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Airbus Lands On Glacial Runway In Antarctica

On December 12th, a passenger jet made history by landing on a new 'blue ice' runway, in Australia's Antarctic territory. The 2.5 miles long, 700 meters thick track is tricky not just because of the ice, but also because it shifts about 12 meters southwest annually, thanks to the natural underlying movement of the glaciers.

Girls Rock In 'Superbowl of Science'

Dubbed as the 'Superbowl of Science', the Siemens competition in Math, Science and Technology, is one of North America's most coveted and prestigious student science competitions. This year, for the first time in the competition's nine-year history, girls took first prizes in all the top categories.

Toyota's Robots Can Do Almost Anything

They guide visitors, chat with clients, play the violin, clean homes and even ferry patients around in a hospital. Meet Toyota's new breed of robots, which are expected to go mainstream, as early as 2010.

Japan's Robots Slug It Out To Win Championship

Japan's twelfth Robo-One championship match, where two-legged robots poke at each other, throw balloons and even sing to try win the world championship, took place on Saturday, December 2nd.

Need Help Cleaning Your Room? - Get A Robot!

When Mitsubishi (the company that makes the robots), was looking to hire out its Wakamaru robot earlier this year, they had no doubt it would find a job immediately. They were right, not one but ten of its Wakamaru robots were instantly employed by a temporary staffing agency in Japan.

You Have Seen The Sunset, Now Watch An "Earthset"

We have all seen the sunset. Now watch this fascinating video of an "Earthset"; pictures taken by Kaguya, a lunar explorer operated by Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency.

Shuttle Discovery's Adventure In Space

When the crew of Shuttle Discovery left for space on Tuesday, October 23rd,  they knew that their work at the International Space Station was going to be challenging.  However, they could have never anticipated (expected), the unexpected challenge they had to overcome. Read on for Discovery's adventure in Space.

What's In That Candy???

Now that Halloween is over and we have all this candy that we can't wait to devour, we thought it would be interesting to investigate what makes each candy so different in feel, texture and taste.

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