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Researchers have created a 3D model of the Sun: from the core to the surface

By On August 26, 2014

A team at the Astrophysics, Instrumentation and Modeling Laboratory (CEA/CNRS/Université Paris Diderot) has successfully modeled, in 3D, the effects of gravity waves in an extremely comprehensive simulation of the Sun, from its… Read More

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Tech

Tesla Motors and Panasonic have signed agreement to build Gigafactory

By On August 1, 2014

Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors, Inc. have signed an agreement that lays out their cooperation on the construction of a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the United States, known as the Gigafactory.… Read More

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Tech

Tesla Model S has software security flaw allowing doors to be unlocked by remote access

By On July 19, 2014

Tesla Motors Inc’s flagship Model S electric car has numerous system vulnerabilities that could let car doors be unlocked giving remote access to various controls, researchers at security firm Qihoo 360 Technology… Read More

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Tech

Tesla Motors gets the go ahead to open dealerships in Pennsylvania

By On July 14, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett has signed legislation allowing Tesla to open five dealerships in Pennsylvania. Tesla pushed for the bill, signed last week by Corbett, because its business model… Read More

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Mars

Life On Mars? Perhaps in the Near Future

By On July 9, 2014

While there was considerable interest in (and robust government funding for) space travel in the mid 20th century, technology has evolved so rapidly over the decades that in the dawn of the… Read More

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NASA

NASA Voyager 1 Spacecraft has officially entered interstellar space, new data confirms

By On July 8, 2014

New data has confirmed that NASA‘s Voyager 1 spacecraft has indeed entered into interstellar space. “All is not quiet around Voyager,” said Don Gurnett of the University of Iowa, Iowa City, the… Read More

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Commercial

Firefly Space has announced a reusable LEO rocket. Lowering costs by hundreds of millions of dollars.

By On July 7, 2014

FireFly Space Systems, a ground-based, small satellite launch company, has officially announced its first launch vehicle, “FireFly Alpha.” This efficient, brand new vehicle is capable of carrying 400kg into low earth orbit… Read More

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Commercial

360 Degree Interactive Virtual Video of the Earth filmed from Space

By On April 21, 2014

On April 5 Alessandro Dimas, the general manager of Dimas Technologies Inc., released a stratospheric balloon into the atmosphere to take an interactive 360 degree video of the Earth. The 32-year-old Austrian launched… Read More

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Space Flight

Russia to launch probe to search for water on the Moon

By On March 15, 2014

Russia’s rekindling their moon exploration plan, which was unveiled by Igor Mitrofanov of the Institute for Space Research in Moscow. This ambitious  mission will deploy equipment leftover from the cancelled Japanese Lunar-A project and… Read More

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Tech

Tesla Motors to expand efforts in Europe with 30 new charging stations and stores

By On March 4, 2014

In order to serve a growing customer base in Europe, Tesla will open more than 30 new service centers and stores across the continent, the company announced today at the Geneva Motor… Read More

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Space

Japanese company proposes to build solar power cells on the Moon to provide clean energy to Earth.

By On February 23, 2014

Harnessing the sun’s power is nothing new on Earth, but if a Japanese company has it’s way it will build a solar strip across the 11,000 mile Lunar equator that could supply… Read More

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Space

Russian military satellite to impact Earth today

By On February 16, 2014

A 3 ton decommissioned Soviet military satellite is in an uncontrolled descent and surviving fragments may hit Earth, according to a Russian aerospace defense official. Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin said the Soviet military… Read More

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Space

Comet landing space probe wakes up after 3 years in hibernation and says, “Hello, world!”

By On January 21, 2014

It was a fairy-tale ending to a tense chapter in the story of the Rosetta space mission this evening as ESA heard from its distant spacecraft for the first time in 31… Read More

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Mars

The VASIMR Plasma Rocket: Bridging the Gap in Space Travel

By On November 22, 2013

Plasma rocket technology was first introduced to the scientific community in 1977 by Franklin Chang Díaz, a Costa Rican scientist and astronaut. The idea has been developed since then and is now at the… Read More

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Tech

Tesla Motors to launch autonomous cars within 3 years

By On November 19, 2013

Elon Musk believes that Tesla Motors will be able to produce autonomous cars within 3 years. “We should be able to do 90 per cent of miles driven within three years,” he… Read More