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June 12, 2017
ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX's first recycled Dragon arrives at space station



Miami (AFP) June 5, 2017
SpaceX's first-ever recycled spaceship arrived Monday at the International Space Station, two days after the unmanned Dragon cargo capsule launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Live images on NASA television showed the spaceship approaching the orbiting outpost, then being grabbed with the station's robotic arm at 9:52 am (1352 GMT). "Capture complete," said NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who operated the robotic arm from inside the station. The spaceship is carrying a ... read more

UAV NEWS
Falcon Flight for X-37B
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
The intriguing X-37B robot spaceplane just can't stay grounded. Barely months after landing from a mission lasting more than two years, the next X-37B will blast off in August 2017. That's a quick t ... more
FARM NEWS
Scientists design laser to kill weeds
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
In a quest to become heroes to yard workers everywhere, a team of German researchers are developing a laser gun to kill weeds. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Autonomous machines edge towards greater independence
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Cars that can drive autonomously have recently made Autonomous machines edge towards greater independences. In the near future, machines that can learn autonomously will become increasingly present ... more
ROBO SPACE
Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod, faces challenges
San Francisco (AFP) June 7, 2017
Apple's new HomePod speaker may be music to the ears of its loyal fans, but how much it can crank up volume in the smart speaker market remains to be heard. ... more
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AI 'good for the world'... says ultra-lifelike robot
Geneva (AFP) June 8, 2017
Sophia smiles mischievously, bats her eyelids and tells a joke. Without the mess of cables that make up the back of her head, you could almost mistake her for a human. ... more
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AI gets so-so grade in Chinese university entrance exam
Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
An AI machine has taken the maths section of China's annual university entrance exam, finishing it faster than students but with a below average grade. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Tactile sensor gives robots new capabilities
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Eight years ago, Ted Adelson's research group at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) unveiled a new sensor technology, called GelSight, that uses physical contact w ... more
ROBO SPACE
Meet the most nimble-fingered robot ever built
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
Grabbing the awkwardly shaped items that people pick up in their day-to-day lives is a slippery task for robots. Irregularly shaped items such as shoes, spray bottles, open boxes, even rubber duckie ... more
ROBO SPACE
Muscle grafts could help amputees sense and control artificial limbs
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. Through coordination of the patient's prosthetic limb, existing nerves, and mus ... more
ROBO SPACE
Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google
San Jose, United States (AFP) June 6, 2017
Apple will later this year release a "HomePod" music-centric smart home speaker, challenging a market currently dominated by Amazon and Google in its latest move to weave deeper into people's lives. ... more


Configuration and manipulation of soft robotics for on-orbit servicing

ROBO SPACE
Teaching robots good manners
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are making virtual and robotic assistants increasingly capable in performing complex tasks. For these "smart" machines to be considered safe and trustworthy ... more
ROBO SPACE
A glove powered by soft robotics to interact with virtual reality environments
San Diego CA (SPX) May 31, 2017
Engineers at UC San Diego are using soft robotics technology to make light, flexible gloves that allow users to feel tactile feedback when they interact with virtual reality environments. The resear ... more
ROBO SPACE
CMU's interactive tool helps novices and experts make custom robots
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 31, 2017
A new interactive design tool developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables both novices and experts to build customized legged or wheeled robots using 3D-printed components a ... more
MARSDAILY
Student-Made Mars Rover Concepts Lift Off
Hampton VA (SPX) May 28, 2017
Witnessing a rocket launch is a special occasion. Watching a rocket launch with materials you made go up into the sky is priceless. That's how it felt for researchers from NASA's Langley Resea ... more



