August 10, 2015
Russia to conduct simulated flight program to Moon, Mars over 4 years
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 10, 2015 –Russia will conduct a series of international experiments with simulated flights to the Moon, Mars and other planets between 2016 and 2020, the first deputy head of the Institute of Biomedical Problems told RIA Novosti on Thursday. Oleg Orlov said that the new experiments would include a mixture of sexes for the crews, as opposed to the previous Mars-500 and Luna-2015 simulations. “A …more

Sunspot history suggests recent climate change not due to solar trends
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 10, 2015 – The Maunder Minimum, between 1645 and 1715, when sunspots were scarce and the winters harsh, strongly suggests a link between solar activity and climate change. Until now there was a general consensus that solar activity has been trending upwards over the past 300 years (since the end of the Maunder Minimum), peaking in the late 20th century – called the Modern Grand Maximum by some. This … more

Salt flat indicates some of the last vestiges of surface water on Mars
Boulder CO (SPX) Aug 10, 2015Mars turned cold and dry long ago, but researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered evidence of an ancient lake that likely represents some of the last potentially habitable surface water ever to exist on the Red Planet. The study, published Thursday in the journal Geology, examined an 18-square-mile chloride salt deposit (roughly the size of the city of Boulder) in th … more

China’s space exploration potential has US chasing its own tail
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 10, 2015During the seventh round of US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue meetings in June 2015 there was a discussion on space exploration. The short paragraph read, “101. Space: The United States and China decided to establish regular bilateral government-to-government consultations on civil space cooperation. The first US-China Civil Space Cooperation Dialogue is to take place in China befor … more

NASA renews $490M contract with Russian Space Agency
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 10, 2015 –Congressional failure to fund spacecraft development has forced the National Aeronautical Space Administration’s (NASA) to extend a nearly half-billion dollar contract with Russia to fly astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA Administrator Charles Bolden wrote in a letter to members of Congress on Wednesday. Bolden explained that NASA has modified its contract with the R … more
NASA Completes Selection of Crew Members for 2017 ISS Missions
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 10, 2015 – The crew members that the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected for the 2017 Expedition 51 and 52 missions to the International Space Station (ISS) include two first-time space flyers, NASA announced in a statement. The current main ISS Expedition 44 crew comprises Russian cosmonauts Commander Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko, and NASA’s Scott Kelly. … more

Mars Rovers and the Last Moonwalker to Invade Poland in September
Podzamcze, Poland (SPX) Aug 10, 2015 – Poland will once again host the biggest Mars rover competition in Europe. This year, from Sept. 5 to 6, the second edition of the European Rover Challenge (ERC) is expected to get even more publicity as Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, a member of the Apollo 17 crew and the last man to walk on the Moon will be a special guest of the event. ERC will also give the participants a unique opportunity to talk …more

US, Russia, China to Explore Benefits of Outer Space for ASEAN
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 10, 2015 – The United States will co-chair a workshop together with Russia, China and Laos to review the outer space benefits and security for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members, US State Department said in a statement on Thursday. The workshop will also address “current issues facing the space environment, and assess approaches to space security to ensure the benefits for fut … more

Intelsat 34 fueled for heavy-lift mission with Ariane 5
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Aug 10, 2015 – The second passenger for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 flight has been fueled at the Spaceport, completing another major step for the August 20 launch from French Guiana. This was the final stand-alone operation with the Intelsat 34 satellite before its integration on the launcher, and it occurred in the Spaceport’s S5 payload preparation facility – conducted by personnel from spacecraft man … more
New device converts DC electric field to terahertz radiation
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 05, 2015 –Terahertz radiation, the no-man’s land of the electromagnetic spectrum, has long stymied researchers. Optical technologies can finagle light in the shorter-wavelength visible and infrared range, while electromagnetic techniques can manipulate longer-wavelength radiation like microwaves and radio waves. Terahertz radiation, on the other hand, lies in the gap between microwaves and infrared, … more

Giving robots a more nimble grasp
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 05, 2015 –Most robots on a factory floor are fairly ham-handed: Equipped with large pincers or claws, they are designed to perform simple maneuvers, such as grabbing an object, and placing it somewhere else in an assembly line. More complex movements, such as adjusting the grasp on an object, are still out of reach for many industrial robots. Engineers at MIT have now hit upon a way to impart more d … more

World’s quietest gas lets physicists hear faint quantum effects
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 05, 2015 –Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, have cooled a gas to the quietest state ever achieved, hoping to detect faint quantum effects lost in the din of colder but noisier fluids. While the ultracold gas’s temperature – a billionth of a degree above absolute zero – is twice as hot as the record cold, the gas has the lowest entropy ever measured. Entropy is a measure of disord … more

MIPT researchers clear the way for fast plasmonic chips
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Aug 04, 2015 – Researches from the Laboratory of Nanooptics and Plasmonics at the MIPT Center of Nanoscale Optoelectronics have developed a new method for optical communication on a chip, which will give a possibility to decrease the size of optical and optoelectronic elements and increase the computer performance several tenfold. According to their article published in Optics Express, they have proposed the w … more

Shaping the hilly landscapes of a semi-conductor nanoworld
New York NY (SPX) Aug 04, 2015 –Nanoscale worlds sometimes resemble macroscale roller-coaster style hills, placed at the tip of a series of hexagons. Surprisingly, these nanohills stem from the self-organisation of particles – the very particles that have been eroded and subsequently redeposited following the bombardment of semi-conductors with ion beams. Now, a new theoretical study constitutes the first exhaustive inve …more
Transparent, conductive network of encapsulated silver nanowires
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Aug 04, 2015 – The electrodes for connections on the “sunny side” of a solar cell need to be not just electrically conductive, but transparent as well. As a result, electrodes are currently made either by using thin strips of silver in the form of a coarse-meshed grid squeegeed onto a surface, or by applying a transparent layer of electrically conductive indium tin oxide (ITO) compound. Neither of these … more

Comet 67P, robot lab Philae’s alien host, nears Sun
Paris (AFP) Aug 10, 2015 – A comet streaking through space with a European robot lab riding piggyback will skirt the Sun this week, setting another landmark in an extraordinary quest to unravel the origins of life on Earth. Scientists hope the heat of perihelion – when the comet comes closest to the Sun in its orbit – will cause the enigmatic traveller to shed more of its icy crust. If so, it could spew out pris … more

Better together: Graphene-nanotube hybrid switches
Houghton MI (SPX) Aug 04, 2015 –Graphene has been called a wonder material, capable of performing great and unusual material acrobatics. Boron nitride nanotubes are no slackers in the materials realm either, and can be engineered for physical and biological applications. However, on their own, these materials are terrible for use in the electronics world. As a conductor, graphene lets electrons zip too fast–there’s no c …more

NYU scientists bring order, and color, to microparticles
New York NY (SPX) Aug 04, 2015 – A team of New York University scientists has developed a technique that prompts microparticles to form ordered structures in a variety of materials. The advance, which appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) as an “Editors’ Choice” article, offers a method to potentially improve the makeup and color of optical materials used in computer screens along with other consumer pr …more

From a million miles away, NASA camera shows moon crossing face of Earth
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 07, 2015 –A NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a unique view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth last month. The series of test images shows the fully illuminated “dark side” of the moon that is never visible from Earth. The images were captured by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a four megapixel CCD camera and … more

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