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Academics to regulate star wars

The force will apparently soon awaken – for real. "Conflict in outer space is not a case of 'if' but 'when'," warned Professor Melissa de Zwart, Dean of the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. That's why a team of global legal ...

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Yale finds diamond planet

A planet twice the size of Earth orbiting a nearby star, just 40 light years away, appears to have a surface covered in graphite and diamond. The planet dubbed “55 Cancri e” orbits the binary star 55 Cancri, which is ...

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Pee-powered spaceships?

Astronauts could soon be swapping traditional energy sources for urine, as Australian researchers discover that urine could soon propel people to Mars.   A new type of plasma thruster currently in development at the Australian National University (ANU) could reduce ...

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