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January 15, 2013
SPACEWAR
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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SPACE SCOPES

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
RUSSIAN SPACE

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
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

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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OUTER PLANETS

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


CONSTELLATIONS

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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TIME AND SPACE

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
EARTH OBSERVATION

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Companies demo enhanced global communications for military

Opinion: Dysfunctional geopolitics

QinetiQ North America refurbishing, modernizing Talon robots used by the military

In United States, drones take off as Christmas gifts

IS arrests 'extremists' accused of plot against group

China fails in bid to block UN meeting on N. Korea

China condemns 'cyber terrorism' as Obama pledges N. Korea review

SPACE TRAVEL

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
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

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
MISSILE DEFENSE

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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SPACEWAR

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
NUKEWARS

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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Scientists trace nanoparticles from plants to caterpillars

Ancient Earth Made Its Own Water - Geologically

Massive study provides first detailed look at how Greenland's ice is vanishing

Federal and Local Action Needed to Protect Hawaii's Spinner Dolphins

Colorado River Delta greener after engineered pulse of water

Biologist Reveals How Whales May 'Sing' for Their Supper

NASA's Spaceborne Carbon Counter Maps New Details

UAV NEWS

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
UAV NEWS

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
TECH SPACE

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
TECH SPACE
Mission would drag asteroid to the moon

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride


TECH SPACE
Mars One announces requirements for Red Planet colonists

Opportunity Heading Toward Light-Toned Veins

Bacteria In Rio Tinto Could Be Like Those On Mars


TECH SPACE
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


TECH SPACE
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

TECH SPACE

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
TECH SPACE

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
SHAKE AND BLOW

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
EARLY EARTH

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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    DEEP IMPACT

    Russia calms fears over 'asteroid danger'

    TECTONICS

    Magma in mantle has deep impact

    IRON AND ICE

    Russian astronomers discover new huge comet

    LAUNCH PAD

    Russia plans replacement for Soyuz rocket

    RAY GUNS

    Anti-aircraft laser weapon demonstrated

    DEEP IMPACT

    NASA Rules Out Earth Impact in 2036 for Asteroid Apophis

    ROBO SPACE

    Robot Spheres in zero-gravity action

    STELLAR CHEMISTRY

    Radio telescopes give clues to structure, history of Milky Way

    STELLAR CHEMISTRY

    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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