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July 24, 2014
Federal auditors say NASA doesn't have funds for big rocket
Washington (UPI) Jul 23, 2013
One of NASA's headlining programs is the Space Launch System, a giant rocket program aimed at eventually delivering astronauts to the moon, Mars, asteroids and the deep space beyond. The space agency signed a long-term deal with Boeing earlier this summer to continue work on the mission. But a new report by federal auditors at the Government Accountability Office say NASA and its contracting partners are unlikely to meet their goal of a December 2017 test flight. Officials with the federal watc ... read more
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SpaceX Soft Lands Falcon 9 Rocket First Stage
Following last week's successful launch of six ORBCOMM satellites, the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage reentered Earth's atmosphere and soft landed in the Atlantic Ocean. This test confirms that the F ... more

New Fort Knox: A means to a solar-system-wide economy
Creating an economic zone of influence that encompasses our solar system will be the single most difficult endeavor the human race has ever attempted. The biggest hurdle isn't even the engineering; ... more

Voyager Spacecraft Might Not Have Reached Interstellar Space
In 2012, the Voyager mission team announced that the Voyager 1 spacecraft had passed into interstellar space, traveling further from Earth than any other manmade object. But, in the nearly two years ... more
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Russian Spacecraft To Host Experiments After ISS Supply Run
Russia's Progress M-23M resupply spacecraft is due to get undocked on Tuesday from the International Space Station (ISS) and embark on an autonomous scientific flight to study the impact of its engi ... more


New material puts a twist in light
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less c ... more
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Wake up, robot
Code, play and command your space droid - students across Europe can bring a squadron of minisatellites to life on the International Space Station as the ultimate space robot game. For the fou ... more

Future Electronics May Depend on Lasers, Not Quartz
Nearly all electronics require devices called oscillators that create precise frequencies-frequencies used to keep time in wristwatches or to transmit reliable signals to radios. For nearly 100 year ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinese president wields economic might on LatAm tour

US still mulling Iraq request for militant drone strikes

China anti-terror advice: "fight back" or "run away"

The Great War Redux

France and Britain trade hypocrisy claims over MH17 sanctions

Israel strikes kill dozens in Gaza as toll tops 670

New collaboration between Australian military, universities


Improving the cost and efficiency of renewable energy storage
A major challenge in renewable energy is storage. A common approach is a reaction that splits water into oxygen and hydrogen, and uses the hydrogen as a fue ... more

Efficient structures help build a sustainable future
When envisioning a new structure, engineers often have to balance design choices against the environmental impact of materials used. It is estimated that 40 to 50 percent of greenhouse gases are pro ... more

World's Largest Spacecraft Welding Tool Will Build Core Stage of NASA's Space Launch System
A 170-foot powerhouse - the Vertical Assembly Center (VAC) - is near completion and will soon be ready to build the core stage of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). SLS will be the most powerful ro ... more
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Lunar rock collisions behind Yutu damage
Ailing Chinese moon rover Yutu, or "Jade Rabbit," might have been damaged by knocking against rocks on a lunar surface that is more complicated than expected, its designer has said. Yutu, Chin ... more

Typhoon fighter program a boon for British companies
The Eurofighter Typhoon consortium is touting the benefits of the plane's production to supply chain companies in Britain. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
K computer runs largest ever ensemble simulation of global weather

How honey bees stay cool

Seals forage at offshore wind farms

15-year analysis of blue whales off California finds conflict with shipping lanes

Meat turns up the heat

Radio frequency ID tags on honey bees reveal hive dynamics

Ecological impact of microbial respiration in oxygen-starved oceans


ESA mission name for astronaut Tim Peake: Principia
When ESA astronaut Tim Peake sets off for his six-month space journey next year, he will be flying under the mission name of Principia. More than 4000 people replied to the call for a mission name e ... more

Drones take flight into a world of possibilities
Like a well-trained dog, the HEXO+ follows you faithfully wherever you go. But it doesn't walk besides you - it's airborne. ... more

New UV laser capabilities being developed for Army
Next-generation ultraviolet laser capabilities are to be developed for military use by Daylight Defense LLC under a U.S. Army contract. ... more

Enertec Systems 2001 Ltd receives new Israeli order
Enertec Systems 2001 Ltd is supplying a computer-based test, diagnosis and simulation system to an Israeli company for support of a missile defense system. ... more

Japan, Britain to launch joint missile research
Japan said Thursday it would join forces with Britain to jointly develop missile technology for fighter jets, while also moving to export Japanese-made parts for US surface-to-air missiles. ... more


Patriot getting enhanced radar capabilities
Raytheon is enhancing the Patriot air defense system for the U.S. Army and two allied countries through the supply of radar digital processor kits. ... more

Human or robot? Hit Swedish TV series explores shrinking divide
He has no special interest in science fiction, but the creator of a Swedish sci-fi drama that pits robots against humans has struck a nerve among viewers. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye

Scientists Find Way to Maintain Quantum Entanglement in Amplified Signals

Quantum leap in lasers brightens future of quantum computing

Oregon chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution

Understanding Graphene's Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level

A noble gas cage

Japanese leader proposes first-ever 'Robot Olympics'


Getting a grip on robotic grasp


New launch date set for ISS delivery vessel: Arianespace


Sierra Nevada Contacts All Six On-Orbit ORBCOMM Generation 2 Satellites


Researchers crush diamond with biggest laser in world


New UAV for background radiation monitoring


'Take your clothes off, be like me!' says wise-cracking robot


Japanese androids take us closer to 'Blade Runner' future


SSERVI: Serving NASA's Mission to the Moon and Beyond, Part 2


US still mulling Iraq request for militant drone strikes


New collaboration between Australian military, universities

New Raytheon radar for Navy passes key design reviews

Army developing pocket-sized ISR system for soldiers

Space surveillance satellites being sent into orbit

Dynamics Aviation continues CEASAR program support

France receives upgraded AWACS plane

BAE Systems supplying latest missile warning system to Army

Brazilian Air Force jet engines receiving Avio Aero support

Sweden not a bidder for fighter procurement by Denmark

Harris receives order for new tactical radios

Integrator increasing payload, endurance

USAF orders ground approach radar for Saudi Arabia

Evidence mounts of MH17 missile strike, but proof elusive

Lithuania to replace M113 armored personnel carriers

AC-235 gunships for Jordan feature missiles, rockets and cannons

AM General touts Humvee replacement offering

NASA Turns Over New Air Traffic Management Tool To FAA

After MH17 tragedy, Australia assures search for MH370 goes on

One dead as hundreds flee false tsunami alert in Philippines

Death toll rises, blackouts remain in Philippines after typhoon

Quantum leap in lasers brightens future of quantum computing

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