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February 15, 2013
DRAGON SPACE
Welcome Aboard Shenzhou 10
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Feb 15, 2013
As we approach the launch of China's next human space mission, some questions still remain unanswered. This is not unusual for the relatively veiled nature of China's space program, but it does invite speculation. What exactly will we see when Shenzhou 10, the next spacecraft to fly, lifts off? We can make some fairly strong assumptions about the Shenzhou spacecraft itself. The vehicle probably has no major differences from Shenzhou 9, the mission that carried three astronauts to China's Tiangong ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Magnetic shielding of ion beam thruster walls
Electric rocket engines known as Hall thrusters, which use a super high-velocity stream of ions to propel a spacecraft in space, have been used successfully onboard many missions for half a century. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Orion Lands Safely on Two of Three Parachutes in Test
NASA engineers have demonstrated the agency's Orion spacecraft can land safely if one of its three main parachutes fails to inflate during deployment. The test was conducted Tuesday in Yuma, A ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

S. Korea to step up missile defence after North test
South Korea said Wednesday it would accelerate the development of longer-range ballistic missiles that could cover the whole of North Korea in response to a third nuclear test by Pyongyang. ... more
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SPACEMART

Five years of unique science on Columbus
Since Europe's Columbus laboratory module was attached to the International Space Station five years ago, it has offered researchers worldwide the opportunity to conduct science beyond the effects o ... more


GPS NEWS

Boeing Awarded USAF Contract to Continue GPS Modernization
Boeing will continue modernizing the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation for up to five more years, extending the company's role in the vital military and civilian navigation net ... more
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CHIP TECH

Building a biochemistry lab on a chip
Miniaturized laboratory-on-chip systems promise rapid, sensitive, and multiplexed detection of biological samples for medical diagnostics, drug discovery, and high-throughput screening. Using micro- ... more
CHIP TECH

Cell circuits remember their history
MIT engineers have created genetic circuits in bacterial cells that not only perform logic functions, but also remember the results, which are encoded in the cell's DNA and passed on for dozens of g ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia should be ready for non-contact war

China's maritime area being carved up

Foes flex muscles in east Ukraine as NATO beefs up forces

Syria at 'critical moment', China tells opposition chief

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Lockheed to continue torpedo maintenance

US missile cruiser headed back to port after fire

TECH SPACE

Researchers strain to improve electrical material and it's worth it
Like turning coal to diamond, adding pressure to an electrical material enhances its properties. Now, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have devised a method of making ferroelec ... more
TECH SPACE

Explosive breakthrough in research on molecular recognition
Ever wonder how sometimes people still get through security with explosives on their person? Research done in the University of Alberta's Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering has reveale ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Another Sea Launch Failure
Sea Launch is currently a Russian spacecraft launch service that uses a mobile seagoing platform for direct equatorial launches of commercial payloads on Zenit 3SL rockets. Since its inception ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

ILS Concludes Yamal 402 Proton Launch Investigation
The International Launch Servies (ILS) Failure Review Oversight Board (FROB) concluded its review on February 7, concurring on the most probable root cause and the associated corrective action plan ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA Set for New Round Of J-2X Testing at Stennis Space Center
NASA's progress toward a return to deep space missions continues with a new round of upcoming tests on the next-generation J-2X rocket engine, which will help power the agency's Space Launch System ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon

Plugging an ozone hole

Faithful allies since the Cretaceous

Pioneering findings on the dual role of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis

Study finds recent wolf-dog hybridization in Caucasus region

Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coincide on the Iberian Peninsula

Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of US Clean Air Act

GPS NEWS

A system that improves the precision of GPS in cities by 90 percent
Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a new system which improves the ability of a GPS to determine a vehicle's position as compared to that of conventional GPS devic ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Rocketdyne Powers Atlas 5 Upper Stage, Placing New Landsat In Orbit
Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS successfully propelled the most advanced Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft into orbit Monday for NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey. ... more
GPS NEWS

Boeing to modernize U.S. Air Force GPS net
Boeing will modernize the U.S. Air Force GPS network, including software and systems affecting its constellation of satellites amid increasing competition in space and concerns over global security. ... more
GPS NEWS
Researchers strain to improve electrical material and it's worth it

Explosive breakthrough in research on molecular recognition

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GPS NEWS
Astrium tapped for communications network

XTAR To Expand Beyond NATO As African And Asian Hot Spots Flare

How the DoD Can More Efficiently Acquire Satellite Systems and Capacity


GPS NEWS
Another Sea Launch Failure

Rocketdyne Powers Atlas 5 Upper Stage, Placing New Landsat In Orbit

ILS Concludes Yamal 402 Proton Launch Investigation


GPS NEWS
Boeing to modernize U.S. Air Force GPS net

A system that improves the precision of GPS in cities by 90 percent

Boeing Awarded USAF Contract to Continue GPS Modernization

CHIP TECH

Biological circuits with memory created
U.S. researchers say they've created synthetic biological circuits from bacterial cells that not only perform logic functions but also remember the results. ... more
MILTECH

Military experts doubt Sweden's ability to defend itself
Military experts said Sweden was probably unable to defend itself on its own in the event of an invasion, in a report published Thursday, saying the armed forces lacked necessary resources. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

South Korea flexes missile power after North test
Two days after North Korea's nuclear test, South Korea signalled Thursday the deployment of a new cruise missile capable of a precision strike on members of Pyongyang's high command. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Astrium tapped for communications network
France has selected electronics company Astrium to build the country's first digital, military ultra-fast broadband satellite communications network. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fracking to thank for lower emissions, API says

12 U.S. states account for 80 percent of wind power

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Problem wells source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

New 'switch' could power quantum computing

Study Says Renewables to Hit 16 percent by 2018

MILTECH

AAQ-37 Sensor System Offers Hostile Fire Detection Capability

AEROSPACE

Boeing and Elbit Systems to Collaborate on Aircraft Defense Solutions

AEROSPACE

F-35A Completes 3-Year Clean Wing Flutter Testing Program

AEROSPACE

E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Approved For Full-Rate Production

AEROSPACE

Israel gets ready for F-35s, new trainers

AEROSPACE

India orders probe into Italy chopper bribe allegations

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

No health effects from Fukushima: Japan researcher

CAR TECH

Virtual vehicle vibrations

ENERGY TECH

Construction starts on ED5-PVH Project

ENERGY TECH

Low-carbon hybrid energy critical to China's energy solutions

Recession-hit Japanese economy shrinks again

New materials may be computer breakthrough

Android and Apple extend smartphone dominance

Global gold demand falls in 2012: WGC report

Global mobile phone sales decline

Zuckerberg owns nearly a third of Facebook: US regulators

Insect drives robot to track down smells

Cheap, strong lithium-ion battery developed at USC

Humans and robots work better together following cross-training

Foundation Helps Promote New Robotics Teams Worldwide

Increasing Power Generation from Municipal Solid Waste in Brazil

Obama wagers second term capital on bold reform drive

ORNL scientists solve mercury mystery

Recycled computers offer hope to Romania's needy

New batteries can recharge in 10 minutes

Apple still has 'magic,' innovation, says CEO Cook

Yahoo! chief Mayer wants Bing to deliver

Amazon seeks relaxation of India e-commerce rules

India IT exports picking up steam

Big investment fund joins opposition to Dell buyout

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