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February 22, 2013
ISS plays host to innovative infectious disease research
Tempe AZ (SPX) Feb 22, 2013
Performing sensitive biological experiments is always a delicate affair. Few researchers, however, contend with the challenges faced by Cheryl Nickerson, whose working laboratory aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is located hundreds of miles above the Earth, traveling at some 17,000 miles per hour. Nickerson, a microbiologist at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, is using the ISS platform to pursue new research into the effects of microgravity on disease-causing organisms. ... read more
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NASA Seeks Big Ideas for Small In-Space Propulsion Systems
NASA's Space Technology Program is calling for proposals to develop miniaturized electrospray propulsion technologies that could revolutionize small satellite propulsion systems. Electrospray ... more

Kennedy Engineers Designing Plant Habitat For ISS
Some of the research on the International Space Station focuses on meeting the needs of long-term spaceflight to destinations such as asteroids or Mars. A group of engineers at NASA's Kennedy Space ... more

DARPA Seeks to Defuse the Threat of Ionizing Radiation
Ionizing radiation can be a silent killer. While scientists have made some strides in preventing immediate death from exposure, there are currently few intervention technologies to protect against l ... more
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The quest for a better bionic hand
For an amputee, replacing a missing limb with a functional prosthetic can alleviate physical or emotional distress and mean a return of vocational ability or cosmetics. Studies show, however, that u ... more


Brain prostheses create a sense of touch
Rats can't usually see infrared light, but they have "touched" it in a Duke University lab. The rats sensed the light as a sensation of touch after Duke neurobiologist Miguel Nicolelis and his ... more
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Engineers show feasibility of superfast materials
University of Utah engineers demonstrated it is feasible to build the first organic materials that conduct electricity on their edges, but act as an insulator inside. These materials, called organic ... more

Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials
In a sweeping review of the field of bio-inspired engineering and biomimicry in the Feb. 15 issue of the journal Science, two engineers at the University of California, San Diego, identify three cha ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia's nuclear weapon arsenal surpasses US

Elbit to supply Hermes 900 HFE UAVs to Switzerland

U.S. Navy's USNS Maury completes acceptance trials

General Dynamics receives sub contract modification

Philippine Air Force receiving South Korean FA-50 jets

Saab to modernize Sweden's RBS 97 Hawk missile system

Polish call to scrap NATO-Russia deal 'extraordinarily dangerous': Moscow


Catalyst Uses Use Iron To Split Hydrogen Gas And Make Electricity
To make fuel cells more economical, engineers want a fast and efficient iron-based molecule that splits hydrogen gas to make electricity. Online at Nature Chemistry, researchers report such a cataly ... more

NASA Seeks University Participants for Summer Rocket Workshop
University faculty and students interested in learning how to build scientific experiments for spaceflight are invited to join RockOn 2013 from June 15-20 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virgin ... more

Start Me Up!
NASA engineers conducted the first in a new round of tests on the next-generation J-2X rocket engine Feb. 15 at Stennis Space Center. The 35-second test continued progress in development of the engi ... more
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NASA Awards Final Space Launch System Advanced Booster Contract
NASA has selected Aerojet of Sacramento, Calif., for a $23.3 million contract to develop engineering demonstrations and risk reduction concepts for future advanced boosters for the agency's Space La ... more

India to launch seven satellites on February 25
The Indian space agency will February 25 put into orbit seven foreign satellites including an Indo-French collaborative satellite SARAL and thus earn much wanted revenue. "The launch of the Po ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Bright prospects: Repairing neurons with light

Is That a Forest? That Depends on How You Define It

First-in-man use of virtual reality imaging in cardiac cath lab to treat blocked coronary artery

A whiff from blue-green algae likely responsible for Earth's oxygen

Great Barrier Reef protecting against landslides, tsunamis

CO2 keeps even small fry invasive carp at bay

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NASA plant study headed to space station
NASA engineers say they're working on a habitat to learn the effects on plants of long-duration microgravity exposure in space. ... more

