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November 21, 2014
Russia studies construction of its own orbital station
Moscow (XNA) Nov 20, 2014
Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos is studying several options of creating a brand-new Russian orbital station, which could replace the International Space Station (ISS), deputy chief of Roscosmos Denis Lyskov said Monday. "We are looking into various options, while building an orbital station as a substitute for ISS is one of them," Lyskov said without giving any further details. Earlier in the day, Moscow's Kommersant business daily reported that Russia has been designing a multi-func ... read more
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Rosetta continues into its full science phase
With the Philae lander's mission complete, Rosetta will now continue its own extraordinary exploration, orbiting Comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko during the coming year as the enigmatic body arcs ever ... more

NASA Selects Student Teams for High-Powered Rocket Challenge
NASA has selected eight teams from middle and high schools across the country to participate in the 2014-2015 NASA Student Launch Challenge, April 7-12, organized by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Cen ... more

Researchers Advance 'Quantum Teleportation'
The world at the quantum level, at the scale of particles too small for the eye to see, is very strange. It's possible, for instance, to have two particles that are "entangled" - that is, they func ... more
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China launches Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite
China sent the Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite into a scheduled orbit at 3:12 p.m. on Thursday from the Jiuquan satellite launch center. Yaogan satellites will mainly be used for scientific ... more


Swift Probes Exotic Object: Black Hole or Mega Star?
An international team of researchers analyzing decades of observations from many facilities, including NASA's Swift satellite, has discovered an unusual source of light in a galaxy some 90 million l ... more
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Cosmodrome construction falls behind schedule
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday blame government officials for slow progress in the construction of the new Vostochny space center in the Far Eastern Amur region. "Implementat ... more

Did Philae Drill The Comet?
Philae's Sampling, Drilling and Distribution (SD2) subsystem was activated towards the end of the surface operations that Philae performed on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last week, despite fears ... more
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China policies fuel tensions with US: commission

China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web

'Concerned' Kerry joins troubled Iran nuclear talks

Syrian team, Putin to discuss relaunching peace talks: source

Swedish military gets upgraded radar facilityw/lll

Modernized Russian Tu-160 bomber completes 1st flight

NATO reports 400 intercepts of Russian aircraft in 2014


Second Time Through, Mars Rover Examines Chosen Rocks
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has completed a reconnaissance "walkabout" of the first outcrop it reached at the base of the mission's destination mountain and has begun a second pass examining selecte ... more

Gravity may have saved the universe after the Big Bang
New research by a team of European physicists could explain why the universe did not collapse immediately after the Big Bang. Studies of the Higgs particle - discovered at CERN in 2012 and responsib ... more

Physicists suggest new way to detect dark matter
For years physicists have been looking for the universe's elusive dark matter, but so far no one has seen any trace of it. Maybe we are looking in the wrong place? Now physicists from University of ... more
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A new approach to the delivery of satellites to orbit
Celestia Aerospace starts operations in Barcelona for the development and launch of low weight satellites with an innovative approach. Its primary goal is to offer turnkey solutions, which encompass ... more

New model clarifies photoexcited thin-film lattice dynamics
A research team from Germany developed an analytical model to describe the structural dynamics of photoexcited thin films and verified it by ultrafast X-ray diffraction. Lattice dynamics, atomic mov ... more
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Astronauts to get 'ISSpresso' coffee machine
Ristretto or lungo? Not a question astronauts on the International Space Station normally have to contemplate, but that is about to change thanks to a new zero-gravity coffee machine being delivered this weekend. ... more

Schker-blop! The sound of a comet touchdown
No trumpet sounded to mark the historic event - instead, it was a hollow, springy plop which heralded last week's landing by the comet probe Philae. ... more

Mutualink and C2UK Partner to Deliver Interoperable Comms
C2UK and Mutualink have announced a partnership to jointly develop the UK and Middle East markets for the Mutualink product portfolio. Mutualink offers state-of-the-art, secure, interoperable commun ... more

Eutelsat and Spacecom Create Unified Neighbourhood
Eutelsat Communications and Spacecom have announced the signature of a partnership agreement that will drive expansion of digital entertainment services at one of Africa's fastest-growing video neig ... more

Field-emission plug-and-play solution for microwave electron guns
On a quest to design an alternative to the two complex approaches currently used to produce electrons within microwave electron guns, a team of researchers from Euclid TechLabs and Argonne National ... more
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An efficient method to measure residual stress in 3D printed parts
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed an efficient method to measure residual stress in metal parts produced by powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing. This 3D pr ... more

The Long, Strange Trip To Asteroid Bennu
Born from the rubble of a violent collision, hurled through space for millions of years and dismembered by the gravity of planets, asteroid Bennu had a tough life in a rough neighborhood: the early ... more
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