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Two Earlier Discovered Earth-Like Planets Do Not Exist, New Study Shows
Science & Tech  (tags: SciTech, Science, Space )

Ray
- 51 days ago - rt.com
A new study, focused on finding a sharper tool for discovering new - and maybe even potentially habitable planets - has apparently proved two of most probable candidates do not exist, even though the researcher says it was unintentional.
SPHERE Camera Will Identify New Planets By Looking Through Light Pollution
Science & Tech  (tags: Information Technology, SciTech, Science )

Ray
- 83 days ago - rt.com
Astronomers encouraged by a string of exciting discoveries now have reason to hope more luck will come their way with the debut of a new technology that promises to help them identify faraway planets located within a cluster of celestial bodies.
Milky Way, Andromeda Galaxies Set to Collide in Giant Game of Space Bumper Cars
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Physics, SciTech, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 87 days ago - rt.com
A short time ago, in a galaxy very, very close by, a NASA satellite thought it detected a gamma ray burst in Andromeda. It was a false alarm, but astronomers used the opportunity as a reminder that our galaxy and Andromeda are set for a head-on collision.
Melting of Antarctic Ice Sheet and 3-Meter Sea Level Rise Inevitable - Study
Science & Tech  (tags: Biology, Global warming, SciTech, Science, USA )

Ray
- 105 days ago - rt.com
Massive regions of the ice sheet that makes up West Antarctica have begun collapsing in a process that scientists have worried about for decades and fear is likely unstoppable.
Scientists Create 'Self-Healing' Plastic Inspired By Human Vascular System
Science & Tech  (tags: Accident, Biology, Nanotechnology, SciTech, USA )

Ray
- 109 days ago - rt.com
A new breakthrough in "self-healing" plastics has scientists looking forward to a future in which broken smartphones, utility pipes, and even satellites can repair themselves.
Discovery of 'Alien' DNA Hailed By Scientists, Raises Ethical Concerns
Science & Tech  (tags: Biology, Health, SciTech, Science, USA )

Ray
- 110 days ago - rt.com
American scientists have for the first time ever made it possible for an organism to survive with artificial DNA, making it more likely new medicines can be developed, while raising ethical concerns among some advocates.
White House's 'Identity Ecosystem' Spurs Suspicion of National ID Registry
Science & Tech  (tags: Information Technology, Intelligence, Internet, Law, Politics, SciTech, USA )

Ray
- 112 days ago - rt.com
The US government is reportedly considering a so-called "Identity Ecosystem" that, while promising to save time and money, has already riled privacy advocates worried about the government having too much biometric information at its disposal.
Nuclear-Scale Asteroid Blasts in Earth's Atmosphere Up to 10 Times 'More Common' Than Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: Russia, SciTech, Security, Space, USA )

Ray
- 126 days ago - rt.com
There have been 26 nuclear-scale asteroid explosions in the Earth's atmosphere between 2001 and 2013, according to a new report. The most powerful of the impacts was dozens of times the magnitude of the atom bomb that devastated Hiroshima, Japan in 1945.
IRS Awarded Contract to Surveillance Company That Tracks License Plates
Science & Tech  (tags: Intelligence, Police, SciTech, Security, USA, Vehicles )

Ray
- 129 days ago - rt.com
A California-based surveillance vendor that sells access to license plate databases and the devices that indiscriminately collect that information has been reportedly cashing checks from the Internal Revenue Service and other federal offices.
Is Water Flowing on Mars? NASA Presents New Evidence
Science & Tech  (tags: SciTech, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 195 days ago - rt.com
Researchers have unveiled new evidence which they say proves water could be flowing on Mars right now - a claim that could debunk the long-held belief that the Red Planet has been completely dry for billions of years.
New Evidence Proves Existence of Space Wind
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, SciTech, Science, Space )

Ray
- 417 days ago - rt.com
Scientists have revealed new evidence of space wind, confirming a theory proposed 20 years ago. 'Plasmaspheric wind' is an elusive phenomenon and its existence helps scientists understand how the atmosphere protects us from violent solar winds.
   

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