Archive for the ‘space’ category: Page 824

Oct 31, 2016

Could We Turn Other Planets and Moons Into a Second Earth?

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This planet of ours, it ain’t gonna last forever. And though who the heck knows what’s going to happen to the world that far off into the future (or even after November 8th), Life Noggin decided to conduct a little brain exercise about how we could convert a planet like Mars or Venus, or a moon like Europa, into a second Earth.

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Oct 30, 2016

NASA’s New ‘Intruder Alert’ System Spots An Incoming Asteroid

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

A space rock zips by earth Sunday night. Astronomers know it doesn’t pose a threat, in part thanks to a new automated warning program called Scout.

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Oct 29, 2016

Multipurpose Robot Named Leonardo is Your Mars Companion of the Future

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

As we continue moving forward in the colonization of Mars, how might we get along with our future Martian robot companions? — B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder.

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Oct 29, 2016

Space, the Final Frontier for Cybersecurity? | Chatham House

Posted by in categories: business, governance, government, policy, space, treaties


“A radical review of cybersecurity in space is needed to avoid potentially catastrophic attacks.”

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Oct 29, 2016

George Lucas Presents Two New Designs For His Beleaguered Museum — By Mark Wilson | Fast Company

Posted by in categories: media & arts, space, space travel


“After being spurned in Chicago, Lucas’s Museum of Narrative Art is looking for a West Coast home.”

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Oct 28, 2016

Future Asteroid Miners Seek Solid Space Rock Plan

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

Once thought of as a pipe-dream, exploitation of the solar system’s asteroids is being planned by a growing community of asteroid mining companies and scientists.


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Oct 26, 2016

Super-Cool Quantum Research Lab Heads to Space

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics, space

Just WOW!

PULLMAN, Wash., Oct. 26 — Washington State University and NASA scientists are set to begin an investigation into the strange world of quantum physics on the International Space Station.

WSU physicists Peter Engels and Maren Mossman are part of a team studying the behavior of atoms laser-cooled to temperatures just a few billionths of a degree above absolute zero, the point where they behave like one wave of discrete particles.

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Oct 26, 2016

EU Commission’s new space policy to invest in startups to boost private investment

Posted by in categories: policy, satellites, space

PARIS — The European Union’s executive commission on Oct. 26 unveiled a new space strategy that promises public investment to stimulate the creation of space start-up companies.

The Brussels, Belgium-based commission, which acts on behalf of the 28 European Union members — still including Britain for a couple of years — is already the biggest single customer for Europe’s Arianespace launch-service provider and for Europe’s satellite manufacturers.

The EU plans to launch some 30 satellites in the coming decade for the Galileo navigation and Copernicus environment-monitoring programs, which are the major beneficiaries of the commission’s space budget of 12 billion euros ($13.5 billion) between 2014 and 2020.

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Oct 25, 2016

The Universe

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Oct 25, 2016

Metal-Munching Microbes Could Manufacture Machines On Mars

Posted by in categories: biological, engineering, space

NASA is funding the development of engineered bugs that eat and excrete metal.

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