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Mars ‘ghost’ dunes may have evidence of alien life

Newly published research shows that hundreds of depressions on Mars’ surface, known as “ghost dunes,” could hold evidence of ancient life. The research, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, shows that each of the ancient dunes (most likely sand dunes) are the size of the U.S. Capitol. They’ve …

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UAE on course to achieve Mars Mission

The UAE Space Agency celebrated its fourth anniversary on Thursday in Abu Dhabi, with the agency confirming that the UAE’s ambitious Mars Hope Mission remains on track for 2020. Created in 2014, the UAE Space Agency is tasked with developing the country’s space sector through a number of initiatives including …

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80% of people in UAE are stressed

Experts believe that the stresses of modern life, coupled with the prevalence of chronic conditions, have contributed to a rise in the cases of depression in the UAE. Dr Rasha Abbas (left), consultant psychiatrist and medical director at Camali Clinic for Child and Adult Mental Health, Abu Dhabi, said, “What …

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Trial run for UAE iceberg project in 2019

Leviathan icebergs will be towed from the Antarctic to the UAE’s Fujairah coastline by early 2020 to be melted into pure, polar ice water for humanitarian and commercial distribution, says the Emirati visionary who first proposed the ambitious effort last year. But before large ocean going vessels attempt the 12,000-kilometre …

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Did Life On Earth Actually Originate On Mars?

With last week’s news that NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover detected “tough” organic molecules in 3-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks within five centimeters of the surface, at least one prominent planetary scientist thinks that the debate over whether Mars first seeded Earth with life or vice-versa will only intensify. The findings appeared in …

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Scientists find way to bend, stretch diamonds

An international team of researchers has found that diamond, the strongest of all natural materials, can bend and stretch much like rubber and snap back to its original shape. A study published on Thursday in the journal Science opened the door to a variety of diamond-based devices for applications such …

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The Latest: Swedish Academy Pays Tribute to Hawking

THE Latest on the death of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease (all times local): 11:05 a.m. A spokesman for Sweden’s Royal Academy of Sciences that hands out the Nobel Prizes in physics says Stephen Hawking “was a …

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Now the race is on to come with a viable flying taxi

Flying cars are just starting to inch their way out of science fiction. But that is not stopping some companies from planning for flying taxi services. A growing collection of tech companies, aircraft manufacturers, automakers and investors are betting that fleets of battery-powered aircraft will give rise to air taxi …

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UAE leads the world in 50 indices

The UAE has been rated number one globally in 50 indices covering vital community and service sectors, according to the Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018. The UAE led in the region and the world in various indices including the quality of government decisions, the government’s ability to adapt to changes, the …

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