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Private Spaceflight One Step Closer to Reality; Star Trek Gains (ST+1=83%)

Posted April 29th, 2013 Virgin Galactic spaceship makes 1st powered flight Photo credit: AP | Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo makes its first, rocket-powered flight since the program began in 2005. (April 29, 2013) By Raquel Maria Dillon/Associated Press (The Miami Read More >

New Synthetic Nanofiber ‘One of the Strongest and Toughest Materials on Earth’; Star Trek Rises (ST+1=82%)

Posted April 24th, 2013 UNL discovery could revolutionize structural materials A microscopy image shows nanofibers developed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers that can be processed into various applications. The fibers range from 200 to 1,000 times thinner than Read More >

Deadly New Bird Flu Impacts Food Supply; Soylent Green and Twelve Monkeys Rise (SG+1=88%, TM+1=63%)

Posted April 22nd, 2013 Fowl virus! New bird flu scare in China forces duck farmers to kill off scores of hatchlings Workers at a bird farm in China have been forced to kill off thousands of baby birds to stop the spread of a deadly new bird flu strain.   HAP/Quirky Read More >

Lab-Grown Rat Kidney Works; Star Trek Gains (ST+1=81%)

Posted April 15th, 2013 Rat receives world’s first functional lab-grown kidney By Colin Druce-McFadden (DVICE) For the first time, a kidney grown in a lab has been transplanted into the body of a living rat and begun to function normally. That makes the lucky Read More >

Deadly H7N9 Avian Influenza ‘Shows Very Strong Affinity to Humans’ According to FAO Official; Twelve Monkeys Climbs (TM+1=62%)

Posted April 11th, 2013 China bird flu death toll reaches 10 (Sky News Australia) The death toll from H7N9 bird flu in China has reached 10 with another victim in Shanghai, as cities banned people from raising chickens at home to try to contain the outbreak. China has Read More >

DoD Funded PETMAN Robot Human Enough to Sweat; Matrix/Terminator Gains (M/T+1=40%)

Posted April 7th, 2013 Human or Robot? Harder to Tell In Latest Bipedal Robot PETMAN Video By Jason Dorrier (SingularityHUB) Boston Dynamics is no Geppetto and PETMAN no Pinnochio, but someone must have wished on a phosphorous flare—decked out in chem-resistant camo Read More >

U.S. Beefs Up Military Base Security in Western Pacific as North Korea Resumes Plutonium Production; Armageddon/Waterworld Rises, Star Trek Falls (A/W+1=90%, ST-1=80%)

Posted April 3rd, 2013 North Korea nuclear threats prompt US missile battery deployment to Guam Hagel says Pyongyang poses ‘real and clear danger’ to US allies as Pentagon deploys missile defence battery to Pacific island North Koreans attend a rally against Read More >