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3 hrs ago | Science Daily

Electric sparks may alter evolution of lunar soil

The moon appears to be a tranquil place, but new modeling suggests that, over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may have significantly altered the properties of the soil in the moon's coldest craters through the process of sparking -- a finding that could change our understanding of the evolution of planetary surfaces in the ... (more)

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Related Topix: University of New Hampshire, Science / Technology, NASA

3 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Why NASA wants to put rats on the space station

The AEM-X is an advanced rodent habitat module designed for long-duration missions on the International Space Station.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA

5 hrs ago | Reuters

Boeing says completed key design review for space taxi

Boeing Co has completed a key review of its design for a new commercial venture to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, making it the only one of four rival bidders to finish the NASA work on time, company officials said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Manufacturing, Sierra Nevada, Aerospace-Defense, Amazon

6 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Is there really plankton clinging to the outside of the space station?

A Russian official claims that samples collected by cosmonauts show evidence of sea plankton on the outside of the International Space Station , news agencies are reporting.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, UFO and Alien

6 hrs ago | Universe Today

Space Shapes: Watch This Origami Solar Array Prototype Unfurl

From paper cranes to solar sails, looks like the Japanese art of origami is making its way into the space world.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Origami, Science / Technology, Brigham Young University, NASA

6 hrs ago | ECNmag

Tropical Storm Karina looks like a giant 'number 9' from space

Despite being the eleventh tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific Ocean Hurricane Season, Karina looked like a giant number nine from NASA's Aqua satellite.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Science / Technology, Hilo, HI

7 hrs ago | Forbes.com

NASA, Russia Squabble Over International Space Station Sea Plankton Claim

I've covered science, technology, the environment and politics for outlets including CNET, PC World, BYTE, Wired, AOL and NPR.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Taos, NM

8 hrs ago | Space Ref

NASA: Super-Black Nano-Coating to Be Tested for the First Time in Space

This image shows the Robotic Refueling Mission-Phase 2 task board that will be installed on the orbital outpost's Express Logistics Carrier 4. The Materials Coating Experiment can be seen on the left.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Greenbelt, MD

8 hrs ago | Science Daily

Why NASA studies the ultraviolet sun

You cannot look at the sun without special filters, and the naked eye cannot perceive certain wavelengths of sunlight.

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8 hrs ago | TheBlaze.com

Picture Snapped From Space Shows Strange Green Light Around City: This Is NASA's Explanation

Astronauts and cameras on the International Space Station frequently take stunning images of what cities around the world look like from space, but lights of a different color off the coast of one of these cities puzzled an astronaut recently.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, US Politics, US News, Weird

10 hrs ago | CNews

Ontario students conduct mock Mars mission

The Canadian Space Agency's Mars Exploration and Science Rover is seen operating in the CSA's Mars yard in Saint-Hubert, Que.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Canada, Astronomy, Science

12 hrs ago | Space.com

Atomic Clock Will Fly to Space Station in 2016

A new atomic clock is due for installation on the International Space Station in 2016, ushering in a new age of physics experiments probing the relationship between space and time.

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Related Topix: Physics, Science, Science / Technology

14 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury

Virginia Gets NASA Funding for STEM Education

Virginia is sharing more than $17.3 million from NASA to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools.

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17 hrs ago | Science Daily

New satellite data will help farmers facing drought

NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite mission, scheduled to launch this winter, will collect the kind of local data agricultural and water managers worldwide need.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Science / Technology, NASA, Pasadena, CA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Science Daily

Space station inspired robot to help heal sick children

The same companies which developed the robotic arms that helped astronauts build the International Space Station have now created a new research platform.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Medicine, Surgery, Family, Kids

Science Daily

Ozone-depleting compound persists, NASA research shows

NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Greenbelt, MD, University of Colorado Boulder

Business Journal

Space-off: Outer space execs to face off at upcoming Seattle defense conference

Two of the three leading contenders to transport people to the International Space Station will be there, and it could be interesting to hear what they have to say about their programs .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Sparks, NV

Medical News Today

Spaceflight affects immune system

There is nothing like a head cold to make us feel a little dazed. We get things like colds and the flu because of changes in our immune system.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Immunology, Biology, Science

SPACE.com

Stunning Astronaut Photos Capture Beauty of Earth from Space

Stars shine above Earth in this amazing time-lapse photo from NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman.

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Hack a day

Ask Hackaday: Floating To Space

On a cool September morning just west of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, a group of MIT students launched a low-budget high altitude project that would go on to gain global attention.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Sturbridge, MA, Computer Security, NASA

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