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BEIJING - Three Chinese astronauts floated into the cabin of an orbiting module Monday afternoon, becoming the first group of Chinese to enter an orbiter in space. Jing Haipeng, followed by Liu Wang and Liu Yang, went into the space lab module Tiangong-1from spacecraft Shenzhou IX about three hours after...
Cramming your tweets with shouting capital letters, cutesy asides and hyperbolic claims won’t bring you lots of followers. Instead, those 140-character gems you hurl into cyberspace can spark retweets by focusing on technology, including references to celebrities and citing credible information sources, according to a study by Hewlett-Packard. That latter point...
Experience Project was started by Armen Berjikly in late 2004. After a close friend's diagnosis with multiple sclerosis Berjikly created This is MS, an online community for MS patients and caregivers focused on inspiring hope in patients through knowledge of current research. As This is MS grew, Berjikly identified...
Following the White House's lead, the Defense Department on Friday released a new strategy aimed at using more mobile devices. The DoD strategy calls for more standards for devices and apps; more modern wireless infrastructure; better spectrum management; increased security; and more interoperable systems, among other goals. "The DoD Mobile Device Strategy takes advantage...
JIUQUAN - The Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center held a see-off ceremony for China's first female astronaut and two male crew mates, due to board the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft, on Saturday afternoon. China's astronauts Jing Haipeng (C), Liu Wang (R) and Liu Yang attend the setting-out ceremony at the taikonauts' apartment...
PARIS: A plan to build the world’s most powerful optical telescope, able to scour the heavens for planets that could sustain life, has cleared an important hurdle, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) said. Two-thirds of ESO’s governing council approved the so-called European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), which opens the way...
BEIJING - It won't be China's mythological moon goddess Chang'e this time, but a real Chinese woman. Crew on the Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft, scheduled to be launched sometime in mid-June to perform the country's first manned space docking mission with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space lab module, has been a...
TOKYO — Japan’s nuclear energy authority and the country’s space agency Tuesday announced a joint project to develop a drone to measure radioactivity in the environment after last year’s nuclear disaster. Japan has been forced to invent or improve systems for measuring radioactive contamination since a 9.0-magnitude quake and tsunami in...

Genetically Modified

With a mohawk-style plume of hair and pink flesh covered in leopard-esque spots, the mysterious animal terrified locals in Xinxiang, Henan province Xinxiang is close to several scientific research centres and a local medical school - and locals became convinced the creature was an experiment gone wrong, on the...

The future of phones

Anyone who's struggled with fingers skating over today's touchscreens may be in for a relief - future generations of phones and tablets could offer real, transparent buttons that pop up out of the screen on demand.  Californian start-up Tactus has developed a sheet of transparent buttons that rise up out...