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  1. FT Photo Diary

    April 15, 2014

    Total lunar eclipse in Mexico

    Hector Guerrero/AFP A total lunar eclipse takes place in the sky over the Mexican city of Guadalajara early on Tuesday. The...

  2. April 7, 2014

    3D printing moves up to the next layer with metal creations

    A German 3D printing company’s plan to raise €75m via an initial public offering is shining a spotlight on a method of...

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  1. April 3, 2014

    Scientists discover ocean on Saturn moon

    An ocean of liquid water, potentially capable of sustaining simple life, is sloshing around inside Saturn’s ice-encrusted...

  2. FT Alphaville

    March 28, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Designed in California, taxed in never never land: Dan brings us the fast growing...

  3. March 27, 2014

    Facebook works on drones and lasers to bring web to whole world

    Facebook is working on drones, satellites and lasers to deliver the internet to far-flung corners of the world, in its...

  4. March 26, 2014

    Watchmakers weigh the challenge of change

    Received wisdom advises against changing a winning team. But should watchmakers change a winning design? Brands have been...

  5. March 24, 2014

    An astronaut hangs up his suit

    Astronauts returning to earth from the International Space Station in their tiny Soyuz spacecraft face crushing...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    March 20, 2014

    Florida Keys seen from the International Space Station

    Rich Mastracchio/Nasa/AP This image provided by NASA shows a portion of the Florida Keys taken by Astronaut Rick Mastracchio...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    March 11, 2014

    Landing back on earth

    Bill Ingalls/NASA/Getty Flight engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, is helped out of...

  8. FT Alphaville

    March 4, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Why Puerto Rico’s bonds are moving to New York. - It’s the children or the house. - How...

  9. February 28, 2014

    The new market space: billionaire investors look beyond Earth

    Here we are more than a decade into the 21st century and we’re still not there. To be a child of the 1960s and 1970s was to...

  10. February 16, 2014

    Penguin Café, Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton – review

    Penguin Café and the Penguin Café Orchestra share a name, an origin story, a songbook and some DNA, but no actual personnel....

  11. January 20, 2014

    After years of deep space sleep, Rosetta wakes to chase a comet

    Rosetta has woken up. The €1bn comet-chasing spacecraft has responded to an internal alarm clock and roused its electronics...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    January 10, 2014

    Antares launches in Virginia

    Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images The Antares rocket on Thursday launches from Nasa’s Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    January 9, 2014

    Star trek image

    NASA/ESA/AFP Hubble telescope image of the barred spiral galaxy M83, also known as the Southern Pinwheel, reveals a galaxy...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    December 19, 2013

    A rainbow of colour

    EPA/Nasa This picture released by Nasa shows a still image taken from a video of the sun taken by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics...

  15. December 9, 2013

    Martian lake could have supported basic life

    Curiosity, the Mars rover, has discovered an ancient lake on the red planet where microbes could once have lived, Nasa...

  16. beyondbrics

    December 4, 2013

    Guest post: a slingshot for India, a catapult for humankind

    By Susmita Mohanty of Earth2Orbit India’s Mangalyaan spacecraft has made its slingshot from the Earth’s orbit and is on its...

  17. December 4, 2013

    SpaceX launches first commercial satellite

    SpaceX finally succeeded in getting its first commercial satellite delivery off the ground at the third time of asking on...

  18. November 21, 2013

    Qinetiq: ‘mixed’ feelings

    Any company that says – twice, in its investor presentation – things are “mixed” on the operating front yet sees its share...

  19. November 8, 2013

    How did space become junk’s final frontier?

    I don’t think I’m spoiling too many surprises when I reveal that the plot of the film Gravity, a low-orbit spectacular...

  20. November 8, 2013

    Science: A taste of Martian atmosphere

    The next Nasa mission to our much-visited planetary neighbour Mars – set to launch later this month – is the first probe...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    November 7, 2013

    Kazakhstan launches Soyuz rocket

    Bill Ingalls/NASA/AFP The Soyuz TMA-11M rocket is launched on Thursday at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Expedition...

  22. November 5, 2013

    India launches budget Mars science mission to test technology

    India’s budget Mars mission India on Tuesday successfully launched a satellite destined for Mars that will – if all goes...

  23. November 4, 2013

    Possibility of 20bn Earth-like planets in our galaxy, study finds

    Our Milky Way galaxy contains more than 20bn Earth-like planets with temperatures that could sustain life, according to the...

  24. October 18, 2013

    Helen Arney: You’ve got to laugh

    Last month Cern, home of the Large Hadron Collider, hosted its first ever comedy night. OMG! (or Oxygen Magnesium for the...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    September 11, 2013

    Soyuz capsule returns

    Bill Ingalls/Nasa Nasa astronaut Chris Cassidy, left, and Russian cosmonauts Commander Pavel Vinogradov, centre, and Flight...

  26. September 1, 2013

    Climbing company ropes in an international customer base

    The sight of thousands of walkers queueing to climb Mount Snowdon on the recent August Bank Holiday no doubt gave a lift to...

  27. FT Photo Diary

    August 27, 2013

    Mosaic of the Earth

    Ho/Nasa/AFP This Nasa image released on Tuesday shows a mosaic of photos from around the world collected as part of the Wave...

  28. July 19, 2013

    Science: The shape of drugs to come

    Ultra-bright X-ray beams, produced by accelerating electrons to near the speed of light in a huge synchrotron machine, are...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    June 10, 2013

    Eye in the sky

    Nasa/EPA Nasa astronaut Chris Cassidy, an Expedition 36 flight engineer, uses a 400mm lens on a digital still camera to...

  30. May 29, 2013

    Space miner looks to Kickstarter for funds

    A company backed by some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a space telescope,...

  31. May 21, 2013

    Nasa tries recipe for Star Trek replicators

    Astronauts bored of the food they are served in space have cause for cheer: Nasa has started funding the creation of a 3D...

  32. May 19, 2013

    Global warming likely to be slower than predicted, scientists say

    The earth may warm at a slightly slower rate in coming decades than scientists were predicting six years ago, according to a...

  33. May 17, 2013

    Scientist who beat Nasa to the ozone hole

    Joe Farman was not long out of university when he nearly turned his back on the job that led him to make one of the most...

  34. April 22, 2013

    Smartphones enter low-cost space race

    Smartphones, which are set to conquer the earth this year, are now part of a space race, with America’s Nasa agency putting...

  35. March 29, 2013

    Astronauts reach space station in record time

    MOSCOW/CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida, March 29 (Reuters) – Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut took a short-cut to the...

  36. FT Alphaville

    March 13, 2013

    Kill the old, sequestration edition

    Quite a few analyses of the sequestration cuts have noted that they do little to address the sources of longer-term budget...

  37. The World

    February 15, 2013

    In the Picture: comets, craters and crash landings

    A meteorite trail above a residential apartment block in Chelyabinsk (Getty) Russia sent thousands of rescue workers to help...

  38. February 15, 2013

    Q&A: Assault from space

    Friday has been quite a day for people concerned about Earth’s bombardment from space. In the morning a rock about 15 metres...

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