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August 09, 2017
TECH SPACE
NASA Tests Autopilot Sensors During Simulations



Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Inside a large, black-walled facility outside Denver, NASA's Satellite Servicing Projects Division (SSPD) team successfully completed the latest testing of three rendezvous and proximity operations sensors used for satellite servicing applicatons and beyond. These sensors are needed for autonomous rendezvous of spacecraft, which is a vital technology for robotically servicing a satellite. Held at Lockheed Martin's Space Operations Simulation Center (SOSC), this round of testing involved a Vision N ... read more

MOON DAILY
Astronauts to bring asteroid back into lunar orbit
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Future space exploration aims to fly further from Earth than ever before. Now, Italian Space Agency scientists have expressed an interest in contributing to the development of robotic technologies t ... more
ROBO SPACE
Why humans find faulty robots more likeable
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
It has been argued that the ability of humans to recognize social signals is crucial to mastering social intelligence - but can robots learn to read human social cues and adapt or correct their own ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Dragon to be packed with new experiments for International Space Station
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
The International Space Station is a unique scientific platform enabling researchers from around the world to develop experiments that could not be performed on Earth. A line of unpiloted resupply s ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
New magnetic microbots can capture and carry single cells
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Scientists have designed a tiny robot made of microscopic cubes capable of changing shape when triggered by a magnetic field. Once initiated, the microbot can derive energy from the surrounding environment. ... more
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EXO WORLDS
NASA hiring a planetary protection officer to guard against alien invaders
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
According to NASA, the universe needs police - specifically immigration enforcement. The space agency is hiring a planetary protection officer to keep Earthlings safe from alien invaders. ... more
TECH SPACE
Active machine learning for the discovery and crystallization of gigantic polyoxometalate molecules
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Who is the better experimentalist, a human or a robot? When it comes to exploring synthetic and crystallization conditions for inorganic gigantic molecules, actively learning machines are clearly ah ... more
ROBO SPACE
Mishap doesn't dampen enthusiasm for security robots
Washington (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
On his first day at work as a security guard, Steve was greeted warmly, drawing attention from passersby, including some taking selfies with him at the tony retail-residential complex he patrolled. Then he fell into the fountain. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Watch out Messi, here come the footballers at RoboCup
Nagoya, Japan (AFP) July 30, 2017
With steely focus, player number 3 scored a stunning opening goal in the first few minutes of the high-stakes football match between a dominant Bordeaux and their plucky Chinese opponents. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Somersaulting simulation for jumping bots
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
In recent years engineers have been developing new technologies to enable robots and humans to move faster and jump higher. Soft, elastic materials store energy in these devices, which, if released ... more
TECH SPACE
Making telescopes that curve and twist
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
A new tool for computational design allows users to turn any 3D shape into a collapsible telescoping structure. New mathematical methods developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University captur ... more


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MOON DAILY
How Light Looks Different on the Moon and What NASA Is Doing About It
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Things look different on the Moon. Literally. Because the Moon isn't big enough to hold a significant atmosphere, there is no air and there are no particles in the air to reflect and scatter sunligh ... more
MOON DAILY
United Launch Alliance to launch Astrobotic mission to the Moon
Pittsburgh, PA (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Astrobotic and United Launch Alliance report that Astrobotic's Peregrine Lunar Lander will be onboard a ULA launch vehicle in 2019, during the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. "Astrobotic is thr ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor
Tokyo (AFP) July 23, 2017
Lava-like rocks believed to be melted nuclear fuel have been spotted inside Japan's stricken Fukushima reactor by an underwater robot, the plant's operator said at the end of a three-day inspection. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Australia's robo-footballers go for gold at world champs
Sydney (AFP) July 21, 2017
A roar rings out as a small, white robot wins a tussle for the ball and kicks it into the goal. ... more



