When SpaceX's Falcon 9 brings an SES-9 satellite into orbit on February 24, the rocket is meant to return to Earth and land on an ocean platform. SpaceX will attempt an ocean landing with this mission following a recent mission that ended with the rocket tipping over.
China has surpassed all previous sustained hydrogen plasma heating records, moving the world one step closer to a sun-like unlimited energy source. The country's nuclear fusion machine, the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), was used in the test.
There's a lot of research going into the aging process and there are some researchers who believe discoveries in this area could put an end to aging. Evidence from a recent test in mice has found one therapy, the removal of "senescent" cells from the body, can extend life by 35%.
UK authorities have given their approval to edit genes in human embryos. Scientists can use CRISPR, a gene editing technique, to alter an embryo's genetic code and this is the first time such approval has been given by fertilization and embryo officials in the UK.
Human beings will be on their way to Mars within the next decade if SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has his way. At the 2016 Startmeup Hong Kong Venture Forum, Musk said he wants his company to put people in space by 2021 and then have them go to Mars just a few years later.
China has published a large number of photos from its moon landing and some of them show the lunar surface like it's never been seen before. The true color HD shots, of which there are hundreds, are available for the public to download. China successfully landed in 2013.
SpaceX has completed a test showing its Dragon capsule is capable of hovering, meaning the propulsion system can be used to land the capsule safely. The test lasted for five minutes and involved the Dragon V2. The system generated 33,000 lbs of thrust.
Evidence is pointing to the existence of a ninth planet in our solar system, according to scientists. Planet Nine, which has not been entirely confirmed, appears to have 10x more mass than Earth and it orbits 20x farther away from the Sun than Neptune.
China has announced its plan to become the first country to land a probe on the dark side of the Moon. A mission is scheduled for 2018 and it will see the country's Chang'e 4 craft land on the Moon in order to study its geology. News of this plan was released by Xinhua.
Researchers in Japan have found a way to create holograms that can be touched. A group of engineers at the University of Tokyo's Department of Complexity Science and Engineering is working on this project. What they've created is being called Haptoclone.
SpaceX's launch of its Falcon 9 rocket last night went smoothly and the company also landed the rocket on solid ground for the first time. This launch, from Cape Canaveral, was the first for the Falcon 9 since an accident in June 2015. SpaceX had struggled to land a rocket.
SpaceX pushed back the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket by about 24 hours, meaning it will now lift off at 8:33 pm ET on Monday. The forecast for that time says there's an 80% chance of acceptable weather. When simulations of the conditions between were created, Monday was better.
Strange data collected from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has led scientists to say a new particle has potentially been discovered. Two teams at CERN, the organization that operates the LHC, found an abnormal amount of gamma ray pairs that point to a new particle.
NASA has opened up applications for its astronaut program for the first time since 2011. If you are interested in potentially entering space on behalf of the US government, you can now apply for the program online. The applications can be submitted through the USAJobs.gov site.
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, wants to take the human race to other planets, but he thinks a third World War could stand in the way of the technological progress required for those trips. In a recent GQ interview, Musk explained that WW3 is possible and it could prevent a Mars trip.
The next Falcon 9 launch has been scheduled for December 19. SpaceX has announced it will use the rocket to bring 11 Orbcomm satellites into low Earth orbit. An exact date technically wasn't given, but SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said it would be about "three days" after December 16.
To launch satellites in a less expensive way, Virgin Galactic is going to use a repurposed Boeing 747-400 commercial aircraft called "Cosmic Girl." Virgin Galactic will use the plane as a launch vehicle for small satellites since it has been modified to include an attachment.
Google has announced the largest purchase of renewable energy by a non-utility company. It has entered into six deals with renewable energy providers in order to power its data centers with cleaner sources of energy. These deals will provide an extra 842 megawatts of energy.
The next test of the Falcon 9 will include attempting to land the rocket on solid ground, according to NASA. SpaceX has been landing the rocket on barges, but its goal is to begin using land-based stations. SpaceX's Falcon 9 landing tests haven't gone well.
BoyaLife, a company in China, has announced it is going to build the world's largest animal cloning facility and it will partially use it to supply the country with meat. Construction is already taking place around 100 miles from Beijing and the facility is going to cost $31M.