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September 15, 2014
Space Launch System Will Use Massive Welding Tool
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 15, 2014
The largest spacecraft welding tool in the world, the Vertical Assembly Center officially is open for business at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The 170-foot-tall, 78-foot-wide giant completes a world-class welding toolkit that will be used to build the core stage of America's next great rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). SLS will be the most powerful rocket ever built for deep space missions, including to an asteroid and eventually Mars. The core stage, towering ... read more
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New Study Revisits Miller-Urey Experiment at the Quantum Level
For the first time, researchers have reproduced the results of the Miller-Urey experiment in a computer simulation, yielding new insight into the effect of electricity on the formation of life's bui ... more

Not just cool - it's a gas
In space, a new way of producing gas is being tested for steering satellites. On Earth, it is now fighting fires without harming the environment - and business insiders say it could be revolutionary ... more

Solar System Simulation Reveals Planetary Mystery
When we look at the Solar System, what clues show us how it formed? We can see pieces of its formation in asteroids, comets and other small bodies that cluster on the fringes of our neighborhood (an ... more
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Flash-Memory Reformat Successful
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater heading towards 'Marathon Valley,' a putative location for abundant clay minerals. The rover's Flash file system was successfully reformatted ... more


NASA's Wind-Watching ISS-RapidScat Ready for Launch
The fourth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract, carrying the ISS-RapidScat scatterometer instrument designed and built by ... more

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4th SpaceX Cargo Mission to ISS Dragon Scheduled for Sep 20
The launch of the next SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) has been scheduled for September 20, NASA said in a statement Saturday. The fourth SpaceX cargo mission ... more

The long descent
ESA's five 'cavenauts' and their instructors are set to explore the caves of Sardinia, Italy, where they will live and work during their six-day stay. After a week of training above ground and ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US still concerned after arms treaty talks with Russia

US general Allen to head anti-jihadist coalition

Obama waits for Congress on Syria rebel aid

Why an air campaign agains ISIS is not enough

US insists no anti-jihadist coordination with Assad

Kurdish female fighters face jihadists in Iraq's north

China offers Russia 'helping hand' in Xi, Putin talks


EIAST visits the National Space Agency of Kazakhstan
A high level delegation from the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) visited recently the the National Space Agency of Kazakhstan, Kazcosmos. The delegation, headed by H ... more

Gaia discovers its first supernova
While scanning the sky to measure the positions and movements of stars in our Galaxy, Gaia has discovered its first stellar explosion in another galaxy far, far away. This powerful event, now ... more

Awaiting New Results on Pluto's Atmosphere
What is Pluto's atmosphere like? It seems like I've been wondering about that for decades! We've known so little for so long about Pluto's atmosphere - other than it's low-pressure, made mostly of m ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


China eyes working with other nations as station plans develop
China is open to cooperation with foreign nations on its manned space station project, according to a senior space official. "We reserved a number of platforms that can be used for internation ... more

Peptoid Nanosheets at the Oil/Water Interface
From the people who brought us peptoid nanosheets that form at the interface between air and water, now come peptoid nanosheets that form at the interface between oil and water. Scientists at the U. ... more
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Indian Kashmir city 'in ruins' after floods

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Severe flooding in Northern Pakistan photographed by NASA


Grooving Crystal Surfaces Repel Water
Researchers from Kyoto University in Japan have developed a novel way to waterproof new functionalized materials involved in gas storage and separation by adding exterior surface grooves. Their stud ... more

Magnetic nanocubes self-assemble into helical superstructures
Materials made from nanoparticles hold promise for myriad applications, from improved solar energy production to perfect touch screens. The challenge in creating these wonder-materials is organizing ... more

Decoding the role of water in gold nanocatalysis
Researchers from the University of Houston and Trinity University have for the first time provided direct evidence of a water-mediated reaction mechanism for the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxi ... more

A single molecule diode opens up a new era for sustainable and miniature electronics
In the domain of electronics, the continuous quest for miniaturisation is pushing us towards the creation of devices which are continuously becoming smaller and more efficient. However, silicon - th ... more

Atomically thin material opens door for integrated nanophotonic circuits
A new combination of materials can efficiently guide electricity and light along the same tiny wire, a finding that could be a step towards building computer chips capable of transporting digital in ... more


Buckyballs and diamondoids join forces in tiny electronic gadget
Scientists have married two unconventional forms of carbon - one shaped like a soccer ball, the other a tiny diamond - to make a molecule that conducts electricity in only one direction. This tiny e ... more

Nano-pea pod model widens electronics applications
Periodic chain-like nanostructures are widely used in nanoelectronics. Typically, chain elements include the likes of quantum rings, quantum dots, or quantum graphs. Such a structure enables e ... more
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