Science

Membrane in a minute: Singapore scientists produce in-vitro human skin

Membrane in a minute: Singapore scientists produce in-vitro human skin

Published 13/11/2019

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A piece of skin about the size of your thumbnail can be printed in less than a minute, scientists in Singapore say, [more…]

NASA unveils its first electric airplane – a work in progress

NASA unveils its first electric airplane – a work in progress

Published 09/11/2019

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (Reuters) - NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric [more…]

Prehistoric ape from Germany was a pioneer of two-legged walking

Prehistoric ape from Germany was a pioneer of two-legged walking

Published 06/11/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils unearthed in southern Germany of a remarkable ape that lived about 11.6 million years ago may dramatically alter the understanding of [more…]

NASA probe provides insight on solar system’s border with interstellar space

NASA probe provides insight on solar system’s border with interstellar space

Published 05/11/2019

(The Nov 4 story corrects speed of cosmic rays in paragraph 10.) By Joey Roulette WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The journey of NASA’s dauntless Voyager 2 [more…]

Boeing tests space taxi, one of three parachutes does not open

Boeing tests space taxi, one of three parachutes does not open

Published 04/11/2019

SEATTLE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Monday that one of three parachutes failed to deploy during an otherwise successful safety test of its unmanned [more…]

China launches high-res satellite able to provide stereo imagery – CCTV

China launches high-res satellite able to provide stereo imagery – CCTV

Published 03/11/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched a new high-resolution remote sensing satellite capable of providing stereoscopic imagery on Sunday, state-run media said, marking another important step [more…]

Humankind’s ancestral ‘homeland’ pinpointed in Botswana

Humankind’s ancestral ‘homeland’ pinpointed in Botswana

Published 28/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A large ancient wetlands region spanning northern Botswana - once teeming with life but now dominated by desert and salt flats - [more…]

Secretive military spaceplane lands in Florida after record-long orbital flight

Secretive military spaceplane lands in Florida after record-long orbital flight

Published 27/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon’s secretive X-37B spaceplane landed in Florida on Sunday after a record-long orbital flight lasting more than two years, the U.S. [more…]

NASA plans to send water-hunting robot to moon surface in 2022

NASA plans to send water-hunting robot to moon surface in 2022

Published 25/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA will send a golf cart-sized robot to the moon in 2022 to search for deposits of water below the surface, an [more…]

Post-apocalyptic fossils show rise of mammals after dinosaur demise

Post-apocalyptic fossils show rise of mammals after dinosaur demise

Published 24/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A revelatory cache of fossils dug up in central Colorado details as never before the rise of mammals from the post-apocalyptic landscape [more…]