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Eyes In the Skyjames-webb-nasaNASA's Johnson Space Center’s "Chamber A" in Houston is an enormous thermal vacuum testing chamber and now appears to be opening it's "mouth" to take in NASA's James Webb Space Telescope for testing. The telescope and the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) are two of the three major elements that comprise the Webb telescope Observatory flight system and are being lifted into the chamber in this photo. The other is the Spacecraft Element (spacecraft bus and sunshield), which is currently under construction at [f500link]Northrop Grumman[/f500link] Aerospace Systems (NGAS) in Redondo Beach, California. The James Webb Space Telescope is the scientific successor to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. It will be the most powerful space telescope ever built. Webb is an international project led by NASA with its partners, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency.Engineers Clean Mirror with Carbon Dioxide SnowSunshield for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope expanded at Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo BeachNASA workers look up at the James Webb Space Telescope Mirror during it's media reveal at NASAís Goddard Space Flight Center at GreenbeltThis rendering of the James Webb Space Telescope is current to 2015. Upon request we can provide a high-resolution image without a background. Image credit: Northrop Grumman

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:46:57 +0000

A new age of telescopes dawns(image)


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Electronic Play Dough

Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000

How do you entice kids to learn about electronics? By updating a classic toy that most people already love. That’s the idea fueling London-based Tech Will Save Us and its Dough Universe modeling clay, a Play-Doh-like substance designed to help kids create working electronic circuits. Thanks to the clay’s conductive makeup–including lemon, salt and water–it…(image)



Why the Trump Administration Is Targeting This Rare Birdsage grouse interior

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:48:04 +0000

The Sage Grouse has been a controversial animal for years(image)


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A New Way of Seeing the Apollo Moon Missionsunseen-apollo-video-space2

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:37:37 +0000

The moon never gets old. Never mind the 4.5 billion years it’s been around, the pictures it yielded during the visits by America’s Apollo crews in the 1960s and 1970s are eternally thrilling, especially when they get the occasional updating and refreshing. One such new look has been provided by photographer and filmmaker Christian Stangl,…(image)


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The Cheap(er) Private Jetcheaper-private-jet-cirrus-aircraft

Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000

Private-jet ownership has long been the domain of the ultrawealthy, with costs running into the tens of millions of dollars even before the crew and fuel are factored in. A new jet from aircraftmaker Cirrus could change that. Starting at just under $2 million, the Cirrus Vision Jet is a single-engine private jet designed to…(image)


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Roads? Where We’re Going …roads-where-going-flying-car-aeromobil

Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000

... we don't need roads. A Toyota-backed startup in Japan is working to develop a flying car called Skydrive, which it hopes will carry a driver to light the Olympic torch in the 2020 Tokyo Games. Here, other initiatives to make Back to the Future II a reality.(image)


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New Fossils Indicate People Have Been Around Way Longer Than We ThoughtScience Earliest Human

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 19:28:15 +0000

A new discovery reveals people from an early stage of our species' evolution(image)


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