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Researcher debuts super insulation gel – ScienceDaily

A new super insulation gel developed by scientists at CU Boulder can dramatically increase the energy efficiency of skyscrapers and other buildings and can one day help scientists to build greenhouse-efficient habitats for colonists on Mars. "Airgel," which looks like a plated plastic contact lens, is so resistant to heat that you can put a strip on your hand and …

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Earlier space weather can increase prep for threats to the earth

Looking back on historical space weather can help us understand what's next. Room noise can interfere with electronics, aviation and satellite systems and communications. It is due to solar activity, but since it is different for each solar cycle, it is difficult to predict the total likelihood of space weather events. "There is an underlying pattern to [the likelihood of …

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SpaceX vows manned flights to the space station are on track

Tech magnate Elon Musk's SpaceX promised Monday to send its first astronauts a run-to-schedule schedule next year – part of a device to restore America's dominance of spacecraft. Gwynne Shotwell, Space President's President, told reporters in Los Angeles an unmanned flight to the International Space Station in November would pave the way for a manned mission in April 2019. "Predicting …

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Construction staff unintentionally finds bones of old creature

This season, many people fly to Florida in search of sunny beaches and Mickey Mouse, but the city of Cape Coral is now famous for something completely different. As the local news outlet WCTV reports, a construction crew working in the city stumbled upon something they did not expect while digging deeply to perform some utility jobs. There in the …

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NASA administrator supports Trump 'space force' proposal

by Associated Press August 13 at 6:51 PM NEW ORLEANS – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is expressing full support for President Donald Trump's proposed military "space force," but says it will have a role separate from NASA. Bridenstine said Monday in New Orleans that NASA's role involves science, space exploration and technology development. Bridenstine was touring the Michoud (mih-SHEWD) Assembly …

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Meteorit Bombardment probably created the oldest surviving stones on earth

An artist's depiction of the late bombing period of the Earth's early history, about 4 billion years ago. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab [19659004] Researchers believe that rocks from space can be responsible for the oldest stones on Earth. According to new research published today (August 13), claiming that meteorite bombardment is the most likely way …

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NASA's Opportunity Rover has not yet woken up from a Mars dust storm and the engineers get nervous – BGR

NASA's Opportunity Rover has already had an incredible career years after year studying the Mars surface and proves to be an incredibly reliable and hard hardware. Unfortunately, a NASA dust storm that started kicking in May suddenly stopped its historic run. In mid June, the solar powered Opportunity went out of juice and was forced to enter into a dormant …

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