Russia to launch orbital laboratories

Russian space officials say they will launch two orbital laboratories to conduct experiments involving zero gravity, materials in space and biotechnologies.

ISS crew prepares for Atlantis visit

Refurbishing an exercise treadmill and preparing for a facility expansion highlighted activities aboard the International Space Station last week.

Unravelling our cosmic ancestry

An international astronomy conference will mark the retirement of a Cardiff University scientist who helped to challenge the theory that life originated on Earth and who will be the focus of a BBC Horizon programme.

New type of optical microscopy attains near-molecular resolution

A new type of microscopy invented by Xiaowei Zhuang and colleagues at Harvard University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute delivers spatial resolution more than 10 times better than that of conventional optical microscopes, ...

NASA: Moon landing film is lost

NASA says the original film depicting Neil Armstrong taking his "giant leap for mankind" on the moon has been lost.

Diesel trains are bigger polluters

U.S. scientists have discovered they've been severely underestimating the amount of pollutants emitted by diesel locomotive engines.

Auto, steel makers to fund mercury program

U.S. steel and auto makers have agreed to a plan to remove light switches containing mercury from old cars and trucks before they are recycled.

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