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Space station debris shield floats away during spacewalk


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A five-foot (1.5-meter) debris shield being installed on the International Space Station floated away on Thursday during a spacewalk by two veteran U.S. astronauts, a NASA TV broadcast showed. | Video


Solar wind turned Mars into dry, cold planet: study

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Particles blasting out from the sun stripped away what was once a thick, Earth-like atmosphere on Mars, leaving behind a dry and cold world inhospitable to life, researchers said in a study released on Thursday.

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Brain implant lets paralyzed man feed himself using his thoughts

CHICAGO A paralyzed man in Cleveland fed himself mashed potatoes for the first time in eight years, aided by a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and sends signals to move muscles in his arm, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. | Video

Health, Mar 29 2017

U.S.-UK alliance targets the world's deadliest superbugs

LONDON Eleven biotech companies and research teams in Britain and the United States were awarded up to $48 million in funding on Thursday to speed development of new antibiotics powerful enough to take on the world's deadliest superbugs.

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SpaceX launches first recycled rocket in test of cost-cutting model

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket recovered at sea from its maiden flight nearly a year ago blasted off again from Florida on Thursday in the first successful launch of a recycled orbital-class booster, which scored a double feat by returning to land on a floating platform at sea.

U.S., Tech 8:11pm EDT

Australia scientists uncover dinosaur footprint that may be world's largest

SYDNEY Scientists have found what could be the world's largest dinosaur footprint - measuring nearly 1.7 metres (5.6 ft) - on a remote part of Australia's northwestern coastline.

Environment Mar 28 2017

Astronauts complete spacewalk to retrofit space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Two spacewalking astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday for a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk, the first of three to prepare the orbiting laboratory for future commercial space taxis and to tackle maintenance chores, NASA TV showed. | Video

Mar 24 2017

Scientists use graphene to power 'electronic skin' that can feel

LONDON Scientists have found a way to power an experimental kind of electronic skin using solar energy in a further step towards the development of prosthetic limbs or robots with a sense of touch.

Health, Mar 23 2017

SSL sues rival Orbital ATK over theft of trade secrets: lawsuit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Space Systems/Loral is suing rival Orbital ATK over an alleged theft of proprietary data and business plans for an in-space satellite servicing technology, according to a complaint filed on Thursday.

Tech, Cybersecurity Mar 23 2017

Revolutionary overhaul of dinosaur family tree proposed

WASHINGTON Some of the best-known dinosaurs, like Tyrannosaurus rex and Brontosaurus, may be headed for a divorce due to irreconcilable differences.

Mar 22 2017

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