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It Comes From Space to Solve our Energy Problems

GreenFuel Technologies Corporation, a start-up company in Cambridge Massachusetts, wants to use little green algae to cleanse the smoke from polluting smokestacks, converting it back into bio-fuels such as ...

Mar 11, 2006 feature
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Interstellar Spaceflight: Is It Possible?

With current space travel limited to just a few robotic probes visiting nearby planets, how realistic is it to think about reaching the nearest stars? For the short term, not very – especially when we speak ...

Dec 07, 2005 feature
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Manned vs. Unmanned Space Exploration (Part 2)

Watching the Apollo landings on the moon as a child I could hardly have imagined I was seeing the end of an era – that of manned exploration of space. Shuttle trips to low earth orbit not withstanding; the ...

Nov 25, 2005 feature
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Manned vs. Unmanned Space Exploration (Part 1)

Watching the Apollo landings on the moon as a child I could hardly have imagined I was seeing the end of an era – that of manned exploration of space. Shuttle trips to low earth orbit not withstanding; the ...

Nov 23, 2005 feature
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How to find a black hole

Black holes. Just the name evokes mystery and intrigue. But do they really exist? Scientists have discovered at least 20 objects in 20 different galaxies that are potential black holes and may contain event hor ...

Oct 20, 2005 feature
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Unlocking the organic composition of ancient asteroids

New technology discovers primitive organic matter in 4.5 billion year old meteorites Meteorites contain fragments of asteroids brought about by collisions within the asteroid belt. These meteorites have not been exposed ...

Oct 07, 2005 feature
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LCROSS Impact Finds Water on the Moon

(PhysOrg.com) -- The argument that the moon is a dry, desolate place no longer holds water. Secrets the moon has been holding, for perhaps billions of years, are now being revealed to the delight of scientists ...

Nov 13, 2009
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How did the universe begin?

One of the most interesting questions considered by astrophysicists deals with the start of our universe. Indeed, there is a great deal of speculation on the subject, with different theories about how the universe began, ...

Jun 24, 2008 feature
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