Science is obviously the greatest help to human beings. Almost all old and new inventions can change the world. It can be seen that 2010 is the year of new inventions and discoveries in science. In line with such scientific progression, let's review the most outstanding scientific events in 2010.
The first living cell has been successfully developed by researchers at the J Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). The cell is controlled entirely by synthetic DNA. The team led by Dr Craig Venter hopes to study on bacterial cells producing medicines, fuels and even absorb greenhouse gases. The researchers did the scientific landmark. However, some critics claim that synthetic organisms can be dangerous.
Dr Craig Venter is the founder of J Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)
Census of Marine Life
Census of Marine Life is a 10-year project which assesses the diversity, distribution, and abundance of living organisms in the ocean. Started in 2001, Census of Marine Life involves a network of scientists in over 80 nations.
Census of Marine Life identifies unknown species and helps to produce the Ocean Biogeographic Information System.
Hayabusa Collects Dust from Asteroid Itokawa
Launched in 2003 and rendezvoused with asteroid Itokawa in September 2005, Hayabusa spacecraft landed successfully in Australia. The very encouraging news is that Hayabusa spacecraft contains a small amount of dust particles. These dust particles are assumed to be of the asteroid Itokawa.
Hayabusa spacecraft rendezvoused with asteroid Itokawa in September 2005
Ring of fire: Annular Solar Eclipse over Asia and Africa
A recorded longest annular eclipse over one thousand years occurred on January 15, 2010. The moon passes directly across in front of the sun which leaves the sun a blazing ring. This truly spectacular sight is visible in parts of Africa and Asia.
This is the longest annular eclipse in more than a thousand years.
First Tiger Summit in Saint-Petersburg
Tiger Summit is held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia by Putin in the situation that tigers are in the brink of extinction. Data released that there are 3,200 tigers living nowadays in comparison with the number 100,000 a century ago. The leaders and wildlife experts of 13 nations including China, India and Vietnam gather to make a plan in order to double the number of tiger till 2022.
The summit is hosted by Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin.
Solar Impulse - Plane powered by the sun
Solar Impulse, a plane powered solely by solar energy, has successfully completed first 24-hour test flight by pilot Andre Borschberg. The experiment set up a trend in solar aviation.
The aircraft has 64-meter wingspan
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