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January 15, 2013
China Voice: Cold War mentality fuels US satellite export prejudice
Beijing (XNA) Jan 14, 2013
Despite counting itself among China's "partners," the United States has failed to follow through on its promises. Last week, the U.S. decided to maintain its controls on satellite exports to China, a decision that came less than a month after it pledged to export more high-tech products for civilian use to the Asian nation. While relaxing satellite export restrictions for other countries, the White House upheld its controls for China. The move runs counter to the pledge the U.S. made at the 23rd C ... read more
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Australian observatory survives wildfire
Telescopes at a global astronomy research hub appear to have survived a devastating Australian bushfire that destroyed nearby homes and damaged several buildings on the site, officials said on Monday. ... more

Moscow still waits Astana's response on Baikonur spaceport use prospects
Russia's still has not received an official response from Kazakhstan to its note issued on December 13, 2012 regarding the prospects of using the Baikonur space port, a source with the national spac ... more

Cloudy Mystery Bursts From Milkyway Center
It's the mystery of the curiously dense cloud. And astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are on the case. Near the crowded galactic center, where billowing clouds of gas an ... more
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New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout
Like many of us, New Horizons is starting the new year with a workout regimen. After six months of cruising quietly through the outer solar system, NASA's Pluto-bound spacecraft came out of hibernat ... more


Orbcomm Completes Term Loan Financing with AIG for Growth Capital
Orbcomm Inc. has completed a debt financing in the form of a five-year term loan through a Senior Secured Note Agreement in the principal amount of $45 million with AIG Asset Management (U.S.), LLC. ... more
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A rock is a clock: Physicist uses matter to tell time
Ever since he was a kid growing up in Germany, Holger Muller has been asking himself a fundamental question: What is time? That question has now led Muller, an associate professor of physics at the ... more

MDA awarded contract to build three radar satellites
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, a provider of essential information solutions, has announced the signing of a $706 million contract with the Canadian Space Agency to build, launch and provide i ... more
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DARPA to transfer Space Surveillance Telescope to US Air Force

Northrop Grumman gets $35 million MQ-25 drone support contract

Iraqi forces moving 'faster than expected' on Mosul: Iraq PM

Iraq forces make gains against IS near Mosul

Philippines' Duterte, in China, announces 'separation' from US

Pentagon chief vows 'overwhelming' response to any N.Korea nuke use

Textron's Scorpion jet completes first weapons exercise


Unilever Buys 22 Flights On XCOR Lynx Suborbiter For AXE Campaign
Commercial spaceflight is entering the main stream and looking (and smelling) quite good! United Kingdom-based Unilever Group, and Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) announced a 22 flight purchase o ... more

TS Receives Funding For SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems Equipment
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. has received $3.4 million in incremental funding from the U.S. Army for equipment, field services support and maintenance of Secure Internet Protocol Router and Non-S ... more

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract for Production of PAC-3 Missiles
Lockheed Martin received a contract totaling $755 million from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for hardware and services associated with the combat-proven PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 (P ... more
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White House uses humor to kill 'Death Star' petition
With the US national debt standing at more than $16 trillion, the White House says it absolutely cannot spend $850 quadrillion on a "Star Wars"-inspired "Death Star" super-weapon. ... more

N. Korea tells China planning nuclear test: report
A North Korean official has apparently told Chinese authorities that the communist state is planning to conduct a third nuclear test in the coming week, a news report said Saturday. ... more
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TerraLuma Selects Headwall's Micro Hyperspec for UAV Applications
The TerraLuma Project (University of Tasmania, Australia) is partnering with Headwall Photonics to bring hyperspectral technology to its fleet of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Because the r ... more

Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped Euro Hawk
Northrop Grumman and EADS Deutschland GmbH, operating through Cassidian, together achieved a major milestone with the first full system test flight of the EURO HAWK unmanned aircraft system (UAS) eq ... more

Study reveals ordinary glass's extraordinary properties
Technologically valuable ultrastable glasses can be produced in days or hours with properties corresponding to those that have been aged for thousands of years, computational and laboratory studies ... more
Mission would drag asteroid to the moon

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

Mars One announces requirements for Red Planet colonists

Opportunity Heading Toward Light-Toned Veins

Bacteria In Rio Tinto Could Be Like Those On Mars

Unilever Buys 22 Flights On XCOR Lynx Suborbiter For AXE Campaign

Chinese tech firms pump up volume at CES

High fashion, high tech intersect at CES confab

Mr Xi in Space

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Chemical modules that mimic predator-prey and other behaviors
Scientists are reporting development of chemical modules that can reproduce, on an "unprecedented" molecular level, changes and interactions that occur in natural populations of plants and animals, ... more

Bottom-up approach provides first characterization of pyroelectric nanomaterials
By taking a "bottom-up" approach, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have observed for the first time that "size does matter" in regards "pyroelectricity"-the current/volt ... more

Faulty Behavior
In an earthquake, ground motion is the result of waves emitted when the two sides of a fault move-or slip-rapidly past each other, with an average relative speed of about three feet per second. Not ... more

Animals flourished among lush plants during the Jurassic
In modern ecosystems, it's widely known that animals flourish in regions where the climate and landscape produce lush vegetation. A new study set out to discover whether that same relationship held ... more
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Antarctic lake reached after millennia


Russia calms fears over 'asteroid danger'


Magma in mantle has deep impact


Russian astronomers discover new huge comet


Russia plans replacement for Soyuz rocket


Anti-aircraft laser weapon demonstrated


NASA Rules Out Earth Impact in 2036 for Asteroid Apophis


Robot Spheres in zero-gravity action


Radio telescopes give clues to structure, history of Milky Way


The Supernova That Cried Wolf

Bacteria In Rio Tinto Could Be Like Those On Mars

First "Bone" of the Milky Way Identified

Adaptive Optics Brings Remarkable Details To Stellar Nursery

Opportunity Heading Toward Light-Toned Veins

Mars One announces requirements for Red Planet colonists

Roscosmos Releases Report On Proton Launch Anomaly

Canada Launches Final Stage of RADARSAT Project

The Three Transits Of Venus 2012

New Chandra Movie Features Neutron Star Action

U.K. forecasters revise warming estimates

SpaceX sets March 1 for launch to ISS

'Doomsday asteroid' poses no threat: NASA

Astronomers spot biggest structure in Universe

Chinese tech firms pump up volume at CES

Turkey postpones order for its first two F-35 fighters

Spacetime: A Smoother Brew Than We Knew

Cassini Suggests Icing On A Lake

NASA Telescopes See Weather Patterns in Brown Dwarf

UT Arlington researchers try new approach for simulating supernovas

Turkey Patriot missiles operational by Feb: NATO

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