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May 13, 2013
ROCKET SCIENCE
Space tourism won't hurt environment: Branson
Singapore (AFP) May 13, 2013
British billionaire Richard Branson said Monday that rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact on climate change. More than 500 people have already reserved seats - and paid deposits on the $200,000 ticket price - for a minutes-long suborbital flight on the SpaceShipTwo (SS2) set to begin by the end of this year. "We have reduced the (carbon emission) cost of somebody going into space from something like two weeks of New York's electricity ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission Practices New Satellite-Servicing Tasks
With a historic robotic refueling demo ticked off its checklist, NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) put down the hose and picked up the screwdriver and utility knife. This latest round of satell ... more
STATION NEWS

NASA astronauts on spacewalk to fix ammonia leak
NASA astronauts performed an emergency spacewalk Saturday to halt an ammonia leak on the International Space Station but it will take weeks or months to determine whether the problem has been permanently fixed. ... more
MARSDAILY

Opportunity Making Smallest Turn Yet, As Dust Storm Affects Rover
Opportunity is feverishly working to complete analysis of 'Esperance,' believed to be a phyllosilicate-rich target, before departing for her winter haven at 'Solander Point' to the south. On S ... more
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SKY NIGHTLY

Planets Aligning in the Sunset Sky
Sunset is a special time of day. Low-hanging clouds glow vivid red and orange as the background sky turns cobalt blue. The first stars pop out in the heavenly dome overhead, eliciting wishes from ba ... more


SPACEMART

Boeing to Build Four More Intelsat EpicNG 702MP Satellites
Boeing will build four more 702MP satellites for Intelsat S.A., furthering its role as the initial manufacturer of Intelsat's new high-performance satellite fleet, Intelsat EpicNG. The 702MPs will d ... more
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RAY GUNS

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates ADAM Ground-Based Laser System in Increasingly Complex Tests Against Free-Flying Rockets
Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM) system in multiple tests against free-flying Qassam-like rocket targets. The prototype laser system has destroyed eight small- ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Water on moon, Earth came from same primitive meteorites
The water found on the moon, like that on Earth, came from small meteorites called carbonaceous chondrites in the first 100 million years or so after the solar system formed, researchers from Brown ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Signs N.Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats

China's Xi wraps up Pacific talks with Fiji aid boost

Sudan rebels claim raids on Blue Nile army bases

China defence minister brushes off fears over military growth

World powers discuss extending Iran deal deadline

Albania opens Hoxha's top secret Cold War nuclear bunker to public

Lockheed advancing technologies for U.S. Navy

MARSDAILY

NASA Curiosity Rover Team Selects Second Drilling Target on Mars
The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has selected a second target rock for drilling and sampling. The rover will set course to the drilling location in coming days. This second drill ... more
EXO WORLDS

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Finds Dead Stars Polluted with Planet Debris
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found the building blocks for Earth-sized planets in an unlikely place-- the atmospheres of a pair of burned-out stars called white dwarfs. These dead stars a ... more
ICE WORLD

The effect of climate change on iceberg production by Greenland glaciers
While the impact of climate change on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet has been widely studied, a clear understanding of the key process of iceberg production has eluded researchers for many y ... more
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WATER WORLD

New Robotic Instruments to Provide Real-Time Data on Gulf of Maine Red Tide
A new robotic sensor deployed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Gulf of Maine coastal waters may transform the way red tides or harmful algal blooms (HABs) are monitored and managed ... more
MARSDAILY

More than 78,000 people apply for one-way trip to Mars
More than 78,000 people have applied for a chance to go on a one-way trip to create a permanent community on the planet Mars, officials said. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
What agricultural 'ecosystems on steroids' are doing to the air

