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Researchers Developing Liquid-Powered Batteries

Researchers Developing Liquid-Powered Batteries

John Cushman developing technology to recharge BEV and HEV batteries like refueling car at gas station. Qualcomm Gets EV Charging Off the Ground An instantly rechargeable system for battery-electric and hybrid-electric vehicle batteries being developed at Purdue University is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly, its inventors say. Researchers at the Indiana university say its system recharges vehicle batteries through a …

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Here’s How You Can Watch a Solar Eclipse Without Messing Up Your Eyes

Here's How You Can Watch a Solar Eclipse Without Messing Up Your Eyes

Your parents probably told you to NEVER look directly at the sun with your naked eye. In fact, you’ve probably been told that by lots of reputable sources ( including our own Space.com ). But according to NASA and four other science and medical organizations, it’s OK to look at a total solar eclipse with the naked eye — but …

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NASA’s Kepler Telescope Has Identified 10 New Earth-Like Exoplanets

NASA's Kepler Telescope Has Identified 10 New Earth-Like Exoplanets

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star. | NASA revealed Monday 10 new rocky Earth-sized planets that could potentially have liquid water and support life. The Kepler mission team released a survey of 219 potential exoplanets — planets outside of our solar …

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ESA moves forward on gravitational wave and exoplanet missions

ESA moves forward on gravitational wave and exoplanet missions

LISA would use three spacecraft linked by lasers to detect passing gravitational waves. Credit: AEI/MM/exozet WASHINGTON — The European Space Agency has selected an ambitious space-based gravitational-wave observatory as its next large space science mission, scheduled for launch by 2034. ESA announced June 20 that its Science Program Committee has formally selected the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission for …

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B612 studying smallsat missions to search for near Earth objects

B612 studying smallsat missions to search for near Earth objects

The B612 Foundation is no longer pursuing a large space telescope called Sentinel (above) to look for near Earth asteroids in favor of a concept using smaller spacecraft. Credit: B612 Foundation WASHINGTON — The B612 Foundation, which once sought to privately develop a large space observatory to search for potentially hazardous near Earth objects (NEOs), is now studying an alternative …

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NASA Announces 10, That’s Right 10! New Planets in Their Star’s Habitable Zone

NASA Announces 10, That’s Right 10! New Planets in Their Star’s Habitable Zone

Artist’s impression of a potentially-habitable exoplanet orbiting an ultracool red dwarf star Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). The Kepler space telescope is surely the gift that keeps on giving. After being deployed in 2009, it went on to detect a total of 2,335 confirmed exoplanets and 582 multi-planet systems. Even after two of its reaction wheels failed, it carried on …

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Airbus first to commit to commercial Vega C launch

Airbus first to commit to commercial Vega C launch

Airbus will use two Vega C launchers to orbit four Earth observation satellites for a new constellation. Credit: Avio. WASHINGTON — Airbus has signed up to be the first commercial customer to use Europe’s future Vega C rocket, ordering two launchers to orbit a four-satellite Earth-observation constellation. Arianespace, the Evry, France-based company responsible for marketing the existing Ariane 5, Soyuz …

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NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Identifies 219 New Planet Candidates

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Identifies 219 New Planet Candidates

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Astronomers have identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star’s habitable zone. NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates …

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To boost Stratobus project, Thales Alenia Space takes stake in French airship maker

To boost Stratobus project, Thales Alenia Space takes stake in French airship maker

Thales Alenia Space says its investment in Airstar Aerospace will address "technological roadblocks" related to Stratobus. Credit: Thales Alenia Space. WASHINGTON — Thales Alenia Space has taken a “minority stake” in French airship maker Airstar Aerospace with the goal of completing a prototype of its Stratobus pseudo-satellite by 2020. The investment, which the companies declined to quantify, was announced June …

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