Archive for June 22nd, 2017:

Hawking urges Moon landing to ‘elevate humanity’

Image copyright BBC/Richard Ansett Image caption Prof Hawking says: “If humanity is to continue for another million years, our future lies in boldly going where no one else has gone before.” Prof Stephen Hawking has called for leading nations to send astronauts to the Moon by 2020. They should also aim to build a lunar

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German-UK team maintains Galileo success

Image copyright ESA Image caption The work order provides leeway should any existing satellites experience failure Eight new satellites have been ordered for Galileo – Europe’s global positioning system. As before, they will be made by the German-UK consortium comprising OHB-System of Bremen and SSTL of Guildford. The industrial contract was signed at the Paris

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India genome plan could boost healthcare

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Global Gene Corp wants data from people in under-represented regions, starting with South Asia Could an effort to gather genetic data from its population of one billion people help India take the lead in advanced healthcare? India is the land of inventors and industry, spices and spirituality – and

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