The source of the sky's X-ray glow

In findings that help astrophysicists understand our corner of the galaxy, an international research team has shown that the soft X-ray glow blanketing the sky comes from both inside and outside the solar system.

End dawns for Europe's space cargo delivery role

Europe will close an important chapter in its space flight history Tuesday, launching the fifth and final robot ship it had pledged for lifeline deliveries to the International Space Station.

Mobile tech reshaping the health sector

Your smartphone is not only your best friend, it's also become your personal trainer, coach, medical lab and maybe even your doctor.

Startup offers elderly an Internet key to family links

Two grandmothers mystified by computer tablets have inspired a French-Romanian startup to develop an application and service to help the elderly stay in touch with their relatives through the Internet.