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America’s Nuclear Bomb Problem: Outdated B61s Need Expensive Upgrades If U.S. Wants To Keep Them Around
Sep 23, 2013 13:38 PM E
The U.S. stockpile of B61 nuclear bombs could be lost to time if the bombs aren’t upgraded. But making sure America’s oldest nuclear weapon stays safe for deployment will require millions of dollars’ worth of refurbishments.
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Orbital Sciences' Cygnus Craft Delayed From Docking With ISS Due To Software Glitch
Sep 23, 2013 12:11 PM E
Cygnus is currently attempting to resupply the International Space Station with food and supplies, but a software glitch prevented the craft from docking with the ISS on Sunday. NASA and Orbital Sciences say that the problem has been fixed, and that Cygnus will reattempt docking no earlier than Saturday.
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Landslides In Philippines Kill 20 In Mountainside Villages Weakened By Typhoon Usagi
Sep 23, 2013 11:43 AM E
Landslides along mountainside villages in the northwestern Philippines have claimed 20 lives. The landslides came during powerful monsoon rains just days after typhoon Usagi brushed by the islands, weakening areas in the north.
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Han Solo On Mercury Photo Captured By NASA Probe: Space Agency To Rescue Captain Of Millenium Falcon [PHOTO]
Sep 20, 2013 18:06 PM E
Han Solo on Mercury? See the awesome image captured by NASA's Messenger probe.
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Cygnus Supply Mission Launch: Orbital Sciences' Spacecraft Will Dock With ISS On Sunday [VIDEO]
Sep 20, 2013 16:09 PM E
Orbital Sciences' Cygnus launched on Wednesday, September 18, and is currently en route to the International Space Station. Watch live as Cygnus cocks with the ISS.
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Curiosity Rover Finds No Martian Methane, Reducing Chances Of Finding Life On Mars
Sep 19, 2013 17:10 PM E
The Curiosity rover has found no significant evidence of methane on Mars, calling into question a major 2009 report which claimed that methane "plumes" were found on the Red Planet in 2003. ", "We consider this to be a quite definitive conclusion," said Chris Webster of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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NASA Fuel Shortage: Will Plutonium Scarcity End Deep-Space Exploration By 2020?
Sep 19, 2013 16:24 PM E
NASA’s fuel supply is low. The space program is running out of plutonium-238, a manmade radioactive isotope that powers NASA’s space probes and rovers. Is space exploration doomed?
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Eagle’s Point Of View: GoPro Camera Strapped To Bird’s Back Captures Amazing Aerial Footage [VIDEO]
Sep 18, 2013 21:58 PM E
If you ever wanted to see the world from an eagle’s perspective, here’s your chance. Amazing footage captured on a GoPro camera strapped to the bird’s back shows what happens when nature and technology work together.
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Biblical-Era Town Of Dalmanutha Possibly Found Along Israel's Sea Of Galilee
Sep 18, 2013 14:44 PM E
The Biblical-era town of Dalmanutha may have been discovered on the coast of the Sea Of Galilee, say British archaeologists. Ken Dark from the University of Reading in England says that archaeological remains and pottery point to a prosperous town that lasted from Biblical times until centuries later.
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NASA's FINDER Device Detects Heartbeats Buried Under Rubble In Search-And-Rescue Operations
Sep 18, 2013 11:43 AM E
NASA's Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER) radar system is able to detect the heartbeats of humans buried under rubble. The device can also determine whether the victim is indeed a human, or whether its the heartbeat and breathing of an animal like a rat.
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Robotic Snake Could Be Next Mars Explorer: How Does Norwegian Rover Inspired By Reptile Work? [VIDEO]
Sep 17, 2013 11:24 AM E
A robotic snake could be the next best thing to go to Mars. The experimental rover, which moves much like the real thing, can slither into all those small cracks and crevices and collect samples from places the other, bulkier rovers can’t reach.
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Voyager 1 Leaves The Solar System, The First Man-Made Object To Ever Do So
Sep 12, 2013 17:28 PM E
NASA confirmed that the Voyager 1 has entered interstellar space. The Voyager 1 is the first human-made object to ever leave the heliosphere.
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ISS Astronauts Land Safely, Undergo NASA Testing To Determine Medical Effects Of Lengthy Spaceflights [VIDEO]
Sep 12, 2013 12:01 PM E
Three ISS astronauts landed safely in Kazakhstan yesterday. The Russian Soyuz capsule took 3.5 hours to travel from the International Space Station down to Earth's surface. The astronauts, NASA's Chris Cassidy and Roscosmos's Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin, had been in space for 166 days.
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NASA Weather Drones Launched To Study Hurricanes And Help Improve Storm Forecasting
Sep 11, 2013 17:05 PM E
NASA weather drones will study the Saharan Air Layer and investigate the role of thunderstorms in hurricanes. The first drone launched yesterday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, site of the recent LADEE moon probe launch.
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