'Explorers' to don Google Internet glasses
Google on Wednesday invited "explorers" with creative vision and $1,500 to spare to be part of a select group of people who get to experiment with glasses synched to the Internet. ... more

Lockheed Martin's SMSS UAV Vehicle Operates Via Satellite Control
Lockheed Martin has completed a demonstration at Camp Grayling, Mich., recently in which its Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) was being controlled via satellite from more than 200 miles away. ... more
DARPA Seeks to Defuse the Threat of Ionizing Radiation

Engineers show feasibility of superfast materials

'Explorers' to don Google Internet glasses

Boeing Receives USAF Contract for Integrated C4ISR Targeting Solution

Advanced Communications Waveforms Ported To Navy Digital Modular Radios

Air Operations Center Modernization Program PDR Completed

NASA Seeks University Participants for Summer Rocket Workshop

Another Sea Launch Failure

ILS Concludes Yamal 402 Proton Launch Investigation

Telit Offers COMBO 2G Chip For Multi Satellite Positioning Receiver

Boeing Awarded USAF Contract to Continue GPS Modernization

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


First Flight of nEUROn UAV Demonstrator Conducted
Northrop Grumman, in cooperation with Saab Aerosystems, has provided the attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) for the nEUROn Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator, which recentl ... more

Air Operations Center Modernization Program PDR Completed
The U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed the preliminary design review for the Air Operations Center (AOC) Weapon System (WS) program. The successful review allows the AOC ... more

JLENS demonstrates tactical ballistic missile defense capability
Enemy tactical ballistic missiles may soon be easier to detect and track. During a series of recent tests, a Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) JLENS demonstrated tactical ballistic missile defense (TBMD) ... more

Boeing Receives USAF Contract for Integrated C4ISR Targeting Solution
Boeing will provide the U.S. Air Force with a lightweight, compact laser targeting system designed to improve the effectiveness of battlefield airmen on Close Air Support missions. The $3 mill ... more
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Britain axes 1 billion pound carbon capture scheme

Dutch lawmakers approve plan to close coal power plants

French carmakers top European list of low CO2 emitters

PetroChina sells pipeline stake amid reforms push

French group to help Japan dismantle nuclear reactors

Google gets 348,085 'forget' requests in Europe

CERN colliding lead ions at record energy using upgraded LHC


Boeing, ADASI Sign Teaming Agreement for Unmanned Aircraft Systems


India wants to sell Russia BraMos missiles


Brazil to open talks on buying Russian missiles


Caribbean security firms see niche market


Advanced Communications Waveforms Ported To Navy Digital Modular Radios


First F-35 Production Model Takes Flight


JASSM Completes Lot 6 Reliability Assessment Program Testing


Israel sends Turks EW systems despite rift


Raytheon/Thales team wins contract for helicopter helmet mounted displays


SM-3 takes out medium-range ballistic missile target

Raytheon Integrates Miniature Air Launched Decoy With UAV Platform

Bolstering the Front Line of Biological Warfare Response

Swiss Re posts 61% profit rise in 2012

British PM sparks concern with aid budget proposals

Previewing the next steps on the path to a magnetic fusion power plant

Dopants dramatically alter electronic structure of superconductor

WTO praises Japan for avoiding protectionism

US regulators give Wi-Fi more breathing space

Estonia plugs electric cars as power prices soar

Global tablet sales up 78% in 2012: survey

Mobile users call on Obama to defend 'jailbreaking'

Sony bills PS4 console as gaming's future

Google challenges Apple with high-end laptop

China's Geely to set up research centre in Sweden

Foxconn slows China hiring, denies iPhone link

US science policy should focus on outcomes not efficiencies

Zambia seizes control of Chinese-owned coal mine

Sony pressured to change game with PS4 console

US vows to 'vigorously' combat trade secrets theft

Japan logs worst monthly trade deficit of $17.4 bn

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