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Human Health On Mars Mission Discussed

MOSCOW (UPI) — Future astronauts spending time on the surface of Mars may face radiation exposure levels that could increase the risk of DNA damage, Russian scientists say. Other heath risks could also be possible with increased levels, they said. “According to our estimates, researchers on the surface of Mars can expect a number of […]

Glasses Can Show Movie Subtitles

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UPI) — Sony says its new Access Glasses will give deaf and hearing-impaired moviegoers closed captioned text in their direct line of sight for both 2D and 3D movies. Sony has announced a partnership with Regal Entertainment that will see the glasses in Regal’s digitized theaters across the United States, boxofficemagazine.com reported. The […]

Study: Women Drive Romantic Relationships

OXFORD, England (UPI) — Women make cellphone calls to their spouse more than any other person, suggesting pair-bonding is more important to women than men, British researchers say. Men, in contrast, call their spouse most often for the first seven years of their relationship but then shift their focus to other friends, researchers at Oxford […]

Endangered Eagle Hatched In Philippines

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (UPI) — A Pinsker’s Hawk-Eagle chick hatched at a wildlife center in the Philippines is the first example of the species to be born in captivity, conservationists say. The Pinsker’s Hawk-Eagle, a genus of eagles found mainly in tropical Asia and in the Philippines, is considered endangered due to the loss of […]

Rare Earth Recycling Set Up In Japan

TOKYO (UPI) — Honda and the Japan Metals & Chemicals Co. say they’ve established the world’s first process to extract rare earth metals from used parts in Honda products. Honda and Japan Metals & Chemicals will begin before the end of the month extracting rare earth metals from used nickel-metal hydride batteries collected from Honda […]

Asteroid Mission Gets Extension Go-Ahead

PASADENA, Calif. (UPI) — NASA says it is extending by 40 days its Dawn spacecraft mission exploring the giant asteroid Vesta, the second-most-massive object in the main asteroid belt. The mission extension will allow Dawn to continue its scientific observations at Vesta until Aug. 26, while still arriving at its second destination, the dwarf planet […]

Britain Releases Historic Code Papers

LONDON (UPI) — The British government says it is releasing two 70-year-old papers by computer pioneer Alan Turing on the theory of code breaking. It is believed Turing wrote the papers during World War II while at Britain’s code-breaking center at Bletchley Park working to crack German Enigma codes. The fact the contents had been […]

Cellphones May Someday See Through Walls

DALLAS (UPI) — U.S. scientists say they’ve developed an imaging chip that could turn cellphones into devices to see through walls, wood, plastics, paper and other objects. Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas say their research builds on two scientific advances; the ability to tap into an unused range in the electromagnetic spectrum, […]

Citizen Scientists To Help Study Asteroids

GREENBELT, Md. (UPI) — NASA says a new program will enlist the help of amateur astronomers to discover near-Earth objects with orbits that occasionally bring them close to Earth. The citizen science project called “Target Asteroids!” starting Wednesday will support NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission scheduled for launch in 2016 that will study material from an asteroid. […]

Americans’ ‘Green’ Attitudes Declining

NEW YORK (UPI) — “Green” attitudes and behaviors regarding the environment have been declining in Americans since 2009, a poll indicates. A Harris Poll tracking attitudes about the environment and engagement in various environmentally friendly or “green” behaviors, including those capable of saving consumers money, found an ongoing decline, a Harris release said Thursday. In […]

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