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July 24, 2017
SPACE TRAVEL
Astronauts grow cucumbers in space to help scientists understand root growth



Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
Which factor is more important to root growth: gravity or water? To find out, scientists recruited astronauts to grow cucumbers on the International Space Station. In the soil, roots seek out higher concentrations of water. The tendency is called hydrotropism. Roots also tend to grow downward as a result of gravity, a pattern called gravitropism. But researchers haven't been able to determine which of the two influencing factors is the strongest. When astronauts grew cucumbers in ... read more

ROBO SPACE
A robot that grows
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
At first glance, robots would appear to have exactly nothing in common with sweet peas or other climbing vines. Yet thanks to some innovative scientists, they now share at least one trait: the abili ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Space Tourist From Asian Country to Travel to ISS in 2019
Zhukovskiy (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
A yet unidentified space tourist from an Asian country will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) as a member of the crew in 2019, Russia's Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC) Energia Dire ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
ULA to launch Dream Chaser for cargo runs to ISS for Sierra Nevada
Centennial CO (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced that it selected United Launch Alliance's (ULA's) commercially developed Atlas V rocket to launch the first two missions of its Dream Chaser cargo system in ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
In Gulf of Mexico, NASA Evaluates How Crew Will Exit Orion
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA's Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they'll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on d ... more
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Rovers drive through Tenerife darkness
Paris (ESA) Jul 20, 2017
A pair of ESA rovers trundled around a Moon-like area of Tenerife by both day and night during a nine-day test campaign, gathering terabytes of data for follow-up analysis. A team from ESA's P ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Goodbye HERA, Hello Sleep: NASA's HERA XIII Crew Returns Home to Slumber
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
After 45 days in NASA's Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA), the four-man crew can hardly hold their eyes open. This mission was the first of its kind to last 45 days, as well as incorporate sl ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Space station crystals to aid search for better antidotes for chemical agents
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Scientists are utilizing the International Space Station's microgravity in the search for improved antidotes for chemical agents like sarin and VX. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA Awards Mission Systems Operations Contract
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
NASA has awarded a contract to Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc., of Greenbelt, Maryland, for support of mission operations systems at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The Mission S ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Elon Musk says successful maiden flight for Falcon Heavy unlikely
Washington (AFP) July 20, 2017
SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk has downplayed the chances of a successful inaugural flight for his Falcon Heavy space launch vehicle, admitting there is a "good chance it would not make it to orbit in its first launch." ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Russia to Supply Largest Ever Number of Space Rocket Engines to US This Year
Zhukovskiy (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
Russia will supply the largest ever number of space rocket engines to the United States in 2017 within the framework of the previous agreements, head of the Russia's NPO Energomash corporation Igor ... more


Russia, China to Set Up Pilot Zone to Test National Navigation Systems

UAV NEWS
Leonardo DRS, Moog receive counter-UAS weapons contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Leonardo DRS and Moog are partnering to develop a Counter-Unmanned Aerial System weapon platform under a $16 million U.S. Army contract, the companies announced earlier this week. ... more
UAV NEWS
Singapore offers Manila drones, urban warfare training
Singapore (AFP) July 19, 2017
Singapore said Wednesday it has offered surveillance drones and urban warfare training to Philippine troops battling Islamist fighters, to prevent the militants becoming entrenched and threatening the rest of Southeast Asia. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Lockheed receives $37.7M contract for JASSM-ER missile development
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
Lockheed Martin has received a $37.7 million contract action for the continued development of a new wing design for the Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile Extended Range, the company announced on Wednesday. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
New anti-ship missile tipped for Japanese fighters
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
The Japanese government plans to equip its F-2 fighters from next fiscal year with a new air-to-ship missile now under development, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Wednesday. ... more



