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NASA weighing risk of adding crew to megarocket’s 1st flight

February 25, 2017 4:46:38 pm

The Space Launch System, known as SLS, will be the most powerful rocket when it flies.

NASA may put astronauts on deep space test flight

February 25, 2017 4:22:35 pm

The mission is planned as a challenging trajectory to test manoeuvres and the environment of space expected on future missions to deep space.

Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see

February 25, 2017 4:13:35 pm

Although eSight's glasses won't help people with total blindness, they could still be a huge deal for the millions of peoples whose vision is so impaired that it can't be corrected with ordinary lenses.

Carbon dioxide turned into fuel using light

February 25, 2017 2:23:36 pm

Xiao Zhang, a graduate student in Liu's lab, synthesised rhodium nanocubes that were the optimal size for absorbing near-ultraviolet light.

Darwin’s theory of ‘living fossils’ gets support

February 25, 2017 2:11:53 pm

"We are with Darwin - we now have a numerical test of what is, and what is not, a living fossil. Importantly, these tests can be applied to other classic examples,"said Mike Benton, Professor at Bristol.

Better way to clean nuclear waste in development

February 24, 2017 7:19:40 pm

Scientists have improved their understanding of the challenging nuclear waste that could lead to better cleanup methods.

Researchers develop laser-generated bubbles to create 3D images in liquid display

February 24, 2017 6:20:27 pm

Scientists have developed a new technology that creates 3D images by using a laser to form tiny bubbles inside a liquid screen allowing users to view.

SpaceX cargo ship reaches space station after GPS glitch delay

February 24, 2017 5:00:58 pm

Dragon's arrival was delayed by a day due to a navigation glitch. The capsule blasted off from Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday.

Earth 2.0 much closer to reality with exoplanet discovery

February 24, 2017 1:36:46 pm

The US space agency's Spitzer Space Telescope found the first known system of seven Earth-sized planets around a single star.

Are we alone in the universe? Search closes in on alien life

February 23, 2017 6:19:52 pm

"This discovery could be a significant piece in the puzzle of finding habitable environments, places that are conducive to life"

Australian engineers create revolutionary ‘barcode scanner’ microscope

February 23, 2017 4:29:07 pm

Steve Lee, a biomedical optics engineer at the ANU, said the microscope used technology similar to retail barcode scanners and office laser printers.

SpaceX aborts approach to space station, delivery delayed

February 23, 2017 2:49:13 pm

SpaceX launched the Dragon capsule Sunday from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A, out of action since NASA's space shuttle program ended in 2011.