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July 28, 2015
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The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is expanding. Dominated for decades by the search for radio transmissions from aliens, SETI has recently included optical searches for laser beams. A third SETI option, the search for extraterrestrial artefacts, is also gathering pace. Astronomers have conducted searches for Dyson Spheres using data from infrared astronomical satellites. Dyson Spheres are hypothetical shells built around entire solar systems, which could only be constructed by ci ... read more
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United Launch Alliance announces propulsion development program
United Launch Alliance (ULA), the nation's premier launch service provider, has announced the company will locate a propulsion testing and manufacturing operation in Pueblo, CO. ULA was formed in 20 ... more

Private Space Stations, East-West Tensions Won't Spark Space Race
Private space stations will be constructed within the next 10 years, and escalating tensions between China, Russia and the United States will not result in a new space race, according to a new surve ... more

Launch, docking returns ISS crew to full strength
Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan have arrived at the International Space Station to continue important research that advances NASA's journey to Mars while making d ... more
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Space Launch System design 'right on track' for journey to Mars
You know the feeling of pride and achievement when you've worked really hard on a term paper, and finally turn it in? That's how the critical design review team for NASA's Space Launch System is fee ... more


Political Tensions Have No Impact on Space Cooperation- Roscosmos
A Russian Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft successfully brought Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui and NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren to the ISS earlier in Thursday. "Diffi ... more
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NASA researchers find "frozen" recipe for extraterrestrial vitamin
Vitamin B3 could have been made on icy dust grains in space, and later delivered to Earth by meteorites and comets, according to new laboratory experiments by a team of NASA-funded researchers. Vita ... more

Russia Plans Proton Rocket Launch for August After Series of Failures
"The next 'Proton' launch is planned for August. It will be a commercial launch," Komarov said early on Thursday without specifying what kind of spacecraft the rocket will carry into orbit. Ac ... more
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Massive pool for space and deep-sea training to be built in Essex
The University of Essex has entered exploratory discussions to establish the world's deepest and largest research, training and development pool on the Knowledge Gateway research and business park a ... more

Multi-Use Firing Room 4 used for Resource Prospector Mission Simulation
NASA's 21st century multi-user Firing Room 4 in the Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center in Florida was used for the first time June 3. The facility last used to launch space shuttle Atlant ... more

China tests new carrier rocket
Chinese scientists on Friday successfully tested the power system of a Long March-5 carrier rocket scheduled for flight in 2016. Development of the rocket, the fifth-generation launch vehicle ... more
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Less Algae, Not Clearer Water, Keeps Tahoe Blue
Lake Tahoe's iconic blueness is more strongly related to the lake's algal concentration than to its clarity, according to research in "Tahoe: State of the Lake Report 2015," released today by the Ta ... more

Simulated map of missing satellite galaxies may answer darkmatter puzzle
A ripple in the outskirts of the Milky Way-and a hunch-led Rochester Institute of Technology astrophysicist Sukanya Chakrabarti to a previously undetected dwarf galaxy hidden under a veil of dark ma ... more
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Assembly of World's Biggest Radio Telescope Gets Underway
China has begun assembling a radio telescope which will have a dish the size of 30 football pitches when complete, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported, saying that the 10,000-ton telescope will ... more

Treasure hunting in archive data reveals clues about black holes' diet
Using archival data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, as well as from the XMM-Newton and Chandra X-ray telescopes, a team of astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics hav ... more

Ariane 5 arrives for Sept dual-payload mission
Arianespace is maintaining its 2015 mission pace as components for another Ariane 5 have arrived in French Guiana - with the latest heavy-lift vehicle scheduled to orbit two telecommunications space ... more

On the way to breaking the terahertz barrier for graphene nanoelectronics
A team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) discovered that electrical conduction in graphene on the picosecond timescale - a picosecond being one thousandth of one ... more

Scalable, direct method for synthesizing graphene in silicon chips
In the last decade, graphene has been intensively studied for its unique optical, mechanical, electrical and structural properties. The one-atom-thick carbon sheets could revolutionize the way elect ... more
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Fast, efficient system to produce graphene for energy storage applications
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and University of Western Australia researchers have developed a new process to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage and other material appli ... more

Cold crystallization has a dual nature
In some vitrous substances, when heated, not one, but two physical mechanisms are reponsible for crystallization, as scientists working at the Insitiute of Nuclear Physics in Krakow, Poland, have di ... more
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