NuSTAR to drop from plane and rocket into space
(Phys.org) -- NASA's NuSTAR mission is scheduled to launch from Kwajalein Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean on June 13, no earlier than 8:30 a.m. PDT (11:30 a.m. EDT). The observatory, which will hunt for ...
New findings on the diagnosis of paratuberculosis in goats
Measuring immune responses with the help of a so-called interferon gamma test can help to diagnose paratuberculosis in goats.
J-2X engine continues to set standards
(Phys.org) -- Testing of the next-generation J-2X rocket engine continues to set standards. Last fall, the engine attained 100 percent power in just its fourth test and became the fastest U.S. rocket engine ...
Self-driving cars set for test drive in Nevada (Update)
Nevada drivers could soon be sharing the road with vehicles that don't need them.
Meat eating led to earlier weaning, helped humans spread across globe
When early humans became carnivores, their higher-quality diet allowed mothers to wean babies earlier and have more children, with potentially profound effects on population dynamics and the course of human evolution, according ...
A new shortcut for stem cell programming
Scientists at the Life and Brain Research Center at the University of Bonn, Germany, have succeeded in directly generating brain stem cells from the connective tissue cells of mice.
Provost explores challenges still faced by women in science
While much has improved for women scientists and engineers in the last 30 years, SF State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue Rosser says many of the barriers she faced as a junior ...
At SXSW, apps buzz is location, location, location
(AP) -- After a series of emails and phone calls, Paul Davison is located in a busy hallway at the Austin Convention Center.
Russia launches European telecoms satellite
A Russian Proton-M rocket completed the successful launch Wednesday of a European telecommunications satellite after a two-month delay.
NASA's J-2X engine kicks off 2012 with powerpack testing
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new series of tests on the engine that will help carry humans to deep space will begin next week at NASA's Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi. The tests on the J-2X engine bring ...
Mars-bound NASA rover aiming for an August landing
A NASA spacecraft hurtling toward Mars prepared to fire its thrusters Wednesday to put itself on course for an August landing.
Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft: Trajectory maneuver slated for Jan. 11
(PhysOrg.com) -- An engine firing on Jan. 11 will be the biggest maneuver that NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft will perform on its flight between Earth and Mars.
World's first chimeric monkeys are born
Researchers have produced the world's first chimeric monkeys. The bodies of these monkeys, which are normal and healthy, are composed of a mixture of cells representing as many as six distinct genomes. The ...
Russian spacecraft delivers 3 to orbiting station
A Soyuz spacecraft safely delivered a Russian, an American and a Dutchman to the International Space Station on Friday, restoring the permanent crew to six members for the first time since September.