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The RIKEN EUSO telescope, which will be used to find debris, was originally planned to detect ultraviolet light emitted from air showers produced by ultra-high energy cosmic rays entering the atmosphere at night. “We realized that we could put it to another use,” says Toshikazu Ebisuzaki, who coauthored a paper on the proposal. “During twilight, thanks to EUSO’s wide field of view and powerful optics, we could adapt it to the new mission of detec...
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The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) today issued a warning about an uptick it is seeing where fraudsters are hosting fraudulent government services websites in order to grab Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and to collect fraudulent fees from consumers.
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After a few years of watching over NASA’s Mars Curiosity landing site the space agency has found that blast marks made by the initial decent vehicle have not faded away as one might expect. Rather, NASA said, after fading for about two years, the pace of change slowed and some of the scars may have even darkened again.
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By the looks of it creativity in the concept car realm is alive and well. The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) this week announced the winner of its LIghtweighting Technologies Enabling Comprehensive Automotive Redesign (LITECAR) Challenge that featured 250 entries battling it out to develop some very cool fuel-efficient cars.
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The Internet hasn’t totally invaded the nation’s air traffic control system, but as it does the Federal Aviation Administration faces a growing challenge to make sure the network is locked down secure. The security issues arise as the agency moves from a point-to-point legacy air traffic control system to a new IP-based system commonly known as NextGen or Next Generation Air Transportation System. NextGen in a nutshell will move the current radar...
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NASA recently said it has picked three of the 11 cubesats it will send along with the first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket which could blast off in the 2017/2018 timeframe. The 70-metric-ton SLS will stand 321 feet tall, offer 8.4 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, weigh 5.5 million pounds and carry 154,000 pounds of payload. The first SLS mission—Exploration Mission 1—in 2017 will launch an unmanned Orion spacecraft to demonstrate the inte...
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Graphene: Super hype or next big thing?
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NASA's Office of Inspector General critical of budget, IT security practices of agencies Deep Space Net. NASA’s Deep Space Network, which through variety of antennas and transmitters at communications complexes in three locations: Goldstone, California; Madrid, Spain; and Canberra, Australia provides deep space missions with the tracking, telemetry, and command services required to control and maintain spacecraft and transmit science data. NASA...
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