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NASA’s new Mars rover launches from Florida to seek signs of past life

UNTV News   •   July 31, 2020

NASA’s next-generation Mars rover Perseverance blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Thursday (July 30) atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a $2.4 billion mission to search for traces of...

Scientists solve mystery of the origin of Stonehenge’s megaliths

UNTV News   •   July 30, 2020

With the help of a core sample that had been kept in the United States, scientists have solved an enduring mystery about Stonehenge, determining the place of origin of many...

NASA poised to launch new rover to seek evidence of past Martian life

UNTV News   •   July 30, 2020

NASA is set to launch an ambitious mission to Mars on Thursday (July 30) with the liftoff of its next-generation Perseverance rover, a six-wheeled robot tasked with deploying a mini...

United Arab Emirates launches mission to Mars

UNTV News   •   July 20, 2020

The United Arab Emirates launched its first mission to Mars on Monday (July 20) as it strives to develop its scientific and technological capabilities and reduce its reliance on oil....

First images taken by the Solar Orbiter are released by ESA

UNTV News   •   July 17, 2020

The European Space Agency and NASA released on Thursday (July 16) the first images of their joint Sun-observing mission, the Solar Orbiter. The pictures, taken at an approximate distance of...

Balloon internet service flying high over Kenya

UNTV News   •   July 9, 2020

Alphabet Inc began offering the world’s first commercial high-speed internet using balloons to villagers in remote regions of Kenya’s Rift Valley on Wednesday (July 8). The technology has been used...

WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir trial for COVID-19 treatment

UNTV News   •   July 6, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Saturday that it was discontinuing hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms for its Solidarity Trial, citing little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalized...

Vienna scientists study Arctic plant revived in laboratory after 32,000 years

UNTV News   •   July 1, 2020

(REUTERS) – Scientists in Vienna are seeking to sequence the genome of an ancient flowering plant believed to have been buried by an Ice Age squirrel near the banks of...

China study warns of possible new ‘pandemic virus’ from pigs

UNTV News   •   June 30, 2020

A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential “pandemic virus,” a study...

Lunar Loo Challenge: Design the new toilet for NASA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 30, 2020

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched the Lunar Loo Challenge to call on the global community to design compact toilets that can operate in both microgravity and...

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