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https://news.siu.edu/2019/05/052219-linguistics-professor-to-present-on-the-future-of-communication-with-interstellar-travel.php
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SIU Carbondale
Interstellar travel may be a thing of the future, but how will people communicate if it actually happens? Southern Illinois University linguistics professor Jeffrey Punske is on the topic, presenting his unique perspective at the European Space Agency’s upcoming Interstellar Travel workshop.
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https://www.realclearscience.com/quick_and_clear_science/2020/08/11/a_gravity_suit_could_protect_astronauts_from_the_dangers_of_weightlessness.html
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RealClearScience
Researchers at UC-San Diego have engineered a negative-pressure gravity suit that could slow or even prevent the ravages of microgravity on astronauts' bodies suffered during extended spaceflight....
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https://www.nanowerk.com/news2/gadget/newsid=52884.php
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Nanowerk
The ambitious MOONRISE project aims at melting moon dust with a laser in order to make it usable as building material.
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http://www.sciencealert.com/india-just-broke-a-record-by-launching-20-satellites-in-one-mission
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Science Alert

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) just sent 20 satellites into orbit with one launch, marking the largest satellite launch in the space agency’s history.
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http://in.pcmag.com/news/109111/civilization-probably-wont-survive-without-space-mining
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PC Magazine
We spoke with Chris Lewicki, Planetary Resources CEO, about prospecting and mining asteroids for raw materials.
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https://www.newscientist.com/article/2224004-exclusive-humans-placed-in-suspended-animation-for-the-first-time/
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NewScientist
At least one person has been placed in a form of suspended animation during a trial that aims to help people survive traumatic injuries like a gunshot or stab wound
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https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/04/world/exoplanets-potentially-habitable-scn/index.html
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CNN
Astronomers are seeking to understand the types of exoplanets, and their atmospheric and environmental conditions, that could potentially host life outside of our solar system. And what they're discovering could broaden the search for life.
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https://eos.org/features/the-coming-surge-of-rocket-emissions
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Eos
With the space industry’s rapid growth, rocket exhaust will increasingly accumulate in the atmosphere. How this accumulation might affect the planet is unknown—because we’re not taking it seriously.
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https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608388/biological-teleporter-could-seed-life-through-galaxy/?set=608484
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MIT Technology Review
The first biological teleporter sits in a lab on the lower level of the San Diego building that houses Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), looking something like a super-sized equipment cart. The device is actually conglomeration of small machines and lab robots, linked to each other to form one big machine. But this one can do…
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https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2018_Phase_I_Phase_II/Breakthrough_Propulsion_Architecture_for_Interstellar_Precursor_Missions
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http://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2017-05-24
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency News Detail
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https://www.space.com/41763-nasa-lunar-orbiting-platform-gateway-basics.html
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Space
Here's a primer on the Gateway, the moon-orbiting space station that NASA plans to start building in the next half-decade.
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https://www.newscientist.com/article/2169809-impossible-em-drive-doesnt-seem-to-work-after-all/
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New Scientist
A rocket engine propelled by electromagnetic waves grabbed headlines, but new tests find the EM drive may actually be driven by Earth’s magnetic field
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http://inhabitat.com/new-nasa-tech-could-provide-the-entire-solar-system-with-internet/
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Inhabitat
NASA installed new internet technology on the International Space Station earlier this month, after years of testing.
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https://onezero.medium.com/the-case-for-visiting-the-outer-planets-d74b6e68452f
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OneZero
Until NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft reached Uranus and Neptune in the 1980s, the outer planets were simply fuzzy blobs that could only be viewed through ground-based telescopes. We had no idea what…
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http://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-has-trialled-an-engine-that-would-take-us-to-Mars-in-10-weeks
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Science Alert

NASA scientists have reported that they've successfully tested an engine called the electromagnetic propulsion drive, or the EM Drive, in a vacuum that replicates space.
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http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3633/1
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The Space Review
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http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/12/alien-life-could-thrive-clouds-failed-stars
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Science Magazine
Mild temperatures one benefit to worlds more massive than Jupiter
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https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/china-appears-to-be-accelerating-development-of-a-super-heavy-lift-rocket/2-welcomes-foreign-astronauts
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Ars Technica
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https://www.teslarati.com/nasa-lab-confirms-dna-sugar-can-be-made-in-space-adding-evidence-that-life-could-be-all-over-the-universe/
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Teslarati
NASA researchers at the Ames’ Astrophysics and Astrochemistry Lab in Mountain View, California have provided the first experimental evidence demonstrating that the sugar in DNA – 2-deoxyribose – can be formed in interstellar space. In their study published on December 18, 2018 in the journal Nature Communications, Michel Nuevo, George Cooper, and Scott Sandford combined […
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https://singularityhub.com/2018/02/01/this-cosmic-gps-tech-will-help-us-explore-the-furthest-reaches-of-space/#sm.0000uhujtmo5qe17uci2034tixmtc
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Singularity Hub
NASA engineers recently showed off a proof-of-concept for a large-scale 'cosmic GPS.' In the same way GPS can triangulate the location of a mobile phone using satellites orbiting the earth, the tech could one day guide unmanned robotic spacecraft through space using pulsars.