DARPA, BAE partner on multirole unmanned aerial systems
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
The Defense of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is partnering with BAE Systems to develop a new line of multi-role unmanned aerial systems.They are designed to be modular and able to mount different sensor, radio-frequency, and weapons packages. The contract provides $5.4 million to develop small multifunction UAVs that can conduct multiple missions with a single payl ... more
Washington (AFP) June 8, 2017
Pro-Syria regime drone shot down after it fires on coalition
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Falcon Flight for X-37B
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Netherlands to replace ScanEagle UAV with Integrator
Study proves viability of quantum satellite communications
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Researchers in Canada have taken a significant step towards enabling secure quantum communication via moving satellites, as announced by the Canadian Government in April 2017. Their study, published in the new journal Quantum Science and Technology, demonstrates the first quantum key distribution transmissions from a ground transmitter to a quantum payload on a moving aircraft. To en ... more
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 07, 2017
Indian Space Agency to Work on Electric Propulsion for Large Satellites
Champaign IL (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Metal-ion catalysts and hydrogen peroxide could green up plastics production
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New sound diffuser is 10 times thinner than existing designs
Engineer unveils new spin on future of transistors with novel design
Dallas TX (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
An engineer with the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas has designed a novel computing system made solely from carbon that might one day replace the silicon transistors that power today's electronic devices. "The concept brings together an assortment of existing nanoscale technologies and combines them in a new way," said Dr. Joseph ... more
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Seeing the invisible with a graphene-CMOS integrated device
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Beyond Scaling: An Electronics Resurgence Initiative
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) May 30, 2017
Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies
UNIST improves remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a method for the remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances. With the help of this newly-developed detection device, the detection of various types of radioactive materials can be done from a remote distance. In their study, published in the May issue of the prestigious journal, Nature Communications, Professor Eunmi Choi of Na ... more
Berlin (AFP) June 7, 2017
German court nukes tax on power firms
Fort Collins CO (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
A new twist on the origin of uranium
Tokyo (AFP) June 6, 2017
Nuclear-wary Japan restarts another atomic reactor
Iraqi girl reunited with family 3 years after IS abduction
Arbil , Iraq (AFP) June 10, 2017
The Ashti camp in Iraq's northern city of Arbil on Saturday celebrated the return of a girl whose abduction by jihadists three years ago sent shockwaves through her Christian community. Joy filled the prefab unit that is now the home of six-year-old Christina Ezzo Obada's family, who were forced to flee the town of Qaraqosh, which lies between Arbil and Mosul and was taken over by the Islami ... more
Manila (AFP) June 8, 2017
Politicians backing Islamist militants in Philippines: army
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
New fabric coating could thwart chemical weapons, save lives
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 8, 2017
Egypt accuses Qatar of paying ransom to 'terrorist group'
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
British energy company Centrica said Friday it was now a pure-European player after selling off parts of its Canadian partnership. Centrica holds a 60 percent stake in the Canadian exploration and production joint venture, CQ Energy Canada Partnership, and said it was now sold to a consortium led by Asian investors. "In line with its strategy announced in July 2015, the divestmen ... more
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Keeping the hydrogen coming
Paris (AFP) June 3, 2017
India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
A technology developed by Purdue researchers could provide an "instantly rechargeable" method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid vehicle batteries through a quick and easy process similar to refueling a car at a gas station. The innovation could expedite the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles by eliminating the time needed to stop ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists develop divide and conquer approach for more stable power generation
University Park PA (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Low cost, scalable water-splitting fuels the future hydrogen economy
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New model deepens understanding of the dynamics of quark-gluon plasmas
Moon or Mars - humanity's next stop
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
Back in 1969, Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, uttered his famous words: "That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." The statement has inspired ever since. More than 500 astronauts have entered space in the nearly five decades that have followed, and over 10 have landed on the moon. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon and Arms ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
China to open space station to scientists worldwide
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
China achieves key breakthrough in multiple launch vehicles
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
China's space station to help maintain co-orbital telescope
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
To Be or Not to Be: At 20 ISS Goes Strong, But for How Long
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 12, 2017
