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Drone delivery startup is about to begin commercial operations

Startup envisions hundreds of drone delivery stations across metro areas.

2 hours ago from Arstechnica

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The plan to send 50 small spacecraft to tour 300 asteroids

Asteroids have a lot to teach us about the early days of the Solar System, but their nomadic nature makes them hard to study. To observe a wide range of space rocks, a European team ...

15 hours ago from Gizmag

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The world’s largest aircraft had a successful engine test

Back in May, we reported that the world's largest aircraft, the Stratolaunch, had finally left its (giant) hanger and was preparing for tests. This week, the first of those was ...

1 hours ago from Engadget

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Greening the Sahara

The unmistakable verdant circles produced by centre-pivot irrigation mark out an agricultural outpost deep in the Sahara Desert.

Tue 19 Sep 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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NASA nominee lays out the agency's most pressing challenges

The president's pick for NASA administrator, Oklahoma congressman Jim Bridenstine, hasn't been without his share of controversy. He doesn't have much technical experience ...

5 hours ago from Engadget

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Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'

China's programme to launch a mission to Mars in 2020 is "well underway", its top planner said Wednesday as the country moves forward with its ambitious space programme.

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Space radiation is risky business for the human body

While people protect their eyes from the sun's radiation during a solar eclipse, NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is working to protect the whole human body from radiation in space. Space ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scorching hot Mercury looks icier than previously thought

With blistering daytime temperatures of up to 800° F (427° C), Mercury isn't the first planet in the solar system you'd think to look for ice. But its slow spin, thin atmosphere and ...

18 hours ago from Gizmag

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Vibrating space boots could indicate ground obstacles in augmented reality

Changes in gravity can make walking difficult for space explorers, and that's before you take into account the bulky footwear and limited field of vision. Scientists at MIT and non-profit ...

15 hours ago from Gizmag

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Solar wind impacts on giant 'space hurricanes' may affect satellite safety

Could the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California? The question has been scrutinized by chaos theorists, stock-market analysts and weather forecasters ...

Tue 19 Sep 17 from Phys.org

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