Chinese scientists develop DNA “nanorobots” to treat cancer

Chinese scientists said they have successfully created and tested the world’s first autonomous DNA nanorobots to combat cancer tumors, paving the way for revolutionary cancer therapy.

NiMet predicts cloudy, sunny, hazy atmosphere on Friday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted partly cloudy to cloudy weather conditions over the central States of the country on Friday.

New research shows possibility of human reproductive period extension

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China holds world record 1.36m patents for invention

China remains the world leader in patents for invention for seven consecutive years, Wan Gang, president of the China Association for Science and Technology said.

Russia reschedules Soyuz launch after failure to blast off

Russian space agency Roscosmos has delayed the launch of a Soyuz rocket carrying a Progress cargo ship by two days after Sunday's planned lift-off was aborted at the last minute.

China braces for total lunar eclipse

A red moon will grace the sky in most parts of China for over an hour during a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday night, according to the Beijing Planetarium.

Namibia opens first GMO laboratory

Namibia has opened a laboratory for testing food for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) the first in the Southern African country on Monday.

Minister Ogbonnaya Onu tasks scientists on activation of STI road map

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Ozone layer depleting at slower rate – NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States has said that the Ozone layer, the shield around the earth’s stratosphere that absorbs most of the sun’s ultra violet radiation, has been depleting at a slower rate.

Israel to launch world’s first nanosatellites in 2018

The Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and the Israel Space Agency on Wednesday said Israel will launch a group of three nanosatellites into space in 2018.

Federal govt agrees $550 million satellite deal with China

Nigeria has agreed a $550-million deal to buy two Chinese communications satellites and hopes to sign the contract before the end of the month, the communication minister said on Wednesday.

Russian space experts regain control of AngoSat-1 satellite

Russia's space experts say they have managed to regain control of Angola's first satellite launched earlier this week.

Russia loses £33m satellite over programming error

Russia lost a 2.6bn-rouble (£33m) weather satellite due to a programming error, the country's deputy prime minister has confirmed.

Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite

Russia has lost contact with Angola’s first national telecoms satellite launched from the Baikonur space pad, its maker said Wednesday — a fresh embarrassment for Moscow’s once proud space industry.


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