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    1. June 18, 2016

      Capsule carrying space station crew lands in Kazakhstan

      ZHEZKAZGAN, Kazakhstan, June 18 — A Soyuz capsule carrying a Russian, an American and a Briton from the International...

    2. June 1, 2016

      Race is on to turn alternative batteries into saleable goods

      The race is on to develop next-generation batteries. Since the 1990s, when Sony commercialised lithium-ion batteries,...

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    1. April 28, 2016

      SpaceX to launch 2018 Mars mission

      SpaceX, the space launch company founded by Elon Musk, plans to send a spacecraft to Mars as soon as 2018, in the first...

    2. April 20, 2016

      Mining taps deep reserves of rage in Peru

      In a corner of southern Peru the land is so barren that Nasa uses it as a stand-in for Mars to see if potatoes can be...

    3. April 18, 2016

      El Niño: Feeling the heat

      John Veron stands on a mudflat littered with dead coral and gazes mournfully at a nearby reef, which has been bleached...

    4. April 13, 2016

      ULA chief vows to cut space launch costs

      The chief executive of United Launch Alliance, which has conducted all the US’s spy satellite launches for the past...

    5. April 9, 2016

      SpaceX rocket lands on drone ship

      SpaceX, the space launch provider founded by Elon Musk, took another significant step forward in its efforts to make...

    6. April 3, 2016

      ‘15 Million Degrees’, by Lucie Green

      The Sun is a blinding ball of superlatives, accounting for 99 per cent of all matter in the solar system. The title of...

    7. March 24, 2016

      ‘Into the Black’, by Rowland White

      Rowland White’s fourth book on aviation is a two-decade countdown to the “boldest test flight in history” — the first...

    8. March 20, 2016

      One small snap for a man

      I once interviewed Al Shepard, the Apollo 14 astronaut, who in 1961 was the first American in space and 10 years later,...

    9. February 29, 2016

      Nasa fuels dream for supersonic airliner

      Nasa on Monday sought to breathe new life into the aerospace dream that refuses to die when it handed Lockheed Martin...

    10. February 25, 2016

      Reach for the moon and the rest follows

      Should you set big goals or should you set extraordinary goals? Goal setting is often a balance between what is...

    11. February 5, 2016

      Asteroid mining is not science fiction

      Loony Luxembourg? Or great forward thinking by the Grand Duchy? The Luxembourg government’s announcement this week that...

    12. January 20, 2016

      Search on for solar system’s ‘Planet Nine’

      Two leading US astronomers have published evidence that the solar system contains a new ninth planet, which takes up to...

    13. January 15, 2016

      Peake takes his first walk in space

      British astronaut Major Tim Peake went on his first spacewalk yesterday, working with Colonel Tim Kopra of Nasa to...

    14. January 8, 2016

      Planetary science: Pluto’s secrets are unlocked by probe

      Six months after the New Horizons probe flew past Pluto, Nasa scientists are extracting ever-better images of its...

    15. December 10, 2015

      Atlassian shares surge on Nasdaq debut

      Australian software company Atlassian soared on its debut on Thursday, emerging as a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy...

    16. December 3, 2015

      Vampire’s quid a bet on blockchains unlocking animal spirits

      A world where businesses create their own currencies, as Goldman Sachs has signalled it may do, would be a...

    17. November 25, 2015

      Review: ‘A Passion for Space’, by Marianne Dyson

      A Passion for Space is not entirely dissimilar to EL James’s racy bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. Both feature...

    18. October 6, 2015

      A space oddity that sheds light on start-ups and artists

      Entrepreneurs are encouraged to be ambitious. Elon Musk would like to die on Mars, though “not on impact”. Disrupting...

    19. October 2, 2015

      A walk on Mars is a step to the stars

      Belief in a “plurality of inhabited worlds” was widespread in earlier times. Venus was envisaged as a lush tropical...

    20. October 1, 2015

      The Martian — film review

      You know, it really doesn’t look so bad, the Mars of Ridley Scott’s new film The Martian. In a certain light, the red...

    21. September 30, 2015

      Protect Planet Earth against microbes of doom from Mars

      Fabulous discoveries are often followed by exceedingly dull paperwork, such as the checking and rechecking of data,...

    22. September 28, 2015

      Google bets on quantum computing

      Google has upped its bet that quantum computing will bring major advances in artificial intelligence, announcing a...

    23. September 28, 2015

      Nasa scientists discover ‘flowing’ water on surface of Mars

      US satellite observations have produced the first strong evidence for water flowing on Mars. The water is a brine...

    24. September 28, 2015

      The List: five films that play fast and loose with the facts

      When Matt Damon’s character finds himself stranded on Mars in Ridley Scott’s new film ‘The Martian’, he announces that...

    25. September 16, 2015

      The power of prizes to encourage innovation

      In 1906, Lord Northcliffe, the proprietor of Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, offered a £10,000 prize to the first...

    26. July 24, 2015

      Pluto reveals more ‘thrilling’ secrets

      Ice flows on the surface and a haze extending 130km up into a thin atmosphere are the latest wonders of Pluto revealed...

    27. July 23, 2015

      Earth’s ‘big brother’ 1,400 light years away

      The US Kepler satellite has found the most Earthlike planet detected so far in the “habitable zone” around a Sun-like...

    28. July 20, 2015

      Musk says SpaceX became ‘complacent’ before crash

      SpaceX, the company competing for some of the US’s most sensitive space launches, may have become “a little bit...

    29. July 17, 2015

      Space probe reveals more of Pluto’s secrets

      The highlight of the second set of images and data released from the New Horizons spacecraft’s fly-by of Pluto is a...

    30. July 17, 2015

      Discoveries show Pluto deserves planethood

      Pluto, the celestial body 5bn km from Earth, has caught the popular imagination on three occasions. The first was its...

    31. July 16, 2015

      Alleged British hacker faces extradition to US

      Lauri Love, a British citizen accused of hacking into the networks of several US government agencies, was arrested on...

    32. July 15, 2015

      Nasa releases first detailed images of Pluto and Charon

      The first detailed images of Pluto and its moon Charon, taken by the US New Horizons spacecraft, show many features...

    33. July 15, 2015

      Tech group behind Pluto images set on mission for growth

      e2V technologies, which provided the technology to capture the spectacular images of Pluto this week, is looking to...

    34. July 15, 2015

      Space probe phones home after Pluto encounter

      The US New Horizons spacecraft has “phoned home” to confirm that it survived Tuesday’s historic first encounter with...

    35. July 14, 2015

      IT budgets cut even as cyber threat grows

      IT spending at many of the US government agencies hit by devastating cyber attacks is being cut, even as the threat to...

    36. July 14, 2015

      US New Horizons spacecraft reaches Pluto after 9-year voyage

      New Horizons’ 9-year voyage to Pluto The US New Horizons spacecraft is set to transmit the first ever detailed images...

    37. July 14, 2015

      The Grand Tour is over but solar system’s secrets remain

      It is enormously satisfying to tick things off from one’s to-do list before lunch. The New Horizons spacecraft, which...

    38. July 1, 2015

      SpaceX: ground control

      Most businesses are more straightforward than rocket science. Resupplying the International Space Station is not one of...

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