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EM drive: travel to the Moon in 4 hours, Mars in 70 days

Moon space travel

Day trips to the moon could soon be a reality after scientists confirmed a new propulsion drive, once thought “impossible” to build, actually works and could take punters to the lunar world in just four hours. The electromagnetic propulsion drive (EM Drive) was developed by British scientist Roger Shawyer in …

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Nestle, Mars and Hershey use child slaves to make your chocolate

Hershey Nestle Mars child slaves cocao chocolate

The Milton Hershey School in Pennsylvania is one of the wealthiest education centers in the world. Founded in 1909 as an orphanage for “male Caucasian” boys, it was awarded 30 percent of the company’s future earnings by Milton S. Hershey upon his death. Thanks to the success of Kit-Kats, Reese’s, …

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NASA confirms that water flows on Mars

NASA water flows on Mars

New findings from NASA‘s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ebb …

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Spacecraft detects snow falling on Mars!

A spacecraft orbiting Mars has detected carbon dioxide snow falling on the Red Planet, making Mars the only body in the solar system known to host this weird weather phenomenon. The snow on Mars fell from clouds around the planet’s south pole during the Martian winter spanning 2006 and 2007, with scientists …

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Mars rover Opportunity finds traces of ‘drinkable’ water

Rover Mars water

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has made what may be its greatest discovery: Proof freshwater once existed on the Red Planet. The rover’s previous discoveries over the last nine years suggest that water on Mars was acidic. Since 2011, the solar-powered six-wheel Opportunity has explored the Endeavour Crater, the largest of …

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NASA’s Curiosity rover finds more strange bright objects on Mars

Mars rover sample

NASA’s Curiosity rover took three scoops from a small Martian sand dune and found several bright particles in the soil. Scientists think these are unrelated to the odd bright object that Curiosity saw last week, which turned out to be plastic that fell from the probe, and are probably indigenous Martian mineral flecks. …

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Elon Musk: AI could be more dangerous than nukes

Elon Musk

Elon Musk thinks solar power and electric cars are the future, and that we should get to work building humanity’s second home on Mars as soon as possible. But the billionaire techno-optimist continues to speak out about what he sees as the dangers of a future filled with super-intelligent machines. …

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Elon Musk plans to bring the internet into space

SpaceX CRS-5 Dragon

The SpaceX CEO wants to build a satellite network high above Earth that would speed up the Internet and bring access to underserved communities. And he’ll use the profits to help colonize Mars. Elon Musk, the man who’s determined to move our civilization to Mars, will also tackle creating an …

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How Long Until We Live in an Electric Car World?

The auto industry is changing. It may not be as exciting as the development of flying cars, submarine hybrids like in James Bond or fully driverless vehicles (though these could all become reality sooner than we think). The current change sweeping auto manufacturers, drivers and dealerships is the electric car …

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Alien life proven? Scientists claim fossilized algae inside meteorite

Fossilized algae recently discovered inside a Sri Lankan meteorite could finally prove the existence of extra-terrestrial life, claim the authors of the new paper. In a recently published article in the Journal of Cosmology titled “Fossil Diatoms in a New Carbonaceous Meteorite”, scientists from the UK and Sri Lanka claim …

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Shooter James Holmes and the DARPA connection (MK Ultra victim)

Appearing on the Alex Jones Show today, investigative journalist Wayne Madsen said accused shooter James Holmes had a number of links to U.S. government-funded research centers, including the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency, or DARPA. James Holmes was one of six recipients of a National Institutes of Health Neuroscience Training Grant at …

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Rich list: 80 people with more money than 1/2 of humanity

Super rich elite yacht

Since the “financial repression,” the most powerful people have only gotten more powerful. A 2013 Oxfam report found that 80 people had as much wealth as 1/2 of humanity, and a few months later Forbes said the number had dropped to 67. Many of us asked who exactly these people are, …

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America’s debt vizualized

We kicked butt in the Olympics and landed on Mars. It’s been a pretty good month of the United States but with the elections coming up around the corner our economy has become a major battle between Romney and Obama. The fact is our great country owes a lot of …

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Secret space program shows its hand

Who dumps technology more advanced than NASA on to NASA and thinks nothing of it? This admission of at least this segment of a secretive space program is quite revealing. It will probably slip by mainstream media, but sit up and take notice, this is a serious admission here. NASA …

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The world according to the global power brokers

World-Map

When the World Economic Forum released its 2013 Global Risks Report earlier this year, it included an interesting array of proposals which should raise eyebrows and be taken very seriously. The World Economic Forum (WEF) used risk management exercises to address many of the challenges that we all know about …

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11 emerging scientific fields that everyone should know about

There was a time when science could be broken down into neat-and-tidy disciplines — straightforward things like biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy. But as science advances, these fields are becoming increasingly specialized and interdisciplinary, leading to entirely new avenues of inquiry. Here are 11 emerging scientific fields you should know …

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Water on Earth is older than the Sun

Scientists have discovered that the life-giving water of Earth predates the formation of the Sun – and there could be a lot more of it out there. Water is essential to life on Earth and likely indicator for alien life as well, which is why so much of the world’s space missions and astronomical …

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