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January 30, 2013
Official: No crisis in Russia's space work
Moscow (UPI) Jan 29, 2013
Despite a recent string of failures, rumors of a crisis in the Russian space industry are "absolutely wrong," the head of Russia's space agency said. "This is absolutely wrong," Roscosmos head Vladimir Popovkin said at a scientific meeting in Moscow. "We still have the potential, the people who believe in space and ... rocket and space enterprises capable of breakthrough projects." The country's space program has experienced some very public setbacks in recent years, most notably the fai ... read more
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NASA to recycle parts for science work
NASA says it is recycling parts used to test satellites to create an instrument for the International Space Station to measure ocean surface winds. ... more

Companies prepare commercial spacecraft
NASA says three commercial companies now are engaged in activities to confirm commercial spacecraft are safe to carry crews to the International Space Station. ... more

Galileo's search and rescue system passes first space test
The first switch-on of a Galileo search and rescue package shows it to be working well. Its activation begins a major expansion of the space-based Cospas-Sarsat network, which brings help to air and ... more
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Missile defense EEKV shows value
Raytheon's new enhanced Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle demonstrated its capability in a recent non-intercept homeland missile defense test. ... more


NASA Awards Space Launch System Advanced Development Grants
NASA has awarded grants to nine universities for advanced development activities for the nation's next heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). The agency is providing approximately $2.25 m ... more
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Quantum Communication: Each Photon Counts
Ultrafast, efficient, and reliable single-photon detectors are among the most sought-after components in photonics and quantum communication, which have not yet reached maturity for practical applic ... more

Liquid metal makes silicon crystals at record low temperatures
A new way of making crystalline silicon, developed by U-M researchers, could make this crucial ingredient of computers and solar cells much cheaper and greener. Silicon dioxide, or sand, makes ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China 2015 military drills to focus on 'winning local wars'

India to Test Nuclear-Capable Agni-5 Missile on January 31

Signs N. Korea restarting nuclear reactor: US think-tank

US Senate panel advances Iran sanctions bill

Survivors accuse Shiite militia of Iraq village massacre

US Nuclear Scientist Jailed for Five Years Over Bomb-Making Plot

Iraqi artist aims kick at IS jihadists


DNA and quantum dots: All that glitters is not gold
A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has shown that by bringing gold nanoparticles close to the dots and using a DNA template to control the distances, ... more

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

NIST's 'nanotubes on a chip' may simplify optical power measurements
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a novel chip-scale instrument made of carbon nanotubes that may simplify absolute measurements of laser power, especially t ... more
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US Army Upgrades Manpack Radios For MUOS Network
The U.S. Army ordered kits in December to upgrade 100 Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit (HMS) AN/PRC-155 two-channel Manpack radios to enable them to communicate with the military's Mobile User Obje ... more

Engineers Building Hard-working Mining Robot
After decades of designing and operating robots full of scientific gear to study other worlds, NASA is working on a prototype that leaves the delicate instruments at home in exchange for a sturdy pa ... more
24/7 News Coverage
China defends aid role in Africa

Global warming won't mean more stormy weather

Picking up on the smell of evolution

Ancient 'genomic parasites' spurred evolution of mammalian pregnancy

Tracking fish easier, quicker, safer with new injectable device

Baleen whales hear through their bones

H5N1 bird flu spreads to 11 states in Nigeria: govt


Dextre Refuels Mock Satellite and Aces a Major Test for Space Robotics
Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency's robotic "handyman" on board the International Space Station (ISS), made space history last night by successfully refueling a mock satellite on the exterior of the ... more

NASA Engineers Resurrect And Test Mighty F-1 Engine Gas Generator
Imagine a young engineer examining an artifact from the Apollo era that helped send people on humankind's first venture to another world. The engineer has seen diagrams of the rocket engine. She has ... more

TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net
NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System, also known as the Space Network, will get an upgrade this month when the agency launches the first of a new generation of communications satellites t ... more
DNA and quantum dots: All that glitters is not gold

Liquid metal makes silicon crystals at record low temperatures

Supercomputer sets computing record

US Army Upgrades Manpack Radios For MUOS Network

Raytheon offers Global Aircrew Strategic Network Terminal Soultion

Insights from the SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop

First Ariane 5 For 2013 Ready For Loading

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

Azerspace And Africasat-1a "fit" for Ariane 5 launch

Galileo's search and rescue system passes first space test

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

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


Flies to hitch ride into space for heart study
Peter H.U. Lee, MD, is reaching for the stars. The Stanford heart surgeon has combined his twin passions - medicine and outer space - in a joint proposal for an experiment on the effects of weightle ... more

Supercomputer sets computing record
Engineers at California's Stanford University say they set a record in computer science by using a supercomputer with more than 1 million computing cores. ... more

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

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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
New light-converting materials over cheap, efficient solar power

Westinghouse Accompanies Historic US Delegation To India

Generating Mobius strips of light

Scientists 'bend' acoustic and elastic waves with new metamaterials

Russia to create water decontamination station for Fukushima-1

Uber steers anti-taxi idea to become global phenomenon

Apple roars back to close smartphone gap with Samsung


Six Globalstar birds set to fly on Soyuz from from Baikonur


Scientists create tractor beam


Russia warns Kazakhstan in Baikonur cosmodrome dispute


Eurocopter sets sights on S. America sales


Commander sees women in elite US special forces


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


Raytheon offers Global Aircrew Strategic Network Terminal Soultion


Chinese military plane boosts global reach


US military plans drone base near Mali: official


Moscow Plays Down Kazakhstan Space Port Row

Second F-35A Reaches 500 Flight Hour Milestone

China tests new military transport plane

Australian summer lurches from fire to floods

Congress sends $50 bn Sandy aid bill to Obama

China's looming worker shortage threatens economy

Samsung acquires US medical imaging company

Japan PM suggests summit with China

Microsoft puts Office in the Internet cloud

Increasing problems for Tavan Tolgoi mine

Yahoo! shares bounce as profit tops expectations

World tourist numbers exceed 1.0 billion in 2012: UN

Japan's top three automakers post record 2012 sales

Apple unveils iPad with doubled memory

Motion Control Keeps Electric Car's Four Wheels on the Road

Organic ferroelectric molecule shows promise for memory chips, sensors

Laser-Plasma Process Gives Nanohybrid Remarkable Properties

Metal Sales Outfits the World's Most Energy Efficient Commercial Building

Slow progress in Latam, EU trade talks

New car mirror avoids 'blind spot'

Outside View: Are stocks a sucker's bet?

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