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August 01, 2014
Orion Tests Set Stage for Mission
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 01, 2014
NASA's Orion spacecraft is not quite ready for liftoff, but the spacecraft thinks it's already flown six missions. Since Orion's crew module was stacked on top of its service module in June, the vehicle has been put through a series of tests designed to verify all the individual systems work on their own in the new configuration and that they'll work together as a functional unit during flight. And the best way to do that is to trick the vehicle into thinking that it's flying, so that it will perf ... read more
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Printing the Metals of the Future
3-D printers can create all kinds of things, from eyeglasses to implantable medical devices, straight from a computer model and without the need for molds. But for making spacecraft, engineers somet ... more

$248 Billion for Manufacture and Launch of 1,155 Satellites Over Next Decade
According to Euroconsult's newly released research report, Satellites to be Built and Launched, 115 satellites will be launched on average yearly over the next decade (2014-2023). In compariso ... more

First synthetic biological leaf could allow humans to colonize space
In order for humans to live in outer space, they must have a steady supply of oxygen they can depend on. Now, instead of relying on plants that may not survive, they can use an artificial biological ... more
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New characteristics of complex oxide surfaces revealed
A novel combination of microscopy and data processing has given researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory an unprecedented look at the surface of a material known for i ... more


New Approach to Form Non-Equilibrium Structures
Although most natural and synthetic processes prefer to settle into equilibrium-a state of unchanging balance without potential or energy-it is within the realm of non-equilibrium conditions where n ... more
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Discovery is key to metal wear in sliding parts
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism for wear in metals: a swirling, fluid-like microscopic behavior in a solid piece of metal sliding over another. The findings could be used ... more

US aerospace firm outlines New Zealand-based space program
A United States aerospace company is aiming to make New Zealand one of the exclusive group of countries with a space program by promising a revolutionary new satellite-carrying rocket for a fraction ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
F-35B Successfully Completes Wet Runway And Crosswind Testing

Hindenburg, 80 years on, still divides Germany

Newest Tiger attack helo tested in Djibouti

Leidos taps AIBioTech for bio-weapon threat research

China Cultural Revolution 'hero' to make $30 mn from IPO

NATO unprepared for Russian attack: UK lawmakers

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency taps BAE Systems for assist


United Launch Alliance Marks 85th Successful Launch
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the AFSPC-4 mission for the U.S. Air Force on July 28 at 7:28 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-37. This is ULA's eighth launch ... more

Boeing Resells Inmarsat-5 Satellite Bandwidth to US Government
In a first-of-its-kind arrangement for the company, Boeing is providing a U.S. government customer with military Ka-band satellite communications service from a commercial satellite. Boeing is worki ... more

Fifty years of European cooperation in space
A new book by eminent historian John Krige details fifty years of European collaboration in space, from the origins of the space programmes of the early 1960s, to the many activities and rich comple ... more
Training Space Professionals Since 1970


US Launches Two Surveillance Satellites From Cape Canaveral
A Delta 4 rocket mounted with two GSSAP surveillance satellites to monitor space debris and other space activities was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida Monday, CBS News reported. "We wi ... more

Europe launches last resupply ship to space station
An Ariane 5 ES heavy rocket lifted off from South America late Tuesday bearing Europe's fifth and final robot supply ship for the International Space Station (ISS), mission control said. ... more
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Saving Seeds the Right Way Can Save the World's Plants

Marine pest provides advances in maritime anti-fouling and biomedicine

Chinese mosquitos on the Baltic Sea

Exploring 3-D printing to make organs for transplants

Scientists caution against exploitation of deep ocean

Major turtle nesting beaches protected in one of the UK's far flung overseas territories

Conservation scientists asking wrong questions on climate change impacts on wildlife


Cool-burning flames in space and better engines here on earth
A team of international researchers has discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars. The discovery was made during a series of experiment ... more

Building 'invisible' materials with light
A new method of building materials using light, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could one day enable technologies that are often considered the realm of science fiction, suc ... more

Magnets for fusion energy
The National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS), of the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) in Japan, has achieved an electrical current of 100,000 amperes, which is by far the highest i ... more

Stanford team builds stable lithium anode
Engineers across the globe have been racing to design smaller, cheaper and more efficient rechargeable batteries to meet the power storage needs of everything from handheld gadgets to electric cars. ... more

Laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster
A new study by researchers from the University of Leicester has furthered our understanding of how tiny nanosystems function, unlocking the potential to create new materials using nanosized 'buildin ... more


Layered 2D crystals might enable superconductors at high temps
An elusive state of matter called superconductivity could be realized in stacks of sheetlike crystals just a few atoms thick, a trio of physicists has determined. Superconductivity, the flow o ... more

Greensmith will integrate 23mW of energy storage in 2014
Greensmith has announced it is on track to successfully integrate an additional 4 new battery types in 2014, bringing the company's total since inception to 12 using its battery-agnostic technology ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Flyer Hopes To Make Solar Flying Popular

Heavy Metals and Hydroelectricity

KYOCERA Solar Modules Tapped by Sierra Nevada to Power New Brewery in Mills River

SPCG and KYOCERA Complete 35 Utility-Scale Solar Farms in Thailand

Mapping the optimal route between 2 quantum states

Profits shrink at Japan's 'megabanks'

Ex-TEPCO execs should be charged over Fukushima: panel


F-35B Successfully Completes Wet Runway And Crosswind Testing


Newest Tiger attack helo tested in Djibouti


MD 530G attack helicopters fires Talon rockets


China's military says drills affecting civil flights


Drones thrill Martha Stewart... and US prison convicts


Javelin Joint Venture Demonstrates Vehicle-Mounted Missile Launch


U.S. government using commercial Inmarsat 5 satellite


Boeing delivers advanced Chinook to U.S. Army


Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US


LockMart Completes GMLRS Alternative Warhead Tests

Missile decoy system on Australian, U.S. warships to be upgraded

Aviation officials call for anti-air weapons law, better threat data

Man-portable missile successfully fired from vehicle

Australia says MH370 survey ships making progress

Rescuers battle rain in search for India landslide victims

Dutch providing Mexican Navy with bridge simulator system

Chemist develops X-ray vision for quality assurance

Profits shrink at Japan's 'megabanks'

Panasonic, Tesla to build giant battery plant in US

US warns retailers on data-stealing malware

France's Iliad bids for T-Mobile controlling stake

Vision-correcting display makes reading glasses so yesterday

New gadget helps the vision impaired to read graphs

Tough foam from tiny sheets

Building the Foundation for Future Synthetic Biology Applications with BRICS

A new way to make microstructured surfaces

Microsoft unveils Xbox in China as it faces probe

Britain to trial driverless cars from 2015

Twitter flies on surprisingly strong numbers

Pinterest buys startup with image organizing skills

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