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Bots enthrall visitors on opening day of Beijing world robot conference

Beijing, Aug 15 (efe-epa).- Robots showcased tai-chi and calligraphy skills, played the guitar, painted, danced to popular pop tunes, played soccer and even...

SpaceX on verge of biggest challenge: Sending astronauts into space

Hawthorne, California, Aug 14 (efe-epa).- Just a few meters from the capsule in which astronaut Victor Glover will travel into space for the first time, and...

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Astronomy professionals, enthusiasts scan skies for Perseid meteor shower

Madrid, 13 Aug (efe-epa).- Astronomers and enthusiasts early Monday had their sights on the night sky to witness summer's annual shooting star extravaganza...

NASA launches historic solar probe expected to be 1st to touch Sun

Miami, Aug 12 (efe-epa).- NASA's Parker Solar Probe on Sunday successfully took off from Cape Canaveral on its historic mission to be the first aircraft to...

NASA's historic solar probe launch delayed for 24 hours

Miami, Aug 11 (efe-epa).- The launch of a NASA solar probe that was expected to become the first craft to touch the outer layers of the Sun was on Saturday...

NASA's Parker Solar Probe will be 1st spacecraft to touch the sun

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Research says sloth led to the extinction of Homo erectus

Sydney, Australia, Aug 10 (efe-epa).- Laziness contributed, in part, to the extinction of Homo erectus, an extinct hominid that inhabited the Earth over a...

Mystery of Jupiter's colored bands revealed in scientific study

Sydney, Australia, Aug 10 (efe-epa).- An international team of scientists linked the colors of Jupiter's bands with the jet streams flowing in the...

Mexican maize variety reduces fertilizer use

Mexico City, Aug 9 (efe-epa).- A recent international study found that a variety of maize native to southern Mexico's Sierra Mixe region can fix nitrogen...

Pence announces creation of US Space Force

Washington, Aug 9 (efe-epa).- Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday announced a new regulation that will establish "concrete steps" to be taken by the US...

Parker probe will help scientists confirm or modify theories about the Sun

Miami, Aug 9 (efe-epa).- The Parker Solar Probe, to be launched on the weekend with the mission of "touching" the Sun for the first time, will help to...

Thailand's oldest zoo to close permanently at end of month

Bangkok, Aug 9 (efe-epa).- Visitors to Dusit zoo on Thursday were sampling some of the park's favored activities, including feeding hungry hippos and...

Giant prehistoric shark teeth found in Australia

Sydney, Australia, Aug 9 (efe-epa).- A group of Australian researchers discovered a set of teeth that belonged to a giant prehistoric shark from about 25...

US-based agribusiness firm licenses gene editing tech

Portland, Oregon, Aug 8 (efe-epa).- United States-based agribusiness firm J.R. Simplot, one of the largest potato producers in the world, this week was...

Uruguay, Barcelona to cooperate on innovation

Montevideo, Aug 7 (efe-epa).- Uruguay's industry, energy and mines minister and the deputy mayor of Barcelona signed here Tuesday a cooperation agreement...

SKA, a multinational Earth-bound telescope set to unveil Universe's origins

Madrid, 6 Aug (efe-epa).- After four and a half years of work, an international consortium of scientists on Monday said it had completed revolutionary...

NASA names 1st crews to travel from US to outer space in 7 years

Washington, Aug 3 (efe-epa).- NASA announced Friday the names of the nine astronauts who will make up the first four crews to travel into space from the...

New study says pollen may shine a light on ancient environments, condition

Mexico City, Aug 2 (efe-epa).- A study published by Mexico's National Science and Technology Council (CONACyT) on Thursday shows that pollen may help...

Brazil's Ener Sanchez using tech to make Bolivian agriculture sustainable

San Pedro, Bolivia, Aug 2 (efe-epa).- Crop rotation, soil protection and variable-rate fertilization are the characteristics of the work of Ener Sanchez...

Bolivian beef producers taking aim at global market

San Julian, Bolivia, Aug 1 (efe-epa).- Ranches with hundreds of cattle where breeders work to improve the genetic make-up of their herds and are producing...

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