Kennedy Scientist Leading Team to Combat Lunar Dust
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Kennedy Scientist Leading Team to Combat Lunar Dust

Dust can be a nuisance — on Earth and the Moon. Astronauts exploring the Moon’s South Pole will need a way to help keep pesky lunar dust out of hard…

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Successful tests of a cooler way to transport electricity
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Successful tests of a cooler way to transport electricity

A new superconducting electrical transmission line for the High-Luminosity LHC uses new materials, a new cooling system and unprecedented technologies. Tests being carried out on the superconducting power…

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Lasers make magnets behave like fluids
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Lasers make magnets behave like fluids

For years, researchers have pursued a strange phenomenon: When you hit an ultra-thin magnet with a laser, it abruptly de-magnetizes. Imagine the magnet on your refrigerator suddenly falling…

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TESS Just Found its First Earth-Sized World
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TESS Just Found its First Earth-Sized World

NASA’s new planet-hunting telescope, TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), just found its first Earth-sized world. Though the Earth-sized planet, and its hot sub-Neptune companion, were first observed by…

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Things Are Stacking up for NASA’s Mars 2020 Spacecraft
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Things Are Stacking up for NASA’s Mars 2020 Spacecraft

For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been covered in parts, components and…

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The Universe’s First Type of Molecule Is Found at Last
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The Universe’s First Type of Molecule Is Found at Last

The first type of molecule that ever formed in the universe has been detected in space for the first time, after decades of searching. Scientists discovered its signature…

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Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent
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Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent

Sandia to lead academic coalition to develop autonomy for aerospace A test launch for a hypersonic weapon — a long-range missile that flies a mile per second and…

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Scientists restore some functions in a pig’s brain hours after death
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Scientists restore some functions in a pig’s brain hours after death

Circulation and cellular activity were restored in a pig’s brain four hours after its death, a finding that challenges long-held assumptions about the timing and irreversible nature of…

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Bioengineers program cells as digital signal processors
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Bioengineers program cells as digital signal processors

Synthetic biologists have added high-precision analog-to-digital signal processing to the genetic circuitry of living cells. The research, described online in the journal Science, dramatically expands the chemical, physical and environmental…

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Artificial intelligence accelerates efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy
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Artificial intelligence accelerates efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy

Artificial intelligence (AI), a branch of computer science that is transforming scientific inquiry and industry, could now speed the development of safe, clean and virtually limitless fusion energy…

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