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Rare total solar eclipse spreads wonder across United States

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CHARLESTON, S.C./SHERIDAN, Oregon As millions of awestruck Americans cast their gaze skyward on Monday at the extraordinary sight of a total solar eclipse, one Connecticut man had his eyes set firmly on a different prize. | Video

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Robot makers slow to address cyber risk: researchers

SINGAPORE Researchers who warned half a dozen robot manufacturers in January about nearly 50 vulnerabilities in their home, business and industrial robots, say only a few of the problems have been addressed.

23 Aug 2017
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Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

TOKYO Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said.

Japan 19 Aug 2017
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Solar eclipse presents first major test of power grid in renewable era

HOUSTON As Monday's total solar eclipse sweeps from Oregon to South Carolina, U.S. electric power and grid operators will be glued to their monitoring systems in what for them represents the biggest test of the renewable energy era.

20 Aug 2017
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Citizen scientists will take to the field for U.S. eclipse

When the moon passes directly in front of the sun on Aug. 21, casting a deep shadow across the United States, thousands of citizen scientists will be watching the eclipse while monitoring temperature changes, animal behavior and radio signals bouncing around the atmosphere.

Lifestyle 17 Aug 2017
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Tougher than steel: Japan looks to wood pulp to make lighter auto parts

KYOTO, Japan The global push among carmakers to make ever lighter vehicles is leading some auto suppliers in Japan to turn to what seems like an unlikely substitute for steel - wood.

Japan 15 Aug 2017
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Infant ape fossil skull illuminates humankind's remote past

WASHINGTON The lemon-sized fossil skull of an infant ape nicknamed Alesi that inhabited a Kenyan forest about 13 million years ago is offering a peek at what the long-ago common ancestor of people and all modern apes may have looked like.

Environment, Environment, 10 Aug 2017

Japan GPS satellite launch postponed due to glitch

TOKYO Japan on Saturday postponed the planned launch of an H-2A rocket tasked to put a geo-positioning satellite into orbit due to possible helium gas leakage, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) said.

Japan 12 Aug 2017

Scientists create safer pig organs with goal of transplants for humans

Scientists at a Massachusetts company seeking to make pig organs safe enough to be transplanted into humans have used gene-editing technology to clone piglets that lack a potentially dangerous retrovirus, according to a study released on Thursday.

11 Aug 2017
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Chinese quantum satellite sends 'unbreakable' code

BEIJING China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media said on Thursday.

11 Aug 2017