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January 28, 2013
ROCKET SCIENCE
Scientists create tractor beam
St. Andrews, Scotland (UPI) Jan 26, 2013
Scientists at Scotland's St. Andrews University have invented a miniature working version of a Star Trek-style "tractor beam." The device the researchers created has the ability to pull tiny particles suspended in water towards it via a beam of light, instead of pushing them away, which normally happen, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. The team published its study in the Nature Photonics journal. Unfortunately, researchers said their device cannot be replicated on a larger scale beca ... read more
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IRON AND ICE

Commercial Asteroid Hunters Announce Plans For New Robotic Exploration Fleet
A NewSpace start up Deep Space Industries claims it will send a fleet of asteroid-prospecting spacecraft out into the solar system to hunt for resources to accelerate space development to benefit Ea ... more
LAUNCH PAD

First Ariane 5 For 2013 Ready For Loading
Arianespace's first Ariane 5 for launch in 2013 is now ready to receive its two satellite passengers after this heavy-lift launcher was moved to the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building in French Gui ... more
EXO LIFE

Wood on the seafloor - an oasis for deep-sea life
Trees do not grow in the deep sea, nevertheless sunken pieces of wood can develop into oases for deep-sea life - at least temporarily until the wood is fully degraded. A team of Max Planck researche ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

How to predict the future of technology
The bread and butter of investing for Silicon Valley tech companies is stale. Instead, a new method of predicting the evolution of technology could save tech giants millions in research and developm ... more


LAUNCH PAD

Russia Set for Year's First Baikonur Space Launch Feb. 5
In the first space launch from the Baikonur space port this year, a Russian carrier rocket Soyuz-2.1a is to orbit six Globalstar-2 communication satellites on February 5, the Federal Space Agency Ro ... more
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MARSDAILY

Is there life on Mars?
Scientists believe that a large crater, which has been discovered on Mars, might have been a lake several billion years ago. A space vehicle, which NASA sent to explore Mars, has discovered layers o ... more
MARSDAILY

Thawing Dry Ice Drives Groovy Action On Mars
Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter see seasonal changes on far-northern Martian sand dunes caused by warming of a winter blanket of frozen carbon dioxide. Earth has no naturally fr ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US military's robot space plane lands back on Earth

Russia to Create Space-Based Ballistic Missile Warning System

COBALT delivers app-specific IO for established military application profiles

LockMart and NGC Deliver Payload for Fourth SBIRS Satellite

zero2infinity will launch nanosatellites from the stratosphere

Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Satellite Contract

With IRNSS-1C, India a Step Closer to Own Navigation Satellite System

LAUNCH PAD

Azerspace And Africasat-1a "fit" for Ariane 5 launch
The Azerspace/Africasat-1a satellite on Arianespace's 2013 year-opening Ariane 5 mission has undergone its fit-check as preparations move ahead for the February 7 dual-passenger flight from French G ... more
MARSDAILY

Mars Rover Curiosity Uses Arm Camera at Night
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has for the first time used the camera on its arm to take photos at night, illuminated by white lights and ultraviolet lights on the instrument. Scientists used the ... more
MARSDAILY

Opportunity At Work At Whitewater Lake
Opportunity is on the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour Crater, performing an in-situ (contact) science investigation of veins in the light-toned outcrop "Whitewater Lake." O ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

Iran Manufacturing Hi-Tech Spacesuits
Iran's Space Agency officials announced that they have launched production of spacesuits along with their attempts to produce spacecrafts. Head of Aerospace Research Institute (ARI) of Iran Mohammad ... more
TECH SPACE

Phoenix Rising: New Video Shows Advances in Satellite Repurposing Program
Inserting new capabilities into a satellite is no simple task. Doing so as that satellite hurdles through space 22,000 miles above the Earth is a bit more challenging still. DARPA's Phoenix pr ... more
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Mysterious Midcontinent Rift is a Geological Hybrid

These roos were 'made' for walking, study suggests of extinct enigmas

Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture

Brain surgery through the cheek

Prehistoric crocodiles' evolution mirrored in living species

Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to large cyanobacteria blooms

Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation

EXO LIFE

Synchrotron infrared unveils a mysterious microbial community
In the fall of 2010, Hoi-Ying Holman of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) was approached by an international team researching a mysterious microbia ... more
DRAGON SPACE

Reshuffle for Tiangong
2013 is set to be an important year for China's space program. We expect to see the first landing of a Chinese spacecraft on the Moon, in addition to a sequence of Earth satellite launches. We also ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA's Veteran Mars Rover Ready to Start 10th Year
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, one of the twin rovers that bounced to airbag-cushioned safe landings on Mars nine years ago this week, is currently examining veined rocks on the rim of a ... more
MARSDAILY
NASA Selects Experimental Commercial Suborbital Flight Payloads

Payload elements come together in Starsem's wrap-up Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome for Globalstar

Russia Set for Year's First Baikonur Space Launch Feb. 5


MARSDAILY
NASA's Veteran Mars Rover Ready to Start 10th Year

Opportunity Investigating Light-toned Veins in Rock Outcrop

Opportunity At Work At Whitewater Lake


MARSDAILY
US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by


MARSDAILY
The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

EXO WORLDS

New Evidence Indicates Auroras Occur Outside Our Solar System
University of Leicester planetary scientists have found new evidence suggesting auroras - similar to Earth's Aurora Borealis - occur on bodies outside our solar system. Auroras occur on several pl ... more
STATION NEWS

NASA to Send Inflatable Pod to International Space Station
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said it wants to send an inflatable space pod to be attached to the International Space Station (ISS) by 2015, which could lead to a compl ... more
MARSDAILY

Reull Vallis: a river ran through it
ESA's Mars Express imaged the striking upper part of the Reull Vallis region of Mars with its high-resolution stereo camera last year. Reull Vallis, the river-like structure in these images, is beli ... more
EXO LIFE

Bubbling up Organics in an Ocean Vent Simulator
This week, fizzy ocean water and the alkaline fluid that bubbles up from deep ocean vents are coursing through a structure at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. that is reminiscent ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
ORNL research reveals unique capabilities of 3-D printing

Trina Solar's Monocrystalline Honey Module Sets New World Record

Stem and Kyocera Launch Energy Storage For Commercial Users

Researchers develop world's thinnest electric generator

A simple and versatile way to build 3-dimensional materials of the future

Energy Prices and Business Decision-Making in Canada

A brighter design emerges for low-cost, 'greener' LED light bulbs

IRON AND ICE

US company aims to 'harvest' asteroids

LAUNCH PAD

NASA Selects Experimental Commercial Suborbital Flight Payloads

MARSDAILY

Opportunity Investigating Light-toned Veins in Rock Outcrop

SPACE TRAVEL

TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net

ROCKET SCIENCE

Aerojet's AJ26 Engine Completes Successful Hot Fire in Support of Antares Rocket

LAUNCH PAD

Payload elements come together in Starsem's wrap-up Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome for Globalstar

ROCKET SCIENCE

Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes

MARSDAILY

Possible Clues to Ancient Subsurface Biosphere on Mars

LAUNCH PAD

Amazonas 3 in Kourou for Ariane 5 year-opening launch campaign

EXO WORLDS

Glitch has space telescope shut down

The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

Martian Crater May Once Have Held Groundwater-Fed Lake

Titan Gets a Dune "Makeover"

ISS to get inflatable module

First Ariane 5 Launch For 2013 Ready With Two Birds

US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake

An Astronaut's Guide

Suborbital Space Research and Education Conference Scheduled for June 2013

Game on: European student codes reach ISS

Herschel intercepts asteroid Apophis

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Robofish Grace glides with the greatest of ease

Mathematical breakthrough sets out rules for more effective teleportation

Nexter joins robot development business

Fusion helped by collision science

ESA workhorse to power NASA's Orion spacecraft

Competition Hopes To Fine Tune ISS Solar Array Shadowing

Choosing the right people to go to Mars

Africasat-1a to launch on first Ariane 5 launch in 2013

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

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