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November 27, 2014
Carnegie Mellon Unveils Lunar Rover "Andy"
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Nov 27, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University has unveiled Andy, a four-wheeled robot designed to scramble up steep slopes and survive the temperature swings and high radiation encountered while exploring the moon's pits, caves and polar ice. "Every extraterrestrial robot carries some DNA from Carnegie Mellon, but Andy would be the first true CMU robot to make the leap from Earth," said William "Red" Whittaker, professor of robotics and director of the Field Robotics Center. "This is the culmination of lots of ... read more
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Astrophysicist says wormholes of 'Interstellar' unlikely to exist
In director Christopher Nolan's new film "Interstellar," actor Matthew McConaughey's character Cooper leads a crew of astronauts into deep space on a mission to save humanity. They travel by way of wormhole, a technique that has become of trope of intergalactic science fiction. Now, the expert who oversaw the film's scientific bonafides suggests traversable wormholes are unlikely to ever be a reality. ... more

Rapidly Freezing Saltwater Could Provide Spark of Life on Icy Worlds
A research team has confirmed the existence of a process that causes the electrolysis of water, and which has the potential to drive the production of life in "Snowball Earth" scenarios and on icy s ... more

Young Volcanoes on the Moon
Back in 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts orbiting the Moon photographed something very odd. Researchers called it "Ina," and it looked like the aftermath of a volcanic eruption. There's nothing odd about ... more
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How Can We Search For Life On Icy Moons Such As Europa?
Our solar system is host to a wealth of icy worlds that may have water beneath the surface. The Cassini spacecraft recently uncovered evidence of a possible ocean under the surface of Saturn's moon, ... more


ASU joins pathbreaking radio telescope project to study early universe
Arizona State University has joined with 14 other institutions in Australia, India, New Zealand and the United States in a radio telescope project that focuses on the early universe and the birth an ... more
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Hot, Super-Earths Help Track Water-Rich Atmospheres
As the discovery of planets beyond the Solar System becomes more common, scientists have begun the in-depth study of the atmospheres of these bodies. In a new paper, a pair of astronomers inve ... more

Extreme Shrimp May Hold Clues to Alien Life
At one of the world's deepest undersea hydrothermal vents, tiny shrimp are piled on top of each other, layer upon layer, crawling on rock chimneys that spew hot water. Bacteria, inside the shrimps' ... more
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NATO 'very concerned' by Russian military build-up in Crimea

Republicans' next clash with Obama: Iran nuclear talks

Students of Uighur scholar in secret China trial: lawyer

The Islamic State: Existential or exaggerated danger??

NASA Seeks Comments on Possible Airship Challenge

Top contender for Pentagon job bows out: source

US drone strike kills at least eight in NW Pakistan


Subaru detects sudden appearance of galaxies in early universe
A team of astronomers using the Subaru Telescope's Suprime-Cam to perform the Subaru Ultra-Deep Survey for Lyman-alpha Emitters have looked back more than 13 billion years to find 7 early galaxies t ... more

Asteroid Mining Could Make For Boom Times
NASA has concluded contracts with two private-sector enterprises, intending to develop practical approaches to asteroid mining, encouraged by the successful comet landing earlier this month, as such ... more

Rosetta Comet Landing in 'Thud' and 3D
A 3D image shows what it would look like to fly over the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was generated from data collected by the Rosetta Lander Imaging System (ROLIS) aboard t ... more
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NASA Issues 'Remastered' View of Jupiter's Moon Europa
Scientists have produced a new version of what is perhaps NASA's best view of Jupiter's ice-covered moon, Europa. The mosaic of color images was obtained in the late 1990s by NASA's Galileo spacecra ... more

Russia Preparing Joint Moon Exploration Agreement With EU
Scientists from Russia and the European Union are preparing an agreement on joint exploration of the Moon, Lev Zelyony, director of the Space Research Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences, s ... more
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DSCOVR to Observe Space Weather and Earth from Afar
News reports of hurricanes forming and predictions about storm paths are familiar occurrences. Less familiar are reports about solar wind and magnetic fields from the sun which can also have an impa ... more

The mysterious 'action at a distance' between liquid containers
For several years, it has been known that superfluid helium housed in reservoirs located next to each other acts collectively, even when the channels connecting the reservoirs are too narrow and too ... more

Study details laser pulse effects on behavior of electrons
By solving a six-dimensional equation that had previously stymied researchers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists have pinpointed the characteristics of a laser pulse that yields electron beh ... more

Van der Waals force re-measured
Although the van der Waals force was discovered around 150 years ago, it is still difficult to quantify when predicting the behaviour of solids, liquids, and molecules. Precise measurements were onl ... more

Particles, Waves and Ants
A drunken sailor staggers onto a square with lots of streetlamps on it. Sometimes he will run into one of the lamps, change his direction and keep moving. Does the time he spends on this square depe ... more

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Comet probe in race against time to crown stellar feat
Europe's deep-space robot lab Philae worked against the clock Friday, attempting to drill into a comet 510 million kilometres (320 million miles) from Earth to crown a historic exploration before its battery runs out. ... more

Philae probing comet with hours left on battery
Europe's probe Philae was busily conducting experiments on a comet 510 million kilometres (320 million miles) from Earth with just hours of onboard battery life left, ground control reported of signals received Friday. ... more
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Van der Waals force re-measured

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US top court to review power plant emissions rules


Sun's rotating magnetic field may pull lightning toward Earth


NASA contracts two firms to work on asteroid mining


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Sun's rotating 'magnet' pulls lightning towards UK


How to estimate the magnetic field of an exoplanet?


It's filamentary: How galaxies evolve in the cosmic web


The riddle of the missing stars


Scientists get to the heart of fool's gold as a solar material


Unravelling the mystery of gamma-ray bursts


Spooky alignment of quasars across billions of light-years

Physicist Helps Discover Subatomic Particles

Mystery space object: Black hole or exploding star?

Two new baryon particles discovered; aligns with York prediction

Rosetta continues into its full science phase

Researchers Advance 'Quantum Teleportation'

Swift Probes Exotic Object: Black Hole or Mega Star?

Did Philae Drill The Comet?

Gravity may have saved the universe after the Big Bang

Physicists suggest new way to detect dark matter

New model clarifies photoexcited thin-film lattice dynamics

Schker-blop! The sound of a comet touchdown

Comet probe 'sniffed' organic molecules: early data

Field-emission plug-and-play solution for microwave electron guns

Rosetta Lander Captured Before After Bounce

The Long, Strange Trip To Asteroid Bennu

Rosetta: What happens next?

Interaction of Solar Wind and Earth Atmosphere Studied

Hubble Reveals a Super-Rich Galactic Neighborhood

U.K. group to crowd-source funding for moon mission

Philae lander detects organic molecules on comet's surface

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