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April 16, 2017
ROBO SPACE
Brane Craft Proposal Awarded Phase 2 by NASA



El Segundo CA (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
NASA has awarded Dr. Siegfried Janson of The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) with the 2017 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase II grant award, worth approximately $500,000, for further development of his Brane Craft flat spacecraft proposal. This award is one of 22 early-stage technical proposals that will transform the future of human and robotic exploration missions, introduce new exploration missions, and significantly improve current approaches to building and operating aerospace ... read more

ROBO SPACE
Lockheed Martin gets license for military exoskeleton tech
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Lockheed Martin announced plans to explore the military exoskeleton market after licensing bionic augmentation technology from B-Temia. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA Invests in 22 Visionary Exploration Concepts
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 10, 2017
A mechanical rover inspired by a Dutch artist. A weather balloon that recharges its batteries in the clouds of Venus. These are just two of the five ideas that originated at NASA's Jet Propulsion La ... more
UAV NEWS
Whiteflies provide insight into stabilizing manmade drones during takeoff
Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
When whiteflies take off, they don't just spread their wings and fly. Just .03 of an inch long, these tiny insects possess a variety of sophisticated techniques that provide them with exceptional st ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Materials may lead to self-healing smartphones
San Francisco CA (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
Taking a cue from the Marvel Universe, researchers report that they have developed a self-healing polymeric material with an eye toward electronics and soft robotics that can repair themselves. The ... more
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Facebook launches digital assistant 'M' in US
Washington (AFP) April 6, 2017
Facebook on Thursday launched its digital assistant named "M" for US users of its Messenger application, ramping up the social network's efforts in artificial intelligence. ... more
ROBO SPACE
NASA Tests Robotic Ice Tools for Use on Ocean Worlds
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 31, 2017
Want to go ice fishing on Jupiter's moon Europa? There's no promising you'll catch anything, but a new set of robotic prototypes could help. Since 2015, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pas ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Electronic control to ensure photovoltaic systems always work at maximum power
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
After having developed various algorithms and control systems and having applied them in a whole range of fields, such as robotics, control of motors in electric machines, and in wind generators, th ... more
ROBO SPACE
Electronic synapses that can learn: towards an artificial brain?
Paris (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
Researchers from the CNRS, Thales, and the Universities of Bordeaux, Paris-Sud, and Evry have created an artificial synapse capable of learning autonomously. They were also able to model the device, ... more
ROBO SPACE
NASA Robotic Refueling Mission Departs Station
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
The International Space Station serves as an orbiting test and demonstration laboratory for scientific experiments to be performed inside and outside the space station. The experiments are inherentl ... more
NANO TECH
Nanoscopic golden springs change color of twisted light
Bath, UK (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
University of Bath scientists have used gold spring-shaped coils 5,000 times thinner than human hairs with powerful lasers to enable the detection of twisted molecules, and the applications could im ... more


Robot epigenetics: Adding complexity to embodied robot evolution

SPACE TRAVEL
Robot Fedor to Guide Russia's Federation Spacecraft in Maiden Flight - Roscosmos
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 03, 2017
First flight of the Russian next-generation Federation spacecraft will be unmanned, the space vehicle will be guided by a robot named Fedor, Russia's Roscosmos State Space Corporation said Friday. ... more
FARM NEWS
Robotics aid in the study of corn and drought tolerance
Columbia MO (SPX) Mar 30, 2017
Developing drought tolerant corn that makes efficient use of available water will be vital to sustain the estimated 9 billion global population by 2050. In March 2014, the National Science Foundatio ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Deep space gateway to open opportunities for distant destinations
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
NASA is leading the next steps into deep space near the moon, where astronauts will build and begin testing the systems needed for challenging missions to deep space destinations including Mars. The ... more
ROBO SPACE
AM General, Army to test autonomous vehicle system
Washington (UPI) Mar 30, 2017
An autonomous vehicle for transporting personnel and equipment within U.S. military facilities is being developed by AM General and the Army. ... more

