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LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) – Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes’ DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and ethical concerns should not block progress in such gene-modifying research. Bill Gates, Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Charles
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – More than 100 parts for U.S. space agency NASA’s deep-space capsule Orion will be made by 3D printers, using technology that experts say will eventually become key to efforts to send humans to Mars. FILE PHOTO: A test version of the Orion crew module is shown following testing and recovery procedures with
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COLOGNE (Reuters) – Astronaut Alexander Gerst says he aims to be a “nice boss” when he becomes the $100 billion International Space Station’s first German commander later this year. German astronaut Alexander Gerst attaches a patch with the logo and name of his next mission to the International Space Station (ISS) to run from April
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – An 11th-hour technical glitch prompted SpaceX to postpone its planned launch on Monday of a new NASA space telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system, delaying for at least 48 hours a quest to expand astronomers’ known inventory of so-called exoplanets. TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is
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SHINTO, Japan (Reuters) – Japanese engineer Masaaki Nagumo had always dreamed of suiting up as a robot from “Mobile Suit Gundam”, his favorite animation series growing up. Now he has made it a reality by creating a giant humanoid inspired by the science fiction franchise. Sakakibara Kikai’s engineer Go Sakakibara poses with the bipedal robot
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BOURNEMOUTH, England (Reuters) – Among Ron Grantham’s happiest memories are the days he spent fly-fishing with his beloved dog, Spot. Now those memories are being revived by visits from his new best friend, Biscuit – a robotic dog. Grantham is 99 years old and lives in Templeman House, a British care home, which brought in
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Black holes are hanging out at the center of our galaxy by the thousands, according to scientists who have detected a bunch of them in the neighborhood of a supermassive black hole already known to reside at the heart of the Milky Way. Twelve black hole low-mass binaries orbiting Sgr A* at
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bowhead whales, the black filter-feeding giants of the Arctic that can live for 200 years devouring tons of tiny marine creatures, boast another remarkable quality. Their unique underwater songs make them wonderful “jazz” artists. A bowhead whale surfaces in Fram Strait, to the northwest of Norway in this undated image released on
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LONDON (Reuters) – Dozens of rare footprints belonging to dinosaurs made some 170 million years ago have been discovered on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, offering an important insight into the Middle Jurassic era, scientists said on Tuesday. A sauropod footprint discovered at Brothers’ Point on the Isle of Skye in Scotland is seen in this
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