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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
  • Story-Driven PC RTS Ancient Space Announced, Voiced By Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica Actors

    Paradox Interactive will publish the new single-player game, launching this fall.

    Gamespot
  • 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
  • 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
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Fake Phone Comforts Tech Addicts

    There's a low tech way for smart phone addicts who suffer from nomophobia -- the fear of being without their mobile devices -- to cope with being away from their beloved electronics.

    ABC News
  • 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
  • Flatley's Law: How One Company Is Creating Medicine's Genetic Revolution

    DNA sequencing is revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of everything from cancer to Down syndrome at breakneck speed, changing health care forever. Incredibly, only one company--Illumina--is making it all possible. It's just getting started.

    Forbes
  • 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