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February 22, 2013
ISS plays host to innovative infectious disease research
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Performing sensitive biological experiments is always a delicate affair. Few researchers, however, contend with the challenges faced by Cheryl Nickerson, whose working laboratory aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is located hundreds of miles above the Earth, traveling at some 17,000 miles per hour. Nickerson, a microbiologist at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, is using the ISS platform to pursue new research into the effects of microgravity on disease-causing organisms. ... read more
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Kepler helps astronomers find tiny exo planet
An international team of astronomers has used nearly three years of high precision data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft to make the first observations of a planet outside our solar system that's small ... more

Water On The Moon: It's Been There All Along
Traces of water have been detected within the crystalline structure of mineral samples from the lunar highland upper crust obtained during the Apollo missions, according to a University of Michigan ... more

NASA Seeks Big Ideas for Small In-Space Propulsion Systems
NASA's Space Technology Program is calling for proposals to develop miniaturized electrospray propulsion technologies that could revolutionize small satellite propulsion systems. Electrospray ... more
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Kennedy Engineers Designing Plant Habitat For ISS
Some of the research on the International Space Station focuses on meeting the needs of long-term spaceflight to destinations such as asteroids or Mars. A group of engineers at NASA's Kennedy Space ... more


NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers Tiny Planet System
NASA's Kepler mission scientists have discovered a new planetary system that is home to the smallest planet yet found around a star similar to our sun. The planets are located in a system call ... more
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The quest for a better bionic hand
For an amputee, replacing a missing limb with a functional prosthetic can alleviate physical or emotional distress and mean a return of vocational ability or cosmetics. Studies show, however, that u ... more

Brain prostheses create a sense of touch
Rats can't usually see infrared light, but they have "touched" it in a Duke University lab. The rats sensed the light as a sensation of touch after Duke neurobiologist Miguel Nicolelis and his ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Poland wants NATO-Russia deal scrapped: minister

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


NASA Rover Confirms First Drilled Mars Rock Sample
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has relayed new images that confirm it has successfully obtained the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet. No rover has ever drilled ... more

Space likely for rare earths search, scientists say
The quest for rare earths vital to some of modern life's most indispensable technologies may see mining robots jet to the stars within decades, a world-first conference in Australia was told Wednesday. ... more

Searching for a Pale Blue SPHERE in the Universe
The Planetary Habitability Laboratory (PHL) is now searching for Earth-like worlds. The PHL maintains the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog (HEC) in which exoplanets discoveries are classified and compar ... more
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NASA Seeks University Participants for Summer Rocket Workshop
University faculty and students interested in learning how to build scientific experiments for spaceflight are invited to join RockOn 2013 from June 15-20 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virgin ... more

Cassini Sheds Light On Cosmic Particle Accelerators
During a chance encounter with an unusually strong blast of solar wind arriving at Saturn, the international Cassini spacecraft detected particles being accelerated to ultra-high energies, similar t ... more
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River turbines turn Austria's Danube from blue to green

Good COP, bad COP: Will Paris climate summit prevail?

2 dead in Aust bushfire; Peru shakes; Pacific Sandra strengthens

Peatland Code could save more than 200 million tons of carbon dioxide

Pope warns poverty fuels conflict on landmark Africa trip

France to deploy 11,000 police for climate summit


Start Me Up!
NASA engineers conducted the first in a new round of tests on the next-generation J-2X rocket engine Feb. 15 at Stennis Space Center. The 35-second test continued progress in development of the engi ... more

NASA Awards Final Space Launch System Advanced Booster Contract
NASA has selected Aerojet of Sacramento, Calif., for a $23.3 million contract to develop engineering demonstrations and risk reduction concepts for future advanced boosters for the agency's Space La ... more

NASA plant study headed to space station
NASA engineers say they're working on a habitat to learn the effects on plants of long-duration microgravity exposure in space. ... more
NASA Seeks University Participants for Summer Rocket Workshop

Another Sea Launch Failure

ILS Concludes Yamal 402 Proton Launch Investigation

NASA Rover Confirms First Drilled Mars Rock Sample

Rover finds gray rock beneath Red Planet's surface

Bleach could hamper Mars life search

Water On The Moon: It's Been There All Along

Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Public to vote on names for Pluto moons

The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout


Rover finds gray rock beneath Red Planet's surface
So much for Mars being "The Red Planet." ... more

Asteroid Steins' hidden gems
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft snapped images of asteroid Steins as it flew by the diamond-shaped asteroid on 5 September 2008 revealing a tiny world with a big history of collisions. The images wer ... more

Temporary Comm Loss Interrupts Crew's Day
The Expedition 34 crew completed a bevy of science and maintenance tasks Tuesday despite a temporary loss of communications between the International Space Station and the ground. Communicatio ... more

Radar Movie of Asteroid 2012 DA14
An initial sequence of radar images of asteroid 2012 DA14 was obtained on the night of Feb. 15/16, 2013, by NASA scientists using the 230-foot (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Cal ... more
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Powering the next billion devices with Wi-Fi

Greater potential for transport in climate mitigation

Energy from a fossil fuel without carbon dioxide

Projection mapping sticks visual information on moving, rotating objects

Strange quantum phenomenon achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

ORNL microscopy captures real-time view of evolving fuel cell catalysts

Ecological extinction explains how turbulence dies


Asteroid 2012 DA14 Speeds Away From Earth


How Do We Know the Russian Meteor and 2012 DA14 Aren't Related?


Previewing the next steps on the path to a magnetic fusion power plant


NASA briefly loses contact with space station


Bleach could hamper Mars life search


Russia to launch bioscience satellite


At the mouth of the red valley


NASA Spinoff 2012 Features New Space Tech Bettering Your Life Today


Antares Engine Test Aborted; New Date TBD


NASA's MAVEN Mission Completes Assembly

Scientists turn eyes toward Europa in search for life

Robots with lift

Asteroid whizzes safely past Earth

Welcome Aboard Shenzhou 10

Telescopes Could Detect ET Life Signs Within 25 Years

Magnetic shielding of ion beam thruster walls

Orion Lands Safely on Two of Three Parachutes in Test

Getting the Right Spin on a Close-Passing Asteroid

Comet dust seeding life to Jupiter moons?

Low-Gravity Flights Will Aid ISS Fluids and Combustion Experiments

Humans and robots work better together following cross-training

Dry ice vacuum cleaner robot bound for Fukushima

Gas explosions enable soft robot to jump

ILS Concludes Yamal 402 Proton Launch Investigation

NASA Set for New Round Of J-2X Testing at Stennis Space Center

Mars Rock Takes Unusual Form

Rover Walkabout Continues at Cape York

Another Sea Launch Failure

Insect drives robot to track down smells

Earth-like planets are right next door

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