Science

U.S. tech firm Maxar taps startup’s software for moon mission

U.S. tech firm Maxar taps startup’s software for moon mission

Published 23/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This October 22 story has been refiled to correct headline to say software rather than robotics, first paragraph to clarify that the [more…]

Musk’s satellite project testing encrypted internet with military planes

Musk’s satellite project testing encrypted internet with military planes

Published 23/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Air Force is using SpaceX’s fledgling satellite network to test encrypted internet services for a number of military planes, the space [more…]

Two thumbs up – or is it four? Odd lemur has evolved extra ‘finger’

Two thumbs up – or is it four? Odd lemur has evolved extra ‘finger’

Published 22/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For a strange little lemur native to Madagascar that boasts one of the most unusual hands in the animal kingdom, a “high [more…]

German WW2 U-boat base in France reboots as data center

German WW2 U-boat base in France reboots as data center

Published 22/10/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - The thick concrete walls of a long-abandoned World War Two German submarine base in Marseille, southern France, are set to find a [more…]

China’s next commercial rockets to make test flights in 2020, 2021: Xinhua

China’s next commercial rockets to make test flights in 2020, 2021: Xinhua

Published 20/10/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will launch test flights for the next two space rockets in its Smart Dragon series meant for commercial use in 2020 [more…]

U.S. astronauts embark on the first all-female spacewalk

U.S. astronauts embark on the first all-female spacewalk

Published 18/10/2019

(Reuters) - Two NASA astronauts made space history on Friday, completing the first spacewalk by an all-woman team when they stepped outside the International Space [more…]

Planetary ‘autopsies’ indicate worlds like Earth common in the cosmos

Planetary ‘autopsies’ indicate worlds like Earth common in the cosmos

Published 17/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new way of studying planets in other solar systems - by doing sort of an autopsy on planetary wreckage devoured by [more…]

NASA eyeing inflatable space lodges for moon, Mars and beyond

NASA eyeing inflatable space lodges for moon, Mars and beyond

Published 17/10/2019

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - When astronauts orbit the moon or live on its surface in the decade ahead, they will probably be doing so inside [more…]

NASA unveils new spacesuit prototypes for missions

NASA unveils new spacesuit prototypes for missions

Published 17/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA on Tuesday showed off two new spacesuits tailored for future moonwalking astronauts, signaling development of a crucial component to the space [more…]

Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans

Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans

Published 17/10/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists who resurrected a 50,000-year-old gene sequence have analyzed it to figure out how the world’s deadliest malaria parasite jumped from gorillas [more…]