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March 23, 2015
Small Staff has Big Impact Showing How NASA Can Engage Students
Houston TX (SPX) Mar 22, 2015
Just left of the Space Shuttle flight deck, there's a room that for more than 17 years has helped tens of thousands of teachers use NASA to inspire hundreds of thousands of students in science, technology, engineering and math. The Educator Resource Center at Space Center Houston is a quiet, library-like place, staffed by only one part-time educator and a handful of volunteers, but it helped more than 4,000 teachers last year alone. Elaine Lapka, a former CCISD gifted and talented teacher, serves ... read more

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Expandable addition on ISS will gather data for future space habitats
NASA and Bigelow Aerospace are preparing to launch an expandable habitat module to the International Space Station this year. The agency joined Bigelow Thursday at its Las Vegas facility to mark com ... more
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China's ambitious IT sector lays claim to global role
China's huge IT sector is out in force in Germany this week, signalling to the world it is ready to not just copy but lead as a tech superpower. ... more
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Have a digital day -- new tech toys at German IT fair
There's the intelligent yoga mat, the coffee flask that'll give you and your smartphone a jolt, and a super-smart dinosaur toy with his head in the cloud. ... more
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S3 offers general public chance to be part of the Swiss space adventure
Swiss Space Systems (S3) announced last September negotiations with investors. This process was a success and will conclude with an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to come later in 2015, enabling S3 t ... more
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Chinese descend on remote Palau as wanderlust deepens
Chinese tourists are flocking to the remote Palau islands as China's growing number of rich seek new frontiers abroad, but not everyone in the Micronesian paradise is happy about it. ... more
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Merkel to open IT fair with China showcasing tech's shift east
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday opens a major IT business fair where official partner China will showcase its rise as a high-tech power. ... more
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Intergalactic GPS Will Guide You through the Stars
Lost in the Universe? Need some precise navigation through the bulk of stars in the night sky? Don't worry, there will be an instrument for that - the Multi-Object Optical and Near-infrared Spectrog ... more
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Space soprano plans first duet from ISS
British singer Sarah Brightman said Tuesday she was working with ex-husband Andrew Lloyd Webber to perform in space after paying $52-million (48 million euros) to fly to the International Space Station. ... more
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Planetary Society Announces Test Flight for Privately Funded LightSail Spacecraft
The Planetary Society has announced the first of its LightSail spacecraft will embark on a May 2015 test flight. Funded entirely by private citizens, the solar sail satellite will hitch a ride to sp ... more
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Orion's Launch Abort System Motor Exceeds Expectations
Three seconds. That's all it took for the attitude control motor of NASA's Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) to prove that its material can survive not only the intense temperatures, pressures, noise ... more
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Dubai to build 'Museum of the Future'
Dubai on Wednesday announced plans to build an oval ring-shaped "Museum of the Future" to showcase innovation and solutions to challenges facing cities of the coming decades. ... more
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Cheap yen, fading Fukushima fears lure Japan tourists
The 2011 earthquake and tsunami that smashed into Japan laid waste to the country's tourism industry, leaving a coastline in ruins, killing thousands and sparking the worst atomic crisis in a generation. ... more
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Old-economy sectors are now tech, too: US study
Forget about old economy and new economy. Everything is now part of the tech economy, a prominent US research panel said Monday. ... more
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Diamantino Sforza - Gentleman Farmer of Prince George's County
Diamantino Sforza is a gentleman farmer in the Italian tradition, competing with his 85-year-old father for the first tomato, the first cucumber and the first pepper of the season. His father's fami ... more
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Water pools in US astronaut's helmet after spacewalk
An American astronaut found water pooling inside his helmet after he finished a six-plus hour spacewalk on Wednesday, raising new concerns about the safety of NASA's spacesuits. ... more
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Korean tech start-ups offer life beyond Samsung
As an engineering major at Seoul's Yonsei University, Yoon Ja-Young was perfectly poised to follow the secure, lucrative and socially prized career path long-favoured by South Korea's elite graduates. ... more
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Fast visas and dim sum: Spain seeks to attract Chinese tourists
Spanish five-star hotels are serving up white rice for breakfast as Spain offers quicker visas and seeks more direct flights from China to tap into the surging wave of Chinese tourists. ... more
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Sensors Detect Icing Conditions to Help Protect Airplanes
When ice accumulates on the surface of an aircraft during flight, it distorts the smooth flow of air necessary to stay aloft. The result is a reduction in lift, which can lead to stalls and crashes. ... more
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Industry: Risk aversion costs more than 'fast failure'
Representatives from some the nation's largest defense firms agreed a culture of risk aversion at the Pentagon is costing the American taxpayer more than "fast failure." ... more
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Boeing's Space Efforts to Be Managed by Newly Created Organization
Boeing has announced the creation of BDS Development, an organization within its Defense, Space and Security (BDS) unit, which will centralize its defense and space efforts. The company stated ... more
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The ISS Menu: Mayo, Espressos, Booze? Cosmonauts Reveal Their Secrets
It gets lonely in space if you're a foodie. However, some cosmonauts and astronauts found ways to deal with the problem by bringing their own, or turning to Earth for help. On Monday, Russian cosmon ... more
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London workshop teaches nuts and bolts behind tech
For children who have become increasingly savvy consumers of sophisticated technology, a London workshop is offering something different - a chance to get back to basics and build their own computers. ... more
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45th Space Wing, SpaceX sign first-ever landing pad agreement at the Cape
Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno, commander, 45th Space Wing, recently signed a five-year leasing agreement with SpaceX that will allow for the creation of the first-ever "Landing Pad" at Launch Complex 13 a ... more
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Critical NASA Science Returns to Earth aboard SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft
SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean about 7:44 p.m. EST Tuesday 259 miles southwest of Long Beach, California, with nearly 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo, science and fir ... more
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