Schemes to control climate change could backfire, warn scientists

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© Patrimonio Designs Limited | Dreamstime.com Schemes to deliberately manipulate the Earth’s climate could prove useless, and at worst harmful, claims a new study. The strategies include reflecting sunlight from space, adding lime to the oceans, and irrigating vast expanses of the North African and Australian deserts to grow trees. Known as geoengineering, More...

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By admin On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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Scientists Use Sound Waves To Levitate, Manipulate Matter

Image by Evan Brant A team of researchers in Switzerland have developed a way of levitating and transporting small objects using nothing but sound. Using ultrasonic waves – that is, sound waves whose frequency More...

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By admin On Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
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NASA Issues 2013 Call For Visionary Advanced Technology Concepts

Credit: NASA NASA’s Space Technology Program is looking for visionary advanced concepts. This year’s annual call for NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts Program (NIAC) is seeking proposals for More...

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By Chris Williams On Friday, July 27th, 2012
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Z-1, NASA’s first new spacesuit in 20 years

(C) NASA NASA has revealed its first new spacesuit in 20 years, the Z-1 prototype. Not only is it packed with way more tech than its predecessor – which dates back to the pre-internet era – it also acts as an More...

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By Chris Williams On Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
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Nanotechnology is ancient history

Credit: Archit Patel In the antiquities, nanoparticles were used by the Damascans to create swords with exceptionally sharp edges and the Romans to craft iridescent glassware. So were these archaic artisans also More...

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By Rhys Furmage On Thursday, April 19th, 2012
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Sonic Screwdriver One Step Closer

Image credit: Tony Buser - flikr - Creative Commons Doctor Who’s Sonic Screwdriver has come one step closer to reality as a new prototype built by physicists at the University of Dundee,  can manipulate objects, More...

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By Chris Williams On Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
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Scientist beams up a real ‘Star Trek’ tricorder

Credit: dave_7 derivative work: El Carlos Starships, warp speed, transporters, phasers. Think Star Trek technology is only the stuff of fiction? Think again. Dr. Peter Jansen, a PhD graduate of the Cognitive Science More...

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By Chris Williams On Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
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‘Invisibility’ Cloak Could Protect Buildings

Mathematicians from Mannchester have developed a theory for a cloaking device which could protect buildings from the affects of earthquakes.  Until recently the theory of invisibility cloaks has been seen as science More...