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Instead of habitats made of metal and glass, NASA is exploring technologies that could grow structures out of fungi to become our future homes in the stars, and perhaps lead to more sustainable ways of living on Earth as well. Creating a livable home for future astronauts means doing more than growing a roof to
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FILE PHOTO: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo, who has been chosen as the first private passenger by SpaceX, attends a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo, Japan, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa’s search for a
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Virgin Galactic’s next passenger spaceship has reached a major construction milestone, the company said Wednesday. All major structural elements have been assembled and the rocket plane is standing on its own landing gear at Mojave Air & Space Port in California, Virgin Galactic said in a statement. Photos of the “Weight on Wheels” achievement show
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(Reuters) – NASA is opening an independent investigation with Boeing over a software glitch that prevented its unmanned astronaut capsule from reaching the International Space Station in December, the agency said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: One of Boeing Co’s CST-100 Starliner astronaut capsules is seen at a production facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., January
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After some initial hype and a series of teasers, Neon has been debuted as an artificial intelligence (AI) powered project by Samsung-backed Star Labs. The new offering is designed to develop computationally created virtual beings that are touted to look and behave like real humans. The company claims that the human avatars created by Neon
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FILE PHOTO: The logo of state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the country’s biggest defence contractor, is seen at their offices next to Ben Gurion International airport, near Or Yehuda, Israel February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner JERUSALEM (Reuters) – State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) [ISRAI.UL] said on Thursday it signed with the Israeli government to build
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India will launch Chandrayaan-3 in 2020, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday, asserting that the mission cost will be less than Chandrayaan-2. Singh, who is the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, said it is wrong to term Chandrayaan-2 as a disappointment since it was India’s maiden attempt to land on the
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A Chinese court on Monday sentenced the scientist who claimed to be behind the world’s first gene-edited babies to three years in prison for illegal medical practice, state media reported. He Jiankui, who shocked the scientific community last year by announcing the birth of twin girls whose genes had allegedly been altered to confer immunity
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From India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission to the first all-women spacewalk and commercial crew milestones by US-based companies, 2019 offered several exciting moments for space enthusiasts. India’s ambitious and keenly watched lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, was expected to make its soft landing on the surface of the Moon on September 7. While the whole nation waited with bated
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FILE PHOTO: Engineers and technicians install the remote sensing mast to the Mars 2020 rover in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, U.S., June 5, 2019. Photo taken June 5, 2019. NASA-JPL-Caltech/Handout via REUTERS PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) – A NASA robotic rover is nearing completion ahead of a journey
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Like most teen years, the past decade in technology started out someplace relatively innocent before growing moody, dark and disillusioned. In 2010, we were excited about new iPhones and finding old friends on Facebook, not fretting about our digital privacy or social media’s threat to democracy. Now we are wondering how to rein in the
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Astronomers have discovered a young star surrounded by an astonishing mass of gas which raises questions about current understanding of planet formation. The star, called 49 Ceti, is 40 million years old and conventional theories of planet formation predict that the gas should have disappeared by that age. “We found atomic carbon gas in the
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An oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is seen in this WorldView-2 multi-spectral handout image taken June 10, 2010 and released on December 24, 2019 by Maxar Technologies. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – The biggest news events of the past decade have been chronicled from space. The last 10 years have seen a
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FILE PHOTO: The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is guided into position above a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, U.S. November 21, 2019. Picture taken November 21, 2019. NASA/Cory Huston via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co’s
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co’s (BA.N) Starliner astronaut spacecraft made a “bull’s-eye” landing in the New Mexico desert on Sunday, a successful ending to a crewless test mission that two days earlier failed to reach the orbit needed to dock with the International Space Station. The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, which had been launched on
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