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Highlights From Day 5 at the Olympics: Pictures

Tunisia

Now We Know What It Feels Like to Be Invisible

First, Arvid Guterstam made himself invisible. When he looked down at his body, there was nothing there.<p>He could feel he was solid; he hadn’t vanished into thin air. He even felt a paint brush tickle his transparent belly, while the brush appeared to be stroking nothing but air.<p>Being invisible is …

Roche invests $1B in U.S. genomics firm

Shares of Foundation Medicine more than doubled in pre-market trading early Monday, when Roche Holding AG announced plans to purchase a majority stake in the Cambridge, Mass.-based genomics company.<p>Foundation Medicine shares were up more than 113% or $27.06, at $51.00.<p>Roche said it plans to pay …

Biotechnology

Japan’s Asteroid-Bombing Spacecraft Launches Successfully

What's next for Hayabusa 2<p>While most of the East Coast U.S. was sleeping last night, the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) launched Hayabusa 2, a deep space probe that will land on asteroid 1999 JU3, collect samples, and bring them back to Earth.<p>If you missed the liftoff, here are some highlights from …

Space Exploration

Rocket is Fueled, Spacecraft Ready to Go – Orion

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy that will lift Orion to an orbit has been loaded with liquid hydrogen fuel and liquid oxygen to power its …

Why NASA's Orion is critical for our future in space

NASA is set to embark on a journey that will usher in a new era for Americans in space, but we'll have to wait for another day to see it happen.<p>The …

Drones and Planes Will Track Orion Spaceship’s Flight

NASA will launch its Orion deep-space capsule on a test flight without a crew, but it won't be alone. A NASA drone, two U.S. Navy planes and several helicopters will join the capsule for at least part of its journey.<p>Eventually, Orion will carry humans deep into space, but for Thursday's test …

Space Exploration