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Private Space Firm Successfully Tests Reusuable Rocket; Star Trek Takes Off (ST+1=83%)

Posted December 26th, 2012 Hopping Rockets Reach New Heights Space X rocket reusability test on 12/17/2012 at McGregor, Texas. By Joe Pappalardo (Popular Mechanics) A good year for SpaceX is coming to a close with another impressive achievement. Today Elon Musk’s Read More >

Warming West Antarctic Ice Sheet Threatens Global Sea Levels; Armageddon/Waterworld Rises, Star Trek Drops (A/W+1=87%, ST-1=82%)

Posted December 23rd, 2012 West Antarctica Warming Faster Than Thought, Study Finds By Justin Gillis (The New York Times) West Antarctica has warmed much more than scientists had thought over the last half century, new research suggests, an ominous finding given that the Read More >

Soylent Green Is Made Out of Mealworms? Study Finds that Insects Provide a Viable Long-Term Eco-Friendly Solution to the Growing Population’s Shrinking Food Supply; Soylent Green Sinks, Star Trek Soars (SG-1=87%, ST+1=83%)

Posted December 20th, 2012 Mealworms: The Future of Farm-to-Table Dining? Mealworms are an earth-friendly source of protein, researchers say. (Image credit: Ed Oudenaarden/AFP/Getty Images) By Dr. Lauren Browne (ABC News) The first crunchy bite of an inch-long fried Read More >

Human Brain Manipulates Machine: ‘A Remarkable Technological and Biomedical Achievement’; Matrix/Terminator Stumbles, Star Trek Gains (M/T-2=36%, ST+1=82%)

Posted December 17th, 2012 Most Advanced Thought-Controlled Robotic Arm Unveiled Jan Scheuermann, a quadriplegic, feeds herself for the first time. By Megan Brooks (Medscape Today) Using a sophisticated brain-computer interface, a woman paralyzed from the neck down learned Read More >

Drones in Space; Matrix/Terminator, Star Trek Takeoff (M/T+1=38%, ST+1=81%)

Posted December 11th, 2012 Another secretive space drone is set for launch By W.J. Hennigan (Los Angeles Times) An experimental robotic space plane developed for the Air Force is slated to be launched Tuesday from Cape Canaveral, Fla., fueling an ongoing mystery about its Read More >

Koyoto Protocol Extended; Armageddon/Waterworld Remains Unchanged (A/W+/-0=86%)

Posted December 8th, 2012 Kyoto Protocol vote in Doha extends agreement until 2020 200 delegates vote to extend Kyoto, UN’s global warming plan, despite criticisms from all corners. Activists march inside a conference center to demand urgent action on global warming Read More >

Will Skynet One Day Control the Seas? Autonomous Robot Completes Year Long Ocean Voyage; Matrix/Terminator, Star Trek Rise (M/T+1=37%, ST+1=80%)

Posted December 6th, 2012 Swimming robot enters the record books after epic 9000-mile journey across Pacific A wave-powered swimming robot which set off from San Francisco over a year ago has reached Australia after an epic 9000-mile journey. By Trevor Mogg (Digital Read More >

Mercury Rising and Even More Toxic: ‘Pacific Ocean Is Projected to Increase by 50 Percent by 2050′; Soylent Green Gains (SG+1=88%)

Posted December 4th, 2012 Sushi kills your brain Too much tuna can be bad for your brain, report warns. A piece of Bluefin Tuna (Maguro) sits on a sushi plate at Yum Yum Fish March 19, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images) By Paul Read More >

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Continue to Rise as Developing Nations Burn More Coal, Fueling Climate Change; Armageddon/Waterworld Climbs, Star Trek Slips (A/W+1=86%, ST-1=79%)

Posted December 2nd, 2012 With Carbon Dioxide Emissions at Record High, Worries on How to Slow Warming By Justin Gillis and John Broder (The New York Times) Global emissions of carbon dioxide were at a record high in 2011 and are likely to take a similar jump in 2012, Read More >