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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

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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
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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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Brazil ramps up domestic space satellite, rocket programs

KOUROU, French Guiana Brazil is developing technology to send domestically-made satellites into space with its own rockets by the end of the decade, aerospace executives and officials said ahead of the launch of the nation's first defense and communications satellite.

Brazil Mar 22 2017
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Ancient quakes may point to sinking risk for part of California coast

SEATTLE The Big One may be overdue to hit California but scientists near Los Angeles have found a new risk for the area during a major earthquake: abrupt sinking of land, potentially below sea level.

Mar 21 2017
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First U.S. bumble bee added to endangered species list

The rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain federal protection on Tuesday when it was added to the government's list of endangered and threatened species.

Mar 21 2017
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Scientists launch campaign to restore Pluto to the planet club

A team of scientists seeking to restore Pluto to planethood launched a campaign on Tuesday to broaden the astronomical classifications which led to its demotion to a "dwarf planet" a decade ago.

Oddly Enough Mar 21 2017
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Scientists find how using 'satnav' switches off parts of brain

LONDON If you have long feared that using a "satnav" navigation system to get to your destination is making you worse at finding the way alone, research now suggests you may be right.

Mar 21 2017
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UK royals' sibling rivalry? Princess Anne says GMO crops have benefits

LONDON Britain's Princess Anne may have sparked some royal sibling rivalry after saying genetically modified crops had real benefits to offer, putting her at odds with her older brother Charles who says they would be an environmental disaster.

People Mar 22 2017

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New budget test puts UK on front line in global drug price fight

LONDON Can society afford modern medicines? It's a question facing governments worldwide and nowhere more so than in Britain, where a new budget test due to take effect on April 1 threatens to throw up another hurdle to patients getting the drugs.