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Science

Italy carries out world's first robotically-assisted pancreatic transplant

Doctors from Pisa Hospital have conducted the world's first robotically-assisted pancreatic transplant on a woman in Italy.

NASA Goddard Delivers Magnetometers for Juno Mission

Magnetometers developed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., for the Juno mission to Jupiter were delivered recently to Lockheed Martin in Denver. Designed and built by an in-house team of Goddard scientists, engineers and...

Space Buckyballs Thrive, Finds NASA Spitzer Telescope

Astronomers have discovered bucket loads of buckyballs in space. They used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to find the little carbon spheres throughout our Milky Way galaxy -- in the space between stars and around three dying stars. What's more,...

Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Awarded Four-Year, $10.5 Million Grant for Research on Genetic Risk for Breast Cancer

David Hunter, Dean for Academic Affairs and Vincent L. Gregory Professor in Cancer Prevention, is the contact principal investigator for a four-year, $10.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to continue studying the genetic and...

Boeing and iRobot Team Receives SUGV Contract from US Air Force

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and partner iRobot Corp. [NASDAQ: IRBT] today announced that they have received an initial contract with the U.S. Air Force to provide Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGV) to its Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team....

WISE Captures Key Images of Comet Mission's Destination

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, caught a glimpse of the comet that the agency's EPOXI mission will visit in November. The WISE observation will help the EPOXI team put together a large-scale picture of the comet, known as Hartley...

Telescope will pick up Wednesday asteroids

Two asteroids are due to whiz past the Earth on Wednesday according to NASA.

The US space agency has said the two small asteroids, which were discovered just days ago, will be visible through a telescope.

Discovery of cerebral cortex in marine worm offers insights into evolution

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have discovered a true counterpart of the cerebral cortex in an invertebrate, a marine worm.