{ "articles": [ { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5763817069871104, "title": "Dragon Prepares to Launch, Crew Prepares to Land This Week", "url": "https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2017/12/11/dragon-prepares-to-launch-crew-prepares-to-land-this-week/", "abstract": "The SpaceX Dragon resupply ship is at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida counting down to its launch to the International Space Station Tuesday at 11:46 a.m. EST. Meanwhile, the six-member Expedition 53 crew is preparing to split up this week. Today, Dragon sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ... Continue reading \"Dragon Prepares to Launch, Crew Prepares to Land This Week\"", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2017/12/11/dragon-prepares-to-launch-crew-prepares-to-land-this-week/", "stored": "2017-12-11T22:02:01", "published": "2017-12-11T20:27:14", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5750574712619008, "title": "IAU approves 86 new star names from around the world", "url": "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-iau-star-world.html", "abstract": "Traditionally, most star names used by astronomers have come from Arabic, Greek, or Latin origins. Now, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Division C Working Group on Star Names (WGSN) has formally approved 86 new names for stars drawn from those used by other cultures, namely Australian Aboriginal, Chinese, Coptic, Hindu, Mayan, Polynesian, and South African.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://phys.org/news/2017-12-iau-star-world.html", "stored": "2017-12-11T18:42:02", "published": "2017-12-11T16:53:51", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5682562294874112, "title": "Unravelling the mysteries of extragalactic jets", "url": "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-unravelling-mysteries-extragalactic-jets.html", "abstract": "University of Leeds researchers have mathematically examined plasma jets from supermassive black holes to determine why certain types of jets disintegrate into huge plumes.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://phys.org/news/2017-12-unravelling-mysteries-extragalactic-jets.html", "stored": "2017-12-11T18:42:02", "published": "2017-12-11T16:00:10", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5151718832603136, "title": "Hyperlens crystal capable of viewing living cells in unprecedented detail", "url": "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-hyperlens-crystal-capable-viewing-cells.html", "abstract": "Just imagine: An optical lens so powerful that it lets you view features the size of a small virus on the surface of a living cell in its natural environment.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://phys.org/news/2017-12-hyperlens-crystal-capable-viewing-cells.html", "stored": "2017-12-11T18:32:01", "published": "2017-12-11T16:00:08", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5660825901596672, "title": "Ancient microbes caused Earth's first ever global warming", "url": "https://www.newscientist.com/article/2156016-ancient-microbes-caused-earths-first-ever-global-warming/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "abstract": "Over 3 billion years ago, the sun was faint so our planet should have been a snowball. But it wasn't - and microorganisms may have been what kept it warm", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.newscientist.com/article/2156016-ancient-microbes-caused-earths-first-ever-global-warming/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "stored": "2017-12-11T19:52:01", "published": "2017-12-11T16:00:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5727704984846336, "title": "L-1 Day Briefings Scheduled for SpaceX CRS-13", "url": "https://blogs.nasa.gov/kennedy/2017/12/11/l-1-day-briefings-scheduled-for-spacex-crs-13/", "abstract": "Today marks \"L-1\" - launch minus one day - for tomorrow's scheduled launch of SpaceX's 13th commercial resupply to the International Space Station. Liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft is planned for 11:46 a.m. EST Tuesday from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Meteorologists with the U.S. ... Continue reading \"L-1 Day Briefings Scheduled for SpaceX CRS-13\"", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://blogs.nasa.gov/kennedy/2017/12/11/l-1-day-briefings-scheduled-for-spacex-crs-13/", "stored": "2017-12-11T21:42:01", "published": "2017-12-11T14:56:57", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5112514371125248, "title": "Fasting may boost brainpower by giving neurons more energy", "url": "https://www.newscientist.com/article/2156025-fasting-may-boost-brainpower-by-giving-neurons-more-energy/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "abstract": "Some people who fast regularly, like those following the 5:2 diet, feel mentally sharper. Now evidence in mice may explain how fasting boosts brainpower", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.newscientist.com/article/2156025-fasting-may-boost-brainpower-by-giving-neurons-more-energy/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "stored": "2017-12-11T19:52:02", "published": "2017-12-11T14:49:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5079548886515712, "title": "Waterworlds: How should we protect our most precious resource?", "url": "https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23631551-000-waterworlds-how-should-we-protect-our-most-precious-resource/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "abstract": "As new politics of protecting natural resources emerges, what does that mean for water? And who writes the rules? Three new books explore", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23631551-000-waterworlds-how-should-we-protect-our-most-precious-resource/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "stored": "2017-12-11T19:52:02", "published": "2017-12-11T14:30:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5632192797474816, "title": "Astronomers identify twelve new Herbig-Haro objects in the dark nebula LDN 673", "url": "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-astronomers-twelve-herbig-haro-dark-nebula.html", "abstract": "(Phys.org)--Astronomers have found a dozen new faint Herbig-Haro objects in the dark nebula LDN 673 by employing a novel color-composite imaging method. The discovery, reported in a paper published December 1 on the arXiv pre-print server, could provide new important information about star formation process.