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    New Trickle-Down Method Developed to ‘Grow’ Graphene

    By making carbon leak (trickle down) through cracks on copper, researchers have developed a new process for ‘growing’ graphene directly on materials used for nano-scale electronic applications, thereby opening the way to produce high-performance electronic devices. This versatile process, developed by a team of chemical engineers led by Vikas Berry at the University of Illinois […]

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    NASA Names Astronauts for First Manned US Mission Since 2011

    NASA on Friday named nine astronauts for the first manned space launches from US soil since the space shuttle programme ended in 2011. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s announcement signals a milestone in the US space programme, with its shift to the private sector for ferrying cargo and astronauts to the International Space Station. Since the […]

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    Batteries Could Be Charged Faster With Newly Identified Materials

    Researchers from University of Cambridge have identified a group of materials that could be used to make batteries charge faster. In the study published in the journal Nature, the researchers used materials with a complex crystalline structure and found that lithium ions move through them at rates that far exceed those of typical electrode materials. Although these […]

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    Boston Dynamics Says Its Robot Dogs Will Hit the Market in 2019

    They can unload the dishwasher, deliver packages to your home and open door. And they use their thin metallic legs to traverse stairs – or crawl straight into your worst nightmares. Now Boston Dynamics’s awkward, four-legged, dog-like robot, SpotMini, is evolving from a viral YouTube sensation to a purchasable pet of sorts, according to the company’s founder, […]

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    Boeing Faces Setback With the Spacecraft It Is Designing to Fly NASA Astronauts

    The spacecraft Boeing plans to use to fly NASAastronauts to the International Space Station suffered a significant setback when, during a test of its emergency abort system in June, officials discovered a propellant leak, the company confirmed. In a statement to The Washington Post, Boeing said it has “been conducting a thorough investigation with assistance from our NASA […]

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    NASA Readies to Send Probe to the Sun, Closer Than Ever Before

    NASA is preparing to send a probe closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft has ventured, enduring wicked heat while zooming through the solar corona to study this outermost part of the stellar atmosphere that gives rise to the solar wind. The Parker Solar Probe, a robotic spacecraft the size of a small car, […]

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    CRISPR Gene Editing Can Cause Risky Collateral DNA Damage: Study

    Scientists studying the effects of the potentially game-changing gene editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 have found it can cause unexpected genetic damage which could lead to dangerous changes in some cells. The findings, published in the journal Nature Biotechnology on Monday, have safety implications for gene therapies that are being developed using CRISPR/Cas9 – a type of […]

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    ISRO Successfully Conducts Vikas Engine Ground Test

    ISRO has said it successfully conducted a ground test of its high thrust version of the Vikas Engine that would improve the payload capability of the space agency’s launch vehicles. The test for a duration of 195 seconds was conducted by scientists at the ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) in Mahendragiri in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, […]