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Speeding up cancer screening

Delivering breast cancer screening results in a day instead of today’s standard two weeks is being proposed by an ESA incubator start-up company using paperless technology and online image transfers. Screening vans are already on the streets. To source

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[Earth Observation Research Center (EORC)] "EarthCARE Research A-Train Product" is now available

Oct 13, 2017 (JST)Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency “EarthCARE Research A-Train Product” is now available JAXA Earth Observation Research Center (EORC) opened a new website to display and distribute “EarthCARE Research A-Train Product” derived from A-train (CloudSat/CALIOP/MODIS) data by using algorithms developing for the JAXA EarthCARE mission. In this system, the data from 2006 to 2014 […]

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Neutron-Star Collision Reveals Origin of Gold, Astronomers Say

An illustration of two merging neutron stars. This stellar collision created heavy elements such as platinum, uranium and gold. An international team of astronomers detected the first gravitational waves from merging neutron stars, and found proof they are the source of the universe’s heavy elements, including gold and platinum. “This is a source we always […]

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3D Printers: A Revolutionary Frontier for Medicine

Surgeons at the University of Saskatchemwan use a 3D printed human brain to plan complex neurosurgical procedures for patients with movement disorders. This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Mission control on earth receives an urgent communication from Mars that an astronaut […]

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NASA to Leverage Current Planning for 45-Day Exploration Report

The four RS-25 engines, which combined flew on 21 shuttle missions, that will be used for the first Space Launch System mission, EM-1. COLUMBIA, Md. — A shift in focus in NASA’s exploration plans to the moon won’t have an immediate effect on planning for the first flight of the agency’s Space Launch System rocket, […]

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When space meets health: the hackathon

What better way to show your love of science than entering a hackathon? Organised by the Merck science and technology company, alongside ESA, the Space2Health hackathon recently attracted a set of talented individuals who crunched numbers in a 24-hour event to find the best solution to one of the set challenges. To source

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Puerto Rico From the Space Station

NASA astronaut Joe Acaba photographed Puerto Rico from the cupola of the International Space Station on Oct. 12, 2017. Sharing the image with his followers on social media, he wrote, “Finally a chance to see the beautiful island of Puerto Rico from @Space_Station. Continued thoughts throughout the recovery process.” To source

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The Future of Space Is Coming…'Soonish'

“Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything” by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith, out Oct. 17, 2017 from Penguin Press. In their new book “Soonish” (Penguin Press, 2017), out today (Oct. 17), Kelly and Zach Weinersmith dig into 10 realms of future technology to see which will survive, which will likely flounder and which […]

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