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Electrical fault corrected, 'Big Bang' collider to restart soon

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GENEVA - CERN engineers said on Tuesday they have resolved a problem that had delayed the relaunch after a two-year refit of the Large Hadron Collider particle smasher, which is probing the mysteries of the universe.

Solitair device aims to takes guesswork out of sun safety

Scientists in the UK have developed a new wearable device that monitors the correct amount of sun exposure for a person's skin type in order to stay healthy. The Solitair device consists of a tiny sensor to measure how much sunlight the user is exposed to, with the information synchronized to a smartphone app that offers real time recommendations on when it is time to seek out some shade. The developers hope Solitair will reduce the confusion that surrounds just how much sun we should be getting | Video

31 Mar 2015

Dutch architects show off 3D house-building prowess

Dutch architects are using a giant 3D printer to construct a prototype house in a bid to pave the way to a sustainable, environmentally-friendly, future for construction. | Video

31 Mar 2015

U.S.-Russian crew reaches space station for year-long stay

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla - A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, sending a U.S.-Russia crew to the International Space Station for a year-long flight, a NASA Television broadcast showed. | Video

Russia 30 Mar 2015

Bionic ants could be tomorrow's factory workers

Robotic ants the size of a human hand that work together could be the future of factory production systems. | Video

Tech 30 Mar 2015

Primordial sea creature with spiky claws unearthed in Canada

WASHINGTON - A fossil site in the Canadian Rockies that provides a wondrous peek into life on Earth more than half a billion years ago has offered up the remains of an intriguing sea creature, a four-eyed arthropod predator that wielded a pair of spiky claws.

27 Mar 2015

Valeo's self-driving car systems learn from Safran drones

PARIS - French auto parts maker Valeo plans to draw on drone software and other military technologies from partner Safran to offer self-driving vehicle platforms to carmakers by the end of the decade.

Tech, 27 Mar 2015

U.S. Air Force overstepped bounds in SpaceX certification: report

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Air Force overstepped its bounds as it worked to certify privately held SpaceX to launch military satellites, undermining the benefit of working with a commercial provider, an independent review showed on Thursday.

U.S. 26 Mar 2015

EU to resume Galileo satellite launch program

BRUSSELS - The European Union is set to send two navigation satellites into orbit on Friday aboard a Russian rocket, in its first launch since a botched deployment in August that cost several million euros to fix.

Russia 26 Mar 2015

Jockey motion tracking reveals racing prowess

A research team from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is using motion tracking technology to try to establish the optimal riding position for jockeys, as well as enhance the performance of racehorses and reduce the risk of injury to both horse and jockey. The project, entitled "Apprentice to Journeyman: the influence of jockey technique on thoroughbred racehorse locomotion", is analyzing the riding style of more experienced jockeys compared with novice riders to try to determine if the techniq | Video

26 Mar 2015
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China aims to double doctor numbers as cure for healthcare woes

SHANGHAI - China will almost double the number of its general doctors by 2020, trim its public sector and improve technology as it seeks to fix a healthcare system plagued by snarling queues and poor rural services, its main administrative authority has said.