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June 13, 2017
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 turnaround, but it seems probable that the next spaceplane to fly won't be the same one that recently landed. The US Air Force, owners of the semi-secret spacecraft, has two vehicles, both with long missions to their credit. It's fair to say that the US Air Force is now running X-37B flights routinely. T ... read 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
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
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
ROBO SPACE
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
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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
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
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. ... 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
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Falcon Flight for X-37B
Washington (AFP) June 8, 2017
Pro-Syria regime drone shot down after it fires on coalition
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
London, UK (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Liquids are capable of supporting waves with short wavelengths only
Champaign IL (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Metal-ion catalysts and hydrogen peroxide could green up plastics production
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
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Nitrides in Transition
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
Tokyo (AFP) June 13, 2017
Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
AREVA-EWN consortium to dismantle the Reactor Pressure Vessel at Brunsbuttel
China supports Philippines' US-backed fight against Islamists
Beijing (AFP) June 12, 2017
China supports the Philippine government's "anti-terrorism" operations against Islamist militants, the Chinese foreign ministry said Monday after US special forces provided support to Filipino troops. The US embassy in Manila said Saturday that special forces were assisting the Philippine military with ongoing operations in the southern city of Marawi, which insurgents overran on May 23. ... more
Washington (AFP) June 11, 2017
US forces conduct strike against Somalia's Al-Shabaab: Pentagon
Arbil , Iraq (AFP) June 10, 2017
Iraqi girl reunited with family 3 years after IS abduction
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 10, 2017
US forces back Philippine troops in Islamist held city
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
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
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
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Low cost, scalable water-splitting fuels the future hydrogen economy
University Park PA (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
The "clean-energy economy" always seems a few steps away but never quite here. Fossil fuels still power transportation, heating and cooling, and manufacturing, but a team of scientists from Penn State and Florida State University have come one step closer to inexpensive, clean hydrogen fuel with a lower cost and industrially scalable catalyst that produces pure hydrogen through a low-energy wate ... more
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Batteries from scrap metal
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists develop divide and conquer approach for more stable power generation
What China's space ambitions have to do with politics
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2017
Experts told Sputnik they believe China's space ambitions are driven not only by the goal of space exploration itself but also by politics. Tommy Yang - China's commitment to its space exploration programs is driven by the same sense of national pride that fueled the "space race" between the Soviet Union and the United States in the 1960s, experts told Sputnik. China's space programs toppe ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
Reusable craft are in CASIC's plans
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
China's 1st astronaut details projects for orbital station, manned lunar visit
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
Moon or Mars - humanity's next stop
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
Pence hails new NASA astronauts as 'best of us'
Miami (AFP) June 7, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday hailed 12 new NASA astronauts as "the best of us," after they were selected from a record-breaking pool of more than 18,000 applicants. The seven men and five women who will be part of the US space program as it presses on to Mars and other deep-space destinations in the coming decades include military pilots, emergency physicians and marine biologists. ... more
Huntsville AL (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Additional Astronaut on the Space Station Means Dozens of New Team Members on the Ground
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 12, 2017
To Be or Not to Be: At 20 ISS Goes Strong, But for How Long
St. Petersburg (Sputnik) Jun 07, 2017
Russia's New 'Federation' Spacecraft to be Launched from Baikonur in 2022
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
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 12, 2017
NASA Finds Evidence of Diverse Environments in Curiosity Samples
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 08, 2017
Opportunity Surveying the spillway into Perseverance Valley
NASA awards Universal Stage Adapter contract for SLS
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
NASA has selected Dynetics, Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, to develop and build a universal stage adapter for the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. The adapter will connect NASA's Orion spacecraft and provide additional cargo space for the future configurations of the rocket containing an exploration upper stage (EUS). Under the contract, Dynetics will design, develop, test, evaluat ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 09, 2017
Proton returns to flight with US satellite after 12 month hiatus
Moscow (AFP) June 8, 2017
Russian rocket returns to service with launch of US satellite
Paris (ESA) Jun 05, 2017
Ariane 5 launches its heaviest telecom payload
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
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
A new hyper-local air pollution map
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
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
New benchmark set for global electric vehicle sales
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
A goal of 30 percent new electrical vehicle sales by 2030 could help make a dent in the emissions from the transportation sector, leaders said from Beijing. A campaign steered by North American, European and Asian powers aims to drive the sale of electrical vehicles higher under plan outlined at a clean-energy conference in Beijing. Fatih Briol, the head of the International Ener ... more
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
Hiroshima, Japan (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New millimeter-wave technology could make future vehicles much safer
UNIST researchers engineer transformer-like carbon nanostructure
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has engineered a new type of carbon nanomaterials, capable of changing shapes and colors depending on the type of solvents used. Such materials have attracted much attention owing to their unique optical properties and structures. In the study, the joint research team, led by Professor Byung Soo kim and Professor Oh Hoon Kwon has presented a unique des ... more
New York NY (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Sensing the nanoscale with visible light, and the fundamentals of disordered waves
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
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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
London, UK (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Liquids are capable of supporting waves with short wavelengths only
Champaign IL (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Metal-ion catalysts and hydrogen peroxide could green up plastics production
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 DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Bee buzzes could help determine how to save their decreasing population
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Study predicts where global warming is likely to spark food violence


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