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NASA plans to search for ‘Star Wars’ planets

There is a world named Hoth in our galaxy - an icy super-Earth discovered in 2006.

NASA is sending plant system to ISS that could help grow food in space

NASA is sending a nearly self-sufficient plant growth system to the ISS that will help prepare astronauts to grow their own food during deep-space exploration missions.

China to launch core module of its space station in 2018 

The core module of the space station, named 'Tianhe-1', will be launched on board a new-generation Long March-5 heavyweight carrier rocket said CASC.

Egyptian researchers create biodegradable plastic using shrimp shells

esearchers at Egypt's Nile University are developing a way to turn dried shrimp shells that would otherwise be thrown away into thin films of biodegradable plastic.

Scientists can soon thaw cryopreserved human organs using nanotechnology

Deep-freezing donated organs might one day help improve the transplant supply so now researchers are using nanotechnology to create super heaters for preserved tissue.

Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator gets a heart ‘transplant’

Scientists today carried out a "heart transplant" on the Large Hadron Collider by replacing a key component inside one of its experiments.

NASA made a range of key software programmes publicly available

NASA has made a range of software products publicly available which people can use for a wide variety of technical applications without copyright fees.

Soon, ‘magic’ DNA computer that grows itself

"But our new computer doesn't need to choose, for it can replicate itself and follow both paths at the same time, thus finding the answer faster"

A model prototype of China’s first Mars probe is under development

The probe will be launched at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern Hainan Province.

Highest-resolution 3D maps of dark matter created

Scientists believe dark matter - theorised, unseen particles may comprise 80 per cent of the matter in the universe.

Ancient Earth was once a giant shell, claims a new study

Ancient Earth's first outer layer was a single, solid shell that later folded and cracked to give rise to continents and other land features we see today, a new study has found.