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August 30, 2015
HI-SEAS launches year-long isolation experiment to mimic life on Mars
Mauna Loa, Hawaii (UPI) Aug 29, 2015
Six scientists have begun a yearlong isolation experiment from within a small dome to mimic life on Mars. The latest Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) mission commenced Friday, Aug. 28, and is part of ongoing research at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, funded by NASA, to test the limits of long-duration space exploration. The team, including Sheyna Gifford, Tristan Bassingthewaighte, Carmel Johnston, Andrzej Stewart, Cyprien Verseux and Christiane Heinicke closed the d ... read more
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New Horizons Team Selects Potential Kuiper Belt Flyby Target
NASA has selected the potential next destination for the New Horizons mission to visit after its historic July 14 flyby of the Pluto system. The destination is a small Kuiper Belt object (KBO) known ... more

China rocket parts hit villager's home: police, media
Debris from a rocket carrying a Chinese satellite into orbit crashed into a villager's home minutes after the launch, local police and media reports said. ... more

One year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins
Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii on Friday, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. ... more
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Interstellar seeds could create oases of life
We only have one example of a planet with life: Earth. But within the next generation, it should become possible to detect signs of life on planets orbiting distant stars. If we find alien life, new ... more


Russia Gets Ready for New Moon Landing
Russia's Space Research Institute is building a space probe to send to the Moon, which will allow Russian scientists to carry out scientific research on the Moon's surface for the first time since u ... more
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Biophysicists take small step in quest for 'robot scientist'
Biophysicists have taken another small step forward in the quest for an automated method to infer models describing a system's dynamics - a so-called robot scientist. Nature Communications published ... more

ASU chosen to lead lunar CubeSat mission
A spacecraft the size of a shoebox with Arizona origins will soon be orbiting our nearest neighbor to create a map of water-ice on the moon. The NASA-selected CubeSat will be designed, built a ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Boeing introduces portable laser weapon capable of destroying drones

Pentagon joins Silicon Valley in 'flexible' tech hub

China's Xi, Obama aide hint at underlying tensions ahead of summit

US and S. Korea troops stage massive live-dire drill

Kim Jong-Un credits nukes not talks for deal with S. Korea

Iran's Rouhani urges patience over opposition leaders

Iran nuclear deal will 'fuel terrorism': Netanyahu


Destination Red Planet: Will Billionaires Fund a Private Mars Colony
With over 1,800 billionaires in the world, a sizeable investment from at least one of them could provide a major push to colonize the Red Planet. For nonprofit organization Mars One, the right wealt ... more

Discovery of the Origin of Saturn's F Ring and Its Shepherd Satellites
Hyodo Ryuki, a second-year student in the Doctoral Program, and Professor Ohtsuki Keiji of the Graduate School of Science at Kobe University have revealed that Saturn's F ring and its shepherd satel ... more

Smooth robot movements reduce energy consumption by up to 40 percent
By minimizing the acceleration of industrial robots, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 40 percent - while retaining the given production time. This is the result of a new optimization algor ... more
Nuclear Operations and Maintenance Efficiency Summit USA 2015

Dawn Sends Sharper Scenes from Ceres
The closest-yet views of Ceres, delivered by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, show the small world's features in unprecedented detail, including Ceres' tall, conical mountain; crater formation features and n ... more

Nine Real NASA Technologies in 'The Martian'
Mars has held a central place in human imagination and culture for millennia. Ancients marveled at its red color and the brightness that waxed and waned in cycles over the years. Early observations ... more
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Warming Seas and Melting Ice Sheets

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How plant sensors detect pathogens

A community of soil bacteria saves plants from root rot

Entomologists sniff out new stink bug to help soybean farmers control damage


Navy gives continued development approval for EOD robot
A tactical explosive ordinance disposal robot being developed by the U.S. Navy has gotten Milestone B approval to enter an engineering and manufacturing phase. ... more

Research May Solve Lunar Fire Fountain Mystery
Tiny beads of volcanic glass found on the lunar surface during the Apollo missions are a sign that fire fountain eruptions took place on the Moon's surface. Now, scientists from Brown University and ... more

Opportunity gives clay-mineral rocks get closer inspection
Opportunity is in 'Marathon Valley' on the west rim of Endeavour Crater exploring for phyllosilicate clay minerals. The rover is operating in persistent RAM mode (not using Flash for data stor ... more

Russia's moon landing plan hindered by financial distress
Russia's moon landing project among other space programs will face further budget cuts and even risk of closure following the government's austerity measures, a senior official of Russia's space ind ... more

UA Cameras Give Sight to NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission
From over 2 million kilometers away, a powerful camera on NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will "see" the tiny ast ... more
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A new model of gas giant planet formation
Queen's University researcher Martin Duncan has co-authored a study that solves the mystery of how gas giants such as Jupiter and Saturn formed in the early solar system. In a paper published ... more

Comet Impacts May Have Led to Life on Earth
Comet impact on Earth are synonymous with great extinctions, but now research presented at the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in Prague shows that early comet impact would have become a driving ... more
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Superlattice design realizes elusive multiferroic properties

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Scientists from NTU Singapore find electrifying solution to sticky problem

Record-high pressure reveals secrets of matter

California Drought Causing Valley Land to Sink

Combined disciplines, computational programs determine atomic structure


A brain-computer interface for controlling an exoskeleton


Mars Rover Moves Onward After 'Marias Pass' Studies


Planetary pebbles were building blocks for the largest planets


Cassini's Final Breathtaking Close Views of Dione


India to Set Up Space Research and Satellite Monitoring Station in Fiji


Navy orders HazMat robots


Crowdfunding raises $720,000 to restore Neil Armstrong spacesuit


LADEE spacecraft finds neon in lunar atmosphere


NASA can send your name to Mars


Japanese Company to Advertise Soft Drink on Moon

Solar System formation don't mean a thing without that spin

ISS astronauts developing near real-time osteoporosis and bone cancer test

Russia to Send First Ever Robot-Cosmonaut to ISS

China's "sky eyes" help protect world heritage Angkor Wat

Controlling the uncontrollable

Cassini to Make Last Close Flyby of Saturn Moon Dione

How Much Contamination is Okay on Mars 2020 Rover?

Methane, water enshroud nearby Jupiter-like exoplanet

Cassini to Make Last Close Flyby of Saturn Moon Dione

Gemini-discovered world is most like Jupiter

One Decade after Launch, Mars Orbiter Still Going Strong

Tenth transiting 'Tatooine'

RT Logic and Spaceflight to enhanced small satellite ground support

Astronomers discover 'young Jupiter' exoplanet

MIT engineers build, test bartending robots that work together

Scientists study nitrogen provision for Pluto's atmosphere

One Decade after Launch, Mars Orbiter Still Going Strong

Researchers explain why the Greenwich prime meridian moved

Astronomers discover new planet orbiting two stars

China's space exploration potential has US chasing its own tail

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