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August 23, 2017
SPACE MEDICINE
Study finds that gravity, 'mechanical loading' are key to cartilage development



Columbia MO (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
Mechanical loading, or forces that stimulate cellular growth for development, is required for creating cartilage that is then turned to bone; however, little is known about cartilage development in the absence of gravity or mechanical loads. Now, in a study led by the University of Missouri, bioengineers have determined that microgravity may inhibit cartilage formation. Findings reveal that fracture healing for astronauts in space, as well as patients on bed rest here on Earth, could be compromise ... read more

MARSDAILY
The Moving Martian Bow Shock
Paris (ESA) Aug 23, 2017
As the energetic particles of the solar wind speed across interplanetary space, their motion is modified by objects in their path. A study, based on data from ESA's Mars Express orbiter, has thrown ... more
ROBO SPACE
Tech leaders warn against 'Pandora's box' of robotic weapons
Sydney (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
Elon Musk is leading demands for a global ban on killer robots, warning technological advances could revolutionise warfare and create new "weapons of terror" that target innocent people. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Computer approaches human skill for first time in mapping brain
Pullman WA (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
A WSU research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks - a breakthrough that could speed up the image ana ... more
MOON DAILY
Analysis of a 'rusty' lunar rock suggests the moon's interior is dry
San Diego CA (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
The moon is likely very dry in its interior according to a new study from researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, published August 21, 2017 in t ... more
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EXO WORLDS
Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away
Arlington TX (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. The team investigated the star system ... more
MARSDAILY
Mars weather: 'Cloudy, chance of nighttime snowstorm'
Paris (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
Mars is buffeted by turbulent snowstorms that occur only at night, according to a study released Monday that revises our understanding of Red Planet weather. ... more
MOON DAILY
Call For Ideas For Research On The Deep Space Gateway
Paris (ESA) Aug 22, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) invites members of the science community in Europe to propose ideas for research that could be performed on the Deep Space Gateway, a crewed spaceship in lunar vicini ... more
ENERGY TECH
A quick and easy way to shut down instabilities in fusion devices
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Scientists have discovered a remarkably simple way to suppress a common instability that can halt fusion reactions and damage the walls of reactors built to create a "star in a jar." The findings, p ... more
ROBO SPACE
AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
It's 2050 and the world revolves around you. ... more
MARSDAILY
Mars 2020 mission to use smart methods to seek signs of past life
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
NASA's Mars 2020 mission, which will look for signs of past life on Mars, will use smart methods originally developed to find the oldest life on Earth, according the mission's Deputy Project Scienti ... more


Roscosmos Approves Luna-25 Space Station Model in Moon Exploration Project

IRON AND ICE
Large asteroid to safely pass Earth on September 1
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 21, 2017
Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances). ... more
ROBO SPACE
DARPA assured autonomy seeks to guarantee safety of learning-enabled autonomous systems
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Building on recent breakthroughs in autonomous cyber systems and formal methods, DARPA has announced a new research program called Assured Autonomy that aims to advance the ways computing systems ca ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
UBC researcher looks to the future of bone replacements
Kelowna, Canada (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
A UBC Okanagan researcher has discovered a new artificial bone design that can be customized and made with a 3D printer for stronger, safer and more effective bone replacements. Hossein Montaz ... more
ROBO SPACE
Engineer's model lays groundwork for machine-learning device
St. Louis MO (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial in ... more