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U.S. Army tests dune buggy-like Hunter, Killer vehicles
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
A developing U.S. Army platform comprising two dune buggy-like vehicles completed a round of testing at Fort Sill, Okla., on Thursday. The eight-wheeled vehicles, known as Hunter and Killer, were tested between April 3 and April 13 during the 2017 Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment, or MFIX. They are designed to travel through various types of terrain and provide operators with aircra ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
U.K. defense minister calls for autonomous supply vehicles
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
MS-177 sensor completes test on Global Hawk
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Swiss prisons getting drone-detection capability
Humans to Mars Official NASA Goal, But What About Radiation
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Human exploration of Mars is now an official goal of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill to increase NASA's budget. The law sets spending at $19.5 billion for the 12-month period starting on October 1, 2017. Congress will need to approve the money. And for the first time, the NASA budget adds human exploration of M ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Recent advances and new insights into quantum image processing
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
NASA Fellow studies new heatshield-making technique
Colorado Springs CO (Sputnik) Apr 10, 2017
China Considering Cooperation With Russia on Space Debris
Touch-sensitive, elastic fibers offer new interface for electronics
Raleigh NC (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Researchers from North Carolina State University have created elastic, touch-sensitive fibers that can interface with electronic devices. "Touch is a common way to interact with electronics using keyboards and touch screens," says Michael Dickey, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at NC State and corresponding author of a paper describing the work. "We have created soft a ... more
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Microprocessors based on a layer of just 3 atoms
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Streamlining mass production of printable electronics
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Irish researchers make major breakthrough in smart printed electronics
AREVA NP Signs Contract for Outage Services at Farley Nuclear Generating Station
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
AREVA NP signed a contract with Southern Nuclear to provide outage services at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station* units 1 and 2 between 2017 and 2021. Over the course of six outages, AREVA NP will provide refueling, steam generator and specialty non-destructive examination services, inspection and reactor coolant pump services that support the Farley plant in providing carbon-free ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
AREVA and KAZATOMPROM sign a strategic agreement
Johannesburg (AFP) April 9, 2017
S.Africa to re-think nuclear deal after junk status : ANC
Paris (AFP) April 9, 2017
France enshrines decision to close oldest nuclear plant
Anti-IS strike rules unchanged under Trump: general
Baghdad (AFP) April 13, 2017
The rules of engagement governing US-led strikes against the Islamic State group have not been changed under President Donald Trump's administration, a commander said on Thursday. After taking office in January, Trump ordered the development of a "new plan" to defeat IS, and called for recommendations on changing rules of engagement and "policy restrictions" that go beyond the requirements o ... more
Baghdad (AFP) April 11, 2017
IS now controls less than seven percent of Iraq, military says
Niamey (AFP) April 10, 2017
Niger troops kill 57 Boko Haram fighters: security sources
Washington (AFP) April 10, 2017
White House warns Syria on chemical, barrel bomb use
U.S. emissions generally lower last year
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The only U.S. sector where emissions of carbon dioxide increased last year was in the transportation sector, an Energy Department division reported. A daily brief from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported CO2 emissions from the transportation sector increased 1.9 percent from 2015 levels. Emissions directly from motor gasoline increased 1.8 percent and the overall sector ... more
Washington (AFP) April 3, 2017
World Bank urges more investment for developing global electricity
New York (AFP) April 3, 2017
US states begin legal action on Trump energy delay
Paris (AFP) March 28, 2017
Program to be axed saves energy in LA buildings
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Controlling electron spin for efficient water splitting
Rehovot, Israel (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Water is made of oxygen and hydrogen, and splitting water molecules to produce hydrogen for fuel is a promising path for alternative energy. One of the main obstacles to making hydrogen production a reality is that current methods of water splitting result in hydrogen peroxide also being formed: This affects both the efficiency of the reaction and the stability of the production process. I ... more
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Scientists further understanding of a process that causes heat loss in fusion devices
Boston MA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
How some battery materials expand without cracking
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Art of paper-cutting inspires self-charging paper device
Yuanwang fleet to carry out 19 space tracking tasks in 2017
Nanjing (XNA) Mar 31, 2017
Yuanwang space tracking ships, which follows the progress of satellites and other space-bound craft, will carry out 19 maritime space monitoring missions in 2017, according to the maritime satellite measurement and control authority on Wednesday. Yuanwang-5 left port Wednesday and Yuanwang-6 started its journey Monday. Yuanwang-7 and the rocket transporting fleet will set sail in Apr ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
China Develops Spaceship Capable of Moon Landing
Wenchang, China (XNA) Mar 13, 2017
Long March-7 Y2 ready for launch of China's first cargo spacecraft
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
China Seeks Space Rockets Launched from Airplanes
