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September 21, 2014
Internet moguls Musk, Bezos shake up US space race
Washington (AFP) Sept 20, 2014
The space race to end America's reliance on Russia escalated this week with a multibillion-dollar NASA award for SpaceX's Elon Musk and an unexpected joint venture for Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos. At stake for both Internet tycoons, besides money, are the bragging rights of restoring US access to low-Earth orbit, a path that was lost when the US space shuttle retired in 2011 after three decades. Both men are long-time space enthusiasts, but while Musk is outspoken about his vision to colonize Mars ... read more
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SpaceX cargo ship blasts off toward space station
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship blasted off toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying a load of supplies and science experiments for the astronauts living there. ... more

Amazon founder strikes deal to build US rocket engines
The aerospace company Blue Origin has struck a deal to build a US-made rocket engine that aims to eliminate reliance on Russian engines for American satellite launches. ... more

France raises heat on decision for next Ariane rocket
France's space agency on Thursday unveiled a revised proposal for an Ariane rocket ahead of a tough decision on launchers by the European Space Agency (ESA). ... more
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MIT researchers developing tight-fitting space suits of the future
The next generation of space suits look less Apollo 11 and a lot more Apolo Ohno, less Michelin Man and more Silver Surfer - that is, out with the bulky, gas-pressurized suit and in with the lightweight, form-fitting second skin. ... more


Spaceship designer who helped send Gagarin into orbit dies at 92
A spaceship designer who worked on Yury Gagarin's Vostok spaceship and was the last to shake his hand before liftoff, Oleg Ivanovsky, died on Thursday at 92, the Russian space agency said. ... more
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Lockheed Martin-built CLIO Satellite Launched From Cape Canaveral
The U.S. Government's CLIO satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin, was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Lift-off occurred at 6:10 p.m. MDT aboard a United Launc ... more

United Launch Alliance Launches Its 60th Mission from Cape Canaveral
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the CLIO mission for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company launched at 8:10 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-41. "It is an honor to wor ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS


Space: The final frontier ... open to the public
Historically, spaceflight has been reserved for the very healthy. Astronauts are selected for their ability to meet the highest physical and psychological standards to prepare them for any unknown c ... more

The future face of molecular electronics
The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level, enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. In these highly efficient d ... more

For electronics beyond silicon, a new contender emerges
Silicon has few serious competitors as the material of choice in the electronics industry. Yet transistors, the switchable valves that control the flow of electrons in a circuit, cannot simply keep ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Novel capability enables first test of real turbine engine conditions
Manufactures of turbine engines for airplanes, automobiles and electric generation plants could expedite the development of more durable, energy-efficient turbine blades thanks to a partnership betw ... more

Water-Based Nuclear Battery Can Be Used To Generate Electrical Energy
From cell phones to cars and flashlights, batteries play an important role in everyday life. Scientists and technology companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery life and efficiency. ... more
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New branch added to European family tree

Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber

Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison

Nature of war: Chimpanzees inherently violent

New research decodes virus-host interactions in ocean dead zones

Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs

Saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short


Scientists come closer to the industrial synthesis of a material harder than diamond
Researchers from the Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials in Troitsk, MIPT, MISiS, and MSU have developed anew method for the synthesis of an ultrahard material that exce ... more

Cutting the cloud computing carbon cost
Cloud computing involves displacing data storage and processing from the user's computer on to remote servers. It can provide users with more storage space and computing power that they can then acc ... more

NASA Chooses American Companies to Transport US Astronauts to ISS
U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The agen ... more

Boeing, SpaceX to send astronauts to space station
NASA awarded multi-billion-dollar contracts to Boeing and SpaceX on Tuesday to build America's next spacecraft for carrying astronauts to the International Space Station by 2017. ... more

Sam Houston State study examines use of GIS in policing
Police agencies are using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for mapping crime, identifying crime "hot spots," assigning officers, and profiling offenders, but little research has been done about ... more


Elon Musk gets fresh challenge with space contract
With a $2.6 billion contract for his firm SpaceX to build a spacecraft for carrying astronauts to the International Space Station, Elon Musk's star is on the rise again. ... more

NASA Awards Cross-track Infrared Sounder For JPS System-2 Bird
NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Exelis, Inc., Geospatial Systems, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero

Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

Making quantum dots glow brighter

UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row

Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth: report


Astronauts eye China's future space station


Space: China's final tourism frontier


Deal between Romantis and SES will better serve regional VSAT providers


Slovenia expects to launch nanosatellite within 3 years


KVH Introduces Affordable Fiber Optic Gyro IMUs for Demanding Applications


GPS Industries Bolsters Golf Course Digital Content Program


Space control Airmen ensure constant communication


Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors


Upgrade for F-35's Autonomic Logistics Information System


New mine-protected vehicle launched at defense exhibition

Textron touts G-CLAW air-burst weapon

Insitu Inc. receives ScanEagle engine

U.S. Navy eyes Norwegian missile

Harris Corporation supplying radios to Air Force Special Operations Command

Upgraded Brazilian Army helo passes evaluation

Boeing info-sharing system for Air Force passes final design review

Boeing may assist Sky-Watch in UAV development

Joint venture bid for Britain's Defense Support Group

Far more displaced by disasters than conflict: study

Tornadoes occurring earlier in "Tornado Alley"

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth: report

More stimulus measures seen as China boosts economy

Automaker gets first permit in the Golden State

Weak yen fails to boost exports as Japan logs trade deficit

'Squid skin' metamaterials project yields vivid color display

Scientists twist radio beams to send data

Researchers control surface tension to manipulate liquid metals

Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones

China's overseas investment soars as FDI drops again

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