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 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:56:36 -0500

New dinosaur species found in museum collection
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:32:00 -0500A British palaeontologist has discovered a new species of dinosaur while studying fossils in a Canadian museum. Pentaceratops aquilonius was related to Triceratops and lived at the end of the Cretaceous Period, around 75 million years ago. Jim Drury reports.


Bolivian recycling initiative turns plastic waste into school furniture
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:05:00 -0500Innovative recycling project in La Paz separates city waste and converts plastic garbage into school furniture made from 'plastiwood'. Tara Cleary reports.


Pet dogs to be used in anti-ageing trial
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:08:00 -0500Researchers in the United States are preparing to discover whether a drug commonly used in human organ transplants can extend the lifespan and health quality of pet dogs.


Flying enthusiast converts real-life aircraft cockpit into simulator
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:29:00 -0500A virtual flying enthusiast converts parts of a written-off Airbus aircraft into a working flight simulator in his northern Slovenian home. Jim Drury reports.


Double-arm transplant recipient thanks doctors in Boston
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:00:00 -0500Will Lautzenheizer, a quadruple amputee following a streptococcal infection, received a double-arm transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Nathan Frandino reports.


After the Virgin Galactic tragedy the future of space travel (RAND, Politics Aside)
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:58:00 -0500A panel discussion with Cady Coleman, astronaut, NASA; Simonetta Di Pippo, director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs; and George T. Whitesides, CEO, Virgin Galactic.


3D map of Antarctic sea ice to shed light on climate change
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:26:00 -0500A multinational group of scientists have released the first ever detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice. Using an underwater robot equipped with sonar, the researchers mapped the underside of a massive area of sea ice to gauge the impact of climate change. Ben Gruber reports.


Car park solution for flexible green energy
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:32:00 -0500A British solar power start-up says that by covering millions of existing car park spaces around the UK with flexible solar panels, the country's power problems could be solved. Suzannah Butcher reports.


Mobile phones to get handy upgrade
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:16:00 -0500Computer Scientists at the University of Washington are developing a radar-like system that will allow users to control their wireless devices with hand gestures. The system uses the reflection of radio waves to track hand movements and translate them into commands. Ben Gruber reports.


Shape-shifting architecture that responds to heat
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:51:00 -0500Architectural research students in Barcelona showcase a prototype of a shape-shifting building which expands and contracts as heat is applied. Amy Pollock reports.


Inflatable incubator cuts cost of neonatal care
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:33:00 -0500A British university student has designed an inflatable incubator to provide a low-cost solution to premature birth care. He hopes his design will help save the lives of babies in refugee camps and the developing world. Suzannah Butcher reports.


3D fun improves child therapy in Poland
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:12:00 -0500Scientists in Poland are helping children with autism and Down's Syndrome better focus on therapeutic exercises by taking them out of their real world environment and into a specially-designed 3D cave in which their imagination can flourish. Jim Drury reports.


Military dog handlers to get virtual assistance
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:57:00 -0500Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory are creating interactive video games to help military dog handlers stay sharp. Nathan Frandino reports.


Rwandan farmers adopt energy efficient biogas system
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 04:10:00 -0500A project in Rwanda is encouraging farmers to use a new technology known as 'FlexiBiogas' that generates methane gas from cow dung and transfers it into cooking fuel. Sharon Reiech reports.


Tick saliva could help combat cancer, say Brazilian researchers
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 04:09:00 -0500Brazilian doctors hope a compound found in a common blood-sucking tick can be used to break down cancerous tumours in humans after successful results in laboratory animals. Tara Cleary has more.


Time-lapse: Orion spacecraft's arrival at launch pad
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:10:00 -0500NASA's new Orion spacecraft arrived at its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ahead of its first spaceflight. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


ESA confident about comet probe's mission despite technical glitch
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:29:00 -0500The European Space Agency says harpoons designed to anchor its probe to a comet "were not fired," but that the vehicle appears stable and ready to begin experiments. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


Facetime Fido when you're away from home
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:17:00 -0500A teenager invents a device that allows dog owners to online video chat with their pooch. Jennifer Davis reports.


World’s first solar-powered bike path opens
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:04:00 -0500The Dutch finance minister opens the world's first public bicycle path that generates electricity. Inventors of SolaRoad say their technology is a major step towards a sustainable mobility system that could help power traffic lights and electric cars within five years. Jim Drury reports.



 

 

 
 

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