A Rocket Launch Brings China One Step Closer to Its Own GPS

(WIRED) – ON SUNDAY MORNING, the Chinese government launched the 23rd satellite in its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System—the Chinese equivalent of GPS—into orbit aboard a Long March-3C rocket. BeiDou has

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Personality Prediction Program Could Spot Troublemakers

(Reuters) – An Israeli start-up says it has developed a personality prediction program that could help police and security services spot people with malign intentions, but an independent security expert

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Mantis Shrimp Inspires Next Generation of Ultra-Strong Materials

(SPACE DAILY) – Researchers at the University of California, Riverside and Purdue University are one step closer to developing super strong composite materials, thanks to the mantis shrimp, a small,

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British Drone-Freezing Ray Gets US Airports Trial

(BBC) – A UK-developed system capable of jamming signals to small drones is to be trialled by the US aviation authority. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expanding efforts to

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Russia to Complete Construction of Space Intelligence Center in 2017

(SPACE WAR) – A new space surveillance and tracking center will be completed by late 2017 in the Russian Far Eastern town of Zeya, the Russian Federal Agency for Special

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DARPA Sets Sights on Robotic Space Plane for Next Generation Warfare

(SPACE WAR) – The experimental low-cost XS-1 will be able to fly at escape-velocity speeds and catapult 3,000-pound payloads into orbit – and it’ll be able to do it again

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Could Optical Clocks Redefine the Length of a Second

(SPACE DAILY) – GPS-based navigation, communication systems, electrical power grids and financial networks all rely on the precise time kept by a network of around 500 atomic clocks located around

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Computing a Secret, Unbreakable Key

(SPACE WAR) – What once took months by some of the world’s leading scientists can now be done in seconds by undergraduate students thanks to software developed at the University

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Hypersonic Test Flight Reaches Mach 7.5

(GIZMODO) – Fancy a flight at 5,710 mph? That’s exactly what the Hypersonic International Flight Research and Experimentation project has achieved with a test flight in Australia, demonstrating that scramjet

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Lockheed Martin to Demonstrate Future Evolution of its Flexible GPS III Satellite

(INTERSEKT) – DENVER, May 19, 2016 — In the future, when mission needs change for the Global Positioning System (GPS), the U.S. Air Force will be able to respond — thanks to

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