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SpaceX set for first NASA-contracted supply mission
SpaceX set for first NASA-contracted supply mission

US firm SpaceX aims for its next big launch into orbit Sunday -- the first of 12 flights in its $1.6 billion contract with NASA to bring supplies to and from the international space station.

SpaceX set for first NASA-contracted supply mission
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Soyuz Atameken suggests to identify Kazakhstan's drought-hit lands from space

Kazakhstan Farmers Union evaluates that 1.5 million hectares of land have been hit by drought in our country: Soyuz Atameken chairman.

Soyuz Atameken suggests to identify Kazakhstan's drought-hit lands from space
Road cleared for self-driving cars in California
Road cleared for self-driving cars in California

California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill clearing the way for self-driving cars to jockey with human-operated vehicles to test the technology on the state's roads.

Road cleared for self-driving cars in California
Data that lives forever is possible: Japan's Hitachi
Data that lives forever is possible: Japan's Hitachi

As Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones prove, good music lasts a long time; now Japanese hi-tech giant Hitachi says it can last even longer -- a few hundred million years at least.

Data that lives forever is possible: Japan's Hitachi
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Google offers virtual dives in world's coral reefs

Google late Tuesday began letting users of its online mapping service take virtual scuba dives to explore precious living reefs being surveyed by scientists.

Google offers virtual dives in world's coral reefs
New nano-code ups the fight against counterfeiters
New nano-code ups the fight against counterfeiters

Scientists on Wednesday reported they had invented an invisible tag using the widely-used "quick response" code to help thwart banknote forgers and criminals who sell bogus drugs or fake vintage wine.

New nano-code ups the fight against counterfeiters
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Motherhood makes actress Alba in tech entrepreneur

Film star Jessica Alba swapped Hollywood for Silicon Valley on Monday, introducing fellow technology entrepreneurs to her new Internet firm, inspired by motherhood.

Motherhood makes actress Alba in tech entrepreneur
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Biomechanical legs are a giant step for robot-kind

Scientists in the US say they have made the world's most advanced pair of biomechanical legs, bringing the goal of human-friendly household robots a bit closer.

Biomechanical legs are a giant step for robot-kind
Japan court rejects Apple patent claims against Samsung
Japan court rejects Apple patent claims against Samsung

A Japanese court Friday rejected Apple's claim that Samsung stole its technology, dealing a blow to the iPhone maker after last week winning $1.05 billion in damages in the US from its bitter rival.

Japan court rejects Apple patent claims against Samsung
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Brazil to deploy world's first floating oil terminal

Brazil's state-owned energy giant Petrobras said Tuesday it will deploy the world's first floating oil terminal capable of refueling tankers on the high seas.

Brazil to deploy world's first floating oil terminal
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Kazakhstan to get 5 regional high-tech radiation oncology centers

5 regional high-tech radiation oncology centers will be created in the existing oncology centers in Almaty, Semey, Karaganda, Aktobe and Astana: Minister.

Kazakhstan to get 5 regional high-tech radiation oncology centers
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Home wifi could be used for emergency responders

Wireless routers for homes and offices could be knitted together to provide a communications system for emergency responders if the mobile phone network fails.

Home wifi could be used for emergency responders
Curiosity's second day on Mars 'flawless': NASA
Curiosity's second day on Mars 'flawless': NASA

NASA rover Curiosity's second day on Mars went "flawlessly," NASA said Wednesday, confirming the antennas, communication links and generator on the $2.5 billion robot are all working well.

Curiosity's second day on Mars 'flawless': NASA
NASA counts down to dramatic Mars landing
NASA counts down to dramatic Mars landing

With a mixture of tense nerves and confidence, NASA counted down Sunday to the landing of its largest ever robotic rover on Mars, where it will search for signs that life may once have existed.

NASA counts down to dramatic Mars landing
NASA confident ahead of nail-biter Mars landing
NASA confident ahead of nail-biter Mars landing

All was well ahead of its nail-biting mission to Mars, with its most advanced robotic rover poised to hunt for clues about past life and water on Earth's nearest planetary neighbor.

NASA confident ahead of nail-biter Mars landing
NASA braces for 'terror' in Mars landing
NASA braces for 'terror' in Mars landing

The biggest, baddest space rover ever built for exploring an alien planet is nearing its August 6 landing on Mars, and the US space agency is anxious for success despite huge risks.

NASA braces for 'terror' in Mars landing
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Taiwan university sues Apple over iPhone patents

Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University has filed a suit against US tech giant Apple, claiming the company's Siri intelligent assistant has infringed on two of its patents.

Taiwan university sues Apple over iPhone patents
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Kazakhstan will widely implement water-saving technologies

First Vice Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov decided that this technology is vital during his trip to drought-ridden Kostanay oblast.

Kazakhstan will widely implement water-saving technologies
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Google, Facebook, eBay launch US Internet lobby

Big technology firms including Google, Facebook, eBay and Amazon have joined to create a new lobby group aimed at promoting "an open, innovative and free Internet."

Google, Facebook, eBay launch US Internet lobby
Kissenger: virtual lips for long-distance lovers
Kissenger: virtual lips for long-distance lovers

A robotics professor in Singapore has invented a gadget equipped with motion-sensitive electronic "lips" that allow amorous but absent couples to exchange long-distance smooches via the Internet.

Kissenger: virtual lips for long-distance lovers