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April 20, 2014
INTERNET SPACE
Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet
New York (AFP) April 16, 2014
The shortest path to the Internet for some remote corners of the world may be through the skies. That is the message from US tech giants seeking to spread the online gospel to hard-to-reach regions. Google took a step in that direction this week with the acquisition of Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that can help boost Internet access to remote areas. "It's still early days, but atmospheric satellites could help bring Internet access to millions of people, and help solve ot ... read more
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ENERGY TECH

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity
A new study pins down a major factor behind the appearance of superconductivity-the ability to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency-in a promising copper-oxide material. Scientists ... more
ROBO SPACE

"RoboClam" hits new depths as robotic digger
A digging robot inspired by the unique mechanisms employed by the Atlantic razor clam has been created by a group of researchers in the US. The robot, dubbed RoboClam, is able to dig with extreme ef ... more
TECH SPACE

New Self-healing Plastics Developed
Scratches in the car finish or cracks in polymer material: Self-healing materials can repair themselves by restoring their initial molecular structure after the damage. Scientists of the Karlsruhe I ... more
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CHIP TECH

New 'switch' could power quantum computing
Using a laser to place individual rubidium atoms near the surface of a lattice of light, scientists at MIT and Harvard University have developed a new method for connecting particles - one that coul ... more


TECH SPACE

Cork trees offer greener source of polyester
On the scale of earth-friendly materials, you'd be hard pressed to find two that are farther apart than polyester (not at all) and cork (very). In an unexpected twist, however, scientists are figuri ... more
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CubeSats, SmallSats and MicroSats
ENERGY TECH

Engineers develop new materials for hydrogen storage
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have created new ceramic materials that could be used to store hydrogen safely and efficiently. The researchers have created for the first ... more
CHIP TECH

Researchers bolster development of programmable quantum computers
University of Chicago researchers and their colleagues at University College London have performed a proof-of-concept experiment that will aid the future development of programmable quantum computer ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China faces 'most complex time in history' at home and abroad - Xi Jinping

ATK supplying hardware, composites for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

Russian Rockets used by the US

21st Space Wing reaches inspection milestone

Lockheed Martin Contracted To Maintain MK-48 Torpedoes

Sensitive detection method may help impede illicit nuclear trafficking

China to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force'

TECH SPACE

New technique takes cues from astronomy and ophthalmology to sharpen microscope images
The complexity of biology can befuddle even the most sophisticated light microscopes. Biological samples bend light in unpredictable ways, returning difficult-to-interpret information to the microsc ... more
ENERGY TECH

CEBAF Accelerator Achieves 12 GeV Commissioning Milestone
Late on April 1, the crown jewel of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility ("Jefferson Lab") sparkled its way into a new era. Following an upgrade of the Continuou ... more
LAUNCH PAD

SpaceX Cargo Mission Launches to Space Station
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon spacecraft lifted off at 3:25 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. and is on its way to the International Space Station. Falcon 9 is performing as expected. ... more
UAV Payloads 2014, 24 - 25 June - London, UK
International Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures From Space Environment
Nuclear Supply Chain Summit - April 28-29 Greenville SC
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
TECH SPACE

Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers
Security flaws in many satellite telecommunications systems leave them open to hackers, raising potential risks for aviation, shipping, military and other sectors, security researchers said Thursday. ... more
MISSILE NEWS

Raytheon awarded first international contract for Paveway IV
Raytheon Company received a contract from an international customer for Paveway IV precision guided bombs valued at more than $200m. As part of the sale Raytheon will deliver hundreds of the a ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Earthquake simulation tops one quadrillion flops

Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half

Recycling industrial waste water

Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

Earliest ancestor of land herbivores discovered

Air temperature influenced African glacial movements

Moth study suggests hidden climate change impacts

GPS NEWS

Facebook rolls out 'nearby friends' feature
Facebook on Thursday began rolling out a feature allowing users of its mobile app to use smartphone location to discover friends near them. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

NASA Signs Agreement with SpaceX for Use of Historic Launch Pad
NASA Kennedy Space Center's historic Launch Complex 39A, the site from which numerous Apollo and space shuttle missions began, is beginning a new mission as a commercial launch site. NASA sign ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Astronauts Will Breathe Easier With New Oxygen Recovery Systems
For NASA's long-duration human spaceflight missions, travelers will need to recycle as much breathable oxygen in their spacecraft environments, as possible. To turn that need into a reality, NASA is ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
New Self-healing Plastics Developed

Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers

New technique takes cues from astronomy and ophthalmology to sharpen microscope images


SPACE TRAVEL
NGC Ships Payload Module For 4th Advanced EHF Protected ComSat

Harris, Exelis win Army radio contract

Fourth AEHF Protected Communications Satellite Begins Integration Months Ahead of Schedule


SPACE TRAVEL
SpaceX Cargo Mission Launches to Space Station

NASA Signs Agreement with SpaceX for Use of Historic Launch Pad

Russian Rockets used by the US


SPACE TRAVEL
Facebook rolls out 'nearby friends' feature

Russia's Glonass system fails second time in April

Fifth Boeing GPS IIF Satellite Joins Global Positioning System

RUSSIAN SPACE

Russia investigates top space official for abuse of office
The head of the famed Russian space-rocket company Energia that makes the Soyuz spacecraft faces a criminal investigation into alleged abuse of office, Russia's Investigative Committee said on Wednesday. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA's Orion Spacecraft Powers through First Integrated System Testing
NASA's Orion spacecraft has proven its mettle in a test designed to determine the spacecraft's readiness for its first flight test - Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) - later this year. EFT-1 will ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA Gears Up for Next Set of Engine Tests for Space Launch System
The RS-25 engine that will power NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), off the launch pad and on journeys to an asteroid and Mars is getting ready for the test stand. And it is packing a ... more
SPACE MEDICINE

NASA to Conduct Unprecedented Twin Experiment
Consider a pair of brothers, identical twins. One gets a job as an astronaut and rockets into space. The other gets a job as an astronaut, too, but on this occasion he decides to stay home. After a ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Rethink education to fuel bioeconomy

Making dams safer for fish around the world

Ultra-fast electrical circuits using light-generated tunneling currents

Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science

Quantum superconductor-metal to glass transition observed

Combs of Light Accelerate Communication

Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries

SPACE TRAVEL

Astronauts to grow lettuce on International Space Station

UAV NEWS

Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace

CHIP TECH

Catching the Invisible Wave

ROCKET SCIENCE

ATK supplying hardware, composites for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

LAUNCH PAD

Russian Rockets used by the US

MISSILE NEWS

LockMarts GMLRS Warhead Logs Successful Flight-Test Series

GPS NEWS

Russia's Glonass system fails second time in April

AEROSPACE

F-35 Fleet Surpasses 15,000 Flying Hours

UAV NEWS

NextGen Drone Tracker Kit Now Available

AEROSPACE

F-35 in first international flight

ISS to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

GMLRS alternative warhead completes production qualification tests

Diligent Consulting tapped for Air Force Network support

UAV production to remain profitable

Germany asks U.S. for P-3C Orion upgrade

Raytheon UK to export Paveway IV

BAE Systems announces mobile app for Google Glass devices

Everest avalanche death toll reaches 13

12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

MH370 search to be most costly ever at $100 mln: analysts

Two dead, 293 missing in S. Korea ferry capsize

Ultra-fast electrical circuits using light-generated tunneling currents

Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science

Quantum superconductor-metal to glass transition observed

Combs of Light Accelerate Communication

Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries

Improving the human-robot connection

Glasses strong as steel: A fast way to find the best

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India

China sacks state firm head amid corruption allegations

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