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December 31, 2012
The toughest animal on Earth...and in space!
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Dec 31, 2012
An animal that can live without water, resist extreme temperatures and strong radiation, and has survived the vacuum of space; that is a basic description of a Tardigrade. More commonly called the 'water bear', this tiny creature opens up fascinating new perspectives on the process of dehydration, which could be used to preserve food, but also vaccines and blood. Discovered two centuries ago, the first to describe the Tardigrade was German zoologist, Johann August Ephraim Goeze, who observed in 17 ... read more
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A stray planet
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Researchers told to ward off navigation system interference
A high-ranking military official on Friday urged researchers to properly maintain China's home-grown navigation system so it can provide steady and reliable services for the country's economic devel ... more

China eyes greater market share for its GPS rival
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