Pentagon says it has released guidelines for shooting down civilian drones
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
The Department of Defense has approved a policy that allows military bases to shoot down unauthorized drones in their airspace, according to the Pentagon. A Pentagon spokesperson confirmed the policy's existence to UPI but offered no further comment because it is classified. The policy was distributed in the last several weeks in response to growing concern among military commanders. ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Raytheon receives $25.9M contract for Global Hawk sensor upgrades
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Drones reporting for work
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
Mobile force protection aims to thwart adversaries' small UAVs and Drones
Clarifiying complex chemical processes with quantum computers
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Specialists expect nothing less than a technological revolution from quantum computers, which they hope will soon allow them to solve problems that are currently too complex for classical supercomputers. Commonly discussed areas of application include data encryption and decryption, as well as special problems in the fields of physics, quantum chemistry and materials research. But wh ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Big data points humanity to new minerals, new deposits
Nashville TN (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Smart underwear proven to prevent back stress with just a tap
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
NASA Tests Autopilot Sensors During Simulations
Single-photon emitter has promise for quantum info-processing
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Los Alamos National Laboratory has produced the first known material capable of single-photon emission at room temperature and at telecommunications wavelengths. These carbon nanotube quantum light emitters may be important for optically-based quantum information processing and information security, while also being of significant interest for ultrasensitive sensing, metrology and imaging ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
A semiconductor that can beat the heat
Fairport, NY (SPX) Aug 02, 2017
Saelig introduces Sol Chip autonomous, solar-powered sensor station
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing
The Roadmap for Increased Safety and Viability of Nuclear Power Plants
New York, NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
SCHOTT, an expert provider of glass-to-metal electrical penetration assemblies to the nuclear power industry, has welcomed a report released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) highlighting the potentially severe issues that can occur as a result of complete failure of electrical and instrumentation and control (I and C) equipment under severe accident conditions. The report, ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 02, 2017
Areva signs MOX fuel fabrication contract with Japan
Washington (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Construction of two nuclear power plants in US halted
Paris (AFP) July 28, 2017
Nuclear contaminates earnings of France's EDF
Nigerian town still reeling from botched bombing
Rann, Nigeria (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
He fled to Rann to escape Boko Haram, but Babagana Jugudum lost everything on January 17 when the Nigerian military accidentally killed more than 100 people in a botched air strike on the town. His wife and two children were among the dead. Only now can his story be told after AFP became one of the first global media organisations allowed access to the area. On that fateful Tuesday at ar ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Anti-IS operations enter fourth year
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Battelle helps DHS assess, train canine security teams
Washington (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Pentagon may boost support to Philippine counter-IS ops: official
India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable
Lincoln UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Plans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment unless greater emphasis is placed on providing new supporting infrastructure and utilities, according to a major new study. Professor Hugh Byrd, a specialist in urban planning from the University of Lincoln, UK, conducted a ... more
University Park PA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Allowable 'carbon budget' most likely overestimated
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
Google's 'moonshot' factory spins off geothermal unit
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BAE Systems installing heat and power plant at Portsmouth, England
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
BAE Systems of Great Britain is starting to install a new combined heat and power plant at the Royal Navy base in Portsmouth, England. The plant will be completed at the end of next year and will recycle energy, reduce carbon footprint and save the Ministry of Defense as much as $4.7 million in annual energy costs, BAE said. "By developing this new facility we will be able to rec ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Metal clouds to protect fusion reactor walls from heat flux
Binghamton NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Saliva-powered battery could be helpful in extreme conditions
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
How the electrodes of lithium-air batteries become passivated
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China has a clear plan to provide sea launches for commercial payloads to be carried by Long March rockets, according to an aerospace official. Tang Yagang, vice head of the aerospace division of the No.1 institute of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), said that the technology is not difficult and a sea launch platform can be built based on modifying 10,000-ton ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
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Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
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A look inside the Space Station's experimental BEAM module
