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USA Today Science and Space News shuttle blasts off on last night flight
Mon, 8 Feb 2010 16:58:54 GMT
Space shuttle Endeavour is rocketing toward the space station on one of the shuttle program's last scheduled missions.
 ' century-old whisky found in Antarctic
Fri, 5 Feb 2010 22:39:17 GMT
This Scotch has been on the rocks for a century.
  celebrate evolution on Darwin's birthday
Fri, 5 Feb 2010 23:37:59 GMT
Darwin Day came in a big way last year with hundreds of Feb. 12 celebrations noting the bicentennial birthday of evolution's icon all over the globe.
  USA TODAY Weather
Fri, 5 Feb 2010 17:38:32 GMT
Where is the top of a tornado? How much melted snow does an inch of rain equal? Are we in an El Nino? These and many more weather questions are answered in our online weather Q and A column.
  losing habitats due to climate
Fri, 5 Feb 2010 16:19:39 GMT
A study of beleaguered butterflies in California provides some of the best clues yet as to how other animals may react to climate change, scientists say.
 , stripes: Dinosaurs had them before designers
Thu, 4 Feb 2010 21:21:39 GMT
Who knew dinos were so fashionable? Researchers now say they had color, from russet-colored feathers to a jazzy specimen with a Mohawk crest and stripes.
  doubles wind power in 1 year
Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:28:44 GMT
China doubled the amount of energy generated from windmills last year, a report from the global wind industry said Wednesday.
  sends rocket with animal menagerie into space
Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:41:27 GMT
Iran announced Wednesday it has successfully launched a research rocket carrying a mouse, two turtles and worms into space -- a feat President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said showed Iran could defeat the West in the battle of technology.
 's seven new space pioneers are companies
Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:39:21 GMT
A half century ago the Mercury Seven embodied America's space future. Now it's the merchant seven: space companies for hire.
  groups assail patenting of human genes
Wed, 3 Feb 2010 05:57:45 GMT
Businesses argue in court that financial incentives are crucial.
  Obama kills NASA's moon mission plans
Tue, 2 Feb 2010 07:08:31 GMT
President Obama is redirecting America's space program, killing NASA's $100 billion plans to return astronauts to the moon and using much of that money for new rocket technology research.
 happens to those 3-D glasses after 'Avatar'?
Tue, 2 Feb 2010 02:10:33 GMT
Recycling programs are in place to deal with the 935,834 pairs of 3-D glasses worn daily to see 'Avatar.'
 science book worth your time
Mon, 1 Feb 2010 16:45:48 GMT
Time waits for no man. But when it comes to time, one man, Caltech physicist Sean Carroll, might be worth yours.
 Water vapor may help 'flatten global warming trend'
Fri, 29 Jan 2010 20:40:06 GMT
Why Earth's surface temperature hasn't warmed as expected puzzles scientists. Water vapor in the stratosphere may be a factor, says a new study.
 fish virus found in Lake Superior
Thu, 28 Jan 2010 01:05:02 GMT
Researchers say a fatal fish virus has been found in Lake Superior for the first time, meaning it has spread to all the Great Lakes.
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Russian Soyuz blasts off for ISS in first launch since accident
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:34:41 -0500
An unmanned rocket carrying cargo blasted off into space on Friday in the first launch of a Russian-made Soyuz-FG rocket from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome since a dramatic aborted launch in October.
How much does a kilogram weigh? Depends on your 'Planck constant'
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:30:00 -0500
It may not change how you buy bananas, but scientists have voted to redefine the value of a kilogram, in what they called a landmark decision that will boost the accuracy of scientific measurements.
SpaceX, TeleSat Canada bids get U.S. nod to expand satellite internet
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:40:08 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to allow Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk's Space X, Telesat Canada [PSPENC.UL] and two other companies to roll out new satellite-based broadband services.
Face off: Realistic masks made in Japan find demand from tech, car companies
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:01:22 -0500
Super-realistic face masks made by a tiny company in rural Japan are in demand from the domestic tech and entertainment industries and from countries as far away as Saudi Arabia.
'We trust our rocket', crew says ahead of first space launch since failure
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:14:31 -0500
A U.S. astronaut said on Thursday she had full confidence in the safety of the Russian-made Soyuz rocket that will blast a three-person crew into space next month in the first such launch since a rocket failure.
Frigid planet detected orbiting nearby star
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:41:06 -0500
A frozen and dimly lit planet, dubbed a "Super-Earth," may be orbiting the closest single star to our solar system, astronomers said on Wednesday, based on two decades of scientific observations.
After aborted mission, NASA astronaut confident about December launch
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:08:33 -0500
The American astronaut who will hitch the first ride on a Russian rocket since last month's aborted launch and dramatic emergency landing is confident that her scheduled trip in December on a rocket that she calls a "workhorse" will go smoothly.
Scientists to swap dusty old kilogram for something more stable
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:14:01 -0500
After years of nursing a sometimes dusty cylinder of metal in a vault outside Paris as the global reference for modern mass, scientists are updating the definition of the kilogram.
Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 03:13:05 -0500
A motorized wheelchair used by the late British physicist Stephen Hawking sold at auction on Thursday for almost 300,000 pounds ($391,740.00) while a dissertation raised nearly twice that at a sale to raise money for charity.
Scientists angry at UK visa denials for African, Asian researchers
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 11:24:38 -0500
Scientists in Britain expressed concern on Thursday after at least 17 delegates from Africa and Asia wanting to attend a health conference in London were denied visas.
Bill Gates, on China trip, lauds free trade - and futuristic toilets
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:07:33 -0500
U.S. billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates unveiled on Tuesday in Beijing a futuristic toilet that doesn't need water or sewers and uses chemicals to turn human waste into fertilizer.