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://phys.org/news/2017-12-astronomers-twelve-herbig-haro-dark-nebula.html", "stored": "2017-12-11T18:42:02", "published": "2017-12-11T14:20:01", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5645116521840640, "title": "Space Foundation Board Selects Chris Kraft to Receive the 2018 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award", "url": "https://www.spacefoundation.org/media/press-releases/space-foundation-board-selects-chris-kraft-receive-2018-general-james-e-hill", "abstract": "COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 11, 2017) -- Each spring, during its Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation confers its highest honor -- the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. For 2018, the Space Foundation Board of Directors has chosen to honor Christopher Columbus \"Chris\" Kraft, Jr., the first U.S. human space mission flight director, credited with establishing NASA's Mission Control operations.Kraft was nominated for the award by Apollo 13 Commander CAPT James A. Lovell, Jr., USN (Ret.), who wrote in his nomination letter about Kraft: He established NASA's Mission Control Center and was the chief flight director for the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions. Essentially, he was the creator of the way NASA conducts space missions. He is the perfect individual to receive the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. In announcing the selection of Kraft, Space Foundation Board Chairman Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF (Ret.), said of Kraft, \"Chris Kraft is an absolute legend in manned spaceflight. As we look back on the incredible accomplishments of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs, the Space Foundation is delighted to honor a key father of those successes.\"About Chris KraftChris Kraft compared his role as flight director to conducting an orchestra, not necessarily knowing how to play each instrument, but knowing how to bring them together to create music. He had a childhood interest in music and played bugle in an American Legion drum-and-bugle corps, later becoming the Virginia state champion bugler. He also had an early interest in baseball and played in college at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (now Virginia Tech). Initially, he studied mechanical engineering, but on the encouragement of a professor, he graduated in 1944 with one of the first aeronautical engineering degrees conferred by the Institute. In 1945, he was hired by the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In 1958, Kraft was selected as one of the original members of the Project Mercury Space Task Group.From 1961 to 1966, Kraft was flight director for the Mercury missions and many of the Gemini missions. He was the director of flight operations for the Apollo program until 1970, when he became the Manned Spacecraft Center deputy director. Kraft established manned spaceflight rules that controlled every aspect of the mission, dictating that the astronauts obey the direction of mission control, and allowing the flight director \"...to take any necessary action required for the successful completion of the mission.\"He served as director of the Johnson Space Center from 1972 until his retirement in 1982. He remained active as an aerospace consultant, and his autobiography -- Flight: My Life in Mission Control -- was published in 2001.About the AwardHonoring its late, long-time chairman, Gen. James E. Hill, USAF (Ret.), the award recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration, development and use of space.The award luncheon is sponsored by Boeing, and will be held on Wednesday, April 18, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, site of the Space Symposium. Information about luncheon tickets is available at www.spacesymposium.org/register.About the Space SymposiumThe 34th Space Symposium is slated for April 16-19, bringing together thousands of space professionals from the world's leading spacefaring countries to discuss and plan the future of space. See the agenda and registration information at www.spacesymposium.org.About the Space FoundationFounded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the world's premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere(r) and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston, Los Angeles and the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame(r) programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both of our websites - www.SpaceFoundation.org and DiscoverSpace.org - and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.# # #Space Foundation contact: Carol Hively, Director - Public Relations & Team Communicationsmedia@spacefoundation.org", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.spacefoundation.org/media/press-releases/space-foundation-board-selects-chris-kraft-receive-2018-general-james-e-hill", "stored": "2017-12-11T15:42:02", "published": "2017-12-11T14:15:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5760765059399680, "title": "Snatching at the cradle of life", "url": "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-cradle-life.html", "abstract": "Silence of the WA outback key in detecting low-frequency radio waves and, maybe, the precursors of life itself.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://phys.org/news/2017-12-cradle-life.html", "stored": "2017-12-11T18:42:02", "published": "2017-12-11T13:22:10", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5662077884563456, "title": "Why doesn't Venus have a magnetosphere?", "url": "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-doesnt-venus-magnetosphere.html", "abstract": "For many reasons, Venus is sometimes referred to as \"Earth's twin\" (or \"sister planet,\" depending on who you ask). Like Earth, it is terrestrial (i.e. rocky) in nature, composed of silicate minerals and metals that are differentiated between an iron-nickel core and silicate mantle and crust. But when it comes to their respective atmospheres and magnetic fields, our two planets could not be more different.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://phys.org/news/2017-12-doesnt-venus-magnetosphere.html", "stored": "2017-12-11T18:02:03", "published": "2017-12-11T13:20:41", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5746725247516672, "title": "Research shows why meteroids explode before they reach Earth", "url": "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-meteroids-earth.html", "abstract": "Our atmosphere is a better shield from meteoroids than researchers thought, according to a new paper published in Meteoritics & Planetary Science.