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November 27, 2014
Star Trek-like invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth
Boulder CO (SPX) Nov 28, 2014
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible shield some 7,200 miles above Earth that blocks so-called "killer electrons," which whip around the planet at near-light speed and have been known to threaten astronauts, fry satellites and degrade space systems during intense solar storms. The barrier to the particle motion was discovered in the Van Allen radiation belts, two doughnut-shaped rings above Earth that are filled with high-energy electrons and protons, said D ... read more
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US Bans Technology Export for Russian Spektr-UV Telescope Project
The United States is trying to block the implementation of a major international project on the creation of a satellite observatory by banning the supply of certain technology to Russia, the Izvesti ... more

Soyuz at Kourou ready to loft another batch of O3b Networks birds
Payload processing for Arianespace's third Soyuz mission at the service of O3b Networks has reached full speed, with all four connectivity satellites now at the Spaceport - where fueling and integra ... more

DIRECTV-14 "pointed" for liftoff on next week's dual payload mission
The upper passenger for Arianespace's dual-satellite launch from French Guiana next week has been encapsulated in its protective payload fairing, preparing the DIRECTV-14 relay platform for its inte ... more
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Researchers identify a natural shield against harmful radiation belt
High above Earth's atmosphere, electrons whiz past at close to the speed of light. Such ultrarelativistic electrons, which make up the outer band of the Van Allen radiation belt, can streak around t ... more


NASA's Van Allen Probes Spot an Impenetrable Barrier in Space
Two donuts of seething radiation that surround Earth, called the Van Allen radiation belts, have been found to contain a nearly impenetrable barrier that prevents the fastest, most energetic electro ... more
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Thanksgiving aboard ISS: Irradiated smoked turkey
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are celebrating Thanksgiving with traditional foods, irradiated, thermostabilized and freeze-dried to perfection. ... more

Inorganic-based laser lift-off enables flexible electronics
Flexible electronics have been touted as the next generation in electronics in various areas, ranging from consumer electronics to bio-integrated medical devices. In spite of their merits, ins ... more
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China has no overseas bases: defence ministry

Iraqi forces hold off jihadist attack on Ramadi

China says in talks with Russia over 2015 military drills

Afghan senate approves foreign troops staying on

Process converts human waste into rocket fuel

Proton-M Carrier Rocket Launch Postponed Over Technical Problems

Iran supreme leader backs nuclear talks extension


DNA may survive suborbital spaceflight, re-entry
Plasmid DNA attached to the outer surface of a sounding rocket may be able to withstand rocket launch, a period of residence in suborbital space, re-entry, and landing conditions into the Earth's at ... more

SAARC leaders call for deeper cooperation in space technology
Regional collaboration in space technology must be enhanced to achieve sustainable development in South Asia, according to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders. ... more

Sagem demos drone for use in civilian airspace
European technology company Sagem has conducted test flights of its Patroller to demonstrate safe use of drones in civilian airspace. ... more
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Brazil, Russia in talks on air defense system
Brazilian and Russian military officials have been talking medium-range air defense systems. ... more

Russia postpones Proton-M launch over defect
Russia's space agency said Wednesday it was postponing the launch of a Proton-M rocket carrying a satellite in order to correct a defect, in just the latest problem to ground the rocket. ... more
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India court slams Delhi's worsening air pollution

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China drafts first domestic violence law

Swiss to vote on immigration cut 'to save environment'


NASA Opens Cube Quest Challenge for Largest-Ever Prize of $5 Million
Registration now is open for NASA's Cube Quest Challenge, the agency's first in-space competition that offers the agency's largest-ever prize purse. Competitors have a shot at a share of $5 mi ... more

NASA Licenses Cellular Technology
On Oct 15, Melanie Saunders, Johnson Space Center's (JSC) Associate Director welcomed the executive board of GRoK Technologies for a facility tour. The capstone event included a ceremony where Saund ... more

Gilat Reports SkyEdge II-c Orders for SES's Astra Connect Service
Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that it signed agreements to provide SkyEdge II-c terminals to three ISPs subscribing to SES Broadband Services' Astra Connect service offering. Italy's ... more

The International Space Station officially has an espresso machine
Now that the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft has successfully transported three people to the International Space Station, the space station has an espresso machine. ... more

Giving LEDs a cozy, warm glow
When the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded this October to three Japanese-born scientists for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs), the prize committee declared LED lamps would l ... more

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U.S. supplies Ukraine with counter-mortar radar systems
Ukraine's military is receiving counter-mortar radar systems from the United States as part of a $118 million equipment and training arrangement. ... more

Process converts human waste into rocket fuel
Buck Rogers surely couldn't have seen this one coming, but at NASA's request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste - yes, that kind - into rocket fuel. ... more
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Mittal bids for 'environmental disaster' Italian steel plant

China blames politics for Indonesia development bank delay


Proton-M Carrier Rocket Launch Postponed Over Technical Problems


France studies how to intercept mystery drones over nuclear plants


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Lockheed Martin Keeps Fingers Crossed for Orion's First Test Flight


In Turkey, Iraqi Catholics seek stepping stone to new life


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China Launches Second Disaster Relief Satellite

Ball Aerospace equips Orion with key avionics and antenna hardware

Russia studies construction of its own orbital station

Mutualink and C2UK Partner to Deliver Interoperable Comms

Disaster-prone Philippines wants simpler weather warnings

Firing range reports gun sales hike after Ferguson

Shaping the future of energy storage with conductive clay

Protons fuel graphene prospects

China blames politics for Indonesia development bank delay

US automakers aim for luxury market in China

China's Alibaba plans to invest more in India

Selfie sticks could bring jail time in South Korea

ADB ready to work with new China-led bank, says president

China Internet giants in tit-for-tat battle for users

Australia mulls tighter foreign property investment rules

German chip-maker Infineon sees growth after solid Q4

New device could make large biological circuits practical

Cooling with the coldest matter in the world

Researchers engineer improvements of technology used in DRAM

A coating that protects against heat and oxidation

Scientists develop process to turn human waste into rocket fuel

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