Portugal to build satellite launch pad, lab with China
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:12:41 -0500
Portugal plans to build an international launch pad for small satellites in the Azores and has agreed with China to set up a joint research center to make satellites on the mainland, its science and technology minister said on Tuesday.
Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms, possible treatments
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 11:09:14 -0500
The largest study to date of the genetic makeup of parasitic worms has found hundreds of new clues about how they invade the human body, evade its immune system and cause disease.
South Africans make bricks from human urine
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 14:29:58 -0400
South African researchers say they have made bricks using human urine in a natural process involving colonies of bacteria, which could one day help reduce global warming emissions by finding a productive use for the ultimate waste product.
To the Moon and beyond: Airbus delivers powerhouse for NASA's Orion spacecraft
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 08:38:37 -0400
Europe's Airbus on Friday delivered the "powerhouse" for NASA's new Orion Spaceship that will take astronauts to the Moon and beyond in coming years, hitting a key milestone that should lead to hundreds of millions of euros in future orders.
Some dinosaurs had exquisite eggs with colors, spots, speckles
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 16:47:13 -0400
Some dinosaurs laid colored, speckled and spotted eggs boasting exquisite hues of blue and brown, scientists said on Thursday, in a discovery that scrambles the notion that such exceptional traits originated with birds.
Musk shakes up SpaceX in race to make satellite launch window: sources
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 13:05:16 -0400
SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk flew to the Seattle area in June for meetings with engineers leading a satellite launch project crucial to his space company's growth.
Scientists launch plan to map genes of all complex life on earth
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:42:09 -0400
Scientists launched a vast project on Thursday to map the genetic code of all 1.5 million known species of complex life on earth, aiming to complete the work within a decade.
Russian Soyuz rocket failure caused by damaged sensor: investigation
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:16:01 -0400
The abortive launch last month of a manned Soyuz mission to space was caused by a sensor damaged during the rocket's assembly at the cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russian investigators said on Thursday.
NASA retires its planet hunter, the Kepler space telescope
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 13:11:58 -0400
The Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel and will be retired after a 9-1/2-year mission in which it detected thousands of planets beyond our solar system and boosted the search for worlds that might harbor alien life, NASA said on Tuesday.
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Astronaut Scott Kelly on capturing an Earth without borders
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:18:08 +0000
"It gives you the impression that we're all in this thing called humanity together," he said
Northrop Grumman launches space station supply mission
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:15:48 +0000
The spacecraft is loaded with spacewalk equipment, hardware and crew supplies, including fresh fruit and ice cream
Hit games get big discounts on Black Friday
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 22:08:47 +0000
Release dates to determine how deep the discounts will be for some of the biggest video games of 2018
Senators press Facebook for response to reports that they retaliated against critics
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:42:40 +0000
Democratic senators sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg requesting that he respond to reports that the company retaliated against its critics
Successful launch clears way for future space crews
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:51:15 +0000
A successful space station cargo flight clears the way for a resumption of crewed missions next month
Early snowstorm causes havoc – what went wrong?
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:05:06 +0000
A meteorologist explains how so many warning signs were missed – and why we may see more of this in the future
Building a wind farm now cheaper than running a coal plant
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:47:48 +0000
Competition is pushing the cost of solar and wind energy to record lows, according to Lazard
Tech signals end of forced arbitration for sexual misconduct claims
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:32:48 +0000
Google, Facebook and eBay are among those recently rescinding the policy in response to the #MeToo movement
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg to CBS: "We absolutely did not pay anyone to create fake news"
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:31:22 +0000
Facebook COO refutes claims made against her in a scathing New York Times report
SpaceX launches satellite for Qatar
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:37:55 +0000
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida carrying a Qatari satellite
George Soros' foundation blasts "Facebook’s smear campaign"
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:36:28 +0000
The New York Times reports that Facebook hired a public relations firm to tie its critics to the billionaire philanthropist
Ford is testing self-driving cars in Miami for delivery of items like diapers and groceries
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:58:48 +0000
The automaker is also developing a program to allow riders to hail a self-driving Ford with an app
Ford testing self-driving cars in Miami
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:34:47 +0000
Ford announced a new partnership with Walmart to test autonomous vehicles in Miami for delivery of everyday items. The automaker is also developing a program, set for launch within three years, to allow riders to hail a self-driving Ford. Kris Van Cleave gets an early test ride.
Holiday gifts: Beware of those that can spy on you
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:37:57 +0000
When it comes to high-tech toys and gadgets, not all products come with consumer privacy concerns in mind
SpaceX and back-to-back space station launches on tap
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:54:35 +0000
Two launches to the International Space Station follow a SpaceX flight for Qatar
"Secret Sister" gift exchange on Facebook returns — and it's a scam
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:40:42 +0000
Gift exchange circulating on social media asks users to send one gift valued at $10 or more, promising up to 36 presents in return
Amazon wins big with split decision for NYC, Virginia headquarters
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:23:01 +0000
The decision Tuesday by the world's largest retailer followed a frenzied competition and billions of dollars in promised tax subsidies
Amazon picks New York and Virginia for 2nd headquarters
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:05:23 +0000
There's a winner in Amazon's nationwide contest for a second headquarters. The online giant picked two locations, New York and Arlington, Virginia. Wired editor in chief Nicholas Thompson reports.
IBM CEO hopes "new collar" skills will bridge digital divide
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:07:20 +0000
"Jobs are going to be 100 percent changed" by artificial intelligence, Ginni Rometty says
Do you check your phone more than most Americans?
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:34:52 +0000
Only one generation of consumers worries they spend too much time on their smartphones
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