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August 04, 2015
NSBRI seeks proposals to support space exploration mission crews
Houston TX (SPX) Aug 04, 2015
The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) is soliciting for ground-based and analog definition research proposals to develop safe and effective countermeasures and technologies that will reduce the significant biomedical risks associated with human space travel. These discoveries will not only enable safe and productive human spaceflight, but will also have the potential to improve life on Earth. The Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO) announcement entitled "Research and ... read more
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Earth Flyby of 'Space Peanut' Captured in New Video
NASA scientists have used two giant, Earth-based radio telescopes to bounce radar signals off a passing asteroid and produce images of the peanut-shaped body as it approached close to Earth this pas ... more

Buckingham astrobiologists to look for life on Mars
The UK Space Agency has endorsed an experiment proposal submitted to the NASA ROSES-2015: The Mars Science Laboratory Participating Scientist Program by a group of scientists including two members o ... more

Lobster-Eye imager detects soft X-ray emissions
Solar winds are known for powering dangerous space weather events near Earth, which, in turn, endangers space assets. So a large interdisciplinary group of researchers, led by the U.S. National Aero ... more
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Microlensing used to find distant Uranus-sized planet
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii have made independent confirmations of an exoplanet orbiting far from its central star. The planet was discovered through a tech ... more


NASA's Spitzer Confirms Closest Rocky Exoplanet
Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system, larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data. Dubb ... more
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Tiny mechanical wrist gives new dexterity to needlescopic surgery
With the flick of a tiny mechanical wrist, a team of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt University's Medical Engineering and Discovery Laboratory hope to give needlescopic surgery a whole new degre ... more

Unusual Red Arcs Spotted on Icy Saturn Moon
Like graffiti sprayed by an unknown artist, unexplained arc-shaped, reddish streaks are visible on the surface of Saturn's icy moon Tethys in new, enhanced-color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraf ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Guarding Space: Russia Creates a New Branch of the Armed Forces

China's Growing Maritime Power May Look Like Mini US Navy by 2020

China Building New Aircraft Carrier... Possibly Nuclear Powered

Communications satellite system ready for military use

Lawmaker: Majority in US House oppose Iran nuclear deal

Kerry in Qatar to assure Gulf allies over Iran deal

The Iran nuclear deal and the 'what next' question


The growing fear of killer robot armies
Years of artificial intelligence (AI) gone wrong prompted more than a thousand scholars and public figures - including theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, SpaceX founder Elon Musk and Apple co-fo ... more

No sci-fi joke: 'killer robots' strike fear into tech leaders
It sounds like a science-fiction nightmare. But "killer robots" have the likes of British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak fretting, and warning they could fuel ethnic cleansing and an arms race. ... more

Vatican sceptical about close encounters of the third kind
The recent discovery of an Earth twin has boosted chances there is intelligent life on other planets. But while Pope Francis's telescope scans the starlit skies, the Vatican is sceptical of ever meeting Mr. Spock. ... more
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Robotic insect mimics Nature's extreme moves
The concept of walking on water might sound supernatural, but in fact it is a quite natural phenomenon. Many small living creatures leverage water's surface tension to maneuver themselves around. On ... more

GOES-S sensor gets clean bill of health from hospital
One of the sensors that will fly aboard NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S was recently given a clean bill of health from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The sensor ... more
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Take a trip through the brain

4 million years at Africa's salad bar

Vatican sceptical about close encounters of the third kind

Robotic insect mimics Nature's extreme moves

Earth's magnetic shield is much older than previously thought

Study calculates the speed of ice formation

Body size increase did not play a role in the origins of Homo genus


Bio-inspired robots jump on water
By studying how water striders jump on water, Je-Sung Koh and colleagues have created a robot that can successfully launch itself from the surface of water. As the team watched the water strid ... more

Object recognition for robots
John Leonard's group in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots map their environme ... more

NASA Mars Orbiter Preparing for Mars Lander's 2016 Arrival
With its biggest orbit maneuver since 2006, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) will prepare this week for the arrival of NASA's next Mars lander, InSight, next year. A planned 77-second ... more

New Names and Insights at Ceres
Colorful new maps of Ceres, based on data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, showcase a diverse topography, with height differences between crater bottoms and mountain peaks as great as 9 miles (15 kilome ... more

Missouri researcher bakes asteroids to find water
A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is cooking up something new in the lab - baking meteorites to learn how to produce water and other easily evaporated compounds from asteroi ... more
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Bright Basin on Tethys
With the expanded range of colors visible to Cassini's cameras, differences in materials and their textures become apparent that are subtle or unseen in natural color views. Here, the giant impact b ... more

'Bathtub Rings' Suggest Titan's Dynamic Seas
Saturn's moon, Titan, is the only object in the Solar System other than Earth known to have liquid on its surface. While most of the lakes are found around the poles, the dry regions near the equato ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Scientists offer explanation for electron heat loss in fusion plasma

Fukushima operator says 20 tons of rubble lifted from destroyed reactor

US Energy Department Offers $40Mln for New Nuclear Reactor Designs

DuPont PV work with CRES to boost reliability and risk management

Russia, Vietnam Sign Agreement on Construction of Nuclear Plant

Cooking up altered states

Ultra fast UV imaging unlocks plasma modification of polymer films


Signboards in Space


NASA researchers find "frozen" recipe for extraterrestrial vitamin


Multi-Use Firing Room 4 used for Resource Prospector Mission Simulation


NASA discovers closest Earth-twin yet


Pulsar Punches Hole In Stellar Disk


New Website Gathering Public Input on NASA Mars Images


Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth


Software program recognises sketches more accurately than a human


NASA approves AVX's Space-Level X7R BME MLCCs


Satellite time transfer method based on two-way common-view comparison

Antarctic Offers Insights Into Life on Mars

Earth and Mars Could Share A Life History

Finding Another Earth

Is science drawing closer to an alien world?

Airbus DS to build JUICE, ESA's next life-tracker inside the Solar System

Curiosity Rover Inspects Unusual Bedrock

NASA Could Return Humans to the Moon by 2021

Vesta's Potassium-to-Thorium Ratio Reveals Hot Origins

Scientist develops model for robots with bacteria-controlled brains

Discovery Of A Mars-Size World Uses Tug-Of-War Technique

Flowing nitrogen ice glaciers seen on Pluto

Battling Satellite Interference

Opportunity heading into Marathon Valley

New Method Finds Best Candidates for Telescope Time

Japan space scientists hunting for new asteroid name

Dawn Maneuvering to Third Science Orbit

ISS astronauts dodge flying Russian space debris

CSIRO strikes deal for ET search

Why we live on Earth and not Venus

Barnacles Explain Life at the Extreme

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