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May 17, 2019

10 Fire Fighting Inventions That Every Government Should Possess 🔥🌏

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With sound extinguishers we can basically use no water would be good for space stations.

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May 17, 2019

NASA Wants to Build a Magnetic Force Field and a Deep Sleep Chamber For Astronauts on Mars

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

A self-assembling space habitat, a deep sleep chamber to shuttle astronauts on long journeys, and a protective magnetic force field are the latest projects NASA is embarking on.

NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concept (NIAC) Program is responsible for funding futuristic space concepts that could, as NASA puts it, “change the possible.” It’s not enough to merely be a cool concept, though—projects are also screened for technical plausibility. In its latest round of funding, NIAC’s Phase II program has selected eight projects to move ahead. Among the most promising ones are three focusing on how to build livable future habitats in space.

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May 16, 2019

Researchers shed new light on atomic ‘wave function’

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, quantum physics, space

Physicists have demonstrated a new way to obtain the essential details that describe an isolated quantum system, such as a gas of atoms, through direct observation. The new method gives information about the likelihood of finding atoms at specific locations in the system with unprecedented spatial resolution. With this technique, scientists can obtain details on a scale of tens of nanometers—smaller than the width of a virus.

Experiments performed at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a research partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, use an optical lattice—a web of laser light that suspends thousands of —to determine the probability that an atom might be at any given location. Because each individual atom in the lattice behaves like all the others, a measurement on the entire group of atoms reveals the likelihood of an individual atom to be in a particular point in space.

Published in the journal Physical Review X, the JQI technique (and a similar technique published simultaneously by a group at the University of Chicago) can yield the likelihood of the atoms’ locations at well below the wavelength of the light used to illuminate the atoms—50 times better than the limit of what optical microscopy can normally resolve.

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May 16, 2019

As Planet Discoveries Pile Up, a Gap Appears in the Pattern

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Astronomers are puzzling over a paucity of planets in the galaxy measuring between 1.5 and two times Earth’s size.

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May 15, 2019

Jeff Bezos foresees a trillion people living in millions of space colonies. Here’s what he’s doing to get the ball rolling

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The billionaire tycoon’s ideas draw from the vision of physicist Gerard K. O’Neill, who pioneered concepts for space settlements in the 1970s.

Physicist Gerard K. O’Neill proposed a space settlement design based on giant cylinders. Rick Guidice / NASA.

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May 15, 2019

Space Mining Could Ruin Our Solar System If We Don’t Establish Protected Places Now, Researchers Warn

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A new study wants to protect the solar system from runaway human industry by making 85% of extraterrestrial resources off-limits.

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May 15, 2019

Chandra X-ray Observatory Photo 5

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Right now Chandra is gazing at a galaxy cluster in Draco. Nearby is the famous Tadpole Galaxy, seen here with thousands of galaxies in the background! The Tadpole’s tail of stars is over 280,000 light years long, stretched by gravity during a previous close encounter with another galaxy!

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May 14, 2019

Moon: Exploration is in our DNA and our closest celestial friend, the Moon, is a treasure chest of science!

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, science, space

As we look forward to #Moon2024 mission, we’re sharing these highlights of our favorite neighbor taken from the International Space Station and Earth:


Photographs of the moon taken by astronauts in space and individuals on Earth.

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May 13, 2019

NASA To Put Woman On Moon By 2024; Commercial Space Will Play Major Role

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NASA finally seems serious about a crewed lunar return; this time with the first female astronaut to walk on the Moon’s surface.

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May 13, 2019

Want a tougher space suit? Just add liquid

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Using a special liquid, engineers are designing new treatments for spacesuits so that they can better resist puncturing from tiny meteorites and other hazards.

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