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NASA's NuSTAR telescope detects images of 10 'supermassive' black holes

NASA's black-hole-hunting spacecraft NuSTAR hit its first major milestone, detecting 10 "supermassive" black holes.

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Astronaut controls robot on Earth from the ISS

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station used an extra-terrestrial remote control system on Friday to maneuver a robot rover at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

NASA launches IRIS solar telescope

NASA on Thursday evening launched a new solar telescope. IRIS, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, promises to provide the most detailed view yet of the Sun's lower atmosphere.

Biosensor cradle turns your iPhone into a medical tricorder

Researchers create an iPhone biosensor cradle that could give doctors a cheaper, portable medical testing machine.

ProScope Micro Mobile turns your iOS device into a microscope

Bodelin has a tool that not only turns your iOS gadget into a microscope of sorts, but also lets you take photos of your finds.

Researcher turns the iPhone into a portable medical lab; no tricorder just yet

While I might find it difficult to find a good Chinese restaurant with my iPhone, researchers at the University of Sydney want to turn that little gadget you keep in your pocket into a portable laboratory.

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App Guide: iOS astronomy apps

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If the Mars rover Curiosity has you thinking about the red planet, these iOS apps can give you a greater appreciation of the stars and planets.

TechHive: Apps for stargazers and space buffs

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For those who are enthralled with the Curiosity rover, or just love gazing at the summer night sky, there are plenty of iOS apps that'll encourage and inform your inner astronomer.

The Night Sky for iPhone and iPad

This astronomy app makes it easy to identify the planets and stars above you, but it doesn't do much else.

Expo Notes: Professor gives attendees a look inside the brain

This year’s Macworld | iWorld wasn’t only about accessories and apps—attendees got a chance to see the inner workings of the brain.

Expo Notes: Star Walk, Solar Walk to track rocket launch in future update

In San Francisco this week to tout the educational aspects of its apps, Vito Technology says that an upcoming update to the Star Walk and Solar Walk iOS offerings will add the ability to track the next rocket launch by SpaceX.

iPhone remedies communication woes at Texas hospital

CIO looks at how Texas Children's Hospital implemented the iPhone as a way for its nurses to better communicate when moving from patient to patient.

The shuttle and the stuff of dreams

Jason Snell went to the space shuttle launch last week. Here are his notes on the experience.

App Guide: iPad anatomy apps

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Need to bone up on your knowledge of the human body? These iPad-optimized apps are a great place to start.

Final Space Shuttle launch carries modified iPhone 4s, experimental app

The final Space Shuttle launch will include two slightly modified iPhone 4s bound for the International Space Station.

Apps help you follow Endeavour's last mission

Scholle Sawyer McFarland is in Florida as part of the NASA Tweetup to view the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour this Friday. She asked her fellow attendees for some of their favorite shuttle-related apps. Here's what they came up with.

iPad, iPhone get remote heart-monitoring app

GE Healthcare and Airstrip Technologies announced a new app for iPhones and iPads that allows physicians to see near-real-time readouts from electrocardiographs to remotely diagnose and treat heart patients.