Amsterdam to pilot world's first self-drive boats

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/21/2016 - 18:30

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands (PNN) - September 20, 2016 - Amsterdam's iconic canals may soon see the world's first driverless boats, doing everything from moving people and goods to providing "pop-up" bridges and cleaning up thousands of dumped bicycles, the project's scientists said.

Dolphins recorded having a conversation just like two people for first time

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/14/2016 - 16:50

FEODOSIA, Ukraine (PNN) - September 11, 2016 - Two dolphins have been recorded having a conversation for the first time after scientists developed an underwater microphone that could distinguish the animals' different "voices".

Meet the space train concept that can get to Mars in 2 days

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/14/2016 - 16:41

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada (PNN) - August 26, 2016 - Charles Bombardier, a Montreal-based innovator, has unveiled a concept for a hypothetical space train called Solar Express that can shuttle passengers and payloads between planets faster than any existing systems.

Pentagon chiefs fear Terminator could come true with advanced robot weapons wiping out humanity

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/07/2016 - 17:37

WASHINGTON (PNN) - September 5, 2016 - Robotic weapons have become so advanced that top military experts in the Fascist Police States of Amerika fear the plot of the science fiction film Terminator could come true.

Stem cells coaxed into regenerating bone while leaving out tumors

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/07/2016 - 17:28

SAN DIEGO, Kalifornia (PNN) - August 31, 2016 - A team of scientists at the University of Kalifornia, San Diego (UC San Diego) has found a simple but effective way of encouraging stem cells to regenerate bone tissue. With successful animal tests already in the bag, the findings could have a big impact on the treatment of bone defects, and for healing traumatic bone injuries.

Study suggests dogs know what you're saying

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/07/2016 - 17:25

BERLIN, Germany (PNN) - August 30, 2016 - Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man’s best friend really does understand some of what we’re saying.

Researchers in Hungary scanned the brains of dogs as they were listening to their trainer speaking to determine which parts of the brain they were using.

They found that dogs processed words with the left hemisphere and used the right hemisphere to process pitch - just like people.

Star in a jar: space-age fusion machine underway

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/07/2016 - 17:23

CULHAM, England (PNN) - August 30, 2016 - For more than half a century now, the world's top scientists have been trying to build a fusion device that would essentially replicate and miniaturize the power of the Sun. This so-called “star-in-a-jar” vision would provide the Earth with clean, safe and practically limitless energy - forever.

The exoplanet next door

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/31/2016 - 19:11

Astronomers have discovered evidence of a small, rocky planet orbiting our nearest star – and it may even be a bit like Earth. Nobody knows whether the planet, called Proxima b, could ever sustain life. The little planet orbits our sun’s nearest neighbouring star, Proxima Centauri, making it the closest exoplanet ever found.

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Is Earth being contacted by aliens?

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/31/2016 - 18:53

Mystery radio signals coming from a sun-like star baffle scientists.

LONDON, England (PNN) - August 29, 2016 - A spike in radio signals coming from the direction of a sun-like star has excited astronomers.

The signals seem to be originating from a star known as HD 164595 in the constellation Hercules, around 95 light years away.

Should we bring the woolly mammoth back to life?

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/31/2016 - 18:51

SANTA BARBARA, Kalifornia (PNN) - August 26, 2016 - While a real-life Jurassic Park may not be opening any time soon, bringing back more recently extinct species, like the woolly mammoth or the dodo, is a distinct possibility. But while scientists in the movie "were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should," real-world scientists are now considering the latter. With various “de-extinction” projects in the works right now, researchers at University of Kalifornia, Santa Barbara have published a paper analyzing the ecological benefits, risks and responsibilities of reintroducing once-extinct species into modern ecosystems.