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"Soon" is the watchword. Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides says his passenger rocket plane should get into sub-orbital space within the next few months. Finally.
It's been a long road for the project, but you get the sense now that the light really could be starting to grow at the end of the tunnel.
Whitesides, who's always preferred to talk about "milestones" rather than "schedules", mentions the ...
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The artworks are in a rural area on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi.
Until now, paintings this old had been confirmed in caves only in Western Europe.
Researchers tell the journal Nature that the Indonesian discovery transforms ideas about how humans first developed the ability to produce art.
Australian and Indonesian scientists have dated layers of stalactite-like growths that have formed over coloured outlines of human hands.
Early artists made ...
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An international expedition says it has made further, remarkable finds at the site of the Antikythera shipwreck.
The vessel, which dates from 70-60BC, was famously first identified by Greek sponge divers more than 100 years ago.
Its greatest treasure is the remains of a geared "computer" that was used to calculate the positions of astronomical objects.
The new archaeological investigations have retrieved tableware, ship components, ...
The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to a trio of scientists in Japan and the US for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs).
Professors Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura made the first blue LEDs in the early 1990s.
This enabled a new generation of bright, energy-efficient white lamps, as well as colour LED screens.
The winners will share prize money of eight million kronor (£0.7m).
They were named ...
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Sound design is often the unsung hero of video games. But when developers get it right, primal instincts are triggered, helping immerse players in the action. Below, the brains behind the soundscapes of five of this year's biggest releases discuss their art in exclusive interviews with the BBC:
Skulking through the corridors of Alien: Isolation's derelict space station you strain to pick out the footsteps of the 9ft-creature hunting you ...
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