July 28, 2016 5:50 pm

The star system AR Scorpii (AR Sco) lies in the constellation of Scorpius, 380 light years from Earth.

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July 28, 2016 3:27 pm

The Great Red Spot produces two kinds of turbulent energy waves that collide and heat the upper atmosphere

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July 28, 2016 2:57 pm

Scientists new "haptic" motor space boots will stop astronauts from tripping over obstacles with vibrations

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July 27, 2016 5:34 pm

Desalination of seawater by reverse osmosis is also a potential source of fresh water, but is not applicable for landlocked countries

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July 27, 2016 4:02 pm

Self-healing technology will help make chemically protective suits that may prevent farmers from exposure to pesticides

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July 27, 2016 3:16 pm

NASA's Dawn spacecraft arrived to orbit Ceres in March 2015 and mission scientists expected to find a heavily-cratered body.

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July 27, 2016 3:15 pm

Scientists investigating evidence of water in Martian soil have found that the bulk of Mars soil likely contains iron sulfates

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July 26, 2016 4:36 pm

Glasses-free 3D already exists but not in a way that scales to movie theatres.

July 25, 2016 6:09 pm

NASA believe that digitising mission data would ensure that crucial information regarding Mars is not lost due to the data being in microfilm form.

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July 25, 2016 10:48 am

Perovskite is relatively easy to process and, therefore, cheaper to manufacture, but also has an efficiency of 22 per cent, close to currently used silicon-based cells' 25 per cent.

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July 24, 2016 4:38 pm

The researchers found that the new species shared many features with the other species, it had distinctive facial features not previously seen amongst megaraptorids.

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July 24, 2016 4:20 pm

Perovskite, in comparison to silicon-based cells, is easier and cheaper to process and also produces an efficiency close to that of silicon.

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July 24, 2016 1:02 pm

Computers must be replaced every few years, and each time the information must be copied over. It would be much better if it could be stored in DNA — the stuff our genes are made of.

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July 23, 2016 5:48 pm

The Aquarius Reef Base is located 62 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

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July 22, 2016 10:28 am

The satellite will be useful for variety of applications like natural resources mapping and monitoring, assessing soil moisture, etc

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July 21, 2016 6:23 pm

The goal of the research to be done in the NASA Translational Research Centre is to produce promising new approaches, treatments, countermeasures or technologies that have practical application to spaceflight.

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July 21, 2016 6:11 pm

The method requires far less time and hardware than existing eye capture techniques because it employs a parametric model of the eye.

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July 21, 2016 4:29 pm

The camera can take a short video clip of the sperm which can then be uploaded to a computer for further analysis to see if it meets the key indicators of male fertility.

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July 21, 2016 2:08 pm

Clipped on to the camera of a smartphone, the lens magnifies an image by 555 times - perfect for looking at sperm cells, New Scientist reported.

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July 21, 2016 2:03 pm

The genes of the ant farmers and their fungal crops revealed a surprisingly ancient history of mutual adaptations.

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July 20, 2016 6:10 pm

"While the El Nino event in the tropical Pacific this winter gave a boost to global temperatures from October onwards, it is the underlying trend which is producing these record numbers," Gavin Schmidt, Director, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said.

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July 20, 2016 3:42 pm

The organic molecules discovered by a group of Harvard scientists can easily be made from vitamin B2 molecules and provide for cost-saving methods of energy storage.

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July 20, 2016 2:11 pm

Free-space optical communications offers a promising way to bring the internet to areas where optical fibres and cell towers can be challenging to deploy in a cost-effective way.

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July 19, 2016 3:41 pm

Just like regular fingerprints, a person's browser fingerprint - "browserprint" can be used to identify online user behaviour.

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July 18, 2016 4:48 pm

A DNA sequencer reveals the order of chemical building blocks along a stretch of DNA. Among other things, that can be useful to identify and study viruses.

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July 18, 2016 1:44 pm

NASA have said that with current and future missions, they are looking to explore many 'promising' and 'uncharted' worlds

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July 18, 2016 12:54 pm

SpaceX successfully launched a critical space station docking port for NASA today, according to reports.

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July 18, 2016 10:48 am

OSIRIS-REx will help unlock secrets of the history of our solar system, and shed light on how life may have come to be on our planet

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July 18, 2016 10:39 am

SpaceX tried to deliver one international docking adapter last year, but the equipment was destroyed during a launch accident

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July 17, 2016 4:33 pm

Scientists at Georgia's Institute of Technology have designed a new algorithm that replicates human-like motions in the robot

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July 17, 2016 3:35 pm

The analysis uncovered features of the genetic code underlying brain development in our close evolutionary relative, while revealing distinct features of human brain development by comparison.

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July 17, 2016 3:26 pm

"We are creating a branded generics platform in North America and expanding our biologics play in Russia, CIS and other emerging markets," K Satish Reddy said.

July 17, 2016 1:38 pm

Nasa does not have a replacement for the Plutonium-238 to power its spacecrafts yet

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July 17, 2016 12:02 pm

A new study has now said that when the asteroid hit the oil-rich region of Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, a massive amount of soot was ejected which then spread globally.

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July 17, 2016 11:49 am

Although the device is not an invisibility cloak yet, this practical demonstration could result in a step-change in how antennas are tethered to their platform.

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July 21, 2016 5:41 pm

Though the idea seems ambitious, ESA believes the science is sound and it should work.