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January 28, 2013
ROCKET SCIENCE
Scientists create tractor beam
St. Andrews, Scotland (UPI) Jan 26, 2013
Scientists at Scotland's St. Andrews University have invented a miniature working version of a Star Trek-style "tractor beam." The device the researchers created has the ability to pull tiny particles suspended in water towards it via a beam of light, instead of pushing them away, which normally happen, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. The team published its study in the Nature Photonics journal. Unfortunately, researchers said their device cannot be replicated on a larger scale beca ... read more
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LAUNCH PAD

First Ariane 5 For 2013 Ready For Loading
Arianespace's first Ariane 5 for launch in 2013 is now ready to receive its two satellite passengers after this heavy-lift launcher was moved to the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building in French Gui ... more
RUSSIAN SPACE

Moscow Plays Down Kazakhstan Space Port Row
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attempted to play down a dispute between Russia and Kazakhstan over terms for use of the Baikonur space center on Friday, after Russian media reports the previ ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

How to predict the future of technology
The bread and butter of investing for Silicon Valley tech companies is stale. Instead, a new method of predicting the evolution of technology could save tech giants millions in research and developm ... more
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CONSTELLATIONS

Six Globalstar birds set to fly on Soyuz from from Baikonur
Globalstar's cluster of second-generation satellites to be orbited by Soyuz from Baikonur Cosmodrome has been installed atop the Fregat upper stage, marking another milestone in a wrap-up flight for ... more


AEROSPACE

NASA Super-Tiger Balloon Shatters Flight Record
Flying high over Antarctica, a NASA long duration balloon has broken the record for longest flight by a balloon of its size. The record-breaking balloon, carrying the Super Trans-Iron Galactic Eleme ... more
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Russia Set for Year's First Baikonur Space Launch Feb. 5
In the first space launch from the Baikonur space port this year, a Russian carrier rocket Soyuz-2.1a is to orbit six Globalstar-2 communication satellites on February 5, the Federal Space Agency Ro ... more
RUSSIAN SPACE

Russia warns Kazakhstan in Baikonur cosmodrome dispute
Russia has warned Kazakhstan it could withdraw from joint projects if Astana insists on restricting satellite launches from Russia's rented Baikonur cosmodrome, Izvestia daily reported Thursday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Satellite used to control unmanned aerial vehicle

China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance

NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties

UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications

Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile delivered to Navy

Brazil taking sharp look at Russia's Pantsir-S1 air defense system

LAUNCH PAD

Azerspace And Africasat-1a "fit" for Ariane 5 launch
The Azerspace/Africasat-1a satellite on Arianespace's 2013 year-opening Ariane 5 mission has undergone its fit-check as preparations move ahead for the February 7 dual-passenger flight from French G ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Iran Manufacturing Hi-Tech Spacesuits
Iran's Space Agency officials announced that they have launched production of spacesuits along with their attempts to produce spacecrafts. Head of Aerospace Research Institute (ARI) of Iran Mohammad ... more
TECH SPACE

Phoenix Rising: New Video Shows Advances in Satellite Repurposing Program
Inserting new capabilities into a satellite is no simple task. Doing so as that satellite hurdles through space 22,000 miles above the Earth is a bit more challenging still. DARPA's Phoenix pr ... more
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SPACEMART

2013 to be bumper year for space science: ESA
European probes this year will return a treasure trove of data from explorations into the Big Bang, water on Mars and climate change, European Space Agency (ESA) chief Jean-Jacques Dordain said on Thursday. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

Israel upgrades missile-killer Iron Dome
Israel's Defense Ministry is testing an upgraded version of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems' combat-tested Iron Dome counter-rocket system that will have "improved capabilities against an unprecedented range of threats." ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Yellowstone supereruption would send ash across North America

Pacific plate shrinking as it cools

Snowfall in a warmer world

The roots of human altruism

Southwest may face 'megadrought' this century

Stone-tipped spears lethal, may indicate early cognitive and social skills

Therapy for Sudan strain of Ebola may help contain some outbreaks

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Insights from the SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop
Last month, the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) held its 2012 DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop, which brought together government leaders from the Department of Defense along with commerci ... more
SPACEMART

