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Short Science, April 7, 2013

British scientists have used a custom-made 3-D printer to make living tissue-like material that could one day serve medical purposes, according to findings published in US journal Science.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 1:43am

Hong Kong dentist helps Europe's search for life on Mars again

New tools Dr Ng Tze-chuen has designed have been accepted and more are being considered for the ExoMars rover mission scheduled for 2018, a joint project of the European Space Agency and Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos.

2 Apr 2013 - 10:21am

Controversial Turkish satellite launch caps year for China's space programme

China successfully put a controversial Turkish spy satellite into orbit yesterday, capping off an intense, failure-free year for the Chinese space programme that also saw its first manual space docking.

20 Dec 2012 - 10:29am

US to launch super spies over Asian skies

The US military will station an advanced radar and place a new, state-of-the-art deep-space telescope in Australia as part of its strategic shift towards Asia, the two countries announced yesterday.

Defence Secretary Leon Panetta and Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith made the announcement after high-level talks in Perth.

15 Nov 2012 - 6:27am

Shanghai's giant radio telescope could be a white elephant

Shanghai, you may have a problem. Municipal government officials have just attended a ceremony to mark the completion of a "landmark" radio telescope in the city.

12 Nov 2012 - 7:14am 1 comment

SpaceX prepares for first Nasa resupply mission to space station

Rocket maker SpaceX is poised to return to the International Space Station with its Dragon spacecraft to carry out the first contracted cargo resupply flight in Nasa's history.

8 Oct 2012 - 4:43am

Hong Kong Space Museum 'out of date'

While China is sending people into orbit, the Hong Kong Space Museum is more like a trip back in time.

30 Sep 2012 - 10:16am 3 comments

Curiosity seeks evidence of microbes on Mars

At long last the big question may be answered: Is there life on Mars?

In one of the most daring space missions ever undertaken, Nasa landed its one-tonne rover, Curiosity, on Mars last month.

As Curiosity starts the first phase of its two-year primary mission, its main goal is to determine if the Red Planet ever supported microbial life. Or if it still does.

2 Sep 2012 - 3:04am

U.S. tipped off on missile test, says WikiLeaks

Intelligence sources allowed the United States to know about and warn its allies at least two days before China's top-secret missile-interception test early last year, according to confidential diplomatic cables released by whistle-blower WikiLeaks.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

WikiLeaks reveals secret 'star wars' with US

China's anti-satellite missile test in January 2007 provoked secret 'star wars' with the United States, with Washington even warning that it could take military action against Beijing, according to US diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks.

5 Feb 2011 - 12:00am