ISS-bound resupply rocket explodes mid-launch

ISS-bound resupply rocket explodes mid-launch

The skies above the Eastern Shore of Virginia were filled with a massive fireball on Tuesday after an unmanned commercial rocket, which was supposed to bring fresh supplies to the people aboard the International Space Station, exploded just a few short seconds after it began it’s ascension. According to The New York Times, the Antares rocket, developed by Orbital Sciences on a contract from NASA, was carrying over 5,000 pounds of fresh supplies, science experiments, and equipment when it lifted off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in … [Read More...]

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Ambulance drones could save heart attack victims

Ambulance drones could save heart attack victims

Alec Momont, a graduate student at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, has created a prototype drone that will be able to autonomously navigate a location in just a few short minutes and deliver a defibrillator to people in need, according to PCWorld. The drone could prove … [Read More...]

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Doctors can now conduct fecal transplants orally. Hooray?

Doctors can now conduct fecal transplants orally. Hooray?

Clostridium difficile colitis, a type of infectious diarrhea, is so painful and unbearable that people who are infected often need to go to hospital in order treat it. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that somewhere around 14,000 Americans die of causes … [Read More...]

Genes could be responsible for coffee addiction

Genes could be responsible for coffee addiction

A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health and researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston has found that genes may be partly responsible for the addiction to coffee that has made it one of the most popular drinks in the world. In a massive analysis of more than 120,000 … [Read More...]

Scientists are close to human trials for lab-grown penises

Scientists are close to human trials for lab-grown penises

A team of scientists that’s led by Professor Anthony Atala of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Carolina has successfully grown penises in a laboratory. Not only that, the team claims that these lab-grown penises could be tested on humans within the next five years and … [Read More...]

Microsoft’s Project Spark enables anyone to create their own video game

Microsoft’s Project Spark enables anyone to create their own video game

Microsoft’s sandbox video game creator Project Spark has finally left beta and been officially released for Windows 8.1 and the Xbox One. Users of these two platforms can now download the game’s free-to-play client, or can purchase the Project Spark Starter Pack when it launches on the Xbox One in … [Read More...]

First Sikorsky S-97 Raider has been unveiled

First Sikorsky S-97 Raider has been unveiled

The future of helicopters has arrived, courtesy of Sikorsky Aircraft. The Connecticut-based aircraft manufacturer has unveiled the first two S-97 Raider prototypes, a new light-attack helicopter which uses a “coaxial design” that Sikorsky has developed as a replacement for the United States … [Read More...]

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Safest SUVs for 2015

Buying a car brings with it a lot of different issues to consider and at the top of the list generally are safety and fuel efficiency. Many want to know they have purchased a vehicle that is going to keep them and their passengers safe as well as be filled with the most advanced driver information … [Read More...]

Some of Earth’s water is older than the solar system itself

Some of Earth’s water is older than the solar system itself

Earth’s abundance of water is what sets our planet apart from other planets in our solar system. It’s what makes life possible, but where the hell did it all come from? According to a new study, somewhere between 30% and 50% of the water on Earth was created more than 4.5 billion years ago, meaning … [Read More...]

MIT has developed a submersible, contraband-sniffing robot

MIT has developed a submersible, contraband-sniffing robot

Smugglers have been transporting contraband over the sea for centuries, and it’s become a favored transportation method for many reasons. For starters, it’s easier to transport goods across the sea than it is by land, but more importantly, it’s hard to patrol and entire coastline. However, thanks to … [Read More...]

Stone tool-making may have arisen independently outside of Africa

Stone tool-making may have arisen independently outside of Africa

According to a new study, early humans may have developed an advanced way of crafting stone tools, something once thought to have only originated in Africa, independently in other places. The researchers behind the study suggest that their finding provide evidence that this ancient technology didn’t … [Read More...]

Scientists have found a complex organic molecule in interstellar space

Scientists have found a complex organic molecule in interstellar space

Scientists have discovered a new kind of organic molecule in a giant gas cloud all the way out in interstellar space, indicating that more complex molecules, which are the core building blocks of life, can potentially form outside of Earth, and could even be widespread in space. The discovery … [Read More...]