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December 21, 2014
NASA's Spaceborne Carbon Counter Maps New Details
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 21, 2014
The first global maps of atmospheric carbon dioxide from NASA's new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission demonstrate its performance and promise, showing elevated carbon dioxide concentrations across the Southern Hemisphere from springtime biomass burning. At a media briefing today at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California; Colorado State University (CSU), Fort Collins; and the California Institute of Technol ... read more
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Kepler Proves It Can Still Find Planets
To paraphrase Mark Twain, the report of the Kepler spacecraft's death was greatly exaggerated. Despite a malfunction that ended its primary mission in May 2013, Kepler is still alive and working. Th ... more

NASA releases video of Orion spacecraft re-entry from astronaut's perspective
NASA has released a new video of their Orion spacecraft's re-entry from 3,600 miles above Earth. ... more

NASA just emailed the space station a new socket wrench
Astronauts on the International Space Station have a new socket wrench. But it didn't come via cargo ship. It was emailed from planet Earth - beamed up into space and then printed by the ISS crew using their new 3-D printer. ... more
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US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing
The proposed placement of ballistic missile interceptors on the US East Coast has the advantage of providing more time and distance to shoot down an enemy missile, but still has a lot of shortfalls ... more


UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal
UK politicians are keeping their options open on whether to renew the UK's nuclear weapons system known as Trident, Peter Burt, Research Manager with the Nuclear Information Service has told Sputnik ... more
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DARPA developing first-ever maneuverable bullet
Researchers with the Defense Department are currently testing a bullet that's maneuverable, able to change directions mid-flight. Military officials hope the technology, once perfected, can expand the range of snipers and improve accuracy in windy conditions. ... more

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea
Russia has no plans to deploy units of its Strategic Missile Forces on the Crimean Peninsula, Strategic Missile Forces Commander Col.Gen. Sergei Karakayev said. "There are no plans to deploy m ... more
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N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt


NASA theorizes a manned mission to Venus
The science world has been mostly fixated on Mars and comets, but some scientists at NASA are starting to talk about Venus - suggesting a manned mission to our closest neighbor could be simpler and less expensive than a trip to Mars. ... more

Germanium comes home to Purdue for semiconductor milestone
A laboratory at Purdue University provided a critical part of the world's first transistor in 1947 - the purified germanium semiconductor - and now researchers here are on the forefront of a new ger ... more

Switching to spintronics
In a development that holds promise for future magnetic memory and logic devices, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Corn ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


NASA, Planetary Scientists Find Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir
NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface. Thou ... more

NASA's Kepler Reborn, Makes First Exoplanet Find of New Mission
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft makes a comeback with the discovery of the first exoplanet found using its new mission - K2. The discovery was made when astronomers and engineers devised an ... more
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Lives of danger, poverty on Philippines' typhoon coast

Ecuador returning German money in environment row

Major U.S. cities have passed the 'tipping point' for sea level rise, according to a new study

Umbrellas banned during China's Presidential visit to Macau

A series of tremors has Florence concerned for its 'David'

More research links pollution exposure during pregnancy to autism

Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears


SpaceX delays resupply flight to ISS
SpaceX's fifth commercial launch to provide supplies to the International Space Station was delayed due to problems experienced during an engine fire test, the company and NASA said Thursday. ... more

Preparing for an asteroid strike
ESA and national disaster response offices recently rehearsed how to react if a threatening space rock is ever discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Last month, experts from ESA's ... more

Satellite firm Stevenson Astrosat moves into spacecraft systems
Stevenson Astrosat, one of Scotland's most ambitious space technology companies, is accelerating into spacecraft systems in the latest rocket-powered boost to its business growth trajectory. T ... more

Signs of Europa Plumes Remain Elusive in Search of Cassini Data
A fresh look at data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its 2001 flyby of Jupiter shows that Europa's tenuous atmosphere is even thinner than previously thought and also suggests that the ... more

Opportunity drives on in no-flash mode
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater heading towards 'Marathon Valley,' a location assumed to have abundant clay minerals only about a half-mile (800 meters) to the south. With t ... more

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State Spaceports Receive Federal Funding
The Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) will receive half of the $6 million in the Federal Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations Omnibus Bill (HR83) for state owned spaceports. AAC has been working w ... more

ISS Experiment May Hold Key to Alzheimer's Cause
An experiment housed in a 4-inch cube destined for launch to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX CRS-5 cargo resupply mission could become a key step in the progress toward understandi ... more
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