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From transporters to tractor beams, Alice Udale-Smith discovers the space-age technology we’ve got today
This May sees the release of Star Trek Into Darkness. Directed by J. J. Abrams, trailers for this twelfth Star Trek film have been getting Trekkies very excited indeed...
The implications were that individual entangled particles don't exist in a particular state until they are measured, and that, once measured, the particles could somehow communicate their state to each ...
Campaigners say the Brazilian government is failing to protect one of the world's most endangered tribes.
The Awa people are believed to number just 450, but their territory has attracted thousands of loggers and settlers.
Last year a judge ordered all outsiders should leave the area within 12 months.
But the deadline has passed and no evictions have taken place, says indigenous rights group Survival International.
The Awa live in north eastern Brazil and survive ...
A bit of advice, should this ever come up: be wary of dubious physics theories. They can lead to murder.
In 1952, Bayard Peakes submitted a 33-page manuscript to a publication of the American Physical Society (APS).
Peakes had an unusual idea. He didn't believe electrons existed, and he had what he thought was a good explanation of why.
But the APS rejected his paper, deeming it "pointless".
Evidently, Peakes was fairly upset by this. ...
Image Credit: ESA / PACS / SPIRE / N. Schneider
Europe's Herschel space telescope has imaged one of the most popular subjects in the sky - the Horsehead Nebula - and its environs.
The distinctively shaped molecular gas cloud is sited some 1,300 light-years from Earth in the Constellation Orion.
It is in a region of space undergoing active star formation - something Herschel has been most keen to study.
The Hubble space observatory ...
The search for a far-off twin of Earth has turned up two of the most intriguing candidates yet.
Scientists say these new worlds are the right size and distance from their parent star, so that you might expect to find liquid water on their surface.
It is impossible to know for sure. Being 1,200 light-years away, they are beyond detailed inspection by current telescope technology.
But researchers tell Science magazine, they are an exciting discovery. ...
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