Semiliquid chains pulled out of a sea of microparticles
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
An electrode brought to the surface of a liquid that contains microparticles can be used to pull out surprisingly long chains of particles. Curiously enough, the particles in the chains are held together by a thin layer of liquid that covers them. This spectacular phenomenon, discovered with the involvement of Polish scientists and described in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, hold ... more
College Station TX (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Strengthening 3-D printed parts for real-world use
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
Cleanup Time: Russia Launches Satellite to Remove Space Junk from Orbit
Santa Barbara CW (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
A plastic planet
North Dakota UAS Training Center Depends on IGC Satellite Connectivity
McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have played an important role in the U.S. military's operations in the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia in recent years, using ever-more-sophisticated on-board sensors and cameras to provide valuable intelligence to troops on the ground. As the UAS technology has evolved, companies serving government customers have introduced a range of non-military applicat ... more
McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
First UAVs, Now Ships - Connectivity for the next generation of remote naval operations
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Northrop Grumman receives Australian satellite ground station contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
DISA extends Comtech satellite services to Marines
Russia, China to Set Up Pilot Zone to Test National Navigation Systems
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
Russia and China are set to establish a pilot zone to test the Russian GLONASS and Chinese BeiDou satellite navigation systems on passenger and freight transportation routes going through Kraskino - Hunchun and Poltavka - Dongning checkpoints on the border in Russia's Primorsky Territory, the Russian Transport Ministry said. The issue was discussed during a meeting of a bilateral working g ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
IAI, Honeywell Aerospace team for GPS anti-jam system
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
India Plans to Roll Out National GPS Next Year
Washington (UPI) Jul 7, 2017
Orbital Alliance Techsystems receives contract for GPS artillery
Rising temperatures spell plane take-off woes: study
New York (AFP) July 13, 2017
Rising temperatures due to global warming will make it harder for aircraft to take off in coming decades, a US study warned Thursday weeks after heat-related groundings in Arizona. Scientists warn that if planet-warming emissions continue unabated, aircraft fuel capacities and payload weights will have to be reduced by up to four percent on the hottest days for some aircraft. During the ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) July 13, 2017
Flying cars and no more pilots in flight revolution: Airbus
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germany announce new joint fighter program
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Honeywell, Pratt and Whitney contracted by Air Force for power system support
Manipulating electron spins without loss of information
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Physicists have developed a new technique that uses electrical voltages to control the electron spin on a chip. The newly-developed method provides protection from spin decay, meaning that the contained information can be maintained and transmitted over comparatively large distances, as has been demonstrated by a team from the University of Basel's Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience ... more
Wurzburg, Germany (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Breakthrough in spintronics
Urbana IL (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Researchers develop dynamic templates critical to printable electronics technology
Fukuoka, Japan (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Harnessing hopping hydrogens for high-efficiency OLEDs
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Manmade aerosols identified as driver in shifting global rainfall patterns
Miami FL (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
In a new study, scientists found that aerosol particles released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels are a primary driver of changes in rainfall patterns across the globe. The results of the climate system-model simulations conducted by researchers Brian Soden and Eui-Seok Chung from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science revealed ... more
Stevenage UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Airbus built Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite ready for launch
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
Early Airborne Results Address South Korean Air Quality
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
North American monsoon storms fewer but more extreme
Soil filters out some emerging contaminants before reaching groundwater
Uuniversity PA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
There is considerable uncertainty surrounding emerging contaminants in aquatic ecosystems and groundwater, and a recent Penn State study of compounds from pharmaceuticals and personal care products didn't add much clarity. But it did provide insight into the transport of the chemicals, according to researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The research, which was conducted at th ... more
Taipei (AFP) July 23, 2017
Thousands protest call to curb incense burning in Taiwan
Beijing (AFP) July 20, 2017
Fewer 'good air' days in China despite official efforts
Lviv, Ukraine (AFP) July 17, 2017
Kicking up a stink: Ukraine's Lviv blighted by trash crisis
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China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China has a clear plan to provide sea launches for commercial payloads to be carried by Long March rockets, according to an aerospace official. Tang Yagang, vice head of the aerospace division of the No.1 institute of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), said that the technology is not difficult and a sea launch platform can be built based on modifying 10,000-ton ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
Lockheed awarded $130.3 million contract for Patriot missile foreign sales
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control has been awarded a $130.3 million foreign military sales contract for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 anti-ballistic missile systems, the Department of Defense announced Friday. The contract will provide for 35 missile segment enhancements, 100 launcher modifications kits, parts, software, and missile round trainers. Recipients of the systems inclu ... more
Vilnius (AFP) July 11, 2017
US deploys Patriots in Lithuania for NATO war games
Seoul (AFP) July 11, 2017
San Diego 'likely' in range of N.Korea ICBM in 2 years: US monitor
Washington (AFP) July 11, 2017
US conducts successful missile intercept test amid NKorea tensions
New anti-ship missile tipped for Japanese fighters
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
The Japanese government plans to equip its F-2 fighters from next fiscal year with a new air-to-ship missile now under development, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Wednesday. Quoting unnamed sources, the newspaper said the new missile - the first supersonic air-to-ship type missile developed by Japan - will replace the Air Self-Defense Force's Type 80 and Type 93 missiles. The ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
Lockheed receives $37.7M contract for JASSM-ER missile development
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 18, 2017
Stratospheric Combat: Russian MiG-31 Intercepts, Destroys Supersonic Missile
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
UK Eurofighter Typhoon successfully fires MDBA Brimstone missile
Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
In an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by 50 percent and even pave the way for invisibility cloaking devices, a team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a new technique that peppers metallic nanoparticles into semiconductors. It's the first technique that can inexpensively grow metal nanoparticles both on and below the surface of semiconductors. The p ... more
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
New material resembling a metal nanosponge could reduce computer energy consumption
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
How do you build a metal nanoparticle?
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Nanostructures taste the rainbow
A robot that grows
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
At first glance, robots would appear to have exactly nothing in common with sweet peas or other climbing vines. Yet thanks to some innovative scientists, they now share at least one trait: the ability to extend their reach. Inspired by the growing action of plants and other living things, researchers at UC Santa Barbara and Stanford University have developed a tubular robot that - much lik ... more
Paris (ESA) Jul 20, 2017
Rovers drive through Tenerife darkness
Bangalore, India (AFP) July 14, 2017
India's Infosys eyes artificial intelligence profits
Providence RI (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Research makes robots better at following spoken instructions
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Leonardo DRS, Moog receive counter-UAS weapons contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Leonardo DRS and Moog are partnering to develop a Counter-Unmanned Aerial System weapon platform under a $16 million U.S. Army contract, the companies announced earlier this week. The C-UAV will include Moog's Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform turret. It will be mounted on the M-ATV armored vehicle to provide mobile protection against enemy UASs for ground troops. The co ... more
Singapore (AFP) July 19, 2017
Singapore offers Manila drones, urban warfare training
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Explotrain develops drone-simulated IED training system
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
New Reaper drone variant performs first combat mission


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