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March 17, 2017

Disrupt Berlin 2017 doesn’t take place until December, but if you’re looking to attend the best startup show in Europe for the lowest possible price, an important deadline is fast approaching. We’ll be releasing a limited number of tickets to Disrupt Berlin on Wednesday, April 5 and the special price of two for the price of […]

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Nasa’s New Institute to Explore Ways to Protect Astronauts

August 21, 2016

The US space agency has established a new institute charged with researching and developing innovative approaches to reduce risks to humans on long-duration exploration missions, including Nasa’s “Journey to Mars”. The Nasa Translational Research Institute (NTRI) will implement a “bench-to-spaceflight” model, moving results or methods from laboratory experiments or clinical trials to point-of-care astronaut health […]

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How Twitter Helped Solve Milky Way Mystery

August 21, 2016

Taking help from Twitter, two astronomers have uncovered the strongest evidence yet that an enormous X-shaped structure made of stars lies within the central bulge of the Milky Way galaxy. Previous computer models and observations of our own galaxy have suggested that the X-shaped structure existed. But no one had observed it directly. Some astronomers […]

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Joint Development of Isro and Nasa’s Nisar Satellite Detailed

August 21, 2016

The Indian space agency and US Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are jointly working on the development of Dual Frequency (L&S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imaging Satellite named as Nasa-Isro Synthetic Aperture Radar (Nisar), slated to be completed and launched by 2021, parliament was told on Thursday. The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will be […]

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Isro to Launch INSAT-3DR Weather Satellite in August

August 21, 2016

India will launch a weather satellite next month with its heavy rocket, the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV-Mk II), Indian space agency chief A.S. Kiran Kumar said in Chennai on Friday. The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch INSAT-3DR next month with its GSLV rocket, said Kiran Kumar at the Madras Institute of Technology […]

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Powered by Google, UN Flexes Tech Muscle to Fight Climate Change

August 21, 2016

New Google-powered software will help the world tackle problems related to climate change, deforestation and food production, a United Nations agency said on Friday, as it presented its revamped online platform. Open Foris, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) software, uses high-resolution satellite images to monitor the environment and changes in land use and forest […]

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Nasa to Digitise Viking Mission Data on Mars

August 21, 2016

Forty years ago, Nasa’s Viking mission made history when it became the first to successfully land a fully operational spacecraft on Mars. As engineers and scientists planned for later missions to Mars, the rolls of microfilm containing the Viking data were stored away for safekeeping and potential later use. It would be another 20 years […]

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Nasa Training Astronauts Underwater to Mimic Mars Mission Conditions

August 21, 2016

Nasa has sent a team of astronauts to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on a 16-day mission to prepare for future deep space missions and the journey to Mars. The ‘aquanauts’ were sent to train undersea in simulated space mission as the bottom of a blue ocean and the surface of a Red Planet […]

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Missing Craters on Dwarf Planet Ceres Intrigue Scientists

August 21, 2016

In an intriguing find, scientists associated with Nasa’s Dawn spacecraft have discovered a mysterious disappearance of a significant number of large craters on dwarf planet Ceres, indicating something has happened to it. Nasa’s Dawn spacecraft arrived to orbit Ceres in March 2015 and mission scientists expected to find a heavily-cratered body generally resembling the protoplanet […]

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Great Red Spot Storm Heating Jupiter’s Atmosphere, Study Shows

August 21, 2016

Scientists have long wondered why Jupiter’s upper atmosphere has temperatures similar to those of Earth, even though the biggest planet in the solar system is five times farther away from the sun. The answer may be The Great Red Spot, an enormous storm big enough to swallow three Earths that has been raging on Jupiter […]

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