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July 30, 2015
Russia schedules first Proton rocket launch since crash
Moscow (AFP) July 29, 2015
Russia on Wednesday set a date for the first Proton rocket launch since an engine failure in May saw a Mexican satellite destroyed. Authorities said a Proton-M rocket would blast off from the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan on August 28 carrying a British Inmarsat-5F3 commercial communications satellite. A similar rocket bearing a Mexican satellite fell back to earth on May 16 after suffering an engine malfunction, in one of a string of embarrassing failures for Russia's troubled space progr ... read more
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Chinese military technologies increasingly employed in civil sector
Around 1,000 civil products adopted with military technologies are displayed at an exhibition showcasing China's achievements in the integration of military-civilian development. At the exhibition o ... more

Object recognition for robots
John Leonard's group in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots map their environme ... more

Ultra-thin hollow nanocages could reduce platinum use in fuel cells
A new fabrication technique that produces platinum hollow nanocages with ultra-thin walls could dramatically reduce the amount of the costly metal needed to provide catalytic activity in such applic ... more
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Stretching the limits on conducting wires
In the race to produce highly stretchable conductors, researchers have developed a new technique that aligns sheets of layered carbon nanotubes along stretched rubber cores, creating an extremely fl ... more


Early brake deployment caused SpaceShipTwo accident: NTSB
US safety officials on Tuesday accused the builders of a commercial space vehicle of failing to factor in human error that caused its disintegration over the Mojave Desert last year. ... more
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SMC goes "2-for-2" on weather delayed launch
Five o'clock in the "City of Angels" typically signals the end of a hard work day. It's a time when most Los Angeles metropolitan area commuters pile on to the freeways and Metrorail system, returni ... more

$1.5B contract goes to Lockheed Martin for Patriot interceptors
Lockheed Martin reports receipt of a $1.5 billion contract to produce advanced missiles for Patriot air-defense systems for allied nations. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Speculation grows of looming N. Korea rocket test

Canada to purchase Iron Dome-like radar systems

Saudis to acquire hundreds of advanced Patriot missiles

Iran's Zarif has 'no concern' about nuclear deal

Pentagon assures it will check Iran's 'malign' influence

France seeks to warm up Iran ties with Rouhani invite

China's PLA launches massive war games in South China Sea


Massive pool for space and deep-sea training to be built in Essex
The University of Essex has entered exploratory discussions to establish the world's deepest and largest research, training and development pool on the Knowledge Gateway research and business park a ... more

Ariane 5 arrives for Sept dual-payload mission
Arianespace is maintaining its 2015 mission pace as components for another Ariane 5 have arrived in French Guiana - with the latest heavy-lift vehicle scheduled to orbit two telecommunications space ... more

Fast, efficient system to produce graphene for energy storage applications
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and University of Western Australia researchers have developed a new process to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage and other material appli ... more
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Canada to purchase Iron Dome-like radar systems
Canada said Wednesday it will buy missile defense radars modeled after Israel's Iron Dome from German defense contractor Rheinmetall. ... more

Saudis to acquire hundreds of advanced Patriot missiles
The proposed sales of U.S. Patriot interceptor missiles and aircraft counter-measure systems to Middle East countries have received State Department approval. ... more
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Chimpanzees binge on clay to detox and boost the minerals in their diet

Humpback whale recovery in Australia - A cause for celebration

First measurements taken of South Africa's Iron Age magnetic field history

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'Carbon sink' detected underneath world's deserts


United Launch Alliance announces propulsion development program
United Launch Alliance (ULA), the nation's premier launch service provider, has announced the company will locate a propulsion testing and manufacturing operation in Pueblo, CO. ULA was formed in 20 ... more

Private Space Stations, East-West Tensions Won't Spark Space Race
Private space stations will be constructed within the next 10 years, and escalating tensions between China, Russia and the United States will not result in a new space race, according to a new surve ... more

Russia Plans Proton Rocket Launch for August After Series of Failures
"The next 'Proton' launch is planned for August. It will be a commercial launch," Komarov said early on Thursday without specifying what kind of spacecraft the rocket will carry into orbit. Ac ... more

China tests new carrier rocket
Chinese scientists on Friday successfully tested the power system of a Long March-5 carrier rocket scheduled for flight in 2016. Development of the rocket, the fifth-generation launch vehicle ... more

China launches two satellites as it builds GPS rival
China launched two new satellites into space Saturday, state media reported, as it builds a homegrown satellite navigation system to rival the US's Global Positioning System. ... more
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Navy researches use of transparent material as armor
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory is working to improve a transparent material for use as bullet-proof windows and for military optics. ... more

India Earned Over $100Mln Launching Foreign Satellites
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is promoting its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), a launch system initially developed to allow India to achieve its domestic space goals. To ... more
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Short wavelength plasmons observed in nanotubes

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Amazon wants air space for delivery drones

Identifying ever-growing disturbances leading to freak waves

Controlling phase changes in solids


Software program recognises sketches more accurately than a human


Arianespace inaugurates new fueling facility for Soyuz upper stage


Shoot-from-the-hip, around corner sighting capability unveiled


Drones may soon carry blood samples to the lab


Top US general advises UN to improve peacekeeping


Amazon wants air space for delivery drones


Delta to buy stake in China Eastern Airlines for $450 mn


NIST calculates high cost of hydrogen pipelines, shows how to reduce it


Harris, CPqD to support Brazilian Air Force air traffic control


Airbus Helicopters announces factory acceptance of training aircraft

Pentagon asks armed 'citizen guards' to stand down

Patrick Stewart endorses Snotbot whale research drone

China escalator swallows toddler's mother: report

British PM heads to Southeast Asia with trade, IS on agenda

WTO strikes 'landmark' deal to cut tariffs on IT products

Pollution not contagion: eurozone debt market survives Greek crisis

China manufacturing hits 15-month low: survey

The Friendly Unmanned Skies

Scientist develops model for robots with bacteria-controlled brains

Novel scissor-like bridge structure for use during emergencies

Monsoon troubles Nepal quake survivors three months on

Gun-firing 'drone' built by US teen under investigation

Cost of USAF decoy systems reduced

Air Force tests internal integration of Gatling gun on F-35A

Rockwell Collins enhancing E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post

Police arrest US teen who built gun-firing drone

India tests locally developed high thrust cryogenic rocket for 800 seconds

RS-25 Engine Revs Up Again

Wal-Mart buys remaining shares of Chinese firm Yihaodian

Maldives to allow foreigners to own land

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