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November 07, 2012
ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA's Space Launch System Using Futuristic Technology to Build the Next Generation of Rockets
Huntsville, AL (SPX) Nov 07, 2012
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. is using a method called selective laser melting, or SLM, to create intricate metal parts for America's next heavy-lift rocket. Using this state-of-the-art technique will benefit the agency by saving millions in manufacturing costs. NASA is building the Space Launch System or SLS - a rocket managed at the Marshall Center and designed to take humans, equipment and experiments beyond low Earth orbit to nearby asteroids and eventually to M ... read more
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MARSDAILY

Curiosity Team Switches Back to Earth Time
After three months working on "Mars time," the team operating NASA Mars rover Curiosity has switched to more regular hours, as planned. A Martian day, called a sol, is about 40 minutes longer ... more
EXO LIFE

Strange diet for methane consuming microorganisms
Methane is formed under the absence of oxygen by natural biological and physical processes, e.g. in the sea floor. It is a much more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Thanks to the activi ... more
MARSDAILY

Survey of 'Matijevic Hill' Continues
Opportunity has completed approximately half of the local area survey around the location called Matijevic Hill (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Ende ... more
IRON AND ICE

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8
Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have obtained several radar images depicting near-Earth asteroid 2007 PA8. The images w ... more
MOON DAILY

Moon crater yields impact clues
NASA scientists say an almost perfectly preserved crater on the moon should yield clues to the evolution of impact craters on Earth and other rocky bodies. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

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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

SPACE SCOPES

Optical Telescopes Benefit From Precision Hyperboloids
Optical Surfaces Ltd. has established a worldwide reputation of being able to deal with the extremely tight tolerances and accuracy that hyperbolic optics demand. Hyperboloids are generally us ... more
DRAGON SPACE

Tiangong 1 Parked And Waiting As Shenzhou 10 Mission Prep Continues
Following the July-August period when controllers used Tiangong 1's thrusters for strict control of the orbit decay rate, things went quiet and Tiangong 1 settled down to a regime of orbit decay dic ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact

NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Gets Final Science Instrument Installed

Astrium presents results of its study into automatic landing near the Moon's south pole

European mission to search for moon water

DRAGON SPACE
Curiosity Team Switches Back to Earth Time

Survey of 'Matijevic Hill' Continues

Mars Longevity Champ Switching Computers

NASA Rover Finds Clues to Changes in Mars' Atmosphere

Survey Of Matijevic Hill Continues

DRAGON SPACE
Voyager observes magnetic field fluctuations in heliosheath

New NASA Online Science Resource Available for Educators and Students

'First' Pakistan astronaut wants to make peace in space

Space daredevil Baumgartner is 'officially retired'

NASA must reinvest in nanotechnology research, according to new Rice University paper

DRAGON SPACE
Tiangong 1 Parked And Waiting As Shenzhou 10 Mission Prep Continues

China to launch 11 meteorological satellites by 2020

China makes progress in spaceflight research

Patience for Tiangong

China launches civilian technology satellites

UAV NEWS

Japan to develop missile-detecting drone: report
Japan is planning to develop an unmanned drone that could help detect a North Korean nuclear missile attack and to counter China's military buildup, a report said Sunday. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Study: Star formation peaked, in decline
An international team of astronomers says it has found the rate of formation of new stars in the universe is only 1/30th of its peak and is in ongoing decline. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

24/7 News Coverage
Whale huddle braces for clash over Japanese hunting

New curbs on trade in threatened sharks

Chinese doctors discover woman missing cerebellum

Indian Kashmir city 'in ruins' after floods

Mexico mine sets aside $147 mn for spill damages

Brazil's Pantanal: paradise needing protection

Severe flooding in Northern Pakistan photographed by NASA

ECLIPSES

Total Solar Eclipse - Australia 14 November 2012
A total eclipse of the Sun is arguably nature's most spectacular and awe-inspiring phenomenon. Australia will play host to such an event next week and all eyes will be on the horizon overlooking the ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Enigmatic Nematics
Physicists use hydrodynamics to understand the physical mechanism responsible for changes in the long-range order of groups of particles. Particularly, Aparna Baskaran of Brandeis University, Massac ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

Israel 'success' in new missile defence test
The Israeli air force has successfully tested an upgraded version of its "Iron Dome" missile defence system, the defence ministry said on Sunday. ... more
TIME AND SPACE

World record for the entanglement of twisted light quanta
To this end, the researchers developed a new method for entangling single photons which gyrate in opposite directions. This result is a first step towards entangling and twisting even macroscopic, s ... more
NUKEWARS

Russia hails progress in arms reduction with US
Russia is satisfied with the implementation of a strategic offensive arms reduction treaty with the United States, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in a newspaper interview on Sunday. ... more
UAV NEWS

Guided mortar rounds fired from small UAV
General Dynamics and the U.S. Army have demonstrated the use of precision-guided mortar rounds from a small unmanned aerial vehicle. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

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  • CYBER WARS

    Israel builds up its cyberwar corps
    Amid signs the cyberwar with Iran is heating up, the Israeli army reportedly has launched a major recruitment drive for computer wonks to expand Unit 8200, a highly secret outfit that's supposedly behind recent cyberattacks on the Islamic Republic. ... more
    CHIP TECH

    Japan's electronics sector in race against time
    Japan's battered electronics giants are in a race against time, analysts say, as losses that threaten their very survival mount and as overseas rivals look like they are running away with the show. ... more
    ECLIPSES

    Total Solar Eclipse In Australia, Nov. 14
    A total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from the northeastern Australia coast, along the Great Barrier Reef, about an hour after sunrise on November 14 there, which corresponds to the afternoon o ... more
    IRON AND ICE

    Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission
    Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. and the non-profit B612 Foundation have signed a contract for Ball to create prototype infrared imaging sensors for the Sentinel Mission, a deep space mission t ... more
    DRAGON SPACE
    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

    Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

    Crew Preparing for Cargo Ship, Spacewalk

    Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

    Packed Week Ahead for Six-Member Crew

    DRAGON SPACE
    Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

    SpaceX Transitions to Third Commercial Crew Phase with NASA

    Globalstar Birds To Launch On Soyuz Next February

    Ariane 5s are readied in parallel for Arianespace's next heavy-lift flights

    Japan Plans to Launch New Carrier Rocket in 2013

    DRAGON SPACE
    Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

    Planet-hunt data released to public

    New Study Brings a Doubted Exoplanet 'Back from the Dead'

    New small satellite will study super-Earths for ESA

    Most Planetary Systems are 'Flatter than Pancakes'

    DRAGON SPACE
    UNH Space Scientists to Develop State-of-the-Art Radiation Detector

    Sensors for the real world

    ORNL Debuts Titan Supercomputer

    Samsung muscle versus Apple's 'cool'

    Megaupload boss aims to lie low

    DRAGON SPACE
    Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

    Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

    Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

    Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets

    China launches another satellite for independent navigation system

    DRAGON SPACE
    Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

    Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

    Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

    Integrated Missile Defense System Test Sees Multiple Targets Engaged

    U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin Initial Contract for Next Set of Missile Warning Satellites

    DRAGON SPACE
    Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

    Asteroids Deflected with Paint

    Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

    Sonic boom rocks southwest England

    Russia may build rocket to destroy Earth-threatening asteroids

    DRAGON SPACE
    Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

    NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

    Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

    Protoplanet Vesta: Forever young?

    Dawn Sees "Young" Surface on Giant Asteroid

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