Houston TX (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik looks through the hatch of the International Space Station's Bigelow Expandable Aerospace Module (BEAM) on July 31, 2017. He shared this photo on social media on August 2, commenting, "Ever wonder how you look when you enter a new part of a spacecraft? Well, this is it. First time inside the expandable BEAM module." The BEAM is an experimental expandable ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 03, 2017
Two Voyagers Taught Us How to Listen to Space
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 17, 2017
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Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 01, 2017
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Five Years Ago and 154 Million Miles Away: Touchdown!
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 03, 2017
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which landed near Mount Sharp five years ago this week, is examining clues on that mountain about long-ago lakes on Mars. On Aug. 5, 2012, the mission team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, exalted at radio confirmation and first images from Curiosity after the rover's touchdown using a new "sky crane" landing method. Transmissi ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 17, 2017
For Moratorium on Sending Commands to Mars, Blame the Sun
Paris (ESA) Jul 14, 2017
Tributes to wetter times on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 14, 2017
Opportunity will spend three weeks at current location due to Solar Conjunction
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VSS Unity Flies with Propulsion Systems Installed and Live
Mojave CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
It was a beautiful summer's morning here in Mojave today and a great day for flying! During the couple of months since VSS Unity's last flight, our teams have been focusing their efforts on a long list of ground-based test and installation activities. With those successfully completed, it was time to get VSS Unity back into her natural environment. So, after an early start for the team, VM ... more
Huntsville AL (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Space Launch System Solid Rocket Boosters 'on Target' for First Flight
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
Dragon to be packed with new experiments for International Space Station
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 18, 2017
ISRO Develops Ship-Based Antenna System to Track Satellite Launches
Benefits of advanced wood-burning stoves greater than thought
Raleigh NC (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution more than anticipated, because gaseous emissions from traditional wood stoves form more particulate matter in the atmosphere than researchers previously thought. "Previous studies have looked solely at direct emissions from cookstoves ... more
Tenerife, Spain (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Algae blooms irk Canaries beachgoers
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Hong Kong cleans up greasy beaches after palm oil spill
Moscow (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Russia's Lake Baikal 'extremely polluted', Putin warns
Electric car startup Faraday Future signs factory deal
Washington (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Electric car startup Faraday Future said Monday it had signed a lease for a new assembly plant in California and reaffirmed its intention to start deliveries in 2018. The company, whose backers include the head of the financially strapped Chinese tech group LeEco, said its new facility will be in Hanford, California, roughly halfway between Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. Faraday Future ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
BMW sticks to cautious forecast as profits shift up
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
China issues bike-sharing guidelines as complaints rise
Berlin (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Germany's car bosses bid to head off diesel ban with software patch
New method promises easier nanoscale manufacturing
Chicago IL (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new way to precisely pattern nanomaterials that could open a new path to the next generation of everyday electronic devices. The new research, published July 28 in Science, is expected to make such materials easily available for eventual use in everything from LED displays to cellular phones to photod ... more
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
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
How do you build a metal nanoparticle?
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Clarifiying complex chemical processes with quantum computers
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Specialists expect nothing less than a technological revolution from quantum computers, which they hope will soon allow them to solve problems that are currently too complex for classical supercomputers. Commonly discussed areas of application include data encryption and decryption, as well as special problems in the fields of physics, quantum chemistry and materials research. But wh ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Big data points humanity to new minerals, new deposits
Nashville TN (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Smart underwear proven to prevent back stress with just a tap
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
NASA Tests Autopilot Sensors During Simulations
Low to no risk from pesticide-tainted eggs: experts
Paris (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
The pesticide fipronil at the heart of Europe's latest food safety scare is found in common household products used to rid the family dog of ticks, kill lawn pests, and in cockroach bait. It is also a prolific killer of bloodsucking red mites that can devastate poultry farms, but Europe prohibits its use on food-producing animals. Tests with lab rats have observed toxic effects on the ne ... more
The Hague (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Dutch egg probe widens to chicken meat tests
Rome (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Heatstruck Italy starts harvesting its thirsty vines
Jerusalem (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Mexichem buys 80% of Israel's Netafim for $1.5 bln


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