The Moving Martian Bow Shock
Paris (ESA) Aug 23, 2017
As the energetic particles of the solar wind speed across interplanetary space, their motion is modified by objects in their path. A study, based on data from ESA's Mars Express orbiter, has thrown new light on a surprising interaction between the planet Mars and supersonic particles in the solar wind. cientists have long been aware that a feature known as a bow shock forms upstream of a p ... more
Paris (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
Mars weather: 'Cloudy, chance of nighttime snowstorm'
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Mars 2020 mission to use smart methods to seek signs of past life
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 17, 2017
For Moratorium on Sending Commands to Mars, Blame the Sun
Analysis of a 'rusty' lunar rock suggests the moon's interior is dry
San Diego CA (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
The moon is likely very dry in its interior according to a new study from researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, published August 21, 2017 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The question of the moon's moistness matters because the amount of water and other volatile (easily evaporated) elements and compounds provide ... more
Paris (ESA) Aug 22, 2017
Call For Ideas For Research On The Deep Space Gateway
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017
Roscosmos Approves Luna-25 Space Station Model in Moon Exploration Project
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
Moon's magnetic field lasted far longer than once believed
New Horizons Video Soars over Pluto's Majestic Mountains and Icy Plains
Laurel MD (SPX) Jul 17, 2017
In July 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft sent home the first close-up pictures of Pluto and its moons - amazing imagery that inspired many to wonder what a flight over the distant worlds' icy terrain might be like. Wonder no more. Using actual New Horizons data and digital elevation models of Pluto and its largest moon Charon, mission scientists have created flyover movies that offer s ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 13, 2017
Juno spots Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
New evidence in support of the Planet Nine hypothesis
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
Scientists probe Neptune's depths to reveal secrets of icy planets
Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away
Arlington TX (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. The team investigated the star system Gliese 832 for additional exoplanets residing between the two currently known alien worlds in this system. Their computations revealed that an additional Earth-like planet with a dynamically stable c ... more
Arecibo PR (SPX) Jul 17, 2017
A New Search for Extrasolar Planets from the Arecibo Observatory
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Gulf of Mexico tube worm is one of the longest-living animals in the world
Garching, Germany (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Molecular Outflow Launched Beyond Disk Around Young Star
The Phantom Lunar Dragon
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
In February, SpaceX announced plans to send a crewed Dragon capsule on a private circumlunar mission in late 2018. The announcement caught most of the space community by surprise. It was a bold plan for a company that hasn't even flown astronauts into Earth orbit, but SpaceX founder Elon Musk is famous for thinking big. The circumlunar mission was tame compared to his bold plan to colonize ... more
Vostochny (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017
Equipment for Angara heavy-class rocket arrives at Vostochny Cosmodrome
Vostochny (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017
Soyuz-2 Rocket to Arrive at Vostochny on September 20 for November Launch
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 18, 2017
ISRO Develops Ship-Based Antenna System to Track Satellite Launches
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China's satellite sends unbreakable cipher from space
Beijing (XNA) Aug 14, 2017
Chinese scientists have become the first to realize quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, laying the foundation for building a hack-proof global quantum communication network. The achievement based on experiments conducted with the world' s first quantum satellite, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), was published in the authoritative academic journal Nature on T ... more
Xi'an, China (XNA) Aug 14, 2017
Xian Satellite Control Center resolves over 10 major satellite faults in 50 years
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Large asteroid to safely pass Earth on September 1
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 21, 2017
Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances). Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles in size; measurements from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and NEOWISE mission indicate it's about 2.7 miles (4.4 kilometers) ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
Dino-killing asteroid could have thrust Earth into 2 years of darkness
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Asteroid Apophis has One in 100,000 chance of hitting Earth
Paris (ESA) Aug 14, 2017
Asteroid 2012 TC4 will fly past Earth in October 2017
'Eyes in space' and more powerful lasers will enhance US Army's arsenal
Washington DC (AFNS) Jul 25, 2017
It's been a "dynamic year" for Army space and missile defense, with a multi-domain task force being formed, a new nanosatellite set to launch soon, and more powerful laser weapons in the works, said Lt. Gen. James H. Dickinson. Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Raytheon successfully fires high-energy laser from helicopter
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Missile Defense Agency seeks laser-armed drone
Washington (AFP) April 8, 2017
