Science

China launches gigantic telescope in hunt for life beyond earth

China launches gigantic telescope in hunt for life beyond earth

Published 11/01/2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China on Saturday officially opened operations of the world’s largest radio telescope, which it will use for space research and help in [more…]

Feces-smeared fakes: Scientists use rubber hands in OCD therapy

Feces-smeared fakes: Scientists use rubber hands in OCD therapy

Published 09/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - A new type of therapy using feces and fake rubber hands may be able to help patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) [more…]

NASA, Boeing probe software glitch that stopped astronaut capsule from reaching space station

NASA, Boeing probe software glitch that stopped astronaut capsule from reaching space station

Published 07/01/2020

(Reuters) - NASA is opening an independent investigation with Boeing over a software glitch that prevented its unmanned astronaut capsule from reaching the International Space [more…]

Lidar laser-sensing technology: from self-driving cars to dance contests

Lidar laser-sensing technology: from self-driving cars to dance contests

Published 07/01/2020

DETROIT/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Self-driving cars employ lidar, a remote sensing technology using pulsed laser light the way radar uses radio waves, and lidar makers [more…]

No eyes? No problem. Marine creature expands boundaries of vision

No eyes? No problem. Marine creature expands boundaries of vision

Published 02/01/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cousin of the starfish that resides in the coral reefs of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico lacks eyes, but can [more…]

Israel Aerospace to build Israel’s next communication satellite

Israel Aerospace to build Israel’s next communication satellite

Published 02/01/2020

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) [ISRAI.UL] said on Thursday it signed with the Israeli government to build the country’s next communication satellite. [more…]

China plans to issue biosafety certificates to domestic GM soybean, corn

China plans to issue biosafety certificates to domestic GM soybean, corn

Published 30/12/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agriculture ministry said on Monday it plans to issue biosafety certificates to a domestically grown, genetically modified (GM) soybean crop and [more…]

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover set to hunt Martian fossils, scout for manned missions

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover set to hunt Martian fossils, scout for manned missions

Published 28/12/2019

PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - A NASA robotic rover is nearing completion ahead of a journey next year to search for evidence of past life on [more…]

Egg-standing test goes viral as ring-of-fire eclipse crosses Asia

Egg-standing test goes viral as ring-of-fire eclipse crosses Asia

Published 26/12/2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Can you make an egg stand on its narrow side during a solar eclipse? According to a popular scientific theory, an [more…]

Ethiopia launches first satellite into space

Ethiopia launches first satellite into space

Published 20/12/2019

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia launched its first satellite into space on Friday, as more sub-Saharan African nations strive to develop space programs to advance [more…]