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Space Station Blows Up


The orbital balloon: NASA tests blow-up space-craft A prototype inflatable module is to be tested  aboard the International Space Station to give astronauts an extra bedroom, NASA has announced. The inflatable module  can be compressed into a 7ft tube for … Continue reading

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Walk Assist


A spinoff from robotic space technology may someday help astronauts stay fit in space and help paraplegics walk on Earth, Nasa says. The U.S. space agency and the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) have jointly developed a robotic exoskeleton called X1. … Continue reading

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Droning On


FAR from the airplane-sized craft that are the face of cutting-edge warfare, a much smaller revolution in drones is under way. Micro-aerial vehicles (MAVs) with uncanny navigation and real-time mapping capabilities could soon be zipping through indoor and outdoor spaces, … Continue reading

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No Wonder Martians want to come Here.


We might not be able to get there yet, but as NASA says, ‘this is the next best thing’. From fresh rover tracks to an impact crater blasted billions of years ago, a newly completed view from the panoramic camera … Continue reading

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To Boldly Go


 More than three decades after launching, NASA’s workhorse spacecraft is now close to the edge of our solar system. According to recent research published in Geophysical Letters, the probe is now 111 astronomical units from the sun – meaning it … Continue reading

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Europa gets Drilled


A laser-powered drill could be used to penetrate the thick layers of ice on Jupiter’s frozen moon Europa, allowing robot probes to explore the oceans beneath. The problem scientists who hope to study the oceans beneath the crust of Europa … Continue reading

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Look Back in Time


Nasa’s James Webb Space Telescope is designed to peer back to the dawn of time. This week the solid state video recorder that will store the images, a sort of cosmic Sky HD box, was delivered to the team building … Continue reading

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