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Penny-sized thrusters developed to propel nanosats


August 19th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a penny-sized rocket thruster that could soon power the movement of tiny satellites or nanosats in orbit.The device, designed by Paulo Lozano, associate ... Read more...

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Japanese solar sail uses smart glass to steer only via sunlight


July 28th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): In what could be called a first in solar sailing, Japan's Ikaros spacecraft has used "smart glass" technology to steer using only the pressure of sunlight.Launched in May, ... Read more...

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Soon, laser ‘tractor beams’ to clear up space junk


April 30th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Now a tractor beam could prevent the accumulation of space debris-including all the dead satellites, discarded rocket boosters and other junk-in the Earth's orbit, suggests an expert.Space-flight engineer ... Read more...

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Mini-thrusters may help satellites to search for exoplanets


March 4th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): The US Air Force is eyeing mini- thrusters or miniature, electric propulsion systems, to make it easier for their satellites to perform space maneuvers and undertake formidable tasks ... Read more...

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Modern humans might have attacked, killed, and driven Neanderthals to extinction


January 8th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found evidence that modern humans might have attacked, killed, and driven Neanderthals to extinction.Neanderthals are an extinct species that shared a common ... Read more...

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Engineers, food scientists collaborating to cook new gelled rocket fuels


January 22nd, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): Engineers are joining forces with experts from other branches of science to develop a new type of gelled fuel, in the hope that it would improve the ... Read more...

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Ferrari based flying car to take to the skies in 2 years


November 3rd, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): A car, based on Ferrari, could be flying its passengers to their desired location, within just two years time.According to a report in the Telegraph, known as ... Read more...

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Nano thrusters can make space travel cheaper


August 19th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 19 (ANI): Scientists have proposed the development of tiny nano thrusters that could be made into flat sheets mounted on the side of spacecrafts, which would be cost-effective, save ... Read more...

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Phoenix probe makes scheduled landing on red planet (Lead)


May 26th, 2008 - 9:37 am ICT by admin
DPA Washington, May 26 (DPA) NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrived on the red planet to an exuberant reaction by mission scientists Sunday on Earth. The scene at Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control in ... Read more...

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Mars probe will have to go through a nail-biting touchdown on May 25


May 14th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 14 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander, that is all set to land on the surface of the Red Planet on May 25, will face a harrowing seven minutes during ... Read more...

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Magnets can help spacecraft to stick together


May 7th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
London, May 7 (ANI): Experiments at the MIT Space Systems Laboratory in the US have shown that magnets can help spacecraft to stick together.According to a report in New Scientist, the ... Read more...

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Building a space elevator would be a bigger challenge than previously thought


March 30th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
London, March 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that building and maintaining a hypothetical space elevator would be an even bigger challenge than previously thought, as it would need to ... Read more...

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