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Novel battery-powered, flexible heating patches can be stitched to clothes

Personal thermal management, which focuses on heating the human body as needed, is an emerging potential solution. Such patches may also someday help warm anyone who works or plays outdoors, researchers said.

Nuclear-powered ‘tunnelbot’ to search for life on Jupiter’s moon Europa

Scientists are designing a nuclear-powered "tunnelbot" that can penetrate through the icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa and search for signs of life in its sub-surface ocean.

Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

The supersonic flight takes Virgin Galactic closer to turning the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism into reality. The company aims to take paying customers on the six-passenger rocket, which is about the size of an executive jet.

Novel ingestible capsule with Bluetooth can monitor health

Manufactured using 3D-printing technology, the capsules could be deployed to deliver drugs to treat a variety of diseases, particularly in cases where drugs must be taken over a long period of time.

Rocket Lab to launch 10 NASA CubeSats on Sunday

More than 250 students have been involved in the design, development and construction of the CubeSats scheduled to be flown as payloads on Rocket Lab's Electron rocket.

Brightest comet set to pass by Earth on Sunday

The comet will even pass through the observing field of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).

NASA photographs Mars InSight lander from space

The HiRISE aboard Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted Martian landscape and ground around the lander.

NASA seeks US partners to develop reusable systems for Moon mission

NASA is set to work with American companies to design and develop new reusable systems, in a major step to land astronauts on the surface of the Moon

Novel pacemakers can be powered with light

They started with one of their own designs previously used to stimulate neurons, but made the mesh thinner to easily wrap around the heart and strewed tiny nanowires across its surface to attach to cardiac cells.

NASA Voyager 2 crosses into interstellar space: 5 things to know about this probe

NASA's Voyager 2 probe is the second man-made object to have crossed into interstellar space. The probe achieved the feat on November 5, and is aimed to study the outer reaches of the solar system and more.

Indian Ocean may play bigger role in driving climate change

The Indian Ocean played a far greater role in driving climate change during the last ice age than previously believed

NASA’s Juno set to reach halfway mark of Jupiter mission

NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft will soon reach the halfway point in data collection of Jupiter when it makes its 16th science pass of the gas giant