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October 24, 2014
Suomi team ward off recent space debris threat
Silver Spring MD (SPX) Oct 24, 2014
While space debris was the uncontrolled adversary in the award-winning space thriller film "Gravity," space debris, also known as "space junk," is an ongoing real-life concern for teams managing satellites orbiting Earth, including NOAA-NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership, or Suomi NPP, satellite. It is not unusual for satellites that have the capability of maneuvering to be repositioned to avoid debris or to maintain the proper orbit. On an otherwise quiet Sunday on September 28, the ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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ORNL research reveals unique capabilities of 3-D printing
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated an additive manufacturing method to control the structure and properties of metal components with precision ... more
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EIAST: KhalifaSat design completed
The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has announced the completion of KhalifaSat's design, the first satellite that will be designed and built by Emirati engineers in ... more
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LockMart Team Delivers Lightning Mapper Instrument For Weather Satellite
A Lockheed Martin team delivered the first Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument that will provide earlier alerts of severe storms and contribute to more accurate tornado warnings. T ... more
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What a Star Wars laser bullet really looks like
Action-packed science-fiction movies often feature colourful laser bolts. But what would a real laser missile look like during flight, if we could only make it out? How would it illuminate its surro ... more
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Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection
When studying extremely fast reactions in ultrathin materials, two measurements are better than one. A new research tool invented by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Joh ... more
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Light bending material facilitates the search for new particles
Particle physicists have a hard time identifying all the elementary particles created in their particle accelerators. But now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have designed a materia ... more
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Unstoppable magnetoresistance
Mazhar Ali, a fifth-year graduate student in the laboratory of Bob Cava, the Russell Wellman Moore Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, has spent his academic career discovering new super ... more
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Tailored flexible illusion coatings hide objects from detection
Developing the cloak of invisibility would be wonderful, but sometimes simply making an object appear to be something else will do the trick, according to Penn State electrical engineers. "Pre ... more
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Sticky business: bonding ultrastable space missions
A new ultrastable adhesive identified through ESA research could be a key to assembling rock-solid structures for space, including large telescopes, instruments and antennas to peer deeper into the ... more
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ORNL makes first observation of atoms moving inside bulk material
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have obtained the first direct observations of atomic diffusion inside a bulk material. The research, which could be used to g ... more
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'Data smashing' could unshackle automated discovery
A little known secret in data mining is that simply feeding raw data into a data analysis algorithm is unlikely to produce meaningful results, say the authors of a new Cornell University study. ... more
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Raytheon, Polish firm to explore military radar opportunities
Raytheon and Poland's PIT-RADWAR are planning to cooperate in the area of radar systems and sub-systems for the country's military and international market. ... more
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Major Grant To Fund Research Into Advanced, Economically Viable Bioproducts
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota and Argonne National Laboratory will explore ways to produce renewable plastic precursors and other substances from biom ... more
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JLENS radar data integrates with NORAD system
A series of laboratory tests have proven that data collected by the JLENS aerostat-radar system can be successfully be converted into a format for use by NORAD. ... more
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Advances in additive manufacturing using lasers helps produce metallic parts
Laser Solid Forming (LSF) is an innovative method for direct fabrication of metallic components in additive manufacturing. Renowned researchers Weidong Huang and Lin Xin, from China's Northwestern P ... more
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Of bio-hairpins and polymer-spaghetti
When a basically sturdy material becomes soft and spongy, one usually suspects that it has been damaged in some way. But this is not always the case, especially when it comes to complex fluids and b ... more
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A new liquid phase 3D printing method using low melting metal alloy ink
Three-dimensional metal printing technology is an expanding field that has enormous potential applications in areas ranging from supporting structures, functional electronics to medical devices. Con ... more
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Eradicating harmful impacts of manufacturing
The human and environmental dangers posed by a widely used manufacturing technique could be almost eradicated thanks to research led by Plymouth University. Fibre-reinforced polymer matrix composite ... more
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New frontier in error-correcting codes
Error-correcting codes are one of the glories of the information age: They're what guarantee the flawless transmission of digital information over the airwaves or through copper wire, even in the pr ... more
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Metal Made Like Plastic May Have Big Impact
Open a door and watch what happens - the hinge allows it to open and close, but doesn't permanently bend. This simple concept of mechanical motion is vital for making all kinds of movable structure ... more
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Paper-thin and touch-sensitive displays on various materials
Until now, if you want to print a greeting card for a loved one, you can use colorful graphics, fancy typefaces or special paper to enhance it. But what if you could integrate paper-thin displays in ... more
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Metallized Carbon Corporation Announces Silver Metcar Material
Metallized Carbon has announced that it produces Silver Metcar, a silver impregnated, carbon-graphite material useful for electrical applications that require low resistance, low voltage drop, and l ... more
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Raytheon reports USAF contract for 3D radar
A new expeditionary radar system for detecting and tracking drones, aircraft and missiles is being developed and supplied by Raytheon to the U.S. Air Force. ... more
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Ecuador opens tender to acquire radars
Ecuador has opened a tender to acquire a radar system to combat drug smuggling, after a multi-million-dollar deal with China fell through, the defense minister said Tuesday. ... more
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