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Do Antarctica’s Dense Ice Sheets Harbour Lethal Amounts Of Methane?


A photograph of the snow surface at Dome C Station, Antarctica, it is representative of the majority of the continent’s surface. The photo was taken from the top of a tower, 32 m above the surface. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) UK – Concern over the potential existence of vast amounts of methane underneath Antarctic ice sheets [...]

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in Sci/Tech | Read More »

New Game App Will Educate About Alzheimer’s Disease


PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease/image via Wikipedia UK – Through collaboration, UK scientists and a top games designer are seeking to produce a game app that may assist in educating and enlightening the younger generation about Alzheimer’s disease. University of Essex scientists, led by Dr Jody Mason, have partnered with Gareth [...]

July 14th, 2012 | Posted in Sci/Tech | Read More »

The Orbital Olympics: The Alternative Olympic Games


Official portrait image of JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide of Japan, mission specialist of STS-124. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Astronauts working at the International Space Station (ISS) from the middle of July onwards are planning to hold their own version of the Olympic Games in space. This orbital sporting event has been specially arranged to mark the [...]

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in Sci/Tech | Read More »

High Prize Awaits City Of The Future


English: David Willetts speaking at the Big Society policy launch, Coin St, London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) UK – £24m of Government funding has been promised to one enterprising British city. The Future Cities Demonstrator competition to find ‘a city for the future’ was launched earlier this week by The Technology Strategy Board (TSB).  To be [...]

June 14th, 2012 | Posted in Sci/Tech | Read More »

The Dragon Boldly Ventures Into Space


Falcon 9 launches with first Dragon spacecraft/Image via Wikipedia USA – History has been made this week with the successful arrival of The Dragon capsule to the International Space Station. The Dragon,19 feet high by 12 feet wide, was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on 22nd May. This was its [...]

May 27th, 2012 | Posted in Sci/Tech | Read More »