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August 20, 2014
AEROSPACE
Northrop Grumman Developing XS-1 Spaceplane For DARPA
Redondo Beach CA (SPX) Aug 20, 2014
Northrop Grumman with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic is developing a preliminary design and flight demonstration plan for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 program. XS-1has a reusable booster that when coupled with an expendable upper stage provides affordable, available and responsive space lift for 3,000-pound class spacecraft into low Earth orbit. Reusable boosters with aircraft-like operations provide a breakthrough in space lift ... read more
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SPACE TRAVEL

Belka and Strelka, the canine cosmonauts
Space capsules with animals on board preceded manned space flights, with the first experiments on mammals in spacecraft taking place as early as 1948, leading, in time, to the flight of the two most ... more
GPS NEWS

Arianespace Soyuz ready to launch European GPS satellites
"Doresa" and "Milena" - the first two Galileo FOC (Full Operational Capability) satellites - are ready for their ride to orbit this week, as preparations for Arianespace's Soyuz Flight VS09 move int ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Next gen satellite to be tested during Arctic Shield 2014
From studying the effects of solar activity to improve radio transmissions to enhancing the capabilities of Automated Identification Systems, the importance of having a reliable communications infra ... more
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MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

3 SOPS bids farewell to oldest DSCS satellite
As a cadre of 3rd Space Operations Squadron members looked on, 3 SOPS Commander, Lt. Col. Chris Todd, shut down the final remaining components of a Defense Satellite Communications System satellite ... more


TECH SPACE

Robotic-assisted imaging will help in daily hospital practice
While in Germany, Partho P. Sengupta, MD, of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai used a computer to perform a robot-assisted trans-Atlantic ultrasound examination on a person in Boston. In ... more
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ROBO SPACE

On the frontiers of cyborg science
No longer just fantastical fodder for sci-fi buffs, cyborg technology is bringing us tangible progress toward real-life electronic skin, prosthetics and ultraflexible circuits. Now taking this human ... more
DRAGON SPACE

China's first private rocket firm aims for market
Hu Zhenyu, 21, founder of Link Space, China's first private rocket firm, does not want people to call him a "rocket scientist" but a rocket entrepreneur. Rocket launches have traditionally bee ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Ground X-Vehicle Program Aims to Break The "More Armor" Paradigm

General Hyten takes control of AFSPC

Aerojet Rocketdyne To Develop Large Scale Additive Manufacturing

Russia's First Exoskeleton to Help Physically Impaired

World must act to halt Iraq 'genocide': Yazidi leader's son

Octopus inspires new camouflage material

SM-6 missile undergoes follow-on testing

GPS NEWS

Twin Galileos meet, ready for Thursday's launch
Final functional testing of Europe's twin Galileo navigation satellites has been completed at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, on track for launch this Thursday. The fuelling of the two satellit ... more
GPS NEWS

Two new satellites for Europe's Galileo space network
Europe is set to launch two satellites Thursday for its Galileo navigation system, boosting the number in the Earth-orbiting constellation to six and bringing the network a step closer to becoming operational after a long delay. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Copper foam turns CO2 into useful chemicals
A catalyst made from a foamy form of copper has vastly different electrochemical properties from catalysts made with smooth copper in reactions involving carbon dioxide, a new study shows. The resea ... more
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CHIP TECH

Graphene-based planar micro-supercapacitors for on-chip energy storage
The rapid development of miniaturized portable electronic devices, such as micro-electromechanical systems, microrobots and implantable medical devices, has stimulated intense demand for micro-scale ... more
CHIP TECH

Could hemp nanosheets topple graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor?
As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as th ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports

Mountain lions of Santa Monica Mountains are inbreeding and aggressive

Iceland evacuates areas close to rumbling volcano

Four dead, several missing in Japan landslides

Japan volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami: study

Urgent action needed to tackle Sahel's lack of rainfall: UN

'Safer' pesticide could create toxic mercury: study

CHIP TECH

Can our computers continue to get smaller and more powerful?
From their origins in the 1940s as sequestered, room-sized machines designed for military and scientific use, computers have made a rapid march into the mainstream, radically transforming industry, ... more
TECH SPACE

The Future of CubeSats
To investigate climate change, scientists and engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the IceCube satellite, which will be no larger than a loaf of bread. In 2016, this satell ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Fifth Successful Launch in Six Weeks
Aerojet Rocketdyne supported the launch of the WorldView-3 commercial remote sensing satellite into orbit - the fifth launch in six weeks. The mission was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in ... more
ROBO SPACE

Robo-cook: android restaurant boots up in China
It's more teatime than Terminator - a restaurant in China is electrifying customers by using more than a dozen robots to cook and deliver food. ... more
CAR TECH

Electric cars fail to rev up car-mad Germans
Germans are mad about cars and Germany is ranked the most fuel-efficient country on the planet, but when it comes to electric vehicles, Europe's top economy is in the slow lane. ... more

SPACE TRAVEL

Yi So-yeon, Korea's first and only astronaut, resigns
South Korea's first and only astronaut, Yi So-yeon, has resigned her position, effectively ending the country's space program. ... more
MILTECH

Ground X-Vehicle Program Aims to Break The "More Armor" Paradigm
For the past 100 years of mechanized warfare, protection for ground-based armored fighting vehicles and their occupants has boiled down almost exclusively to a simple equation: More armor equals mor ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Earth's resource budget for 2014 already spent: NGO

Obama strategist jumps aboard controversial Uber app

Bidding starts for wind energy offshore Maryland

Australia tycoon blasts Chinese government 'mongrels'

Sunrun Brings Affordable Home Solar Service to Nevada

Yingli Solar Powers School in Laos with Clean Energy

Green power blooms as Japan unveils 'hydrangea solar cell'

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

General Hyten takes control of AFSPC

TECH SPACE

Aerojet Rocketdyne To Develop Large Scale Additive Manufacturing

ROBO SPACE

Russia's First Exoskeleton to Help Physically Impaired

TECH SPACE

Octopus inspires new camouflage material

MISSILE NEWS

SM-6 missile undergoes follow-on testing

ROBO SPACE

Exoskeleton technology set for Navy testing and evaluation

UAV NEWS

Drones fly alongside manned planes in Navy test mission

AEROSPACE

Airborne Systems supplying decoys to New Zealand

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Saudis seek to upgrade AWAC planes

TECH SPACE

Lockheed taps GenDyn unit for Space Fence ground equipment structures

Optus 10 delivered to French Guiana for Ariane 5 Sept launch

Canada's MDA receives radar antennas for satellite use

Russia to Develop New Satellite Communication System

First operational Galileo GPS satellites integrated for Soyuz launch

ADS selected for UK Ministry of Justice electronic tagging program

Digital cockpits for UH-60L Black Hawks

Greek Army's German-made Leopard tanks getting ammunition

Remotec upgrading Army, Marine EOD robots

Turkey calls for help with Syria refugees as tensions rise

Obama strategist jumps aboard controversial Uber app

Australia tycoon blasts Chinese government 'mongrels'

Standard Chartered fined $300 mn over laundering controls

Japan's NSK says hit with $28.5mn fine by China regulators

China to spend $1-bn. on massive Caribbean resort

Snoozing China air traffic controllers force jet to delay landing

Mercedes-Benz accused of 'price-fixing': China media

Foreign investment in China slumps in July: govt

Google buys travel guide app startup Jetpac

Stinky gases emanating from landfills could transform into clean energy

Yahoo brushes up its e-commerce for small business

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