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August 21, 2014
Humans to Mars a Principle of Space Exploration
Paris (SPX) Aug 21, 2014
Let's say it straight. Mars is, without any doubt our next step in space exploration, sparking our imagination for many years in spaceflight history. After sending tons of scientific rovers, it's about time to send human pioneers to start colonizing the Red Planet. The only question is when will we reach that highly anticipated milestone? "Sending humans to Mars around 2033 should be the single organizing principle of future space exploration," Professor G. Scott Hubbard of Stanford University and ... read more
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Curiosity's Brushwork on Martian 'Bonanza King' Target
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used the Dust Removal Tool on its robotic arm to brush aside reddish, more-oxidized dust, revealing a gray patch of less-oxidized rock material at a target called "Bonanz ... more

500 million year reset for the immune system
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) in Freiburg re-activated expression of an ancient gene, which is not normally expressed in the mammalian immune syste ... more

Russia's First Exoskeleton to Help Physically Impaired
A team of Russian exoskeleton designers said Monday they were looking for disabled patients who would agree to volunteer for human tests in the country's unique ExoAtlet Project, according to Izvest ... more
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Exoskeleton technology set for Navy testing and evaluation
Exoskeltons from Lockheed Martin that boost a person's strength and endurance are to be tested and evaluated for industrial use by the U.S. Navy. ... more


Scientists confirm array of microorganisms in buried Antarctic lake
Scientists have confirmed the presence of an array of microorganisms, including an extensive family of rock-eating bacteria, living in a subglacial lake in Antarctica. The discovery gives hope to scientists who suggest life could still be lurking deep under the surface of Mars. ... more
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Sequencing at sea
Daylight was breaking over the central Pacific and coffee brewing aboard the MY Hanse Explorer. Between sips, about a dozen scientists strategized for the day ahead. Some would don wetsuits and slip ... more

Life on Mars? Implications of a newly discovered mineral-rich structure
A new ovoid structure discovered in the Nakhla Martian meteorite is made of nanocrystalline iron-rich clay, contains a variety of minerals, and shows evidence of undergoing a past shock event from i ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
USAF selects GenDyn to study ICBM guidance system

New F-16 configuration features AESA radar

China likens Xi to Deng Xiaoping for anniversary

Harris' tactical manpack radio gets NSA certification

British Falklands warship towed away for scrap

Military sensor needs focus of Swedish symposium

Taiwan's ex-China affairs official accused of leaking secrets


Belka and Strelka, the canine cosmonauts
Space capsules with animals on board preceded manned space flights, with the first experiments on mammals in spacecraft taking place as early as 1948, leading, in time, to the flight of the two most ... more

Russian Cosmonauts Conclude EVA Ahead of Schedule
Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev successfully concluded a spacewalk, where they conducted science experiments using equipment on the exterior of the International Space Stati ... more

Curiosity rover slowed by 'Hidden Valley' sand trap on Mars
Slick sands in Hidden Valley have delayed the Mars rover Curiosity's planned ascent of a nearby mountain. With suboptimal traction between the valley floor and the rover's tires, engineers are being forced to consider alternative routes ... more
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On the frontiers of cyborg science
No longer just fantastical fodder for sci-fi buffs, cyborg technology is bringing us tangible progress toward real-life electronic skin, prosthetics and ultraflexible circuits. Now taking this human ... more

China's first private rocket firm aims for market
Hu Zhenyu, 21, founder of Link Space, China's first private rocket firm, does not want people to call him a "rocket scientist" but a rocket entrepreneur. Rocket launches have traditionally bee ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Increase in reported flooding a result of higher exposure

Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs dominated the Late Cretaceous skies

Older coral species more hardy

Science team criticizes adoption of 'novel ecosystems' by policymakers

Waterloo makes public most complete Antarctic map for climate research

Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures

Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury


ISS Spacewalkers Deploy Nanosatellite, Install and Retrieve Science
Two Expedition 40 spacewalkers, clad in Russian Orlan spacesuits, wrapped up a 5-hour, 11-minute excursion outside the International Space Station at 3:13 p.m. EDT Monday. Flight Engineers Alexander ... more

Orbital Completes Third Cargo Delivery Mission to ISS for NASA
Orbital Sciences has announced the successful completion of its third cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station in the past 10 months, including the initial demonstration flight comp ... more

SETI Searches Kepler Candidates for Signals of Life
A recent search by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) studied 86 candidates in the Kepler space observatory's field for radio signals that could potentially indicate the presence of ... more

Russian Cosmonauts Carry Out Science-Oriented Spacewalk Outside ISS
Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev on Monday ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) to conduct a planned six-hour and 15-minute spacewalk focused on scientific ... more

The Future of CubeSats
To investigate climate change, scientists and engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the IceCube satellite, which will be no larger than a loaf of bread. In 2016, this satell ... more


Curiosity Mars Rover Prepares for Fourth Rock Drilling
The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has chosen a rock that looks like a pale paving stone as the mission's fourth drilling target, if it passes engineers' evaluation. They call it "Bonanz ... more

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Fifth Successful Launch in Six Weeks
Aerojet Rocketdyne supported the launch of the WorldView-3 commercial remote sensing satellite into orbit - the fifth launch in six weeks. The mission was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
First Indirect Evidence of So-Far Undetected Strange Baryons

Disney tops and yo-yos with stable spins despite asymmetric shapes

Researchers prove stability of wonder material silicene

Electrical engineers take major step toward photonic circuits

How fast you drive might reveal where you are going

Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems

'Cavity protection effect' helps to conserve quantum information


Lockheed taps GenDyn unit for Space Fence ground equipment structures


Optus 10 delivered to French Guiana for Ariane 5 Sept launch


Canada's MDA receives radar antennas for satellite use


China to spend $1-bn. on massive Caribbean resort


Orbital cargo ship makes planned re-entry to Earth


Robots inspired by origami can fold selves, walk away


The ISS just dumped 3,300 lbs of space trash to burn up in Earth's atmosphere


From Pinpoint of Light to a Geologic World


Robo-cook: android restaurant boots up in China


XCOR Lynx Spacecraft Lands at Monterey Jet Center

Tall Boulder Rolls Down Martian Hill, Lands Upright

Yi So-yeon, Korea's first and only astronaut, resigns

Remotec upgrading Army, Marine EOD robots

Shuttle replica lifted and put on top of 747 carrier

SpaceX to build world's first commercial rocket launch site in south Texas

NASA Engineers Begin Testing for SLS Liquid Oxygen Feed System

Cassini Prepares For Its Biggest Remaining Burn

China Sends Remote-Sensing Satellite into Orbit

'Flashmob' robots swarm themselves into shape

Robots to up-end the world of work, for good and bad

Follow the radio waves to exomoons

NASA's Space Station Fix-It Demo for Satellites Gets Hardware for 2.0 Update

Ariane 5 is readied for Arianespace's September launch with MEASAT-3b and Optus 10

ATV completes final automated docking

Ride Shotgun With NASA Saucer As It Flies to Near Space

New Horizons Spies Charon Orbiting Pluto

Ten-year study highlights sleep issues in space

Cassini Tracks Clouds Developing Over a Titan Sea

Small, origami-inspired pop-up robots function autonomously

Study Compiles Data on Problem of Sleep Deprivation in Astronauts

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