Science And Health

SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope


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

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

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

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

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

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

Plastic-eating enzyme holds promise in fighting pollution

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Environment, Environment 17 Apr 2018

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

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