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SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Wednesday on SpaceX's first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system that might be capable of harboring life. | Video

Angola satellite inoperative, Russia to build another one

LUANDA Russia's space agency said on Monday that Angola's first national telecoms satellite, AngoSat-1, was inoperative and Russia would build another one for launch in 2020.

23 Apr 2018
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Igor the Siberian tiger gets stem-cell hip treatment in Hungary

SZEGED, Hungary Igor, a Siberian tiger in a Hungarian zoo, received stem-cell joint treatment on Wednesday which doctors hoped would help heal its hip and allow it to live happily, on less medicine. | Video

Lifestyle, 21 Apr 2018
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Flatpack fear no more? Robot assembles IKEA chair frame

SINGAPORE Robots in Singapore have completed a task many humans dread - assembling flat-packed IKEA furniture. | Video

Lifestyle 19 Apr 2018
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Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria

LONDON, April 18 Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes' DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and ethical concerns should not block progress in such gene-modifying research.

Health, 19 Apr 2018
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More than 100 parts for NASA's Orion capsule to be 3D printed

FRANKFURT More than 100 parts for U.S. space agency NASA's deep-space capsule Orion will be made by 3D printers, using technology that experts say will eventually become key to efforts to send humans to Mars.

17 Apr 2018
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Gerst aims to be 'nice boss' as first German ISS commander

COLOGNE Astronaut Alexander Gerst says he aims to be a "nice boss" when he becomes the $100 billion International Space Station's first German commander later this year.

17 Apr 2018
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Plastic-eating enzyme holds promise in fighting pollution

(Refiles this April 16 story to fix affiliation in 10th paragraph.) | Video

Environment, Environment 17 Apr 2018
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GE rides gene therapy wave with ready-made viral drug factories

LONDON General Electric is raising its bet on biotechnology with the launch of prefabricated manufacturing units for producing virus-based gene and cell therapies, novel anti-cancer treatments and vaccines.

Health, 17 Apr 2018
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Rocket-control glitch delays launch of NASA's planet-hunting satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. An 11th-hour technical glitch prompted SpaceX to postpone its planned launch on Monday of a new NASA space telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system, delaying for at least 48 hours a quest to expand astronomers' known inventory of so-called exoplanets.

17 Apr 2018