its like transformers, but for real<p>Boeing has tinkered with an F–16 fighter jet and transformed it into a UAV with more capabilities than it would have with a human pilot at the controls. The adapted Lockhart–Martin aircraft, which hadn't flown in over a decade, made a solo flight above the Gulf of …

Scientists take big step towards universal flu vaccine

<b>Scientists say they have made a significant leap towards creating a vaccine that would protect against every form of flu.</b><p>The influenza virus is a constantly shifting target so seasonal flu vaccines rapidly become useless and new ones are needed each year.<p>A team at Imperial College London say they …

Almost half the jobs Americans thought were safe will soon be done by robots

Computers have been an important part of many industries for decades already and have replaced humans in many jobs. But a new wave of technological development means that even positions that we once saw as immune to computerization are now under threat.<p>In 1930, as the Great Depression spread across …

Anti-Skyscraper Concept Makes Building 'Invisible'

Skyscrapers

First mind-controlled bionic leg a 'groundbreaking' advance

After losing his lower right leg in a motorcycle accident four-and-a-half years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has been fitted with an artificial limb that uses neurosignals from his upper leg muscles to control the prosthetic knee and ankle. The motorized limb is the first thought-controlled bionic …