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Huge asteroid to whip past Earth tonight as NASA warns of space rocks

Huge asteroid to whip past Earth tonight as NASA warns of space rocks

An asteroid 885 feet across and traveling at 27,000 mph will hurtle past Earth later today, with the close - astronomically speaking - fly-by of the space rock named 2000 EM26 reignites NASA warnings into how aware we are of potentially dangerous debris near our planet. Dubbed a Near Earth Object (NEO), 2000 EM26 will pass around 0.018 AU (roughly 1.62m miles) from Earth, with astronomers insisting that the planet is under no threat; streaming video from remote-controlled telescopes will be available to track its flight.

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China’s moon rover Yuta may be dead

China’s moon rover Yuta may be dead

The public is grieving this week as China's Yuta moon rover appears to have kicked the bucket once and for all. While Space.com confirms that China's moon lander Chang'e 3 is running just fine after a brutal battle with a lunar night cycle, its closest relative Yuta seems to be down for the count.

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NIF’s nuclear fusion with a laser: 1% of the way to Green Energy

NIF’s nuclear fusion with a laser: 1% of the way to Green Energy

You'll be seeing several articles this week about how scientists have suddenly attained nuclear fusion this week for the first time - right here we're going to brief you on how that's not true. Not entirely true, anyway. With some close-up looks at the actual event and reporting - and some rather helpful simplification from Reddit user Restricteddata, we're going to break down this scientific breakthrough.

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High tech smart glasses that help doctors see cancer cells developed by researchers

High tech smart glasses that help doctors see cancer cells developed by researchers

Cancer is one of the most common diseases in the world and affects tens of thousands of people. One of the issues that surgeons and patients alike face is that when they go into surgery to remove cancerous tissues, it can be very difficult for the surgeon to get all of the cancerous tissues. Missing some of the cancer means another surgery for the patient.

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Nanomotors navigate live human cells in “Fantastic Voyage” style

Nanomotors navigate live human cells in “Fantastic Voyage” style

Tiny motorized probes have navigated through live human cells steered by magnetic fields and propelled by ultrasonic waves for the first time, opening the door to fighting cancer or performing intracellular surgery from the inside. The nanomotor research, handiwork of a team led by Tom Mallouk, Evan Pugh Professor of Materials Chemistry and Physics at Penn State, sees tiny, missile-shaped probes ingested by cells and then activated with ultrasonic waves, at which point they begin to move around inside the cell and impact with its internal structure.

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