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May 28, 2015
Tiny grains of lithium dramatically improve performance of fusion plasma
Princeton NJ (SPX) May 28, 2015
Scientists from General Atomics and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have discovered a phenomenon that helps them to improve fusion plasmas, a finding that may quicken the development of fusion energy. Together with a team of researchers from across the United States, the scientists found that when they injected tiny grains of lithium into a plasma undergoing a particular kind of turbulence then, under the right conditions, the temperature and pressu ... read more
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Science Drives NASA's Journey to Mars
"Repeat after me: Mars matters," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told the auditorium of participants at the May 5, 2015 Humans to Mars Summit organized by the non-profit Explore Mars, Inc. "Mars m ... more

New Horizons sees more detail as it draws closer to Pluto
What a difference 20 million miles makes! Images of Pluto from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are growing in scale as the spacecraft approaches its mysterious target. The new images, taken May 8-12 ... more

Robot masters new skills through trial and error
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the wa ... more
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Is the Curiosity rover polluting Mars with methane?
Methane readings on Mars are once again sparking scientific controversy back on Earth. Recently, sensors on NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, registered a sizable spike in methane gas, leading researchers to believe microbial life might not be far away. ... more


Google Lunar X-Prize meets Yoda
"Do, or do not do. There is no try!" Thus spoke Jedi Master Yoda to his apprentice Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back. Right now, it would seem that the managers of the G ... more
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Supersonic decelerator gets a lift to prepare for launch
NASA teams are continuing preparations for the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test off the coast of Hawaii June 2-12. This week the team completed a number of key pre-test procedures, inc ... more

China, Russia plan joint landing on the Moon
Moscow and Beijing are planning to enhance their cooperation in space research and conduct joint manned space missions, particularly, to the moon. The US does not trust these plans, fearing that Chi ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
USAF verifies reliability of Minuteman ICBM system

US Defense Department to deploy radar in alaska to protect Pacific coast

Patent for Navy small space debris tracker

Russia's nuclear threats 'deeply troubling': NATO chief

China promises not to join nuclear arms race

US B-52 bombers over Sweden to send Moscow a 'security political signal'

Re-establishing the Anglo-American special relationship


China ranked 4th among world space powers
China's space capabilities are ranked the fourth in the world, and the gap between the leading powers is narrowing, according to a report issued recently by a Chinese research organization. Ch ... more

Implants read intentions of tetraplegic patient from brain activity
Microelectrodes implanted in the brain of a tetraplegic patient have helped scientists anticipate his intended movements so they could steer a robotic arm accordingly, a new report shows. The result ... more

Clinical trial shows intuitive control of robotic arm using thought
Paralyzed from the neck down after suffering a gunshot wound when he was 21, Erik G. Sorto now can move a robotic arm just by thinking about it and using his imagination. Through a clinical co ... more
Army Network Modernization 2015 - Washington DC June 23-25

Flawed Debates begets false choices beyond LEO - Part Two
New technologies allow us to go back to the Moon at a fraction the cost of Apollo, and now, even private efforts like the Google X Prize contestants are underway to land and execute exploration miss ... more

New Project Aims to Establish a Human Colony on Mars
MarsPolar, a newly started international venture is setting its sights on the Red Planet. The project consisting of specialists from Russia, United Arab Emirates, Poland, U.S. and Ukraine has come u ... more
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Houston submerged as wild weather kills at least 28 in US, Mexico

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Could 'Green Rust' Be A Catalyst For Martian Life?
Mars is a large enough planet that astrobiologists looking for life need to narrow the parameters of the search to those environments most conducive to habitability. NASA's Mars Curiosity mission is ... more

Curiosity Rover Adjusts Route Up Martian Mountain
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover climbed a hill Thursday to approach an alternative site for investigating a geological boundary, after a comparable site proved hard to reach. The drive of about 72 ... more

Rover Restored to Normal Operations After a Reset
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater at the 'Spirit of St. Louis' crater near the entrance of 'Marathon Valley.' The rover had been exploring the outcrops inside the Spirit of St. Loui ... more

UAE eyes "first Arab unmanned probe" to Mars by 2021
The United Arab Emirates on Monday kicked off a strategic framework for its newly founded space agency that aims to launch satellite missions and the "first Arab unmanned probe" to Mars by 2021. ... more

Mars Rover's Laser-Zapping Instrument Gets Sharper Vision
Tests on Mars have confirmed success of a repair to the autonomous focusing capability of the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. This instrument provides ... more
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Patent for Navy small space debris tracker
A U.S. Navy device that detects small debris in space and provides data on their trajectory has been granted a U.S. patent. ... more

India to test its home-made multi-object tracking radar next month
India will next month test its home-made multi-object tracking radar on a rocket, a senior space official has reportedly said. "The multi-object tracking radar will be tested next month during ... more
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Researchers develop intelligent handheld robots

One step closer to a single-molecule device

Robotic bird takes flight from back of robot roach

Rising worker activism in 'world's workshop' challenges China


Self-healing robots take step towards disaster relief


Researchers develop intelligent handheld robots


Robotic bird takes flight from back of robot roach


New computer algorithm builds rap songs out of other rap songs


Star power: Troubled ITER nuclear fusion project looks for new path


Ceres Bright Spots Seen Closer Than Ever


Martian Reminder of a Pioneering Flight


Martian impact crater or supervolcano caldera


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Exploring a new frontier of cyber-physical systems: The human body

NASA Seeks Additional Information for Asteroid Redirect Mission Spacecraft

Driest Place on Earth Hosts Life

The First Martian Marathon

UK-built technology brings Europe's Mercury mission closer to launch

Exploring the 'Spirit of St. Louis' Crater

Fast Track Program invites non-traditional Roboticists to bolster security

NASA asks for new ideas to bolster asteroid redirect mission

Robot pets to rise in an overpopulated world

Technique for finding signs of life on the Red Planet

Circular orbits for small extrasolar planets

OPALS Boosts Space-to-Ground Optical Communications Research

ESA Works Up A Space Fever

Telescope-Laser Cannons to Clean Up Dangerous Space Junk

Toward a squishier robot

NASA Awards Study Contract To Deep Space Industries

Mystery Methane on Mars: The Saga Continues

Quick Detour by NASA Mars Rover Checks Ancient Valley

Ether Compounds Could Work like DNA On Oily Worlds

Curiosity tracks sundown on Mars

Asteroid Distant 'Flyby' Thursday

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