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May 13, 2013
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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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

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

Opportunity Making Smallest Turn Yet, As Dust Storm Affects Rover
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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


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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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

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
Japan to host joint missile tracking drill amid N. Korea threat

Israel shoots down rocket fired from Gaza: army

N.Korea threats spark South Korea arms sales: study

UN envoy warns N. Korea 'miscalculation' could trigger conflict

'Defeated' IS still poses danger in Iraq

IS battle may be won, but Iraq faces major challenges

Iraq holds military parade to celebrate victory over IS


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

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

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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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

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
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Billionaire Guo Wengui wants regime change in Beijing

Fire in southern California threatening another city


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

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

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
Northrop Grumman Completes Lunar Lander Study for Golden Spike Company

Scientists Use Laser to Find Soviet Moon Rover

Characterizing The Lunar Radiation Environment

Austria Aims For Mars Via Morocco

Buzz Aldrin says US must colonize Mars

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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

China launches communications satellite

On Course for Shenzhou 10

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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

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

One order of steel; hold the greenhouse gases
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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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NASA Awards Contract to Modify Mobile Launcher


SES-6 Launch Campaign Kicked-Off At Baikonur Cosmodrome


Orbcomm Signs Seven New Customers In Transportation And Logistics Industry


NASA Testing the Webb Telescope's MIRI Thermal Shield


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


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Canada said to be aiming for precision weaponry


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

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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

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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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