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Did ancient irrigation technology travel Silk Road?
4th January 2018 source.wustl.edu | Ancient, Humans, Tech

1,600-year-old system allowed farming in arid northwestern China, one of world’s driest climates.

Nasa’s to-do list for 2018: Robots in Mars, asteroid visits, touching the sun and more
3rd January 2018 | ibtimes.co.uk | Space, Tech

2018 is slated to be an exciting year for Nasa and its fans.

NASA asteroid hunter spies Earth from far, far away
3rd January 2018 grahamhancock.com | Space, Tech

The Osiris-Rex spacecraft sent back a striking view of Earth and the moon looking tiny against the backdrop of space.

Speed breeding technique sows seeds of new green revolution
2nd January 2018 | sciencecodex.com | Earth, Humans, Tech

Speed breeding offers a potential new solution to a global challenge for the 21st century.

Astronauts Have Identified Unknown Microbes in Space For The First Time
2nd January 2018 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Space, Tech

Now that the technique has been shown to work in space, there’s no telling what astronauts might find next.

A science news preview of 2018
2nd January 2018 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

From next steps in the commercial space revolution to a rocket-powered supercar, there’s much to look forward to in 2018.

Scan technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases
2nd January 2018 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Researchers have developed a scanning technique that leaves the cases intact but allows historians to read what is on the papyrus.

Lost Roman roads could be found as Environment Agency laser scans whole of England from air
31st December 2017 | telegraph.co.uk | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Tech

All the data gathered will be made available for free for the public and industry including archaeologists, urban planners and even game developers.

14 Ways Our Perception of The Universe Changed Forever in 2017
26th December 2017 | sciencealert.com | Space, Tech

2017 was an incredible year for space science.

Potentially hazardous, near-Earth asteroid, larger than thought
26th December 2017 | timesnownews.com | Space, Tech

The near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon has a diameter of about six kilometres — roughly one kilometre larger than previous estimates.

All the biggest and best space discoveries of 2017
26th December 2017 | wired.co.uk | Space, Tech

We learnt more about neutron stars, found more planets and said goodbye to Cassini in 2017. We end the year with a better picture of the Universe than we started it with.

These are the greatest unsolved mysteries of 2017
26th December 2017 | news.com.au | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

A baffling discovery inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid was among the scientific discoveries and unsolved mysteries that left us scratching our heads this year.

Laughing parrots, backflipping robots and saviour viruses: science stories of 2017
26th December 2017 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

Leading scientists pick the dozen most significant discoveries and developments of 2017 – from a steep decline in flying insects to a virus that can kill bacteria.
Eight amazing science stories of 2017
26th December 2017 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

It was a year of endings and beginnings: the plucky Cassini spacecraft’s 13-year-long mission reached its finale, while the fledgling field of gravitational wave astronomy bagged the catastrophic collision of two dead stars.

Today’s archaeologists are putting down shovels and turning to tech
24th December 2017 | digitaltrends.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Modern technology is helping to revolutionise the field of archaeology as we know it.

Arecibo radar returns with asteroid phaethon images
23rd December 2017 phys.org | Space, Tech

The radar images reveal the asteroid is spheroidal in shape and has a large concavity at least several hundred meters in extent near the leading edge, and a conspicuous dark, circular feature near one of the poles.

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