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Watch live: Station astronauts begin spacewalk to install new docking port

1 hour ago   |   Spaceflight Now

 NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Drew Morgan suited up and headed outside the International Space Station Wednesday to begin a planned six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk to route...
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Astrobotic lunar lander to launch on ULA's first Vulcan rocket

Astrobotic lunar lander to launch on ULA's first Vulcan rocket

13 hours ago   |   Spaceflight Now

Artist's concept of a Vulcan Centaur rocket with two solid rocket boosters. Credit: United Launch Alliance Astrobotic, a Pittsburgh-based company developing a robotic lunar...
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Chandrayaan 2 arrives in lunar orbit, targets moon landing next month

Chandrayaan 2 arrives in lunar orbit, targets moon landing next month

23 hours ago   |   Spaceflight Now   |   2 articles

Artist's illustration of the Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft, including the lander and orbiter, at the moon. Credit: ISRO India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft braked into orbit around the...
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Chemist Lee Cronin is building an alien to work out why life exists

1 day ago   |   New Scientist

Lee Cronin is making a vast chemical robot - and an alien - to find out why life exists and if we can detect it on other worlds
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Robotic shorts could help you run and walk more efficiently

5 days ago   |   New Scientist

A robotic exosuit cuts the energy required to walk and run, and could be used by firefighters or others who spend long periods of time on their feet
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Curiosity captures panoramic view of ‘Teal Ridge'

8 days ago   |   Astronomy Now

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover captured a detailed 360-degree panorama while exploring an area known as “Teal Ridge” on the slopes of Mount Sharp. The robotic geologist is now...
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NASA's first interplanetary smallsats may struggle to stay under cost caps

NASA's first interplanetary smallsats may struggle to stay under cost caps

15 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

Artist's concept of the Janus mission imaging a binary asteroid. Credit: NASA The first set of proposals for a new class of small robotic probes NASA wants to dispatch across...
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Tiny new magnets are not only squishy but also liquid

15 days ago   |   Science News for Students

Researchers have just created liquid droplets that behave like tiny bar magnets. The movement of these external magnets might help control robots and more.
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Most people would rather lose their job to a robot than another human

16 days ago   |   New Scientist

Most people would prefer a robot to take their job if they had to lose it, but they would prefer to see another human step in if a co-worker was going to lose theirs
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Robotic ocean explorer to take on “dangerous” Arctic mission

16 days ago   |   Press and Journal

An underwater robotic vehicle will go on an Arctic research mission deemed too dangerous for humans in a bid to help scientists understand the true extent of melting from...
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Chandrayaan 2 arrives in lunar orbit, targets moon landing next month

Chandrayaan 2 arrives in lunar orbit, targets moon landing next month

Artist's illustration of the Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft, including the lander and orbiter, at the moon. Credit: ISRO India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft braked into orbit around the... Read more ...

Chandrayaan-2: 'Historic' India Moon probe enters lunar orbit

Chandrayaan-2: 'Historic' India Moon probe enters lunar orbit

INDIA'S Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has today entered lunar orbit, after executing the most complex manoeuvre on its historic manned Moon mission. Read more ...

Black hole gobbles neutron star, belches gravity waves

Black hole gobbles neutron star, belches gravity waves

An artist's impression of a neutron star on the verge of destruction before spiralling into a black hole. Image: Carl Knox, OzGrav ARC Centre of Excellence Researchers have... Read more ...

Liverpool ace Lovren sends scientific Instagram message to Salah after...

Liverpool ace Lovren sends scientific Instagram message to Salah after cheeky post

Dejan Lovren has taken to Instagram to send Mo Salah a tongue-in-cheek message. The Liverpool forward posted a video to his personal account advertising the new Adidas X19... Read more ...

Alien life breakthrough: NASA plans landmark mission to Europa in bid to find ET

Alien life breakthrough: NASA plans landmark mission to Europa in bid to find ET

NASA has unveiled ambitious plans to send a probe to Jupiter's moon Europa as it moves ahead with its goal of finding alien life. Read more ...

Poop from pets and infants created flaws in key science at uBiome, and now...

Poop from pets and infants created flaws in key science at uBiome, and now the buzzy startup is conducting an internal review of its foundational research

The science behind uBiome's products is flawed, according to insiders and outside experts. They say that raises new questions about the company's future. Founded in 2012, buzzy... Read more ...

Global catastrophe warning: Planet could be ‘plunged into darkness' - shock...

Global catastrophe warning: Planet could be ‘plunged into darkness' - shock US alert

A NUCLEAR war between the US and Russia would have devastating consequences for everyone across the globe, inducing a major climate shift and plunging the planet into darkness... Read more ...

Asteroid warning: How Brexit will spark NEW ERA of planetary defence

Asteroid warning: How Brexit will spark NEW ERA of planetary defence

THE UK's relationship with the European Space Agency is under scrutiny with Brexit looming, and one major concern is how Britain's planetary defence projects will be affected. Read more ...

NASA shock: Monster black hole DEVOURS star bigger than Sun in first-ever...

NASA shock: Monster black hole DEVOURS star bigger than Sun in first-ever recorded event

SCIENTISTS detected a cataclysmic ripple last Wednesday, in what they believe to be the first-ever detection of a black hole eating a neutron star. Read more ...

Can spending time outdoors prevent depression?

Can spending time outdoors prevent depression?

The tree-huggers are onto something. Recent research has found that spending time outdoors, in nature, can drastically lower the risk of depression, reduce stress and improve... Read more ...