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Experts were skeptical of Lockheed Martin Corp.‘s claims this week that it plans to build a fusion reactor small enough to fit on the back of a truck over the next decade.
The Bethesda, Maryland-based company — the world’s largest defense contractor, known for its stealth fighter jets and guided missiles — on Wednesday announced that it would test a compact fusion reactor in less than a year, build a prototype in five years and ...
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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, ...
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