Geologists Shed Light on Formation of Alaska Range

From hurricanes to drought, LatAm's volatile climate

Volcano erupts in Cape Verde

Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York state

Himalaya tectonic dam with a discharge

Seychelles poachers go nutty for erotic shaped seed

WATER WORLD

Lockheed Martin Announces New System Available for Underwater Inspection
Lockheed Martin is leveraging its proven capabilities and technology with autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) to enable the oil and gas industry to perform subsea inspections faster, safer and more ... more
TECH SPACE

Another 'trophy' for the chemistry cabinet
The search for cleaner, low temperature nuclear fuels has produced a shock result for a team of experts at The University of Nottingham. First they created a stable version of a 'trophy molecu ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Chaos proves superior to order
An international team of physicists, including researchers from the Universities of York and St. Andrews, has demonstrated that chaos can beat order - at least as far as light storage is concerned. ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Northrop Grumman Completes Lunar Lander Study for Golden Spike Company

Scientists Use Laser to Find Soviet Moon Rover

Characterizing The Lunar Radiation Environment


TIME AND SPACE
Austria Aims For Mars Via Morocco

Buzz Aldrin says US must colonize Mars

Landing is key puzzle in Mars trip plans: experts


TIME AND SPACE
Researchers use graphene quantum dots to detect humidity and pressure

Outside View: Patents laws and suffering innovators

Glow-in-the-Dark Plants on the ISS


TIME AND SPACE
China launches communications satellite

On Course for Shenzhou 10

Yuanwang III, VI depart for space-tracking missions

TECH SPACE

Cloud computing is silver lining for Russian firms
Russian police marched into a small company's office in Moscow and told everyone to sit down and wait to be interviewed. They left hours later with all the computers. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

After cold winter, fewer Americans believe in global warming
After the cold winter of 2012-13, the percentage of Americans who believe global warming is occurring has dropped 7 points since last fall, a poll indicates. ... more
TECH SPACE

One order of steel; hold the greenhouse gases
Anyone who has seen pictures of the giant, red-hot cauldrons in which steel is made - fed by vast amounts of carbon, and belching flame and smoke - would not be surpris ... more
GPS NEWS

Facebook eyes $1bn deal for GPS app Waze
Facebook is in talks on a potential $1 billion deal to buy the Israel-based GPS mobile navigation app Waze, The Wall Street Journal reported. ... more
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    SPACEMART

    SES-6 Launch Campaign Kicked-Off At Baikonur Cosmodrome

    GPS NEWS

    Orbcomm Signs Seven New Customers In Transportation And Logistics Industry

    SPACE SCOPES

    NASA Testing the Webb Telescope's MIRI Thermal Shield

    TIME AND SPACE

    Herschel finds hot gas on the menu for Milky Way's black hole

    TECH SPACE

    Researcher Construct Invisibility Cloak for Thermal Flow

    MILTECH

    Canada said to be aiming for precision weaponry

    CHIP TECH

    Quantum optics with microwaves

    Spintronics discovery

    US Air Force removes 17 nuclear missile officers

    Engineers fine-tune the sensitivity of nano-chemical sensor

    Giant 50-foot magnet to make cross-country trek for physics experiment

    Exotic atoms hold clues to unsolved physics puzzle at the dawn of the universe

    After Chelyabinsk: European experts assess asteroid options

    Opportunity Rover Back in Action

    Austria Aims For Mars Via Morocco

    Researchers use graphene quantum dots to detect humidity and pressure

    Astronomers discover surprising clutch of hydrogen clouds lurking among our galactic neighbors

    And Now For The Weather On Mars

    Northrop Grumman Completes Lunar Lander Study for Golden Spike Company

    First biological evidence of a supernova

    The fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle is ready to meet up with its Ariane 5

    Buzz Aldrin says US must colonize Mars

    Use of laser light yields versatile manipulation of a quantum bit

    Outside View: Patents laws and suffering innovators

    Landing is key puzzle in Mars trip plans: experts

    Estonia joins world space club with 2.2-pound satellite

    Finding a sensible balance for natural hazard mitigation with mathematical models

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