The International Space Station has become a genuinely global project proving that despite political differences, economic problems and social changes countries can work in concert sharing experience, overcoming problems and finding compromises. That said, even top space energy representatives taking part in this year's international conference on space exploration (GLEX-2017) found it har ... more
Miami (AFP) June 7, 2017
Pence hails new NASA astronauts as 'best of us'
Huntsville AL (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Additional Astronaut on the Space Station Means Dozens of New Team Members on the Ground
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 07, 2017
Roscosmos Says Cooperation With NASA Unaffected by 'Political Outbursts'
Walkabout Above 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 12, 2017
Opportunity is at the top of "Perseverance Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The plan before proceeding down the valley is to perform a walk-about survey above the valley. To start the walkabout, on Sol 4746 (May 31, 2017) Opportunity drove about 82 feet (24.9 meters) mostly south toward a chosen waypoint. Images for extensive panoramas were collected with the Navigation Camera (Navc ... more
Paris (ESA) Jun 09, 2017
Window to a watery past on Mars
DeKalb, IL (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
Study estimates amount of water needed to carve Martian valleys
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 12, 2017
NASA Finds Evidence of Diverse Environments in Curiosity Samples
SpaceX's first recycled Dragon arrives at space station
Miami (AFP) June 5, 2017
SpaceX's first-ever recycled spaceship arrived Monday at the International Space Station, two days after the unmanned Dragon cargo capsule launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Live images on NASA television showed the spaceship approaching the orbiting outpost, then being grabbed with the station's robotic arm at 9:52 am (1352 GMT). "Capture complete," said NASA ... more
New Delhi (AFP) June 5, 2017
India shows off space prowess with launch of mega-rocket
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
NASA awards Universal Stage Adapter contract for SLS
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 09, 2017
Proton returns to flight with US satellite after 12 month hiatus
Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: study
The Hague (AFP) June 8, 2017
Plastic that is dumped in rivers and then ends up in the world's oceans is one of the major sources of marine pollution, a new study said this week, with Asian waterways the main culprits. Researchers at The Ocean Cleanup - a Dutch foundation developing new technologies for ridding the oceans of plastic - say rivers carry an estimated 1.15-2.41 million tonnes of plastic into the sea every ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Americans' caffeine habit may be harming waterways, wildlife
Paris (AFP) June 7, 2017
Woman sues France over Paris pollution health damage
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
A new hyper-local air pollution map
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
New millimeter-wave technology could make future vehicles much safer
Hiroshima, Japan (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Hiroshima University and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (MIFS) has announced the development of a low-power millimeter-wave amplifier that feeds on 0.5 V power supply and covers the frequency range from 80 GHz to 106 GHz. It was fabricated using MIFS's Deeply Depleted Channel (DDC) technology. This is the first W-band (75-110 GHz) amplifier that can operate even with such a low power-supply v ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
New benchmark set for global electric vehicle sales
San Francisco (AFP) June 8, 2017
Uber woes mount ahead of workplace probe report
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Electric vehicle sales up, but incentives needed to drive growth
Sensing the nanoscale with visible light, and the fundamentals of disordered waves
New York NY (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
We cannot see atoms with the naked eye because they are so small relative to the wavelength of light. This is an instance of a general rule in optics - light is insensitive to features which are much smaller than the optical wavelength. However, a new experiment appearing in Science shows that features that are even 100 times smaller than the wavelength can still be sensed by light. Hanan ... more
Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Nanosized silicon heater and thermometer combined to fight cancer
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 30, 2017
Ultrafast nanophotonics: Turmoil in sluggish electrons' existence
Stanford CA (SPX) May 24, 2017
Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst
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Study proves viability of quantum satellite communications
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Researchers in Canada have taken a significant step towards enabling secure quantum communication via moving satellites, as announced by the Canadian Government in April 2017. Their study, published in the new journal Quantum Science and Technology, demonstrates the first quantum key distribution transmissions from a ground transmitter to a quantum payload on a moving aircraft. To en ... more
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 07, 2017
Indian Space Agency to Work on Electric Propulsion for Large Satellites
Champaign IL (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Metal-ion catalysts and hydrogen peroxide could green up plastics production
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New sound diffuser is 10 times thinner than existing designs
Scientists design laser to kill weeds
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
In a quest to become heroes to yard workers everywhere, a team of German researchers are developing a laser gun to kill weeds. In reality, the new laser system is unlikely to be coming to a yard near you. But it could prove a boon to farmers and the environment. The system's promising ability relies on robotic software, which is being tested and improved by computer scientists at ... more
Jabugo, Spain (AFP) June 11, 2017
Spain's 'jamon' conquers China
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Study predicts where global warming is likely to spark food violence
Seoul (AFP) June 7, 2017
Culls, poultry transport ban as S. Korea fights bird flu outbreak


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