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January 26, 2015
Boeing will be first to carry US astronauts to space
Miami (AFP) Jan 26, 2015
Boeing will be the first commercial company to carry a NASA astronaut to space in July 2017 under a contract with the US space agency, followed by its competitor SpaceX, officials said Monday. NASA is funneling billions of dollars to both companies so that they can replace American access to the orbiting International Space Station after the US space shuttle program was retired in 2011. The announcement of $4.2 billion for Boeing and $2.6 billion for SpaceX was made in September 2014. Howeve ... read more
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Cosmic puzzle settled: Comets give us shooting stars
Suspicions that shooting stars come from comet dust, transformed into fiery streaks as they hit Earth's atmosphere, have been bolstered by Europe's Rosetta space mission, scientists reported Monday. ... more

Scientists befuddled by mysterious white spot on Ceres
Everyday, NASA's Dawn probe gets a bit closer to the dwarf planet Ceres. They're hoping this history-making flyby can answer questions and offer scientists a new and improved understanding of the glorified asteroid. But so far, Ceres is all mystery. ... more

Colorado scientists pitch concept for telescope better than Hubble
In the world of telescopes, it doesn't get much better than Hubble's resolution. The Hubble Space Telescope has provided astronomers with some of the most detailed images of distant space ever captured. ... more
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More Astronauts for China
The next Chinese crewed space mission won't fly until 2016. China is expected to send a crew of three astronauts to the Tiangong 2 space laboratory, which is expected to launch in the same year. ... more


New research re-creates planet formation in the lab
New laser-driven compression experiments reproduce the conditions deep inside exotic super-Earths and giant planet cores, and the conditions during the violent birth of Earth-like planets, documenti ... more
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Planetary Society announces test flight for LightSail
The Planetary Society today announced the first of its LightSail spacecraft will embark on a May 2015 test flight. Funded entirely by private citizens, the solar sail satellite will hitch a ride to ... more

Stardust shows gold and uranium alchemy in stars less than expected
Researchers combing the ocean depths have made a surprising discovery about the frequency with which stars beyond our solar system produce special heavy elements such as gold and uranium. Stel ... more
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Obama, Modi break nuclear impasse, hail new 'friendship'

Davos elites warned about catastrophic cyberattacks

Iran lawmakers drafting law on nuclear enrichment hike

Politics Won't Get in Way of Russia, US Nuclear Cooperation Through 2015

Iraq PM says retaking Mosul from IS 'can be done'

Dancer recalls "perfectionism that allows no mistakes"

New US sanctions would 'unravel' Iran nuclear deal: Zarif


New laser could upgrade the images in tomorrow's technology
A new semiconductor laser developed at Yale has the potential to significantly improve the imaging quality of the next generation of high-tech microscopes, laser projectors, photolithography, hologr ... more

NASA craft set to beam home close-ups of Pluto
Nine years after leaving Earth, the New Horizons spacecraft is at last drawing close to Pluto and on Sunday was expected to start shooting photographs of the dwarf planet. ... more

Microsoft HoloLens goggles captivate with holograms
Microsoft's HoloLens goggles have hit a sweet spot between Google Glass and virtual reality headgear, immersing users in a mesmerizing world of augmented reality holograms. ... more
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Rare view of three moons casting shadows on Jupiter
The shadows of three moons orbiting Jupiter were viewable on Friday night. ... more

The path to artificial photosynthesis
Through their work, Professor Emad Aziz, head of the HZB Institute "Methods for Material Development", Professor Leone Spiccia from Monash University and their teams have taken an important leap for ... more
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Scientists invent 3-D printer 'teleporter'
Scientists at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany, say they've invented the world's first teleporter. Naturally, it's named "Scotty" after Star Trek's enterprising engineer Mr. Scott. ... more

Scientists slow down light particles
The speed of light is a limit, not a constant - that's what researchers in Glasgow, Scotland, say. A group of them just proved that light can be slowed down, permanently. ... more

SPIDER Experiment Touches Down in Antarctica
After spending 16 days suspended from a giant helium balloon floating 115,000 feet (35,000 meters) above Antarctica, a scientific instrument dubbed SPIDER has landed in a remote region of the frozen ... more

Black hole on a diet creates a 'changing look' quasar
Yale University astronomers have identified the first "changing look" quasar, a gleaming object in deep space that appears to have its own dimmer switch. The discovery may offer a glimpse into the l ... more

SES Entrusts Arianespace With SES-12
SES has announced that the company has selected Arianespace to launch the powerful new hybrid communications satellite, SES-12, on board an Ariane 5 booster from the European Space Center in Kourou, ... more

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Roscosmos, NASA Still Planning on Sending Men Into Space
Piloted space flight programs will be the focus of cooperation between the Russian and US space agencies, new Roscosmos head, Igor Komarov, said Thursday. According to Komarov, NASA is interested i ... more

Singer Sarah Brightman in training for space tourist role
British singer Sarah Brightman has started a gruelling 72-hour survival course in a snowy Russian forest to train for her upcoming role as a space tourist, Russia's cosmonaut training centre said Friday. ... more
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