Spain`s famous ‘ghost’ airport goes up for sale
A huge airport in central Spain that cost one billion euros ($1.5 billion) to build but has not received a commercial flight since 2011 has gone up for auction for just 100 million euros. With a runway long enough to land an Airbus 380, the world`s largest airliner, and a ...
Scientists discover huge freshwater reserves beneath the ocean
Scientists have discovered vast reserves of fresh water located deep beneath the ocean that could prevent a global water crisis. A new study published this month reveals that an estimated half a million cubic kilometres of low-salinity water are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the ...
South Korean shipbuilder floats world’s largest vessel
South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has floated a tanker-shaped vessel tagged as the world’s largest “floating facility” with a length greater than the height of the Empire State Building ...
US Navy submarine fires drone from underwater
The US Navy has successfully launched an unmanned aerial system from a fully submerged submarine, marking the successful completion of a nearly six year long program designed to further the Navy’s drone capabilities. The fuel-cell powered, completely electric unmanned aerial system (UAS) was developed ...
12 percent of Cypriot soldiers use drugs
The Defence Ministry will need almost €13 million to safely dispose of expired ammunition which has been stockpiled in storage facilities with certain pieces dating back some 70 years. Deputies have been discussing the method which would be used to dispose of the ammo during House Watchdog Committee meetings ...
You Can Now 3D Print with Metal at Home
Dazzle someone with a tale of the 3D-printed future, where everyone, everywhere prints their own goods at home, and after the initial surprise that you can print anything from math tools to body parts wears off, you'll hear the same question: This is cool, but does it only print plastic? ...
NASA-developed Airocide tech cleans household air
Some time ago, astronauts on the International Space Station needed a way to eliminate the ethylene gas that was being produced by plants growing aboard the station. NASA collaborated with the University of Wisconsin, and the ...
Haruki Murakami’s new novel tops Japan’s 2013 best-sellers list
He may not have won the Nobel Prize for Literature, but best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami (and his publisher) is probably laughing his way to the bank. According to information company Oricon Inc., his newest novel Shikisai wo Motanai Tazaki Tsukuru to Kare no Junrei no Toshi (“Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His ...
Scientists Map Rome's Underground Mazes to Spot Dangers
Roman geologists are hard at work to ensure the city that sits atop a network of passageways, tunnels, and quarries doesn't fall again. Because Rome is now a bustling metropolis with modern structures that complement ancient ones, a collapse of the surface area could be catastrophic ...
Hernando County deputies say a woman grabbed a 2 foot tall Xmas tree and beat her husband with it
A decorative Christmas tree became a weapon during a domestic dispute over the weekend, according to Hernando County deputies. Ashley Jenkins, 29, is now charged with one count of domestic battery. Deputies say Jenkins got into a verbal argument with her husband that later turned ...
An eagle`s eye: Cheeky bird records 90 minute selfie-video after it steals camera set up to record crocodiles
Spectacular footage of Australia`s North West desert region has been captured, inadvertently, by a sea eagle that ‘stole’ a video camera and took it for a 70-mile flight. The lens recorded the bird`s flapping wings - in sound and vision - the crevasses it flew ...
Scientists race to prove existence of 'Star Trek' antimatter
Scientists are developing a test for antigravity that could revolutionize the theory of physics and change the way we understand the universe. It is the stuff of Star Trek and science fiction, a special force that allows the Enterprise ...
Stealth camera takes pictures virtually in the dark
Talk about taking a dim view of things. Researchers have obtained ultrasharp images of weakly illuminated objects using a bare minimum of photons: mathematically stitching together information from single particles of light recorded by each pixel of a solid-state detector ...
Lakes discovered beneath Greenland Ice Sheet
The study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, discovered two subglacial lakes 800 metres below the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The two lakes are each roughly 8-10 km2, and at one point may have been up to three times larger than their current size ...
Home momentarily dressed as a fortress
Is this the ultimate in home security or what? From the exterior it is as imposing as Fort Knox and sports the ambiance of Alcatraz, but this concrete monolith is actually a cleverly disguised luxury residence ...
First US book up for auction in NY, may fetch record price
The first book printed in what is today the United States of America goes under the hammer Tuesday, expected to fetch $15-30 million and become the world's most expensive book ...
Court orders hospital payout for man switched at birth
The Tokyo District Court ordered a hospital Tuesday to pay ¥38 million in damages to a 60-year-old Tokyo man for hardships suffered after he was found to have been switched at birth. The incident occurred in 1953, with the man losing his non-biological father at the age of 2, the court said in its ruling. He went on to study at a night high school while working at a ...
18-rotor electric helicopter makes maiden flight
If its 18 rotors aren`t enough to get you excited, this crazy flying machine has a "pleasant sonorous sound," according to German engineers who built the Volocopter VC200. The successor to the even more outrageous Volocopter VC1 is being billed as "the world`s ...
Air Force Seeks Laser Weapons for Next Generation Fighters
The U.S. Air Force has released a new request for a high-powered laser weapon that could be mounted on a next-generation air dominance fighter in the post-2030 era. “The emphasis of this effort is to identify potential laser systems that could be integrated ...