Publication: Space Daily

First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Carbyne morphs when stretched

Applying just the right amount of tension to a chain of carbon atoms can turn it from a metallic conductor to an insulator, according to Rice University scientists. Stretching the material known as carbyne - a hard-to-make, one-dimensional chain of carbon ... [Published Space Daily - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos

Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), the Vienna University of Technology and the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Lublin have succeeded in embedding nearly perfect semiconductor crystals into a silicon nanowire.With this new ... [Published Space Daily - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Alien Atmospheres - Methane, CFCs and other signs of smart ETs

Sometimes we get lucky: an exoplanet many light-years away passes in front of its star at the perfect angle. This transit allows us to read certain features of that planet's atmosphere. The resulting spectra - lines made by molecules like oxygen and methane ... [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Mysterious black holes may be exploding into 'white holes'

A new scientific theory suggests that when black holes reach the end of their lifespan, they explode into "white holes" and release all of their matter into space. If true, the theory could help put to rest the debate over whether or not black holes actually ... [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Putting It All Together

The New Horizons mission will provide the first in situ investigation of objects in the Kuiper belt, making it a unique voyage of discovery. And it's unlikely we'll see a similar venture into the solar system's "third zone" for at least two decades, if ... [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Bepicolombo Integration Testing Completed At Thales

Integration and functional testing activities for the protoflight models of the BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter, Mercury Transfer Module, and Magnetospheric Orbiter Sunshield and Interface Structure have now been completed at the Thales Alenia Space ... [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]
Entities: BepiColombo, Turin, Mercury
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Amber Straughn - Drawn to the Skies

Initially drawn to the sky through the stars, astrophysicist Amber Straughn now flies through it as a private pilot. For as long as she can remember, Amber Straughn has always been drawn to anything in the sky. Her love of astronomy led her to become ... [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

What's the hold up, El Nino?

In the July 10 update and ENSO discussion, we said the atmospheric part of ENSO doesn't seem to be responding to the ocean. El Nino requires that both be in sync and coupled with each other. Why is the atmosphere acting aloof to the rather warm ocean ... [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

MEADS International touts its air defense system capabilities

The Medium Extended Air Defense System designed to replace the Patriot system reportedly achieved "outstanding" results in a recent comprehensive system demonstration.MEADS International -- a consortium composed of MBDA in Italy and Germany, and Lockheed ... [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

USAF will provide assured access to space

Gen. William L. Shelton, Air Force Space Command commander, stressed the importance of maintaining assured access to space to the Senate Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation during a hearing on the options ... [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Lockheed Martin Selected For USAF Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

Lockheed Martin has been competitively selected for the U.S. Air Force's Hosted Payload Solutions (HoPS) initiative, which is aimed at integrating some government payloads - electronics and sensors packages designed for specific missions - on commercial ... [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Missile guidance system passes risk reduction test

The dual-mode guidance section for Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Ground missile was successfully demonstrated in a second internally funded flight test.In the test at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., a rail-mounted JAGM missile's semi-active laser acquired ... [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]

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...the atoms are never static, due to natural quantum uncertainty, which Yakobson said keeps them from slipping into a less-stable Peierls distortion. "Peierls said one-dimensional metals are unstable and must become semiconductors or insulators" Yakobson said
"A silicon oxide shell, measuring merely fifteen-nanometers-thick, maintains the form of the liquid nanowire" explains HZDR scientist Dr. Slawomir Prucnal, "while the implanted atoms form the indium-arsenide crystals."
"Importantly, the process is very long seen from the outside, but is very short for a local observer at a small radius" the researchers wrote in a paper on the subject, according to Vice
"He is very practical about flying and wants to get somewhere. I do it mostly because it's fun. I could just fly around in circles and be happy. We're a good team" said Straughn

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Carbyne morphs when stretched [Published Space Daily - Jul 30 2014]
A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos [Published Space Daily - Jul 30 2014]
Putting It All Together [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]
Mysterious black holes may be exploding into 'w... [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]
Amber Straughn - Drawn to the Skies [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]
Bepicolombo Integration Testing Completed At Th... [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]
Alien Atmospheres - Methane, CFCs and other sig... [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]
What's the hold up, El Nino? [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]
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