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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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North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats


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 physical model explains the origin of Earth's water

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Colorado River's connection with the ocean was a punctuated affair

Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water

Why does hot water freeze faster than cold water

Protesters march in solidarity with hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Deadly Beijing fire prompts investigation and demolitions


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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Water on moon, Earth have a common source

Northrop Grumman Completes Lunar Lander Study for Golden Spike Company

NASA Curiosity Rover Team Selects Second Drilling Target on Mars

Opportunity Making Smallest Turn Yet, As Dust Storm Affects Rover

More than 78,000 people apply for one-way trip to Mars

Danish Space Venture ready for lift off

Researchers use graphene quantum dots to detect humidity and pressure

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China launches communications satellite

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Yuanwang III, VI depart for space-tracking missions


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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Scientists demonstrate pear shaped atomic nuclei


ATV Albert Einstein installed on Ariane 5 launcher


ESA opens its doors in UK


ILS and EchoStar Sign Launch Contract


ISS Statistics Tell the Story of Science in Orbit


Hydrogen-powered unmanned aerial drone sets endurance record


Skybox Imaging Announces Strategic Partnership with Japan Space Imaging


New magnetic graphene may revolutionize electronics

Flawed Diamonds Promise Sensory Perfection

Impacts of Strong Solar Flares

Plug-and-Play technology for microsatellites has been experimentally confirmed

Scientists develop device for portable, ultra-precise clocks and quantum sensors

Ice-free Arctic may be in our future

Heady mathematics

Canadian ISS astronaut returns to Earth a star

Sifting Through the Atmosphere's of Far-Off Worlds

Water on moon, Earth have a common source

NASA: Solar flare was first of most intense class observed this year

Dust in the clouds

Spaceman says goodbye to ISS with David Bowie classic

NRL Shatters Endurance Record for Small Electric UAV

New Telescope Set for Launch May 11 from New Mexico

Where on Earth did the moon's water come from

The Elephant's Tomb in Carmona may have been a temple to the god Mithras

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Space tourism won't hurt environment: Branson

NASA astronauts on spacewalk to fix ammonia leak

Chinese general says Okinawa not Japan's

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