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Orbital ATK buys second Atlas rocket launch for space station run
CAPE CANAVERAL (Reuters) - Orbital ATK Inc is buying a second Atlas rocket launch to fly supplies to the International Space Station for NASA while it redesigns its Antares booster following a launch accident last year, the aerospace company said on Wednesday.
12 Aug 2015 11:46 - Share
Music boosts recovery from surgery, reduces pain
LONDON (Reuters) - Listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces patients' pain, eases anxiety and lessens the need for painkillers, British scientists said on Thursday.
12 Aug 2015 19:10 - Share
Cosmonauts complete spacewalk outside space station
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A pair of Russian cosmonauts began their working week on Monday by cleaning the windows of the International Space Station (ISS), floating 250 miles (400 km) above the Earth's surface.
10 Aug 2015 18:24 - Share
New tadpole disease affecting frogs across globe, scientists find
LONDON (Reuters) - Tadpoles are contracting a new, highly infectious disease that may be threatening frog populations worldwide, British scientists have found.
10 Aug 2015 15:25 - Share
House panel asks NASA why it isn't probing SpaceX blast
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A House panel this week asked NASA to explain why it hasn't launched an independent review of the explosion on June 28 of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, as it did after the earlier explosion of Orbital ATK Inc's Antares rocket on Oct. 28.
6 Aug 2015 12:47 - Share
New tidal energy system could help power UK, say developers
Harnessing tidal power around the UK's coast has so far been limited by the cost of the large dams and barrages required and unpredictable results.
5 Aug 2015 09:03 - Share
Fly catcher robot to speed up insights into Alzheimer's
PALO ALTO, California - Stanford University researchers are using the most sophisticated fly catcher in the world with the potential to speed up the rate of scientific insight into diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Utilizing robotics, computer vision, and high speed cameras along with a powerful suit of sensors, this robot can handle and study fruit flies with unprecedented speed and accuracy.
6 Aug 2015 10:51 - Share
U.S. researchers show computers can be hijacked to send data as sound waves
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A team of security researchers has demonstrated the ability to hijack standard equipment inside computers, printers and millions of other devices in order to send information out of an office through sound waves.
5 Aug 2015 07:47 - Share
NASA extends contract with Russia for rides to Space Station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA extended its contract with Russia to fly astronauts to the International Space Station due to budget cuts that have delayed commercial U.S. alternatives, the U.S. space agency said on Wednesday.
5 Aug 2015 19:42 - Share
Philae lander shows there's more to comets than soft dust
BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The comet lander Philae may be uncommunicative at the moment, but the pictures and measurements it took after it touched down on a comet in November have shown scientists that the comet is covered with coarse material, rather than dust, and is harder than expected.
30 Jul 2015 14:52 - Share
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