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February 25, 2017
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Russian cargo ship docks with space station



Moscow (AFP) Feb 24, 2017
A Russian cargo ship carrying food and equipment for astronuats docked successfully with the International Space Station on Friday after a similar craft crashed back to Earth in December. Russia's space agency said the unmanned Progress freighter carrying 2.5 tonnes of supplies including air, food and fuel "successfully docked" with the orbiting station at 0830 GMT. It had blasted off from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz rocket on Wednesday. In December, the previou ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX cargo ship arrives at space station
Miami (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
An unmanned cargo ship packed with food and supplies for astronauts arrived safely at the International Space Station Thursday, a day after SpaceX aborted the process due to a GPS problem. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Russia showcases jam-proof communications system
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 22, 2017
A new system, based on the R-187-P1E Azart multi-mode portable software-defined radio, allows for the exchange of information even with enemy attempting to jam the broadcast. Russian state arm ... more
GPS NEWS
Police in China's restive Xinjiang to track cars by GPS
Beijing (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
A prefecture in China's restive Xinjiang region has ordered all vehicles to be equipped with GPS-like tracking software, police and media reports said Tuesday, as authorities step up an "anti-terrorism" campaign. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Mystery surrounds return of Pentagon's secretive X-37B spaceplane
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 21, 2017
After nearly two years in space, one of the US Air Force's biggest mysteries may be returning to Earth. The Air Force has denied that rumors that its X-37B spaceplane, whose mission is classified, w ... more
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ENERGY TECH
Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
USC researchers may have just found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries - small enough for cellphones and powerful enough for cars. In ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Study: People don't want their future revealed
Berlin (UPI) Feb 22, 2017
Surveys show most people, if given the chance to know their future, would decline to find out what lies ahead. People were especially adamant about remaining ignorant of future negative events. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Russia successfully launches space freighter after crash
Moscow (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
Russia on Wednesday successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft taking food and equipment to the International Space Station after the previous such ship crashed to Earth shortly after launch in December. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA selects new technologies for flight tests for future space exploration
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
NASA has selected five space technologies to test on low-gravity-simulating aircraft, high-altitude balloons or suborbital rockets. The opportunity to fly on these vehicles helps advance technologie ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Energia to make 2 modifications of Federatsiya spaceship
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 22, 2017
Russia's Energia rocket and space corporation is getting ready for the production of the Federatsiya spacecraft. Russia's Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC) Energia is developing two m ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Russia to carry out tourist flights around Moon by 2022
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 22, 2017
Russia's Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia hopes to be the first to offer space tourism around the Moon aboard the Soyuz spacecraft by 2021-2022. First round-the-Moon flights should ... more


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SPACE TRAVEL
NASA saves energy and water with new modular supercomputing facility
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Though there's been some recent relief in California's long-standing drought, water conservation techniques continue to be a hot topic for facilities that require significant amounts of water for da ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA selects proposals for first-ever Space Technology Research Institutes
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
NASA has selected proposals for the creation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led research institutes that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending human presence dee ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Reaching for the Stars: An Interview with former NASA Astronaut Mike Fossum
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
Mike Fossum is a shining example for astronaut wannabes shooting for the stars. His story undeniably proves that dreams of space voyages come true if you have the motivation and courage to pursue th ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Space aggressors jam AF, allies' systems
Schriever AFB CO (AFNS) Feb 24, 2017
The 26th Space Aggressor Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base is always gearing up for the next exercise in replicating enemy action against space-based and space-enabled systems. Teams of adversary ... more

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Penn researchers are among the first to grow a versatile 2-dimensional material
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
University of Pennsylvania researchers are now among the first to produce a single, three-atom-thick layer of a unique two-dimensional material called tungsten ditelluride. Their findings have been published in 2-D Materials. Unlike other two-dimensional materials, scientists believe tungsten ditelluride has what are called topological electronic states. This means that it can have many di ... more
