Artists Impression of a Cube Sat orbiting the earth, showing expanded solar panel arrays. (Photo courtesy of UNSW)

Nano-satellites thrust Australia back into space

India, South Korea, Taiwan and China also involved in tiny spacecraft launches

  • NASA discovers solar system of 7 Earth-sized planets

    Some of the worlds could contain water, and a chance of alien life

  • Japan greenlights clinical tests on donor iPS cell transplants

    Alternative treatment seen slashing cost, time

  • Scientists fear they've only seen tip of the Trump iceberg

    Climate, other experts steel for fight as nascent policies fly in face of facts

  • Scientists growing miniature human brains

    Research using cerebral organoids could help prevent and cure diseases

  • Interview

    Humans will live on Mars within 100 years: Japanese astronaut Naoko Yamazaki

    New framework needed for greater participation in space missions

  • What keeps space pioneers up at night

    Orbiting junk, cutthroat competition could shatter business dreams

  • The 'final frontier' is now the next place of business

    Startups find new opportunities for trade and innovation in space

  • India-China rivalry reaches into orbit and beyond

    Regional giants chase prestige, power and prosperity in space race

  • Kidney drug promises to help cats purr into old age

    Japan's Toray develops medicine said to be the world's first

  • Working together to prevent disaster

    Academic society liaison after Great East Japan Earthquake and the setup of an academic disaster reduction network

  • Mars beckons

    Corporations join the exploration; manned missions planned

  • Japan decides to scrap trouble-plagued Monju prototype reactor

  • New drugs harness the body's own cancer-fighting abilities

    Immunotherapy drugs boast greater efficacy with fewer side effects

  • The Japanese university that is going global

    Tech graduate school leads the internationalization of country's universities

  • Japan launches cargo spaceship to take supplies to ISS

  • US, China most active in AI research, report finds

    Survey by Japanese institute highlights collaboration between the two countries

  • At least 98 killed in M6.5 earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh

  • Mitsui Sumitomo to sell weather-linked insurance

    Japanese insurer's product could help companies expand in disaster-prone areas

  • Another bird flu outbreak suspected in Japan's Niigata Prefecture