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  • Companies looking to mine the Moon Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Companies looking to mine the Moon

    Moon Express rockets are closer to a planned lunar landing as space companies race to win the $60 million award from NASA and Google.

  • Hurricane Joaquin develops into Category 4 storm Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 2:36 PM ET
    Hurricane Joaquin is seen over the Bahamas in the western Atlantic Ocean in this NOAA GOES East satellite image taken at 07:45 ET October 1, 2015.

    As Hurricane Joaquin gains strength, forecasters are warning of potential flooding all along the East Coast.

  • Storm 'hunter' is brought in to track wily Joaquin Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    Hurricane Joaquin is seen over the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean in an image from the NOAA GOES West satellite taken at 08:00 ET October 1, 2015.

    The models forecasters at NOAA and other agencies use show the hurricane taking very different paths through the Atlantic.

  • Can HK Science Park live up to its hype? Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 8:42 PM ET
    Can HK Science Park live up to its hype?

    CNBC's Emily Tan examines whether the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks (HKSTP) Corporation can help to establish the city as a regional hub for innovation.

  • HK innovation boss: Sky's the limit for Science Park Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 7:57 PM ET
    Hong Kong Science Park, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong.

    The freedom to fly is one thing that attracted the world's biggest drone-maker to the Hong Kong Science Park.

  • The hottest new start-up ... makes toy cars Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 1:54 PM ET
    Cannybots game

    As more technologies and devices become available to kids, toymakers are looking for ways to make their products more compelling.

  • The research is designed to see if re-establishing oysters in areas like the Raritan Bay can help improve water quality by using their natural filtering techniques. The state Senate passed a bill last week that would give the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection another year to issue regulations for experimental oyster plots.

  • New Jersey wants another year to decide one of its most intractable environmental issues: whether to allow experimental oyster colonies in polluted areas to see if they can help clean the waterways. The research is designed to see if re-establishing oysters in areas like the Raritan Bay can help improve water quality by using their natural filtering...

  • Robotic hand can recognize objects by feel Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 10:41 AM ET
    A Modular Soft Robotic Gripper.

    Engineers at MIT have built a three-fingered robotic hand that can identify and grasp delicate objects of different shapes and sizes.

  • The personal health metrics movement Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    The personal health metrics movement

    Dr. Eric Topol, Scripps Translational Science Institute, discusses standout connected devices in the medical field, and the potential for mobile technology to keep people away from the doctor.

  • Computer algorithm created to encode human memory Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 2:18 PM ET
    Brain scan

    Researchers have developed a computer algorithm that mimics the brain's electrical signalling and helps memory.The FT reports.

  • California drought will end—but it's not the last Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    A sign is posted near an almond farm in Turlock, California.

    California's drought will not be permanent. But the state needs to be prepared for more frequent dry periods.

  • Despite pledges, climate action seen falling short Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 3:05 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM— The emissions pledges that countries have made ahead of a landmark conference in Paris have been a major boost to the slow-moving U.N. effort to fight climate change. However, climate experts say that it's not game over yet, as long as the Paris agreement includes ways to step up the pace of emissions cuts over time. An analysis presented Monday by...

  • Evidence of 'flowing liquid water' on Mars: NASA Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    Streaks on the slopes of Mars’ surface are formed by water, say scientists.

    Evidence of 'hydrated minerals' on Mars, according to a study published today from Georgia Tech University and NASA.

  • NEW DELHI— India successfully launched its first space observatory and six satellites into orbit on Monday, officials said, the latest step forward for a country looking to become a major player in the lucrative space market. India's junior science minister, Y.S. Choudhury, said the launch of the observatory was part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision for...

  • Sept 27- Brazil pledged on Sunday to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent by 2030 as its contribution to a United Nations climate agreement, but said it will include reductions from past efforts against deforestation to help it reach the target. President Dilma Rousseff presented the country's pledges during a speech at the U.N. General Assembly in New...

  • Cue CCR—there's a blood moon on the rise Saturday, 26 Sep 2015 | 12:39 PM ET
    The moon turns a reddish color in the earth's shadow during a total lunar eclipse April 15, 2014.

    This weekend will give moon gazers a rare treat: A supermoon lunar eclipse, which only comes around once in a while

  • In a letter to car manufacturers, the EPA said it will add on-road testing to its regimen, "using driving cycles and conditions that may reasonably be expected to be encountered in normal operation and use, for the purposes of investigating a potential defeat device" similar to the one used by Volkswagen. The testing would be in addition to the standard emissions...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 24- The government of the crude-producing province of Alberta does not want to stop the work of an independent environmental agency, the environment minister said on Thursday, but she is still reviewing options for its future as its funding winds down. The agency, the Cumulative Environmental Management Association, was set up in Alberta...

  • There's an emerging business in 'space junk' Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 1:43 PM ET
    Space debris garbage

    There is now enough human-made debris floating through space that some companies believe they can build a business around it.