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September 18, 2014
NASA Awards Cross-track Infrared Sounder For JPS System-2 Bird
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 17, 2014
NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Exelis, Inc., Geospatial Systems, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission. This is a cost-plus-award-fee modification in the amount of $221 million. This action extends the period of performance of the contract from November 2018 through May 2021. The JPSS-2 mission is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NO ... read more

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Researchers control surface tension to manipulate liquid metals
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages, opening the door to a new generation o ... more
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Microsoft powers up game platform with 'Minecraft'
Microsoft agreed Monday to buy the Swedish group behind the hugely popular video game "Minecraft" for $2.5 billion, bolstering the increasingly important gaming division of the US tech giant. ... more
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Europe's new age of metals begins
ESA has joined forces with other leading research institutions and more than 180 European companies in a billion-euro effort developing new types of metals and manufacturing techniques for this cent ... more
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How salt causes buildings to crumble
Salt crystals are often responsible when buildings start to show signs of ageing. Researchers from the Institute for Building Materials have studied salt damage in greater depth and can now predict ... more
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Angling chromium to let oxygen through
Researchers have been trying to increase the efficiency of solid oxide fuel cells by lowering the temperatures at which they run. More efficient fuel cells might gain wider use in vehicles or as qui ... more
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Orders secured for new fibre-optic gyro from ADS after qualification
The "Astrix 1090" fibre-optic gyro (FOG) inertial reference unit has been certified as "space-qualified" in an internal review by the Electronics Business Line of Airbus Defence and Space. The ... more
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Ceramics don't have to be brittle
Imagine a balloon that could float without using any lighter-than-air gas. Instead, it could simply have all of its air sucked out while maintaining its filled shape. Such a vacuum balloon, which co ... more
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Math Tools Maximizing Value of Scientific Data and Accelerating Discovery
The exponential growth of diverse science data represents an unprecedented opportunity to make substantial advances in complex science and engineering, such as discovery of novel materials or drugs. ... more
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Grooving Crystal Surfaces Repel Water
Researchers from Kyoto University in Japan have developed a novel way to waterproof new functionalized materials involved in gas storage and separation by adding exterior surface grooves. Their stud ... more
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Where to grab space debris
Objects in space tend to spin - and spin in a way that's totally different from the way they spin on earth. Understanding how objects are spinning, where their centers of mass are, and how their mas ... more
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Scientists review new ways to process and analyze Big Data
Big Data presents scientists with unfolding opportunities, including, for instance, the possibility of discovering heterogeneous characteristics in the population leading to the development of perso ... more
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Rice wireless experts tap unused TV spectrum
Rice University wireless researchers have found a way to make the most of the unused UHF TV spectrum by serving up fat streams of data over wireless hotspots that could stretch for miles. In a ... more
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Hewlett-Packard buys cloud-computing firm Eucalyptus
Hewlett-Packard on Thursday announced a deal to buy business cloud-computing specialty firm Eucalyptus. ... more
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Space Traffic Control Architecture
The number of organizations using the near-Earth space environment for applications ranging from exploration to exploitation and national security is impressive and continues to grow. Safety is a pr ... more
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U.S. military taps Northrop Grumman for new technology
Wideband digital antenna technology for new radio frequency sensors using active electronically scanned arrays is to be developed by Northrop Grumman. ... more
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Ultra-thin Detector Captures Unprecedented Range of Light
New research at the University of Maryland could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies, walls, and other objects. Using the special properties of graphene, ... more
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A Metallic Alloy That is Tough and Ductile at Cryogenic Temperatures
A new concept in metallic alloy design - called "high-entropy alloys" - has yielded a multiple-element material that not only tests out as one of the toughest on record, but, unlike most materials, ... more
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Artificial membranes on silicon
Artificial membranes mimicking those found in living organisms have many potential applications ranging from detecting bacterial contaminants in food to toxic pollution in the environment to dangero ... more
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Rethinking the basic science of graphene synthesis
A new route to making graphene has been discovered that could make the 21st century's wonder material easier to ramp up to industrial scale. Graphene - a tightly bound single layer of carbon atoms ... more
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Officials expand space-tracking website
Defense Department officials announced additions to its space situational awareness program's Space-Track.org website. In a recent telephone interview with DOD News, Maj. Gen. David D. Thompso ... more
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Robotic Satellite-Servicing Capabilities in Geostationary Earth Orbit
An increasing number of expensive, mission-critical satellites are launched every year into geostationary Earth orbit (GEO), approximately 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) above the Earth. Unlike ob ... more
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Argonne scientists pioneer strategy for creating new materials
Making something new is never easy. Scientists constantly theorize about new materials, but when the material is manufactured it doesn't always work as expected. To create a new strategy for designi ... more
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Russia Considers Meteor Impact Prevention Project
A project to protect people and economic facilities from the impact of space objects could be launched in Russia this year, Russian Emergencies Ministry has announced. "The Emergencies Ministr ... more
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Singapore launches world's first ZigBee inter-satellite comms system
Engineers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have successfully piloted the world's first ZigBee-based inter-satellite communication system. The team at the Satellite Research ... more
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