Azerbaijan to launch telecom satellite
Azerbaijan will launch its first telecommunications satellite in early February, the country's information and communications technology minister says. ... more
TECH SPACE

Computer breakthrough: Code of life becomes databank
Scientists in Britain on Wednesday announced a breakthrough in the quest to turn DNA into a revolutionary form of data storage. ... more
TECH SPACE
Computer breakthrough: Code of life becomes databank

World's Most Complex 2D Laser Beamsteering Array Demonstrated

Researchers Create Method for More Sensitive Electrochemical Sensors


TECH SPACE
Insights from the SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop

Boeing to Upgrade Combat Survivor Evader Locator Radios, Base Stations

NATO member orders Falcon III radios


TECH SPACE
NASA Selects Experimental Commercial Suborbital Flight Payloads

Payload elements come together in Starsem's wrap-up Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome for Globalstar

Russia Set for Year's First Baikonur Space Launch Feb. 5


TECH SPACE
AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach to GPS

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Sustain Ground Station for Global Positioning System

China promotes Beidou technology on transport vehicles

UAV NEWS

Sagetech, ING Robotic Aviation Demonstrate "Sense and Avoid" Capabilities of UAV's
ING Robotic Aviation and Sagetech Corporation teamed to make Canadian aviation history in November, as a manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flew in shared airspace, demonstrating how ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Boeing to Upgrade Combat Survivor Evader Locator Radios, Base Stations
Boeing will upgrade U.S. Air Force Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) handheld radios with new capabilities to enable faster search and rescue of isolated personnel, and also upgrade the CSEL ult ... more
TECH SPACE

World's Most Complex 2D Laser Beamsteering Array Demonstrated
Most people are familiar with the concept of RADAR. Radio frequency (RF) waves travel through the atmosphere, reflect off of a target, and return to the RADAR system to be processed. The amount of t ... more
TECH SPACE

Researchers Create Method for More Sensitive Electrochemical Sensors
Graphene and related materials hold promise for the future of electrochemical sensors - detectors that measure the concentration of oxygen, toxic gases, and other substances - but many applications ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
JILA team finds first direct evidence of 'spin symmetry' in atoms

Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies

The fluorescent fingerprint of plastics

Yale's cool molecules

Biomimetic photodetector 'sees' in color

Atoms to Product: Aiming to Make Nanoscale Benefits Life-sized

Novel 'butterfly' molecule could enable photoenergy devices

CHIP TECH

DARPA, Industry Collaborate to Knock Down Microelectronics Barriers

TECH SPACE

Researchers move Barkhausen Effect forward

CHIP TECH

New 2D material for next generation high-speed electronics

DRAGON SPACE

Reshuffle for Tiangong

RUSSIAN SPACE

We have ignition in Baikonur Conflict

LAUNCH PAD

NASA Selects Experimental Commercial Suborbital Flight Payloads

SPACE TRAVEL

TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net

ROCKET SCIENCE

Aerojet's AJ26 Engine Completes Successful Hot Fire in Support of Antares Rocket

LAUNCH PAD

Payload elements come together in Starsem's wrap-up Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome for Globalstar

AEROSPACE

China tests new military transport plane

India wheels out new long-range missile in annual parade

First Patriot missiles 'operational' on Turkey-Syria border

Canada receives upgraded LAV III

AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach to GPS

Lockheed Martin JLTV Undergoes Successful Design Review

F-35C Completes First In-Flight Dual Refueling

Lockheed Gets Apache M-TADS PNVS Performance Based Logistics Contract

Marines Get Improved Precision Extended Range Munitions

Raytheon, US Navy demonstrate new dual targeting capability for JSOW C-1

Russian air force replacing transports

US military opens door to women in ground combat

China buys Russian bombers

Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes

China unmanned car to 'help driver sleep': reports

Boss of Fukushima operator quizzed for negligence

Philippines typhoon victims need more help: UN

Kerry urges 'fresh thinking' to tackle global woes

Caterpillar's China woes warn foreign investors

Chinese military plane boosts global reach: state media

Toyota, Nissan announce record sales for 2012

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