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The moon's sinus iridium plain

Chinese Soft Moon Landing May Be Imminent After Successful Launch

China appears right on course to join the United States and the former USSR in sharing the distinction of visiting the Moon – at least technologically. China announced Monday, Dec. 2, the successful launch of its first “soft moon landing” vehicle. According to BeijingAerospaceControlCenter, the Chang’e-3 launched from the XichangSatelliteLaunch Center had completed its initial […]
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NASA SAM instrument suite

Space Program Research Indicates Extraterrestrial Life Likely

Research findings by NASA scientists appear to raise the odds of confirming the existence of past life in the solar system, and of finding other biologically viable planets in the extended universe. NASA’s Curiosity rover has gathered soil materials from Mars that indicate at least a several percent presence of water by weight. Curiosity is the […]
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Dagan Wells

Test Tube Baby Births Easier With New Genetic Sequencing Technique

July 8, Dr. Dagan Wells of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at the University of Oxford, UK announced the first birth achieved by analyzing embryos using a new genome sequencing technique known as “next generation sequencing”. A researcher said the advance “provides an unprecedented insight into the biology of embryos.” NGS is a powerful method […]
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Robotic, Lunar Lander Test-Bed

Robotic Lunar Lander Demanded by NASA

June 2, NASA issued a request for information regarding a robotic lunar lander. NASA appears to be chomping at the bit for funding. NASA’s proposed lander is expected to provide for both anticipated public and commercial uses. “U.S. industry is flourishing with innovative ideas based on NASA’s pioneering work to explore space, including low-Earth orbit […]
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WikiWep Devblog Test Run of Printed Gun

3D Printer Gun-Making Is Now a Reality

Cody Wilson is widely known as a free-market anarchist and as the founder and director of Defense Distributed, a non-profit organization that develops and publishes open-source gun designs. Friday, he claimed success in his goal of building a gun with a 3D printer. 3D printing has caused a stir in tech communities in recent months. […]
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SpaceX Dragon grappled by ISS robotic arm

Happy Berthday! SpaceX’s Dragon Craft Safely Makes it to the ISS!

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. ─ Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) privately developed Dragon space capsule successfully docked today with the International Space Station at 8:56 a.m. ET. Friday, March 1, The Dragon had been successfully launched aboard the Falcon 9 carrier rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 10:10 a.m. ET. The partially reusable craft was […]
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The First Bionic Eye

FDA Approves First Bionic Eye

The idea of artificial optics is not entirely a new concept but its practical application has only recently become a reality. The Food and Drug Administration finally has approved the use of the Alpha IMS: an artificial optic implant. This device has made powerful progress in efforts to restore vision to the blind. Developed by […]
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Locked Smart Phone

Locked In – Service Providers Win Big with the Library of Congress

If anyone had intentions of unlocking their cell or smart phones, that option ended for any device purchased after Jan. 26. The Library of Congress recently put forward a pivotal decision with regard to the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Namely, unlocking your mobile device is now considered illegal. As a result, anyone who buys […]
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Chinese Internet User's on the Web

China’s Internet Users Surpass U.S. in Numbers

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will require that “all newly built residences, if they are located in counties and cities where a public fiber optic telecom network is available, have to be equipped with fiber network connections,” according to the state-run China Daily. Cyrus Farivar of arstechnica.com reported Thursday that “China hopes to […]
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