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Virgin Galactic makes it to space
1 month ago

Virgin Galactic makes it to space

VSS Unity hits 50-mile barrier of suborbital space

Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic finally did it. After a lot of missed deadlines and one deadly accident, Branson’s team made good …
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Astronaut, heal thyself
1 month ago

Astronaut, heal thyself

3D bioprinting could let astronauts give medical care in space

There’s no 000 in space, and missions are getting longer as astronauts go farther afield and conduct more extensive …
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Bug bites
1 month ago

Bug bites

Roaches employed in China to take care of food waste

Over more than 300 million years of existence, cockroaches have been through just about everything. In China’s ever-growing cities, …
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The power of sugar
1 month ago

The power of sugar

Mauritius turns sugar cane into electricity to help run remote island

Any parent dealing with a cake-drunk toddler can attest to the sheer energy contained in sugar. The island …
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Breakthrough in 3D hologram video
2 months ago

Breakthrough in 3D hologram video

Chiba University team has computer powerful enough to make it a reality

Though the technology was perfected a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, computer scientists …
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Solar geoengineering project in the works
2 months ago

Solar geoengineering project in the works

Harvard scientists will test viability of dimming the sun

Nobody’s really rooting for a huge volcanic eruption. Ash spewing out harmful gases into the atmosphere and burying cities isn’t …
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The gold standard of cancer tests
2 months ago

The gold standard of cancer tests

Using gold, scientists discover quick way to detect cancer cells

University of Queensland scientists have struck gold when it comes to detecting cancer cells. Researchers have long been frustrated …
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Virgin Galactic aims to be in space by Christmas
2 months ago

Virgin Galactic aims to be in space by Christmas

Space tourism will be one step closer to reality if Richard Branson’s team meets its goal

All Richard Branson wants for Christmas is a trip to space. In the space …
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Right on time
2 months ago

Right on time

Ytterbium clocks set records for accuracy and could find dark matter

Just how accurate is your clock? The one on your microwave or in your car might be up …
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How far is too far?
2 months ago

How far is too far?

Scientist’s work on genetically edited babies subject of ethical controversy

He Jiankui said he was “proud” to be the first scientist to produce genetically edited babies, announcing in Hong Kong …
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