Space

Photonic Technology to Revolutionize Space Telecommunications

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February 7, 2016 - In 2020 if all goes according to plan NASA will introduce the first integrated-photonic modem, a device the size of a cell phone that incorporates lasers and fiber optics into integrated circuitry. The end result will be a dramatic increase in the speed of data and voice transmission.

Sierra Nevada Joins SpaceX and Orbital as Commercial Resupplier to the ISS

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January 18, 2016 - In previous commercial resupply contracts, the Dream Chaser, Sierra Nevada's mini-shuttle had been shut out by NASA. But now the space authority has given the company the green light for delivery missions to the International Space Station from 2019 to 2024.

Four New Elements Join Visible Matter Periodic Table - What About Dark Matter?

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January 7, 2016 - Is dark matter a Universe in parallel with the one we can see? Does dark matter have an equivalent periodic table?

Martian Concrete for Martian Homes

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January 6, 2015 - Researchers at Northwestern University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have analyzed the chemistry of Martian soil from rover data and have come up with a formula for making concrete.

NASA's New Year's Gift was a Congressional Windfall Aimed at Mars

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January 1, 2016 - Welcome to the New Year and what should prove to be an exciting one for scientific learning and technological advances. We continue to see knowledge doubling in shorter time periods much in the manner of Moore's Law predictions on computing power.

Peter Diamandis Shares His Top 10 Technology Breakthrough Picks for 2015

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December 31, 2015 - It is the last day of this year and I thought I would share with you the latest email blast from Peter Diamandis. Peter and his team of prognosticators and visionaries picked the following 10 from over 100 prospects. As in rocket launches our countdown goes from 10 to 1. Enjoy the read.

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Christmas Full Moon Made Me Think About Our Lack of Human Presence There

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December 30, 2015 - For my generation the Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin landing on the Moon in July 1969 was the fulfillment of a dream born out o

SpaceX Launches Satellite and Lands - A Space Technology First

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December 22, 2015 - We are indeed entering a new phase in accessing outer space. Yesterday SpaceX not only successfully returned its Falcon 9 launch system to flight status, but also after putting a satellite into orbit, returned the rocket to Cape Canaveral with a controlled soft landing.

Planets in the News - A Planet X and the Newest Goldilocks Zone Exoplanet

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December 18, 2015 - Two planet stories this week caught my eye. The first may expand the number of known planets in our Solar System. And the second adds another exoplanet to the growing stable of potential Earths with this one a mere 14 light-years away.

The Search for Planet X May Have Found a Candidate

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