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Space

Bitcoin’s future may lie in space
Bitcoin miners hope a new initiative from Dunvegan Space Systems and Deep Space Industries Inc. will make the cryptocurrency more secure and easier to access after the two companies announced they will take the peer-to-peer financial system into space.

23.04.2014 22:17

Nuclear-scale asteroid blasts in atmosphere '10 times more common' than thought
There have been 26 nuclear-scale asteroid explosions in the Earth’s atmosphere between 2001 and 2013, according to a new report. The most powerful of the impacts was dozens of times the magnitude of the atom bomb that devastated Hiroshima, Japan in 1945.

22.04.2014 23:14

​Space terrorism, floating debris pose threats to US
The United States is increasingly vulnerable to space terrorism, according to a new report, as it is more reliant on its satellites and other installations in space to conduct national security operations.

22.04.2014 00:46

First steps: ISS's 'Robonaut' gets new legs for Easter
Robonaut R2, the first robotic humanoid working on the International Space Station, has finally received its legs. The ‘present’ to R2, delivered by a SpaceX rocket, marks one more milestone in space humanoid robotics.

21.04.2014 07:10

Spectacular fireball from space explodes over Russian city (VIDEO)
A suspected meteorite explosion has been recorded by citizens of the northern Russian city of Murmansk.

19.04.2014 13:26

NASA discovers most Earth-like planet in 'Habitable Zone'
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has found an Earth-sized planet within the habitable zone of the star it orbits, the space agency announced Thursday.

17.04.2014 18:51

Saturn’s newborn: Scientists say planet’s ring may give birth to baby moon
Scientists believe a tiny satellite is emerging from the edge of Saturn’s ring system. A disturbance in the planet’s outer ring, called ‘Peggy,’ could grow into a separate icy moon – possibly the last one of its kind.

16.04.2014 13:05

China to boost space defense in ‘new-type combat force’
China is planning to beef up its combat capability by increasing resources in a "new-type combat force," which includes integrating air and space capability in reaction to the international development of space weapons, local media reported.

15.04.2014 21:18

NASA set to unveil latest spacesuit design - with public's help
Anticipating its astronauts will soon encounter unprecedented environs in space, NASA is set to unveil the new Z-2 spacesuit for deep-space exploration. Public voting on three Z-2 prototypes closes Tuesday evening.

15.04.2014 00:34

'Blood Moon' is here: Rare lunar eclipse to be visible from Earth
For the first time in more than two years, Americans will have a chance to see a total lunar eclipse – an event made even more exciting by the fact that a very rare “blood moon” will also be viewable in the sky.

14.04.2014 18:13

​Backup ISS computer breaks down, requiring possible spacewalk
A reserve computer mounted on the International Space Station’s hull has stopped working. As it will be needed as soon as Wednesday, when the station is to receive a cargo spacecraft, crewmembers may have to perform a spacewalk to replace it.

12.04.2014 08:47

No politics in space: ISS example of what Russia, US can achieve working together
The International Space Station is an example of what Russia and the US can accomplish by working together, US astronaut Michael Hopkins told RT, adding that the cooling relations between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine isn’t felt in space at all.

11.04.2014 19:44

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