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March 04, 2015
China's moon rover Yutu functioning but stationary
Beijing (XNA) Mar 04, 2015
China's first lunar rover Yutu (the Jade Rabbit) is still working but cannot move, a scientist with the lunar probe mission told Xinhua. The rover, named after the pet of a Chinese goddess who flew to the moon, was launched in late 2013, but its control mechanism failed on its second lunar day before becoming dormant in January 2014. Yutu, the national pride of the world's third country to soft-land on the moon, was re-awakened, but problems remained. Ye Peijian, chief scientist of Chi ... read more
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Old-economy sectors are now tech, too: US study
Forget about old economy and new economy. Everything is now part of the tech economy, a prominent US research panel said Monday. ... more

Arianespace certified to ISO 50001 at Guiana Space Center
Arianespace's certification to the ISO 50001 energy management system standard at the Guiana Space Center is the fruit of an innovative partnership with French electricity company EDF. Through this ... more

Glass coating improves battery performance
Lithium-sulfur batteries have been a hot topic in battery research because of their ability to produce up to 10 times more energy than conventional batteries, which means they hold great promise for ... more
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Breakthrough in OLED technology
Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), which are made from carbon-containing materials, have the potential to revolutionize future display technologies, making low-power displays so thin they'll wra ... more


CWRU researchers bring clean energy a step closer
For nearly half a century, scientists have been trying to replace precious metal catalysts in fuel cells. Now, for the first time, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have shown that an i ... more
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India to Launch Fourth Navigation Satellite for Communications Security
India will launch the fourth of seven satellites in its navigation system in a move to join the ranks of space-faring nations, a senior official in the Indian Space Agency said on Monday. The ... more

Diamantino Sforza - Gentleman Farmer of Prince George's County
Diamantino Sforza is a gentleman farmer in the Italian tradition, competing with his 85-year-old father for the first tomato, the first cucumber and the first pepper of the season. His father's fami ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Top US military officer backs arming Ukraine

N.Korea warns can conduct 'strike' on US, denies rights violations

Iran's role in Iraq could be positive: US general

U.S. weather satellite explodes into 43 pieces

Boeing: First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites Send First On-Orbit Signals

China raps Obama over spying after anti-terror law row

Predator B drone being offered to Spain


Predator B drone being offered to Spain
Predator B remotely piloted aircraft are to be offered to the Spanish government under a teaming agreement between GA-ASI and Spanish engineering company SENER. ... more

N. Korea readying for medium-range missile test: report
North Korea may be readying to test fire a medium-range missile to underscore its anger over joint US-South Korea military drills that began this week, a report said Tuesday. ... more

India to launch fourth navigation satellite March 9
India will move closer to its own satellite navigation system with the launch of its fourth satellite tentatively slated for March 9, a senior official of the Indian space agency said on Monday. ... more
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Anti-missile counter-measures system approved for export
BAE Systems' Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures system, or ATIRCM, detects incoming missiles, tracks their position and then emits a high-energy laser beam to disrupt the incoming weapon's infrared seeker and blind its guidance system. ... more

SpaceX launches two communications satellites
US space transportation company SpaceX launched two commercial communications satellites atop a Falcon 9 rocket Sunday evening. ... more
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Soyuz-2.1a Rocket Takes Military Satellite to Designated Orbit
A Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket put a military satellite into its designated orbit Friday, a defense ministry spokesman, Col. Alexei Zolotukhin, told RIA Novosti. The satellite separated from the ... more

Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome Construction Reaches Home Stretch
The Vostochny cosmodrome construction in Russia's Far East has reached a home stretch, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday. "Vostochny reaches home stretch. Mainly, becaus ... more

Army develops new process for reusing artillery shell casings
A U.S. Army ammunition plant has developed a new process to make more recovered 155mm shell bodies viable for reuse as artillery training rounds. ... more

Study of Atmospheric 'Froth' May Help GPS Communications
When you don't know how to get to an unfamiliar place, you probably rely on a smart phone or other device with a Global Positioning System (GPS) module for guidance. You may not realize that, especi ... more

Thales, ASELSAN continue missile system development
A new precision strike missile system will continue to be developed under a new cooperative contract between Thales and ASELSAN of Turkey. ... more

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Australia inks agreements with Norway, Airbus Group
Australia announced this week a cooperative development deal with Norway for a Joint Strike Missile for F-35s and a strategic alliance with the Airbus Group. ... more

Lockheed Martin supplying C-130J training aids to Australia
The Royal Australian Air Force will receive modernized training aids from Lockheed Martin for C-130J Super Hercules aircrew and maintainers. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
South Korea, Saudi Arabia to Pen Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

Testing at NREL aids solar power in Hawaii

NREL takes first in-depth look at solar project completion timelines

Study Involving UT Nuclear Engineer Could Change Nuclear Fuel

New material to produce clean energy

The taming of magnetic vortices

NREL refines method to convert lignin to nylon precursor


Shipping containers but no MH370 debris in underwater hunt: Australia


Flooding, wildfires shake Argentina


Twenty people killed as bus falls off cliff in China: Xinhua


Afghan president pledges relief fund for avalanche victims


China rate cuts just the start as growth slows: analysts


Corvus Energy to supply another hybrid ferry battery solution


China manufacturing improves in February: HSBC


Saving energy: Increasing oil flow in the keystone pipeline with electric fields


US Nuclear Facility Miscalculated Workers' Radiation Exposure


Kazakhstan Evacuating Village Where People Fall Asleep At Random

Renewable energy obtained from wastewater

Warming up the world of superconductors

Soyuz Installed at Baikonur, Expected to Launch Wednesday

RAAF commences unmanned aerial system training in the United States

China manufacturing shrinks again in February: govt

Three rockets launched near-simultaneously in Aegis test

SES Announces Two Launch Agreements With SpaceX

Next Launch of Heavy Angara-5 Rocket Due Next Year

USAF getting aicraft structural modification kits

BAE Systems Hagglunds delivers CV90 infantry fighting vehicle

Argentina welcomes first Chinese satellite tracking station outside China

Death toll from Afghan avalanches tops 200: officials

New flow battery to keep big cities lit, green and safe

In quest for better lithium-air batteries, chemists boost carbon's stability

'Ecosystem services' help assess ocean energy development

Fukushima operator concealed radioactive leak for nearly a year

Water pools in US astronaut's helmet after spacewalk

CubeSats offered deep-space ride on ESA asteroid probe

Russia to Build Its Own Orbital Station After 2024

Russia's New ISS Module to Be Ready in Early 2016

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