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Two Russians, one American land back on Earth from ISS
Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan (AFP) April 10, 2017
Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut touched down safely in central Kazakhstan Monday following a 173-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). "Touchdown confirmed," said a commentator on NASA Television, describing it as a "textbook" landing. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough was accompanied by Russian space agency cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko in ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
You Say Tomato, I Say Tomatosphere: ISS Science to the Classroom
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 10, 2017
NASA Invests in 22 Visionary Exploration Concepts
Rio De Janeiro (Sputnik) Apr 10, 2017
No Roscosmos plans to send space tourists to ISS before 2020
Mars spacecraft's first missions face delays, NASA says
Washington (AFP) April 14, 2017
NASA will probably delay the first two missions of its Orion deep-space capsule, being developed to send astronauts beyond earth's orbit and eventually to Mars, the US space agency said on Thursday. A report by NASA's Office of Inspector General cited technical as well as budget challenges. The first launch of the Orion spacecraft atop the planned Space Launch System, or SLS - set to be ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 12, 2017
Opportunity Mars rover on the way to Perseverance Valley
Paris (AFP) April 13, 2017
France, Japan aim to land probe on Mars moon
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
NASA's MAVEN reveals Mars has metal in its atmosphere
Dream Chaser to use Europe's next-generation docking system
Paris (ESA) Apr 10, 2017
ESA and a team of European industrial contractors led by QinetiQ have finalised an agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation for the use of Europe's International Berthing Docking Mechanism on the Dream Chaser spaceplane. The Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Dream Chaser is being developed as a reusable, lifting-body, multimission spacecraft capable of landing at commercial airports or space ... more
Sweden, Kiruna (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Europe's largest sounding rocket launched from Esrange
Washington (AFP) April 6, 2017
Bezos sells $1 bn in Amazon stock yearly to pay for rocket firm
Washington DC (Sputnik) Apr 06, 2017
US-Russia Venture Hopes to Sell More RD-180 Rocket Engines to US
Polluted London sets its sights on cars
London (AFP) April 9, 2017
Gone are the days of London's "pea souper" smogs, but like many European cities, the British capital is once again being choked by pollution - and has road traffic firmly in its sights. In 1952, the Great Smog suffocated London for five days, bringing the city to a standstill as soot-filled clouds descended onto the streets and into people's lungs, leaving more than 12,000 dead. The cri ... more
Washington (AFP) April 10, 2017
Road salt runoff threatens US, Canada lakes: study
Shanghai (AFP) April 6, 2017
Shanghai river clean-up leaves boat-dwellers in limbo
Dhaka (AFP) April 6, 2017
Bangladesh closes one of world's most polluted places
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GM to ramp up self-driving effort in Silicon Valley
New York (AFP) April 14, 2017
General Motors is boosting its autonomous driving efforts, investing $14 million and adding 1,100 jobs in a new research center in San Francisco. The largest US automaker made the announcement Thursday, amid a race in the industry on autonomous vehicle research. While GM is already testing autonomous vehicles through its Cruise Automation unit in California, Arizona and Michigan, the new ... more
San Francisco (AFP) April 14, 2017
Uber says growth strong as it gives a peek at earnings
Washington (AFP) April 13, 2017
Tesla's Musk announces plans for semi-truck launch
San Francisco (AFP) April 14, 2017
Apple gets permit to test self-driving cars
Scientists created nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
The project received support from the Regional Science Foundation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research in the competition for oriented interdisciplinary research in 2016. The results of the research were published in the journals "Physics of the Solid State", "Vacuum" and "Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism". The authors of the project say that with the help of this ... more
Lemont IL (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Self-assembling polymers provide thin nanowire template
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Scientists identify unusual force acting on nanoparticles
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
UNM physicist discovers strange forces acting on nanoparticles
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Humans to Mars Official NASA Goal, But What About Radiation
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Human exploration of Mars is now an official goal of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill to increase NASA's budget. The law sets spending at $19.5 billion for the 12-month period starting on October 1, 2017. Congress will need to approve the money. And for the first time, the NASA budget adds human exploration of M ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Recent advances and new insights into quantum image processing
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
NASA Fellow studies new heatshield-making technique
Colorado Springs CO (Sputnik) Apr 10, 2017
China Considering Cooperation With Russia on Space Debris
To save honey bees, human behavior must change
Annapolis MD (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
In the search for answers to the complex health problems and colony losses experienced by honey bees in recent years, it may be time for professionals and hobbyists in the beekeeping industry to look in the mirror. In a research essay to be published this week in the Entomological Society of America's Journal of Economic Entomology, Robert Owen argues that human activity is a key driver in ... more
Oxford Uk (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
So sheep may safely graze
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Fungus uses light to invade, attack wheat plants
Llorente, Colombia (AFP) April 12, 2017
Colombia forces struggle to root out coca


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