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Extreme space weather: Protecting our critical infrastructure

Extreme space weather has a global footprint and the potential to damage critical infrastructure on the ground and in space. A new report from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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ESA turns to soil to keep lunar missions warm at night

ESA is developing a new heating system to help future missions to the Moon survive the freezing, fortnight-long lunar night. Currently, landers and rovers rely on nuclear or electric ...

20 hours ago from Gizmag

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Spacewalk a success for French, US astronauts

A French and an American astronaut floated outside the International Space Station Friday on a successful spacewalk to upgrade the orbiting outpost for the arrival of future space crews.

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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A killer alien inspired by slime, and more science of 'Life' - CNET

Genetics expert Adam Rutherford reveals how he conceived the science of "Life" and "Ex Machina", and why alien life could be the most significant discovery in human history.

Fri 24 Mar 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Curiosity captures gravity wave shaped clouds on Mars

This week, from March 20th to 24th, the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference will be taking place in The Woodlands, Texas. Every year, this conference brings together international specialists ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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OSIRIS-REx asteroid search tests instruments, science team

During an almost two-week search, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission team activated the spacecraft's MapCam imager and scanned part of the surrounding space for elusive Earth-Trojan asteroids—objects ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Jaguar follows Chevy with unlimited LTE for your car

In-car WiFi is only worth having if you've got enough mobile data to make use of it. Following Chevy's lead, Jaguar Land Rover will offer a pre-paid, unlimited AT&T ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Engadget

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How Pluto’s haze could explain its red spots

Pluto’s collapsing atmosphere may explain the dwarf planet’s seemingly random ruddy spots.

Wed 22 Mar 17 from ScienceNews

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US Military's 'Gremlin' Program Lets Pilots Launch and Snag Drones in Midair

The fairy-tale-inspired "Gremlin" program aims to launch and retrieve drones in midair.

Fri 24 Mar 17 from SPACE.com

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Comet gets a remodel during perihelion

The ESA's Rosetta comet orbiter may have been laid to rest, but the information returned by the unmanned deep space probe continues to pay scientific dividends. Images taken by Rosetta's ...

Wed 22 Mar 17 from Gizmag

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