WASHINGTON, AP — President Barack Obama is proposing a new investment into research to map the human brain in hopes of unlocking some of its mysteries, a senior administration official says.
SF News – A greenish looking rock found last year in Morocco, is believed to have come from earth’s neighboring planet in the solar system, Mercury, say Scientists who studied a collection of 35 meteorites.
SF News – While Australians do not have a space agency, they are mining experts and are willing to invest to find new ways of scavenging materials; even if that would mean finding their ways into space. Owning some of the world’s major mining companies, Australians are now looking into Moon and other space bodies for resources.
SF News – Fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico found a two-headed fetus in the uterus of a female adult shark. The specimen that died after it was found was transferred to Michigan State University for examination by biologists.
SF News – A study of regions on our planet that have just recently been inhibited by mankind revealed that human advancement has helped the extinction of over one thousand bird species, says ecologist Richard Duncan of University of Canberra, Australia.
SF News - NASA’s rover Curiosity sent back some amazing data from the red planet following a drilling done on a rock. The data shows that the planet could have supported life at some point in past. That is about three billion years ago.
SF News – A completely gone ignored and unnoticed pair of tiny slippers, sitting in the Scottish University of Aberdeen collection for over hundred years, are now identified to have been owned by French Napoleon Bonaparte’s youngest sister, Princess Pauline Borghese.
SF News – Using what is called a Brain-Computer Interface technology or BCI, scientists at the University of Essex have been helping NASA with a new design test to control spacecrafts. The technology originally was intended to enable people with disabilities enter control commands into computers using only their brain waves without using their hands.
SF News – Dolphins are the only known living creatures, besides humans, that actually call out each other by names, says a study done by Royal Society. The animals have been observed to use specific names to summon loved once fallen separate.
SF News – Iranians seem to be Photoshop savvies, but they surely need some training before they can fake more technology advancements.
SF News – Mars colonists are registering with a Netherlands-based not-for-profit organization called Mars One to be among the first traveling to the red planet, Mars, in 2023. The travelers will be populating the first manned station on the planet called also ‘Mars One.’
SF News – Penn state police has developed a new Smartphone application to help it in receiving reports of suspicious activity. The application will allow Pennsylvania State residents take photos or write a note to the police directly.
SF News – The Hiriko Fold electric car is a new design for economy cars somewhat smaller that the smart car. But this vehicle can actually shrink and fold to fit one third of a parking space for a normal car.
SF News – A one billion Euro contract has been granted to STX of France for building of the largest recreational passenger boat (of Titanic type) ever. The boat will look like a floating city which would accommodate 6000 passengers along with over 2000 personnel.
SF News – A new high-speed train is in operation in China, reports the German Der Spiegel. The train will travel at about 275 kilometers per hour connecting Beijing to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
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