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U.S. to support some solar power research

9 years ago from Physorg

The U.S. Department of Energy says it will fund up to $60 million to support development of low-cost concentrating solar power, or CSP, technology.

NASA Spacecraft Tracks Raging Saturn Storm

9 years ago from Science Daily

As a powerful electrical storm rages on Saturn with lightning bolts 10,000 times more powerful than those found on Earth, the Cassini spacecraft continues its five-month watch over the dramatic...

GIOVE-B spacecraft in good health

9 years ago from Physorg

A second test satellite for Galileo, Europe's rival to the US Global Positioning System, is "in good health" despite a hiccup that emerged after it was placed in orbit last...

South Korea's first astronaut rescued by startled nomads

9 years ago from Reuters:Science

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's first astronaut said she and her fellow crew were rescued by startled nomads after their space capsule thudded far off course into the remote steppes...

Mapping Earth's soil moisture

9 years ago from MIT Research

Professor Dara Entekhabi will lead the science team designing a NASA satellite mission to collect global soil moisture measurements to improve weather, flood and drought forecasts and predictions of agricultural...