seeking innovative ideas for exploring lunar caves
How would you design a system to detect, map and explore caves on the Moon? Our latest hunt for ideas is seeking novel initiatives that address this question.... ESA · 4 weeks
Commercial lunar lander companies update mission plans  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
Days after Astrobotic announced its selection of United Launch Alliance to launch its first lunar lander, Japanese lunar lander company ispace says... more
Lunar plant pot  ESA · 2 weeks
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India's Moon probe enters lunar orbit  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest manoeuvres on its historic mission to the Moon. more
NASA refines plans for Artemis lunar lander  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
NASA has updated a draft solicitation for crewed lunar landers, adjusting details about how it plans to procure landers to meet the... more
NASA cubesat to test lunar Gateway orbit  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
NASA has awarded a contract to a small business for the development of a cubesat designed to demonstrate the use of the... more
India Loses Contact with Lunar Lander During Historic Mission  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
India's daring moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, lost contact just above the lunar surface, dashing Indian dreams of becoming just the fourth country to successfully land on the moon. more
China's Lunar Rover Just Found Something Weird on the Far Side of the Moon  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
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PTScientists acquired, to continue lunar lander work  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
German lunar lander company PTScientists, which filed for bankruptcy in July, announced it has been acquired by an unidentified aerospace company, allowing... more
Most-comprehensive analysis of fentanyl crisis urges innovative action  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The sudden appearance of the drug fentanyl in the US has driven up overdose deaths dramatically, even as the abuse of heroin and other opioids has shown signs of stabilizing. In the... more
NASA funds CubeSat Pathfinder mission to unique lunar orbit  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The pathfinder mission represents a rapid lunar flight demonstration and could launch as early as December 2020. CAPSTONE will demonstrate how to enter into and operate in this orbit as... more
Innovative valve train saves 20% fuel  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have developed an innovative, electrohydraulically actuated valve train for internal combustion engines, that enables completely free adjustment of stroke and timing, while at the same time being robust and cost effective. This valve train was... more
Behavioral and neural correlates of hide-and-seek in rats  Science Magazine · 5 days
Evolutionary, cognitive, and neural underpinnings of mammalian play are not yet fully elucidated. We played hide-and-seek, an elaborate role-play game, with rats. We did not offer food rewards but engaged in playful... more
Radiometer showcases innovative point of care solutions at IBMS 2019  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Radiometer Ltd, a leading provider of technologically-advanced solutions that simplify and automate all phases of acute care testing, will exhibit its innovative range of point of care solutions... more
What Was the Enlightenment?  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Don't let the name "Enlightenment" fool you. While new ideas were proposed and advancements in science were made, it was also a time when millions of people in Africa were enslaved and shipped to the Western Hemisphere. more
Want more investors for your startup? Better make an impassioned pitch  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
One would expect that entrepreneurs who pitch their startup ideas with passion are more apt to entice investors. Now there's scientific proof the two are connected:... more
Seeking moments of disorder  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Scientists discover a new, long-hypothesized material state with a signature of quantum disordered liquid-like magnetic moments. more
High diversity of harvestmen in Atlantic Rainforest and ancient geological events  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the southern Atlantic Rainforest remnants between Rio de Janeiro State in Southeast Brazil and Santa Catarina State in South Brazil, there are some 600 species... more
What are we looking at?  ESA · 3 weeks
Every moment, conversations are taking place between antennas across the globe and missions exploring our planet, Solar System and deep space. So, what is ESA's 35-m... more
The Temple Scroll: Reconstructing an ancient manufacturing practice  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The miraculously preserved 2000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient texts of invaluable historical significance, were discovered in the mid-20th century in the caves of the Judean desert. The texts were mainly written on... more
Plant pot for the Moon  ESA · 2 weeks
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Winning bootcamp ideas at Φ-week  ESA · 4 days
On the sidelines of ESA’s Φ-week, a five-day app-development bootcamp took place where young developers came together to solve big industry challenges using Earth observation data.... more
Op-ed | It’s time for a 21st century licensing system for space  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
The FAA’s former commercial space transportation describes what he thinks a 21st century licensing system should look like — at the very top level... more
Study investigates the impact of driving stoppage on social isolation of older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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A summer at the MSRP-Bio reveals connections between proteins, people, and passions  MIT · 2 weeks
Undergraduate Meucci Ilunga spent 10 weeks investigating protein interactions, exploring career options, and making new friends. more
Subsea scouting  ESA · 2 weeks
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Image: Subsea scouting with NEEMO NXT  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
That is not the ESA Kids mascot Paxi's ship on the right. Nor is that a vintage diving suit on the left. It is lunar exploration with an aquatic twist. more
FAA launch office, with mounting workload, prioritizing reorganization over expansion  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
The Federal Aviation Administration’s space-related workload is growing faster than its workforce, but the agency wants... more
Can pomegranate juice protect the infant brain?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
In ongoing investigations, clinical researchers are exploring whether pomegranate juice intake during pregnancy can have a protective effect. more
AP: Share of women seeking out-of-state abortions increases  ABC NEWS · 1 week
An Associated Press analysis finds that in pockets of the U.S., the number of women having abortions in another state increased considerably between 2012 and 2017 more
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