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February 25, 2013
Educator Teams Fly On NASA Sofia Airborne Observatory
Palmdale CA (SPX) Feb 25, 2013
The first four Airborne Astronomy Ambassador (AAA) educators returned safely to Earth, landing in Palmdale, Calif. early in the morning Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, after completing their initial flight on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA. That flight launched the AAA program's first full year of operations, during which 26 educators from classrooms and science centers across the United States will fly on SOFIA as partners with scientists conducting astronomy research us ... read more
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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

Russia plans to increase its space market
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Russia plans to increase its share of the global "space service market" from its current 10 percent to 15 percent. ... more

Canada to launch nano-satellites
Canadian space program officials say the planned launch of two lunch box-sized satellites show "you can do really exciting things in space" on a small budget. ... more
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Countdown begins for Indo-French satellite launch
A countdown began Saturday for next week's launch of an Indian rocket that will carry seven satellites into orbit, including an Indo-French venture for studying the world's oceans, India's space agency said. ... more


Supersonic skydiver's records confirmed
Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke three world records when he jumped from the edge of space in October, the World Air Sports Federation confirmed on Friday. ... more
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Previewing the next steps on the path to a magnetic fusion power plant
Scientists around the world have crossed a threshold into a promising and challenging new era in the quest for fusion energy. So says physicist George "Hutch" Neilson, director of advanced projects ... more

ISS plays host to innovative infectious disease research
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 Internat ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Poland wants NATO-Russia deal scrapped: minister

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


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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Sunday the day of rest for fires

River turbines turn Austria's Danube from blue to green

Good COP, bad COP: Will Paris climate summit prevail?

2 dead in Aust bushfire; Peru shakes; Pacific Sandra strengthens

Peatland Code could save more than 200 million tons of carbon dioxide

Pope warns poverty fuels conflict on landmark Africa trip

France to deploy 11,000 police for climate summit


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

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
DARPA Seeks to Defuse the Threat of Ionizing Radiation

Engineers show feasibility of superfast materials

Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials

Boeing Receives USAF Contract for Integrated C4ISR Targeting Solution

Air Operations Center Modernization Program PDR Completed

Advanced Communications Waveforms Ported To Navy Digital Modular Radios

NASA Seeks University Participants for Summer Rocket Workshop

Countdown begins for Indo-French satellite launch

Another Sea Launch Failure

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


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

US radar to boost missile defence in Japan
Tokyo and Washington plan to install a US early-warning radar system at a coastal base near Kyoto to bolster defences against the North Korean missile threat, reports said Sunday. ... more

New clip-on Thermal Weapon Sight offers more accurate targeting
Raytheon is showcasing a new, clip-on Thermal Weapon Sight (TWS) at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2013. The surveillance and targeting sight, which mounts in front of a r ... more

Raytheon's new precision artillery ready for low-rate initial production
Raytheon has received a U.S. Army fiscal year 2012 contract for the production of Excalibur Increment Ib precision-guided projectiles. The $56.6 million contract, awarded in December, marks the star ... more
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Greater potential for transport in climate mitigation

Energy from a fossil fuel without carbon dioxide

Projection mapping sticks visual information on moving, rotating objects

Strange quantum phenomenon achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

ORNL microscopy captures real-time view of evolving fuel cell catalysts

Hardened steels for more efficient engines


US military halts test flights for F-35 fighter


Lockheed Martin's SMSS UAV Vehicle Operates Via Satellite Control


First Flight of nEUROn UAV Demonstrator Conducted


Air Operations Center Modernization Program PDR Completed


Boeing Receives USAF Contract for Integrated C4ISR Targeting Solution


Boeing, ADASI Sign Teaming Agreement for Unmanned Aircraft Systems


India wants to sell Russia BraMos missiles


Brazil to open talks on buying Russian missiles


Swiss Re posts 61% profit rise in 2012


British PM sparks concern with aid budget proposals

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Turning carbon dioxide to fuel

A Semiconductor 'Nano-Shish-Kebabs' With 3-D Potential

Wireless power transfer technology for high capacity transit

Potential benefits of inertial fusion energy justify continued R and D

Vortex pinning could lead to superconducting breakthroughs

Fluids in Space, Shaken Not Stirred

Simplified brain lets the iCub robot learn language

Acoustic-assisted magnetic information storage

Scaling up production of graphene micro-supercapacitors

Outside View: Template for telecom reform

Sharp to suspend tie-up talks with Hon Hai: report

Apple patent filing ups rumors of iWatch

Bolivia take-over spurs compensation calls

EU slaps anti-dumping duty on mandarins from China

Apple, Samsung face onslaught at mobile fair

Business network giants face China 'guanxi' battle

Hong Kong unveils new bid to cool property market

Google challenges Apple with high-end laptop

China 2012 gold output up nearly 12%: report

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