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Earth, moon about 60 million years older than previously thought
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Earth, moon about 60 million years older than previously thought

Researchers have found that the timing of the giant impact between Earth's ancestor and a planet-sized body occurred around 40 million years after the start of solar system formation.

Vulcan dreams shattered as Pluto's moons get Greek names
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Vulcan dreams shattered as Pluto's moons get Greek names

The discoverers of Pluto's two tiniest moons at the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California had initiated a competition named 'Pluto Rocks', in which they invited the public to vote for their favourite names.

Vulcan dreams shattered as Pluto's moons get Greek names
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Vulcan dreams shattered as Pluto's moons get Greek names

The discoverers of Pluto's two tiniest moons at the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California had initiated a competition named 'Pluto Rocks', in which they invited the public to vote for their favourite names.

Five decades, 100 missions: A timeline of Isro's journey
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Five decades, 100 missions: A timeline of Isro's journey

The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully completed its 100th mission in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh today. This is a timeline of its achievements.

Meet FACE, the most 'humane' robot ever
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Meet FACE, the most 'humane' robot ever

Scientists have edged closer to their goal of creating a human-like robot as they have designed one that can display dozens of human emotions ranging from happiness to fear.

Eureka moment as physicists celebrate discovery of Higgs Boson
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Eureka moment as physicists celebrate discovery of Higgs Boson

To cheers and standing ovations from scientists, the world's biggest atom smasher claimed the discovery of a new subatomic particle Wednesday, calling it "consistent" with the long-sought Higgs boson.

Eureka moment as physicists celebrate discovery of Higgs Boson
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Eureka moment as physicists celebrate discovery of Higgs Boson

To cheers and standing ovations from scientists, the world's biggest atom smasher claimed the discovery of a new subatomic particle Wednesday, calling it "consistent" with the long-sought Higgs boson.

30 June's last minute had 61 seconds
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30 June's last minute had 61 seconds

Horologists around the world have added a "leap second", making the final minute of June 30 last 61 seconds to compensate for Earth's wibbly-wobbly movements.

30 June's last minute had 61 seconds
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30 June's last minute had 61 seconds

Horologists around the world have added a "leap second", making the final minute of June 30 last 61 seconds to compensate for Earth's wibbly-wobbly movements.

Gear up for Venus Transit: Download the app!
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Gear up for Venus Transit: Download the app!

Those who have a smartphone, either an Android or iPhone device, can download this handy Transit of Venus app to check out the event.

Gear up for Venus Transit: Download the app!
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Gear up for Venus Transit: Download the app!

Those who have a smartphone, either an Android or iPhone device, can download this handy Transit of Venus app to check out the event.

Cosmic-crash: Milky Way will smash into Andromeda galaxy
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Cosmic-crash: Milky Way will smash into Andromeda galaxy

Want to know when the world will end? Well NASA has done all the maths required for that. The answer: the entire Milky Way galaxy will crash into the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy with a head-on hit — in 4 billion years.

Cosmic-crash: Milky Way will smash into Andromeda galaxy
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Cosmic-crash: Milky Way will smash into Andromeda galaxy

Want to know when the world will end? Well NASA has done all the maths required for that. The answer: the entire Milky Way galaxy will crash into the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy with a head-on hit - in 4 billion years.

New way to generate electricity: viruses
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New way to generate electricity: viruses

Scientists in from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have found a way to generate power using harmless viruses that convert mechanical energy into electricity.

New way to generate electricity: viruses
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New way to generate electricity: viruses

Scientists in from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have found a way to generate power using harmless viruses that convert mechanical energy into electricity.

New Microsoft device lets you control your PC with gestures
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New Microsoft device lets you control your PC with gestures

The controller will use the existing Speakers and microphone on your PC/netbook to help your computer respond to gestures.

New Microsoft device lets you control your PC with gestures
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New Microsoft device lets you control your PC with gestures

The controller will use the existing Speakers and microphone on your PC/netbook to help your computer respond to gestures.

Printing your own robot might soon be a possibility
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Printing your own robot might soon be a possibility

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT) is working on a project, to ensure that each person can get their own personal little robot using 3D printable technology.

Printing your own robot might soon be a possibility
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Printing your own robot might soon be a possibility

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT) is working on a project, to ensure that each person can get their own personal little robot using 3D printable technology.

Will Google glasses change the way we see?
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Will Google glasses change the way we see?

Search engine giant Google is developing a pair of electronic glasses that can stream information directly to the eyes of its user in real time.