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Space Exploration 15 hours ago

China to build moon station in 'about 10 years'

Beijing plans to send a manned mission to the moon and to build a research station there within the next decade, state media reported Wednesday, citing a top space official.

Space Exploration 9 hours ago

How would you survive on Mars?

The Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats Institute is working to ensure that the first long-term settlement on other planetary bodies are safe from hazards such as a meteoroid colliding with the moon or violent sandstorms ...

Space Exploration 14 hours ago

Why Pluto is losing its atmosphere: winter is coming

The ominous warning – "winter is coming", popularised by fantasy series Game of Thrones – applies equally well to Pluto.

Materials Science Apr 23, 2019

Researchers create artificial mother-of-pearl using bacteria

The strongest synthetic materials are often those that intentionally mimic nature.

Energy & Green Tech Apr 22, 2019

USC prof devises 'smart' building materials that move themselves with no motor

As a licensed architect concerned about the environment, Doris Sung became fed up catering to clients wanting steel and glass buildings with no regard to how such designs draw boatloads of energy, exacerbating global climate ...

Quantum Physics Apr 23, 2019

Atomic beams shoot straighter via cascading silicon peashooters

To a non-physicist, an "atomic beam collimator" may sound like a phaser firing mystical particles. That might not be the worst metaphor to introduce a technology that researchers have now miniaturized, making it more likely ...

Earth Sciences Apr 22, 2019

Rewriting the textbook on fossil fuels: New technologies help unravel nature's methane recipes

Experts say scientific understanding of deep hydrocarbons has been transformed, with new insights gained into the sources of energy that could have catalyzed and nurtured Earth's earliest forms of life.

Space Exploration Apr 19, 2019

Opinion: Canada's approach to lunar exploration needs to be strategic or we'll be left behind

Should Canada go to the moon? What's there for Canadians? It is these questions that we should ponder when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced that Canada will be participating in the new space exploration vision.

Space Exploration Apr 18, 2019

Israeli team investigating 'chain of events' in lunar crash

The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing said Thursday that it is still investigating a malfunction that caused the spacecraft to plummet to the moon's surface.

Space Exploration Apr 18, 2019

China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners

China plans to launch an ambitious asteroid exploration mission and has invited collaborators to put their experiments on the probes, space agency officials said Thursday.

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