Konstanz, Germany (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
Breakthrough with a chain of gold atoms
Warwick, UK (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Breakthrough in 'wonder' materials paves way for flexible tech
Beijing, China (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
When ultrafast laser pulse meets magnetic materials
Russia showcases jam-proof communications system
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 22, 2017
A new system, based on the R-187-P1E Azart multi-mode portable software-defined radio, allows for the exchange of information even with enemy attempting to jam the broadcast. Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport and Angstrem electronics company will unveil a new communications system based on the new generation radio sets at the IDEX-2017 expo in the United Arab Emirates, the export ... more
Schriever AFB CO (AFNS) Feb 24, 2017
Space aggressors jam AF, allies' systems
Rochester, N.Y. (UPI) Feb 22, 2017
Harris intros new wideband manpack radio system
Washington (UPI) Feb 22, 2017
General Dynamics gets enterprise communications contract
Russia to face strong competition from China in space launch market
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 26, 2016
In the decade to come Russia will face strong competition from China for the commercial launch of satellites for developing countries, according to Ivan Moiseev, director of the Institute of Space Policy."China is trying to expand its space launching services, developing new boosters for different segments of the market," Moiseev told RIA Novosti. "It has constructed a new spacecraft launc ... more
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Oct 27, 2016
Vega And Gokturk-1A are present for next Arianespace lightweight mission
Bethesda MD (SPX) Oct 25, 2016
Antares Rides Again
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Oct 21, 2016
Four Galileo satellites are "topped off" for Arianespace's milestone Ariane 5 launch from the Spaceport
Police in China's restive Xinjiang to track cars by GPS
Beijing (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
A prefecture in China's restive Xinjiang region has ordered all vehicles to be equipped with GPS-like tracking software, police and media reports said Tuesday, as authorities step up an "anti-terrorism" campaign. All drivers in the Bayingol Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture must install a China-developed satellite navigation system called Beidou "to prevent theft, but also primarily to maintai ... more
New Delhi (Sputnik) Feb 15, 2017
GLONASS station in India to expedite 'space centric' warfare command
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Australia and Lockheed field 2nd-Gen sat-based augmentation system
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 14, 2017
UK may lose access to EU Galileo GPS system after Brexit
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Russia-UAE 5th-generation fighter jet to be developed no earlier than 2025
Abu Dhabi (Sputnik) Feb 22, 2017
The development of a Russia-UAE fifth-generation fighter jet based on the MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: "Fulcrum") will be completed no earlier than 2025, the CEO of the Rostec State Corporation said Monday. "We shall probably begin this work next year. The project is difficult, I think the plane will be created in seven or eight years, no earlier, Sergei Chemezov said during the IDEX-2017 ... more
Paris (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
Airbus profits hit by military plane woes
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Liquid hydrogen may be way forward for sustainable air travel
Moscow (UPI) Feb 20, 2017
Russian Helicopters in talks with India for 200 aircraft
Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics
Nashville TN (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
You may not realize it but alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices. When your computer crashes and you get the dreaded blue screen or your smartphone freezes and you have to go through the time-consuming process of a reset, most likely you blame the manufacturer: Microsoft or A ... more
Stanford CA (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Artificial synapse for neural networks
Edmonton, Canada (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Combining the ultra-fast with the ultra-small
Munich, Germany (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
A new spin on electronics
In Atmospheric River Storms, Wind Is a Risk, Too
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 22, 2017
Atmospheric river storms are hailed as drought-busters when they bring needed rain and snow, but they have a well-known dark side: damaging floods. A new NASA study documents a second destructive force in these storms: high winds. The study shows that atmospheric rivers were associated with almost half of the most extreme mid-latitude windstorms globally for the past 20 years, doing billio ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
'Quartz' crystals at the Earth's core power its magnetic field
Ottobrunn, Germany (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Airbus to develop payload for first Franco-German Earth observation satellite
London, UK (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
First-ever global view of transshipment in commercial fishing industry
Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage on Philippine miners
Manila (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
After two decades as a yoga missionary, Philippine Environment Secretary Regina Lopez is unleashing her inner rage on the mining industry while aiming for Bhutan-style gross national happiness. Lopez has in recent months moved global commodity markets with a campaign to close roughly two-thirds of the existing mines in the Philippines, which is the world's biggest supplier of nickel ore and ... more
Hanoi (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
Vietnam to punish officials over mass fish deaths
Geneva (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
Tiny plastic particles from clothing, tyres clogging oceans: report
Ithaca NY (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Underwater seagrass beds dial back polluted seawater
