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April 26, 2017
TIME AND SPACE
New survey hints at exotic origin for the Cold Spot



London, UK (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
A supervoid is unlikely to explain a 'Cold Spot' in the cosmic microwave background, according to the results of a new survey, leaving room for exotic explanations like a collision between universes. The researchers, led by postgraduate student Ruari Mackenzie and Professor Tom Shanks in Durham University's Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, publish their results in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The cosmic microwave background (CMB), a relic of the Big Bang, covers the whole ... read more

TECH SPACE
SES Offers Panoramic Glimpse into the Future of TV with Live Virtual Reality Demo
Luxembourg (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
SES, together with Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI and Newtec, will demonstrate an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) experience with a live 360-degree Ultra HD VR satellite broadcast this week ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
India seeks status as a major space power with more satellite launches
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
Aiming to lower the cost of access to space, the Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO) chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar has said the space agency is aiming to increase the number of satellite launc ... more
MARSDAILY
SwRI-led team discovers lull in Mars' giant impact history
Boulder CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
From the earliest days of our solar system's history, collisions between astronomical objects have shaped the planets and changed the course of their evolution. Studying the early bombardment histor ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Indian Space Agency Comes Up With an App Indicating Solar Power Potential
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed an Android app that will show the solar potential of a given location in any part of the country. The app was developed to support the cle ... more
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VSAT NEWS
UHP To Provide High-Availability VSAT Network to Major European Utility Company
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
UHP Networks Inc, a leading manufacturer of innovative VSAT equipment, reports it has been selected to provide VSAT network solution to a major electrical utility company in the European Union. The ... more
TECH SPACE
Man-Made Space Junk Puts Astronauts, Operational Spacecraft in Serious Danger
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) has warned that man-made junk in space is getting out of hand. Radio Sputnik discussed the space debris problem with former head of the Space Debris Office of the Eur ... more
SPACEMART
ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space
Paris (ESA) Apr 26, 2017
Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA's radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent of scientific data beamed back by future missions exploring deep in our Solar System. ... more
GPS NEWS
2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18. ... more
ENERGY TECH
Stanford scientist's new approach may accelerate design of high-power batteries
Stanford CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Research led by a Stanford scientist promises to increase the performance of high-power electrical storage devices, such as car batteries. In work published recently in Applied Physics Letters ... more


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TECH SPACE
Two-dimensional melting of hard spheres experimentally unravelled after 60 years
Oxford, UK (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
After extensive research, scientists from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford have found experimental evidence that sheds new light on the melting of two-dimensional substances. ... more
TECH SPACE
Nature: 3-D-printing of glass now possible
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Glass is one of mankind's oldest materials. It was used as far back as in ancient Egypt and ancient Rome and has found a place now also in manufacturing technology of the 21st century. An interdisci ... more
TECH SPACE
Engineering technique is damaging materials research reveals
Oxford, UK (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
A technique that revolutionised scientists' ability to manipulate and study materials at the nano-scale may have dramatic unintended consequences, new Oxford University research reveals. Focused Ion ... more
ENERGY TECH
Electrochemical performance of lithium-ion capacitors
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
How do internal short circuit? Researcher Minho Kim has published his paper "A fast and efficient pre-doping approach to high energy density lithium-ion hybrid capacitors". Internal short-circ ... more

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New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
Aiming to lower the cost of access to space, the Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO) chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar has said the space agency is aiming to increase the number of satellite launches from the existing seven to 12 per year. Experts said that increasing the number of launches will help India tap a fast-growing commercial space market. "Earlier, we were doing 2-3 (launches) ... more
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SwRI-led team discovers lull in Mars' giant impact history
Boulder CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
From the earliest days of our solar system's history, collisions between astronomical objects have shaped the planets and changed the course of their evolution. Studying the early bombardment history of Mars, scientists at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and the University of Arizona have discovered a 400-million-year lull in large impacts early in Martian history. This discovery is pu ... more
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Are human space babies conceivable?
Beijing (XNA) Apr 23, 2017
As astronauts continue to break records for time spent in space and manned Mars exploration is under discussion, scientists in China have begun a groundbreaking study to determine if humans can reproduce in space. Scientists will for the first time conduct an experiment to induce the differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into germ cells on China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1 ... more
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Wenchang, China (Sputnik) Apr 21, 2017
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ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space
Paris (ESA) Apr 26, 2017
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Man-Made Space Junk Puts Astronauts, Operational Spacecraft in Serious Danger
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) has warned that man-made junk in space is getting out of hand. Radio Sputnik discussed the space debris problem with former head of the Space Debris Office of the European Space Agency, Dr. Heiner Klinkrad. During a conference on space debris, held in Germany this week, the ESA expressed concerns over the increasing danger of orbiting space trash. Some exper ... more
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Munich, Germany (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
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Charlottesville VA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
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Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18. SVN 27 was launched in 1992, meaning it performed more than triple its design life of 7.5 years. "The most interesting thing about this process for me, was the ability to do some experimentatio ... more
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Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Apr 23, 2017
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Paris (AFP) April 19, 2017
A peanut-shaped asteroid 1.3 kilometres (3,280 feet) across streaked past Earth on Wednesday, giving astronomers a rare chance to check out a big space rock up close. But not too close. Dubbed 2014-JO25, the asteroid came nearest at 12:20 GMT and is now hurtling away from the centre of our solar system, said Ian Carnelli, an astronomer from the European Space Agency (ESA). "It does ... more
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