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March 05, 2013
Space race under way to create quantum satellite
London, UK (SPX) Mar 04, 2013
In this month's special edition of Physics World, focusing on quantum physics, Thomas Jennewein and Brendon Higgins from the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Canada, describe how a quantum space race is under way to create the world's first global quantum-communication network. The field of quantum communication - the science of transmitting quantum states from one place to another - has received significant attention in the last few years owing to the discovery of qu ... read more
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Woman expected again to join next China crew roster
A Chinese space expert said Friday that three Chinese astronauts, including one woman, are expected to board the Shenzhou-10, the country's new manned spacecraft, which should launch sometime betwee ... more

Playing quantum tricks with measurements
A team of physicists at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, performed an experiment that seems to contradict the foundations of quantum theory - at first glance. The team led by Rainer Blatt ... more
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France to increase defense spending in 2016

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Arianespace wins Australian broadband satellite contract
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Formation of nanoparticles can now be studied molecule-by-molecule
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Feeding limbs and nervous system of one of Earth's earliest animals discovered
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Light particles illuminate the vacuum
In an article published in the PNAS scientific journal, researchers from Aalto University and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland showed experimentally that vacuum has properties not previo ... more

China to use modified rocket for moon landing mission
A rocket expert said Friday that China has developed a modified model of the Long March-3B carrier rocket for an upcoming moon landing mission to be completed by the Chang'e-3 moon orbiter. Th ... more
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Sikorsky, Boeing Propose X2 Technology Helicopter Design for US Army's JMR FVL
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Bolstering US Resilience Against Cyberattacks On Critical Infrastructure
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Blueprint for an artificial brain
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SpaceX's capsule arrives at ISS
A privately-owned unmanned US space capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing to the space outpost food, scientific materials and other crucial equipment. ... more

Additional Details on the Large Fireball Event over Russia on Feb. 15, 2013
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Short Bump Gets Robotic Arm Closer to Rock Target
Opportunity is conducting the post-walkabout in-situ (contact) science campaign at different locations around the inboard edge of 'Cape York' on the rim of Endeavour Crater. On Sol 3230 (Feb. ... more
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