Laser weapons edge toward use in US military
Japan deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to Guam
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
Japan deployed its Patriot missile defence system on Saturday after North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles over the country towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, local officials and reports said. Regional tensions are mounting as Washington and Pyongyang ratchet up their war of words, with President Donald Trump warning Pyongyang would "truly regret" any hostile action against ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Jacobs Technology awarded $4.6B contract for missile defense services
Washington (AFP) July 30, 2017
US successfully tests missile intercept system
Seoul (AFP) July 29, 2017
S. Korea speeds up US missile defence over North's missile test
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Cassini to begin final five orbits around Saturn
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 14, 2017
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn's upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet. Cassini will make the first of these five passes over Saturn at 9:22 p.m. PDT Sunday, Aug. 13 (12:22 a.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 14). The spacecraft's point of close ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 14, 2017
Cassini Prepares to Say Goodbye to a True Titan
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
NASA finds moon of Saturn has chemical that could form 'membranes'
Charlottesville VA (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
ALMA confirms complex chemistry in Titan's atmosphere
How to move objects at the nanoscale
Trieste, Italy (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
To move a nanoparticle on the surface of a graphene sheet, you won't need a "nano-arm": by applying a temperature difference at the ends of the membrane, the nanocluster laying on it will drift from the hot region to the cold one. In addition, contrary to the laws ruling the world at the macroscale, the force acting on the particle - the so-called thermophoretic force - should not decrease as th ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
New method promises easier nanoscale manufacturing
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
New material resembling a metal nanosponge could reduce computer energy consumption
MSU gravitational physicist receives NASA award to explore extreme gravity and the universe
Bozeman MT (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
A Montana State University gravitational physicist has received funding for a research project that aims to answer fundamental questions about the universe. NASA awarded $750,000 to Nicolas Yunes for his project "Exploring Extreme Gravity: Neutron Stars, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves." Yunes is a founding member of the MSU eXtreme Gravity Institute, known as XGI, and an associate pro ... more
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
First look at gravitational dance that drives stellar formation
Warwick UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves launched
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
LISA Gravitational-Wave Observatory Selected as ESA L3 Mission
NICER and LISA to Confirm or Disprove Predictions of General Relativity
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
Two astrophysical missions, NICER and LISA, could soon change our understanding of the universe. Scientists hope that both instruments would help them answer fundamental questions about the universe, testing many aspects of Einstein's theory of general relativity. NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) is already in space. It was launched to the International Space Stati ... more
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Superconductivity research reveals potential new state of matter
Munich, Germany (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Supermassive black holes feed on cosmic jellyfish
Columbus OH (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
Ohio Supercomputer Center helps researchers map invisible universe
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AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
It's 2050 and the world revolves around you. From the contents of your fridge to room temperature - digital assistants ensure your home runs smoothly. Your screens know your taste and show channels you want to see as you enter the room. Your car is driverless and your favourite barman may just be an android. Predictions for an AI-dominated future are increasingly common, but Antoine Blo ... more
Sydney (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
Tech leaders warn against 'Pandora's box' of robotic weapons
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
DARPA assured autonomy seeks to guarantee safety of learning-enabled autonomous systems
St. Louis MO (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Engineer's model lays groundwork for machine-learning device
Could the X-37B Space Plane be Preparing for a Mission in September
Washington (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017
The United States Air Force (USAF) is preparing their secretive X-37B space plane for its fifth mission in early September. As always, most of the X-37B's payload and mission is classified, but Space.com has reported that the launch may be slated for early September. The fifth mission of the X-37B, known as Orbital Test Vehicle-5 (OTV-5), is different from previous launches in that the spa ... more
Liverpool UK (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
Do video game players make the best unmanned pilots
Washington (UPI) Aug 21, 2017
Insitu receives contract for U.S. Navy Special Warfare ScanEagle support
Washington (UPI) Aug 18, 2017
U.S. military to buy counter-drone radars from RADA


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