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Under Control: Lockheed Martin-Built AEHF-5 Protected Communications Satellite Now In Transfer...

The U.S. Air Force's 4th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base is now "talking" with the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) protected...
satellite

New Safer, Inexpensive Way to Propel Small Satellites

Finding inexpensive solutions for propelling CubeSats is one of the most critical components of the rapidly growing industry of commercial launches of...
satellite

Georgia Tech Satellite Successfully Launched Into Space

Years of planning, design, and testing have finally paid off for hundreds of Georgia Tech students and young alumni who make up...
Space-Borne Quantum

Space-Borne Quantum Source to Secure Communication

Soon, powerful quantum computers will be able to easily crack conventional mathematically encrypted codes. Entangled photons generated by a spaceborne quantum source could enable...
Healing Stem Cells

This Matrix Delivers Healing Stem Cells to Injured Elderly Muscles

A car accident leaves an aging patient with severe muscle injuries that won’t heal. Treatment with muscle stem cells from a donor might restore...
Antarctica’s coldest temperatures

New Study Explains Antarctica’s Coldest Temperatures

Tiny valleys near the top of Antarctica’s ice sheet reach temperatures of nearly -100 degrees Celsius, according to a new study published this week in Geophysical Research...
hurricanes

Powerful Hurricanes Strengthen Faster Now Than 30 Years Ago

Hurricanes that intensify rapidly — a characteristic of almost all powerful hurricanes — do so more strongly and quickly now than they did 30...
danish satellite

Unique Danish Satellite in Orbit Around the Arctic

The Danish satellite Ulloriaq was launched successfully into space on 2 February 2018. Here, it will orbit around the Arctic approximately 540 km above the Earth...
Sea Ice

Weather Anomalies Accelerate the Melting of Sea Ice

In the winter of 2015/16, something happened that had never before been seen on this scale: at the end of December, temperatures rose above...
underwater volcanic eruption

Largest Recorded Underwater Volcanic Eruption Sheds Light on Deep-Sea Events

They knew it was big when satellite images showed that the pumice bobbing to the surface had created a floating raft covering 400 square...
cloud cycle

Climate Models Underestimate Cooling Effect of Daily Cloud Cycle

The researchers report in the journal Nature Communications that models tend to factor in too much of the sun’s daily heat, which results in...
human musclevideo

Engineers Grow Functioning Human Muscle from Skin Cells

Biomedical engineers have grown the first functioning human skeletal muscle from induced pluripotent stem cells. The advance builds on work published in 2015 when researchers...
air pollution

Arctic Clouds Highly Sensitive to Air Pollution

In 1870, explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, trekking across the barren and remote ice cap of Greenland, saw something most people wouldn’t expect in such...
nanosatellitevideo

Nanosatellite Swarm Launch for 2018

Technion and the Israel Space Agency announced that in late 2018, a group of three nanosatellites, which will fly in controlled formation, will be...
star

‘Winking’ Star 550 Light-Years Away May Be Devouring Wrecked Planets

Ateam of U.S. astronomers including UCLA’s Benjamin Zuckerman has found evidence suggesting that the strange, unpredictable dimming of a star 550 light-years away may...
climate change

Thousands of Citizen-Scientists Help Researchers Map Kelp Forests

Kelp forests grow along coastlines worldwide, largely hidden from view. Like rainforests, they’re among the planet’s most important ecosystems: beautiful but fragile habitats for...
crops

UAH Uses Satellites to Improve Crop Yield Estimates

A team that includes a graduate student who received his Ph.D. on Sunday from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has taken a...
satellite

European Satellite Confirms General Relativity with Unprecedented Precision

The first results of the ‘Microscope’ satellite mission were announced this week by a group of researchers led by the French space agency CNES...
SensorSat

Monitoring Activity in the Geosynchronous Belt

In the darkness of 2 a.m. on Aug. 26, the sky over Cape Canaveral, Florida, lit up with the bright plume of a Minotaur rocket...
Nickel Nanoparticles

Researchers Inadvertently Boost Surface Area of Nickel Nanoparticles for Catalysis

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Air Force Research Laboratory have discovered that a technique designed to coat nickel nanoparticles with silica...