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September 01, 2014
Memory Reformat Planned for Opportunity Mars Rover
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 01, 2014
An increasing frequency of computer resets on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has prompted the rover team to make plans to reformat the rover's flash memory. The resets, including a dozen this month, interfere with the rover's planned science activities, even though recovery from each incident is completed within a day or two. Flash memory retains data even when power is off. It is the type used for storing photos and songs on smart phones or digital cameras, among many other uses. ... read more
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Russia's Foton-M Satellite Landing Scheduled for September 1
The landing of Russia's Foton-M biosatellite with geckos, fruit flies, silkworm eggs, mushrooms and seeds of higher plants on board is appointed for the Knowledge Day, September 1, in the Orenburg r ... more

Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology
NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA's Marshall Space Fligh ... more

Too Early for Conclusions on Galileo Satellites Incident
Rushing to conclusions on the possible causes of the Galileo satellites incident before the end of the EU-Russian investigation is both too early and inappropriate, a Russian Rocket and Space Corpor ... more
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NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the format ... more


NASA Wrapping Up Acoustic Testing for Space Launch System
Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, are wrapping up acoustic testing on a 5-percent scale model of NASA's Space Launch System. The Aug.28 test, the 34th in the s ... more

Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz

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NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary
NASA's twin Van Allen Probes will celebrate on Saturday two years of studying the sun's influence on our planet and near-Earth space. The probes, shortly after launch in August 2012, discovered a th ... more

Rosetta arrival competition winners
As Rosetta made its final approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, we asked you to join this extraordinary adventure by sharing pictures of your journeys, participating in a fun photo contest th ... more
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US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker


Researchers Use NASA and Other Data to Look Into the Heart of a Solar Storm
A space weather storm from the sun engulfed our planet on Jan. 21, 2005. The event got its start on Jan. 20, when a cloud of solar material, a coronal mass ejection or CME, burst off the sun and hea ... more

Obama's executive order: computer chip implants to heal injured troops
President Obama is backing a unique program aimed at developing computer chip implants that monitor and augment an injured soldier's nervous system - mitigating all sorts of maladies, ranging from arthritis to post-traumatic stress. ... more

'Robo Brain' will teach robots everything from the Internet
Robo Brain - a large-scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources - is currently downloading and processing about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 1 ... more
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U.S. military destroys experimental hypersonic weapon
Four seconds into the test launch of an experimental hypersonic weapon, on Monday, U.S. military officials were forced to abandon the mission and cue the weapon to self-destruct. ... more

The power of salt
Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT. The researchers evaluated an eme ... more
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Scientists craft atomically seamless semiconductor junctions
Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick. The University of Washington resea ... more

Researchers map quantum vortices inside superfluid helium nanodroplets
Scientists have, for the first time, characterized so-called quantum vortices that swirl within tiny droplets of liquid helium. The research, led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Law ... more

Competition for Graphene
A new argument has just been added to the growing case for graphene being bumped off its pedestal as the next big thing in the high-tech world by the two-dimensional semiconductors known as MX2 mate ... more

Nanoplasmonic and optical resonators create laser-like light emission
By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design, paving the way for power-on ... more

Indian start-up launches shoes that show you the way
"Wizard of Oz" heroine Dorothy only had to click her ruby red slippers together and they would spirit her home to Kansas. ... more


Laser pulse turns glass into a metal
Quartz glass does not conduct electric current, it is a typical example of an insulator. With ultra-short laser pulses, however, the electronic properties of glass can be fundamentally changed withi ... more

Russian Military plans switch to Soyuz, Angara launchers From 2016
The Russian Defense Ministry has decided to stop using the Rokot light rocket carrier from 2016 because of its reliance on imported parts and will switch to the Soyuz and Angara carriers, Aerospace ... more
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