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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft, Rocket Move Closer to First Flight

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and the Delta IV Heavy rocket that will carry it into space are at their penultimate stops in Florida on their path to a …

US launches mystery satellite into space - video

A mystery satellite is launched into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Tuesday evening. The US government's classified CLIO satellite was built by Lockheed Martin, one of the world's largest defence contractors. Atlas rockets are known to carry payloads into space relating …

Singularity, transhumanism, humanity+: What word should we use to discuss the future?

Singularity. Posthuman. Techno-Optimism, Cyborgism. Humanity+. Immortalist. Machine intelligence. Biohacker. Robotopia. Life extension. Transhumanism.<p>…

Ancient 'moon god' monument unearthed in Israel

A structure once believed to form part of an ancient town is identified as a 5,000-year old monument believed to have been used to honour the Mesopotamian moon god 'Sin'<p>A 5,000-year-old stone structure in the shape of the crescent moon in northern Israel has been identified to be an ancient …

Archaeology

Racing toward Pluto, spacecraft spies tiny moon Hydra

The New Horizons spacecraft – due to encounter Pluto in July 2015 – has spotted Pluto’s small, faint, outermost known moon, called Hydra.<p>Pluto’s moon …

Solar System

Where Is This Comet's Tail?

Rosetta is returning great pictures from Comet 67P -- the so-called "rubber ducky" comet -- but something's missing.<p>Here's a refresher from middle school science class: An asteroid is a huge rock tumbling through the solar system, and that's pretty much all it looks like--a big rock. Meanwhile, a …

Space

Darpa jetpack to help soldiers run four-minute miles

For many athletes, the four-minute-mile is the holy grail of middle-distance running. Years of dedicated training and diet optimisation are required …

The low-cost fighters to serve tomorrow’s air forces

Fighter jets, like the Lockheed F-35, are becoming increasingly expensive. Is it possible to make something much cheaper? Angus Batey reports on a new breed of plane poised to take to the skies.<p>At this summer's Farnborough Air Show in England, the talk was dominated by the mishaps of one plane: the …

Aviation