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asteroidNASA New Horizons Had a Successful Flyby Mission 4 Billion Miles Away

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New Horizons’ high-resolution Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) provided the best indication of Ultima Thule’s size and shape so far. Preliminary measurements of this Kuiper Belt object suggest it is approximately 20 miles long by 10 miles wide (32 kilometers by …

asteroidJapan places two rovers on an asteroid

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Japan’s asteroid mission Hayabusa2 has successfully dropped the first two rovers to the surface of its target space rock Ryugu. Hayabusa2 dropped to a lowest altitude of just 55 meters from the surface and released twin rovers, called MINERVA-II 1A …

asteroidNASA will test impacting an asteroid to measure deflection technique

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The first-ever mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique for planetary defense — the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) — is moving from concept development to preliminary design phase. Artist concept of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft. DART, …

asteroidF-22 getting stealth and weapons upgrades

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Lockheed Martin and the United States Air Force have been working on improving the performance of the F-22 Raptor’s stealth coatings. While the Raptor is by far the most capable air superiority fighter ever built, its Achilles’ Heel since it …

asteroidSystematic Innovation

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Astro Teller, director of the moonshot factory at Alphabet known simply as X, explains how he is a “culture engineer” and how he systematizes innovation by creating a work environment where employees are encouraged to be audacious. He says they …

asteroidNew Hearable Wearables predicted to be over $15 billion market by 2020

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Samsung just introduced hearable wearables devices will at least get a mass-market introduction. Hearables will help people of normal hearing by enhancing their ability to hear in the presence of noise. WiFore Consulting predicts that hearables will be the fastest …

asteroidRussia spaceplane engine to be publicly revealed in September

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Russian state media is reporting that the country’s Defense Ministry is developing a nuclear-armed bomber than could launch attacks from space. A prototype aircraft is under development and will be ready for trials by 2020. According to RIA Novosti, the …

asteroidIndia trying to reform to reach its economic growth potential

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India’s robust growth rate is likely to level off in the coming year and could drop to as low as 7 per cent in an “increasingly grim” world economy, according to Arvind Subramanian, the government’s chief economic adviser. Releasing India’s …

asteroidChina officially will change to two child policy

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China leadership said it would abandon its controversial “one-child policy” on Thursday and allow all couples to have two children, effectively ending the biggest population control experiment in history amid growing pressures from a rapidly aging population. China’s unpopular one-child …

asteroidWorld’s First Compact 300 GHz Receiver for Wireless Communications of Tens of Gigabits per Second

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Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories announced the development of the world’s first 300 GHz band compact receiver capable of high-speed wireless communications at a rate of several tens of gigabits per second. Radio signals with a frequency greater than 100GHz, …