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NASA forced to scrub plan to land unmanned ship on Mars

Lompoc - NASA has called off a planned mission to Mars early next year after scientists were unable to repair a leak in a key piece of science equipment.

Disabled man controls robot arm with his mind

California - A group of researchers has helped a paralyzed man gain control of a robotic arm with the power of his mind — all thanks to a chip implanted in his brain.

Op-Ed: Metallic glass — Tougher than steel and titanium, and cheap

The Iron Age may have a competitor- The Glass Age. New techniques have made it possible to turn glass into anything from cell phone cases to actual components. If this technique becomes universal, materials costs could go through the floor.

Star with a 13 light year tail, traveling at 291,000 miles an hour

…And then there’s things nobody’s ever seen before. Mira, a dying star is shedding material like a comet along its trail. Caltech’s new Galaxy Evolution Explorer (Galex) is delivering some surprises. It's behaving exactly like a bullet, pictured.

Purple Sea Urchin genome holds suprises

California purple urchins share more than 7,000 genes with humans, making them closer cousins to us than are fruit flies and worms...
 

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Discovery of galaxy creation 380 000 years after the Big Bang is the oldest galaxy found in the Univ...
Discovery of galaxy creation 380,000 years after the Big Bang is the oldest galaxy found in the Universe.
Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech
PAST: NASA has indefinitely suspended the launch of its InSight Mars lander that was supposed to be ...
PAST: NASA has indefinitely suspended the launch of its InSight Mars lander that was supposed to be launched in March 2016 to arrive at the red planet by September.
NASA/JPL-Caltech
A screenshot of a YouTube video showing a man controlling a robot arm.
A screenshot of a YouTube video showing a man controlling a robot arm.
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Friday September 18  2015 quietly marked the start of the first science run of LIGO s advanced detec...
Friday September 18, 2015 quietly marked the start of the first science run of LIGO's advanced detectors, heralding a new, more sensitive than ever search for gravitational waves.
K. Burtnyk

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