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Comet Dust Reveals Jupiter Secrets

HONOLULU (UPI) — U.S. scientists say studies of tiny grains of a comet brought to Earth in 2006 have revealed clues that help date the formation of the planet Jupiter. Researchers at the University of Hawaii said particles from comet 81P/Wild 2 returned to Earth by NASA’s Stardust spacecraft indicate Jupiter formed more than three […]

Across The U.S. On 10 Gallons Of Gas?

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (UPI) — A U.S. academic says he believes he can drive across the United States from coast to coast on 10 gallons of gasoline and will begin the attempt Saturday. Agriscientist Cliff Ricketts of Middle Tennessee State University will set out to drive the approximately 2,532-mile distance from Savannah and Tybee Island, Ga., […]

$35 Computer Goes On Sale In Britain

CAMBRIDGE, England (UPI) — A credit-card-sized low-cost computer designed to help teach children to code has gone on sale in Britain, its developers say. The Raspberry Pi is a bare-bones computer created by volunteers mostly drawn from academia and the British tech industry hope the machines could help reverse a lack of programming skills in […]

U.S. Proposes Funding For Offshore Wind

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. government announced $180 million may be available in a six-year initiative aimed at developing the offshore wind energy sector. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said an initial $20 million was committed this year as part of a six-year strategy to support offshore wind energy installations. “These investments are critical to […]

Space Station On Another Planet Suggested

MOSCOW (UPI) — An international space station could be built on another planet rather than in Earth orbit, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said. “Is there a reason to continue the ISS program, as the station rotates around the Earth?” Rogozin asked at a conference on the future of space exploration. “Maybe it would […]

People Won’t Wait For ‘Slow’ Web Pages

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (UPI) — Internet users waiting for a Web page to load find a delay of even just milliseconds too long, engineers at U.S. search giant Google say. A delay of 400 milliseconds, about the blink of an eye, causes people to search less, they said. “Subconsciously, you don’t like to wait,” Arvind […]

Fossils Of Giant 1-Inch Fleas Unearthed

PARIS (UPI) — Fossils discovered in China suggest prehistoric fleas up to an inch long may have fed on feathered dinosaurs, an international team of researchers says. Fossils of several of the blood-sucking insects were unearthed at two sites in China, with females almost an inch long and males about half that size, Britain’s The […]

New Camera Can Re-Focus Blurry Pictures

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — A digital camera that looks like no other will allow users to focus or refocus pictures on a computer after they are taken, its California manufacturer says. Silicon Valley startup company Lytro has begun shipping a camera it says will take “living pictures” that can be manipulated after the fact in […]

‘Earthshine’ Technique May Find Alien Life

GARCHING, Germany (UPI) — Signs of life on Earth revealed by sunlight reflected onto the moon by our planet could be a way to spot alien life in the universe, European scientists say. Astronomers have analyzed this reflected light to look for signs of life, or biosignatures, including specific combinations of gases in Earth’s atmosphere […]

Study Identifies Threats To Marine Turtles

SOLOMONS, Md. (UPI) — A study of leatherback turtles has found potential danger zones in the Pacific Ocean where fishing activities could threaten the animals, U.S. researchers say. The largest sea turtle in the world, leatherbacks can grow to more than 6 feet in length, but they are also one of the most threatened turtle […]

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