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Space Exploration 20 hours ago

What's on the far side of the Moon?

Looking up at the silvery orb of the Moon, you might recognize familiar shadows and shapes on its face from one night to the next. You see the same view of the Moon our early ancestors did as it lighted their way after sundown.

Space Exploration Apr 24, 2019

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 Apr 25, 2019

Moon rocks to be studied at University of Tennessee

A professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville will help analyze moon rocks collected decades ago and never before opened.

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 ...

Space Exploration Apr 24, 2019

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 Apr 24, 2019

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.

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.

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