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  • NKorea launch pad expansion 'nearing completion'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to do so, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • Illumina Partners with AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Janssen in NGS

    Illumina Inc. (ILMN) formed alliances with AstraZeneca, Janssen Biotech and Sanofi to develop a complete NGS-based oncology test system.

    Zacks
  • Must-know: SAP is positioned for a “big data” revolution

    In response to the rising data and the need for faster applications, SAP developed a main data management system that leverages main memory for storage. It's capable of delivering applications with the ...

    Market Realist
  • Fewer U.S. youth using sunscreen new study finds

    The percentage of high school students using sunscreen dropped from 67.7 percent in 2001 to 56.1 percent in 2011, according to the study by researchers at William Paterson University in New Jersey and published Thursday in the publication Preventing Chronic Disease. The study analyzed survey data…

    Reuters
  • Aerospace and Defense Major Diversified Industry: Investing Essentials

    Want to invest in the world's biggest and best aerospace and defense companies? Here's everything you need to know to do that.

    Motley Fool
  • Watch a Cyborg Moth Twirl on the Dance Floor (Video)

    While the insect was in its late pupal stage, still wrapped in a cocoon, the team from North Carolina State University implanted an electrode in the creature's indirect flight muscles, the researchers explained in a video. "By watching how the moth uses its wings to steer while in flight, and…

    LiveScience.com
  • YEC Member Spotlight: Kevin Xu, CEO, MEBO International

    Entrepreneur Kevin Xu offers great practical advice for starting up in the biotechnology industry and more.

    Young Entrepreneur Council
  • Has Earth's Missing Heat Been Found?

    In 1999, the feverish rise in Earth's surface temperatures suddenly slowed, even as greenhouse gas emissions escalated. This unexpected slowdown has been called a global warming hiatus or global warming pause. Most climate scientists don't think this hiatus means global warming went kaput, but the…

    LiveScience.com
  • Estimote Wants To Pioneer ‘Nearables’ With New Stickers Beacon Hardware

    The Internet of Things gets a lot of hype, but its rollout is slow and it will take a long time for consumers to upgrade existing, non-connected devices that still work fine into something that can communicate with computing gadgets like smartphones. Estimote has put a lot of time and work into…

    TechCrunch
  • UK and Wellcome offer $10 million for emergency Ebola research

    An emergency research call has been launched to help fight the world's worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with the British government and the Wellcome Trust medical charity pledging a combined 6.5 million pounds ($10.8 million). "The gravity of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa demands an urgent…

    Reuters
  • Sensors, sensors everywhere (but especially in the fields): FarmLink raises $40M

    A company called FarmLink has raised $40 million in equity capital to further its business of analyzing sensor data to determine how much food a field can ideally yield. It's just the latest in a string ...

    Gigaom
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    Man Vs. The Universe

    A look at space exploration. Mankind has long been at the mercy of the cosmos - subject to the often violent happenings of the boundless universe that exists beyond the confines of Earth's atmosphere. But today humans are taking huge steps to claim space for their own design, evolution and survival…

    Internet Video Archive
  • Coming to a TV near you: ABC's Chris Hadfield-inspired astronaut comedy

    Everything I learned about space — how you cry, eat, sleep, vomit, wash, exercise, and more — I learned from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. During his missions aboard the International Space Station, Hadfield created a bevy of short Q&A-style videos that showed the topsy-turvey life of an…

    The Week (RSS)
  • FBI warns healthcare firms they are targeted by hackers

    By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The FBI has warned that healthcare industry companies are being targeted by hackers, publicizing the issue following an attack on U.S. "The FBI has observed malicious actors targeting healthcare related systems, perhaps for the purpose of obtaining Protected…

    Reuters
  • Experts launch project to digitize neglected Bosnian heritage

    By Daria Sito-Sucic SARAJEVO (Reuters) - A group of Balkan experts have launched a high-tech project to digitize Bosnia's historical archives which were partly destroyed during its three wars last century and are still under threat from neglect and a lack of funding. The project promises to make…

    Reuters
  • EU regulator warns on possible MS drugs side effects

    Europe's drug safety regulator said multiple sclerosis treatments known as interferon beta need stronger label warnings because some patients treated with the drugs have suffered side effects affecting the kidney and other organs. A spokeswoman for the European Medicines Agency said the label…

    Reuters
  • Growing number of biosafety labs raises public health concern

    Construction of new biosafety labs a waste of money, possible threat to public health, say reports and experts.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Cities’ Air Problems Only Get Worse With Climate Change

    Scientists predict that higher temperatures will speed up the creation of lung-damaging ozone in the world’s metropolises.

    The New York Times
  • Novartis hands over experimental TB drugs in antibiotic pullback

    By Caroline Copley ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis has signed a licensing deal to hand over its experimental tuberculosis (TB) drugs to the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, joining a growing Big Pharma retreat from antibiotics. The TB Alliance deal reflects renewed scrutiny of the Novartis…

    Reuters