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May 16, 2013
Huge detector under Antarctic ice may have seen first cosmic neutrinos
Madison, Wis. (UPI) May 15, 2013
A giant experiment buried beneath the South Pole's ice has recorded the first neutrinos ever detected originating outside our solar system, researchers say. Neutrinos are produced in our atmosphere but the IceCube experiment - a cubic kilometer of sensitive detectors sunk into the Antarctic ice - has seen the first "cosmic neutrinos," they said. IceCube consists of 86 strings, each with 60 sensitive light detectors strung along it like "fairy lights," sunk deep into the ice. Rar ... read more
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Asteroid 1998 QE2 To Sail Past Earth Nine Times Larger Than Cruise Ship
On May 31, 2013, asteroid 1998 QE2 will sail serenely past Earth, getting no closer than about 3.6 million miles (5.8 million kilometers), or about 15 times the distance between Earth and the moon. ... more

Sulfate aerosols cool climate less than assumed
Sulfur dioxide is as antagonist of greenhouse gases less effective than previously assumed. It forms sulfate aerosol particles in the air, which reflect sunlight, and as so-called cloud condensation ... more

Critical Kepler Reaction Wheel Fails: Mission End In Sight
The Kepler mission team reported Wednesdau that Kepler spacecraft is once again in safe mode. As was the case earlier this month, this was a Thruster-Controlled Safe Mode. The root cause is no ... more
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Lockheed Martin and the MDA Conduct Test of New Air-Launched Missile Target Prototype
Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have successfully tested a prototype air-launched Extended Medium-range Ballistic Missile (eMRBM) target at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. ... more


Outside View: Pentagon's most perplexing challenge: People
Here at a conference on Professional Military Education, attention is being focused on one small sliver of the largest challenge facing militaries in general and Western forces in particular: People. ... more
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US Navy and Lockheed Martin Deliver Newest Secure Communications Satellite for Mobile Users
The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin have delivered the second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for a July liftoff abo ... more

ESSM intercept of high-diving threat proves expanded defensive capability
Raytheon's Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) destroyed a high-diving, supersonic threat during a recent firing from the U.S. Navy's Self-Defense Test Ship. "The success of this firing, highlig ... more
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India test fires ship-based nuclear-capable missile

Iran nuclear deal to enter into force early January: deputy FM

Hague court begins hearing into South China Sea row

N. Korea slams South's live-fire drill

NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed

A Tornado With Rockets: New Russian Launch Vehicles Get Guided Missiles

Russia Develops New Tactical Missiles for Iskander-M System


Western Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami hazard potential greater than previously thought
Earthquakes similar in magnitude to the 2004 Sumatra earthquake could occur in an area beneath the Arabian Sea at the Makran subduction zone, according to recent research published in Geophysical Re ... more

US drone makes first catapult launch off a carrier: Navy
The US Navy successfully launched an unmanned plane off the deck of an aircraft carrier for the first time Tuesday, in what officials called a breakthrough for robotic aviation. ... more

NASA's Kepler planet hunter appears broken
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft appears to be hobbled by a faulty wheel and may be near the end of its four-year mission, space agency scientists said Wednesday. ... more
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Sun unleashes four potent solar flares
The Sun has unleashed four potent solar flares this week, marking the most intense activity yet this year and causing limited interruptions to high-frequency radio communications. ... more

Insitu Pacific delivers ScanEagle UAS
A ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system has been delivered to Japan by Australia's Insitu Pacific for use by the country's land self-defense force. ... more
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New principle may help explain why nature is quantum
Like small children, scientists are always asking the question 'why?'. One question they've yet to answer is why nature picked quantum physics, in all its weird glory, as a sensible way to behave. R ... more

Quantum Physics: Look But Don't Touch
Improving our understanding of the human brain, gathering insights into the origin of our universe through the detection of gravitational waves, or optimizing the precision of GPS systems- all are d ... more

Germany cancels 'Euro Hawk' drone programme
Germany has cancelled a planned 'Euro Hawk' drone programme fearing European authorities will not certify them, a defence ministry source said Tuesday after reported European safety concerns. ... more
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Physicists light 'magnetic fire' to reveal energy's path
New York University physicists have uncovered how energy is released and dispersed in magnetic materials in a process akin to the spread of forest fires, a finding that has the potential to deepen o ... more

Scientists uncover the fundamental property of astatine, the rarest atom on Earth
An international team of scientists, including a University of York researcher, has carried out ground-breaking experiments to investigate the atomic structure of astatine (Z=85), the rarest natural ... more

ILS Proton Successfully Launches EUTELSAT 3D for Eutelsat
International Launch Services (ILS) successfully placed the EUTELSAT 3D satellite into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO), today, for Eutelsat Communications of Paris, France. With this missio ... more

"Kepler's Dozen" - 13 Stories About Distant Worlds That Really Exist
For centuries, humans have pondered what life on other planets beyond our solar system might be like. With the launch of the Kepler spacecraft in 2009 we now have evidence for the widespread existen ... more
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