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Experimental SpaceX rocket self-detonates

A small rung on a long ladder to Mars broke on Friday, when a rocket test in Texas ended in a midair ball of fire.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Entomology, Science

4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

'Alien thigh bone' on Mars? NASA says - highly unlikely'

Is this photo an alien or dinosaur thigh bone on Mars, as some conspiracy theorists have suggested? Highly unlikely, NASA scientists have concluded.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, UFO and Alien, Astronomy

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Live Science

What's Melting Arctic Ice? NASA Investigates Clouds

Arctic sea ice is melting fast, having lost about 1 million square miles since the 1970s, but experts are still figuring out what factors, such as cloud cover, are speeding or slowing the ice's demise.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Global Warming, US Military, US Air Force, Thule Air Base, Eielson Air Force Base, Fairbanks, AK

Gizmag

NASA satellite set to help farmers combat drought

NASA is set to launch a new satellite with the capacity to measure soil moisture on a global scale.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Gadgets

Sys-Con Media

NASA Picks Top Earth Data Challenge Ideas, Opens Call for Climate Apps

The agency also has announced a follow-on challenge with awards of Both challenges use the Open NASA Earth Exchange, or OpenNEX, a data, cloud computing, and knowledge platform where users can share modeling and analysis codes, scientific results, information and expertise to solve big data challenges in the Earth sciences.

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Related Topix: Cloud Computing

WireNews+Co

NASA Awards Program Analysis And Control Bridge III Contract

NASA has awarded the Program Analysis and Control III Bridge contract for support services to ASRC Research & Technology Solutions of Beltsville, Maryland.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Beltsville, MD, Space, Greenbelt, MD

Clarksville Online

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft's restored footage gives...

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first close-up look at Neptune and its moon Triton in the summer of 1989.

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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, Space

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Sys-Con Media

NASA Selects 26 Space Biology Research Proposals

The research will be conducted aboard the International Space Station. The research will help uncover new basic knowledge that other NASA researchers and engineers can use to solve problems confronting human exploration of space or that could lead to new biological tools or applications on Earth.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

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, Taos, NM, Space

The Raw Story

Boeing one step closer to completing its 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, Space, Manufacturing, Sierra Nevada, Aerospace-Defense, Amazon

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, Space, US Politics, US News, Weird

Houston Chronicle

Expert on NASAa s commercial crew program: So far, an a oeunqualified success.a

NASA will soon - perhaps as early as this Friday but more likely later in August or early September - make its final selections for the commercial crew program .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

Clarksville Online

NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite to help Farmers manage Drought conditions

About 60 percent of California is experiencing "exceptional drought," the U.S. Drought Monitor's most dire classification.

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

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Holtville Tribune

NASA Announces Awards to Expand Informal STEM Education Network

NASA has selected 12 informal educational institutions to receive approximately $6 million in agency funding to provide compelling science, technology, engineering and math opportunities in informal education settings, such as museums, science centers, planetariums and NASA visitor centers.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Lanham, MD, Space, Greenbelt, MD

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, Space, Greenbelt, MD, University of Colorado Boulder

TechCrunch

Despite FAA Setbacks, Amazon Prime Air Makes Notable Engineering, NASA And Aerospace Hires

Something big is going on with Amazon Prime Air, the e-commerce giant's research project focused on delivering packages in 30 minutes or less using unmanned drones.

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Related Topix: Amazon, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Science / Technology, Marketing, Microsoft, Startups, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Google Earth

Science, Industry and Business

NASA Sees Tropical Storm Lowell's Tough South Side

The south side of Tropical Storm Lowell appears to be its toughest side. That is, the side with the strongest thunderstorms, according to satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-14 and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellites.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Science / Technology

WireNews+Co

Media Day At Wallops For NASA Hurricane Airborne Mission

As the Atlantic Ocean's hurricane season hits its peak, media are invited to visit NASA's latest airborne hurricane research mission using remotely piloted aircraft on Thursday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Greenbelt, MD, Space, Silver Spring, MD

Inhabitat

Bee-inspired 3D-Printed House Wins MakerBot & NASA's Mars Housing Competition

Living on Mars might seem like a dream, but we're one step closer thanks to a brilliant new housing design.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home

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