The future of NASA may be in doubt after a shortage of plutonium, which is needed for deep space missions, was uncovered by US officials.
NASA future ‘in doubt’ (+video)
International experts warned on Tuesday about security shortcomings at French and Belgian nuclear plants that make them vulnerable to attack, in a report commissioned by the Greenpeace group.
Greenpeace: French, Belgian nuclear plants vulnerable to attack
For the first time, scientists have determined the equation of state of an infinite chain of hydrogen atoms, which tells the amount of energy each hydrogen atom has, given the bond length between adjacent atoms.
Scientists address many-electron problem by modeling an infinite chain of hydrogen atoms
While burning coal today causes Earth to overheat, about 300 million years ago, the formation of coal brought the planet close to global glaciation.
Formation of coal almost turned our planet into snowball
Mars and moon exploration is to be supported by new UK Space Agency grants worth more than £3 million.
UK Space Agency commits £3m to investigating alien life on Mars
For years the scientific community has been on the hunt for the more well-known ‘dark matter’, which is a mysterious substance throughout the Universe the effects of which can be seen through its gravitational pull.
Scientists locate missing matter confirming theories about how Universe was born
NanoRacks announced that it had raised an undisclosed amount to support development of a commercial airlock module for the International Space Station.
NanoRacks raises funding for commercial airlock module
Co-founder of Tesla, Elon Musk, has warned that the singularity, the point in time where artificial intelligence (AI) overtakes the human race, is coming soon.
Tesla co-founder: AI will overtake human race
Western society is chronically sleep-deprived, according to a Nobel Prize winner specializing in circadian rhythms.
Nobel Prize winner: Western society suffering from chronic sleep deprivation
Experts from various African countries have called for innovation and creativity to ensure quality research that will help make relevant policies to handle various challenges facing the continent.
Africa must focus on research-based development

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