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China to launch first high-throughput communications satellite in April
Beijing (XNA) Feb 21, 2017
China plans to launch Shijian-13, its first high-throughput communications satellite, in April, the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) said Friday. The 4.6-tonne satellite, with a message capacity of more than 20 GB, will be carried into orbit by a Long March-3B carrier rocket, according to the CAST. An increase in satellite throughput will provide better access to the Internet ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 15, 2017
Chinese cargo spacecraft set for liftoff in April
Beijing (XNA) Jan 31, 2017
China looks to Mars, Jupiter exploration
Beijing (XNA) Jan 18, 2017
China's first cargo spacecraft to leave factory
Raytheon developing new tool for war game assessment
Dulles, Va. (UPI) Feb 16, 2017
Raytheon is developing an automated assessment system for judging the effectiveness of 21st century weapons in war game scenarios. The first-of-its-kind tool, commissioned by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, will automatically teach war game participants which weapons to use in every possible scenario, including missiles, kinetic interceptors, cyber and electronic warfare weapons. ... more
Washington (UPI) Feb 10, 2017
U.S. Army awards $3 billion in missile defense contracts
Washington DC (Sputnik) Feb 08, 2017
New US Missile Hits Target in Space
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 07, 2017
New Age, New Aims: CIS Air Defense to Be Upgraded for Aerospace Tasks
Human 2 Mars Conference May 9-11 2017 - Washington DC
UAE orders MBDA anti-ship missiles
Stevenage, England (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
MBDA reports it has been contracted to supply the United Arab Emirates navy with Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles. The number of missiles and contract details were not disclosed, but the weapons will be carried by the navy's high-speed multirole combat vessels. Each vessel will be equipped with four box launchers for the Marte Mk 2/N guided missiles, which are able to strike target ... more
London (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
U.K., France to upgrade long-range Storm Shadow missiles
Dallas (UPI) Feb 20, 2017
Lockheed Martin completes tests with modernized TACMS missiles
Berlin (UPI) Feb 17, 2017
Raytheon, Rheinmetall to collaborate on future defense projects
Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionize electronics
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
A new technique using liquid metals to create integrated circuits that are just atoms thick could lead to the next big advance for electronics. The process opens the way for the production of large wafers around 1.5 nanometres in depth (a sheet of paper, by comparison, is 100,000nm thick). Other techniques have proven unreliable in terms of quality, difficult to scale up and function only at ver ... more
Tempe AZ (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Switched-on DNA spark nano-electronic applications
Ramat Gan, Israel (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Scientists create a nano-trampoline to probe quantum behavior
Lincoln NB (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Scientists decipher the nanoscale architecture of a beetle's shell
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Study: Even 'benevolent bots' fight, sometimes for years
Oxford, England (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
An analysis of bot behavior over the course of a decades shows even "benevolent" bots bicker. In fact, researchers found evidence of bot-versus-bot fights lasting several years. The bots in question were employed by Wikipedia to perform a variety of editing and maintenance tasks. Editing bots repair vandalized text, enforce content and language bans, check and fix spelling, insert links ... more
Lausanne, Switzerland (UPI) Feb 17, 2017
Scientists invent new, faster gait for six-legged robots
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Now you can 'build your own' bio-bot
Washington (AFP) Feb 11, 2017
How algorithms secretly run the world
Chinese startups making world's largest space plane and more
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2016
Access to space has long been an interest area of space agencies. In this domain, China became a force to be reckoned with as several Chinese space companies made great strides in the space race.For several years China's space program has been kept secret. But earlier this year China launched its Long March 7 rocket, developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, marking "a mome ... more
Station crew get special delivery from Virginia
Chincoteague Island, VA (SPX) Oct 31, 2016
This week, astronauts are unloading more than 5,000 pounds of cargo and crew supplies from the Cygnus spacecraft to support dozens of science and research investigations. However, this shipment has special significance. This shipment arrived via an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Rocket launches to the International Space ... more
Miami (AFP) Oct 23, 2016
Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 21, 2016
New Instrument on ISS to Study Ultra-Cold Quantum Gases
Baikonur, Kazakhstan (AFP) Oct 19, 2016
Two Russians, one American blast off to ISS
Born killers: French army grooms eagles to down drones
Mont-De-Marsan, France (AFP) Feb 20, 2017
Faced with the risk of drones being used to snoop or carry out attacks on French soil, the air force is showing its claws. At Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France a quartet of fearsome golden eagles is being trained to take out unmanned aircraft in mid-flight. The roar of a departing Rafale fighter jet gives way to the buzz of a drone lifting into the air on a runway at the air base, so ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Israeli warplanes shoot down Hamas drone: army
Rome (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
Leonardo supplying radars for Patroller drones
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
Ukroboronprom presents modified Phantom unmanned vehicle


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