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://phys.org/news/2017-12-meteroids-earth.html", "stored": "2017-12-11T18:02:03", "published": "2017-12-11T13:00:01", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5749298570461184, "title": "The Soviet genius who tried to beat capitalism at its own game", "url": "https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23631550-900-the-soviet-genius-who-tried-to-beat-capitalism-at-its-own-game/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "abstract": "The USSR once believed it could catch up with or even overtake the US. If it had listened to one of its brightest mathematical stars, that might have been true", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23631550-900-the-soviet-genius-who-tried-to-beat-capitalism-at-its-own-game/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "stored": "2017-12-11T19:52:02", "published": "2017-12-11T12:00:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5676043608260608, "title": "Hubble frames an explosive galaxy", "url": "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-hubble-explosive-galaxy.html", "abstract": "Don't be fooled! The cosmic swirl of stars in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image may seem tranquil and unassuming, but this spiral galaxy, known as ESO 580-49, actually displays some explosive tendencies.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://phys.org/news/2017-12-hubble-explosive-galaxy.html", "stored": "2017-12-11T18:42:03", "published": "2017-12-11T11:38:23", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5115338312122368, "title": "Image: The moon in 1992", "url": "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-image-moon.html", "abstract": "The moon was a focal point for NASA in 2017, whether it was blocking out the sun during one of the most-viewed events in U.S. history, or reinvigorating the agency's human space exploration plans. But the moon has always been a focus of humanity's imagination.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://phys.org/news/2017-12-image-moon.html", "stored": "2017-12-11T18:02:03", "published": "2017-12-11T11:18:49", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5675464324546560, "title": "Galileo satellites atop rocket for next Tuesday's flight", "url": "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-galileo-satellites-atop-rocket-tuesday.html", "abstract": "Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites are in place atop their Ariane 5, ready to be launched next Tuesday.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://phys.org/news/2017-12-galileo-satellites-atop-rocket-tuesday.html", "stored": "2017-12-11T18:02:03", "published": "2017-12-11T11:17:01", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5642498839937024, "title": "Image: Crescent nebula", "url": "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-image-crescent-nebula.html", "abstract": "A young massive star that began life around 25 times more massive than our own Sun is shedding shells of material and fast winds to create this dynamic scene captured by ESA's XMM-Newton.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://phys.org/news/2017-12-image-crescent-nebula.html", "stored": "2017-12-11T18:42:03", "published": "2017-12-11T11:06:25", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5076466173739008, "title": "The initial mass function", "url": "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-mass-function.html", "abstract": "The gas and dust in giant molecular clouds gradually come together under the influence of gravity to form stars. Precisely how this occurs, however, is incompletely understood. The mass of a star, for example, is by far the most important factor constraining its future evolution, but astronomers do not clearly understand what determines the exact mass of a newly forming star. One aspect of this problem is simply knowing how many stars of each size there are, that is, knowing the distribution of stellar masses in a large cluster of stars. The initial mass function (IMF) describes this distribution, and is currently based on an average from observations of stars in our Milky Way.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://phys.org/news/2017-12-mass-function.html", "stored": "2017-12-11T18:42:03", "published": "2017-12-11T11:05:44", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 6241238218964992, "title": "Three kinds of information from a single X-ray measurement", "url": "https://phys.org/news/2017-12-kinds-x-ray.html", "abstract": "Whatever the size of mobile phones or computers are, the way in which such electronic devices operate relies on the interactions between materials. For this reason, engineers as well as researchers need to know exactly how specific chemical elements inside a computer chip or a transistor diode behave, and what happens when these elements bond. Physicists of Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, have now developed an innovative method that enables them to obtain several different types of information simultaneously from the interior of a nanoscale building block--and this while it is in the active state. The researchers from Jena and their partners have reported their findings in the current issue of the specialist journal Science Advances.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://phys.org/news/2017-12-kinds-x-ray.html", "stored": "2017-12-11T18:32:02", "published": "2017-12-11T11:05:34", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5715969624244224, "title": "President to sign space policy directive Monday", "url": "http://spacenews.com/president-to-sign-space-policy-directive-monday/", "abstract": "President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign his administration's first space policy directive in a White House ceremony Dec. 11, one that may formally direct NASA to send humans back to the moon.SpaceNews.com", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=http://spacenews.com/president-to-sign-space-policy-directive-monday/", "stored": "2017-12-11T15:22:03", "published": "2017-12-11T11:04:22", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5653377891434496, "title": "Faltering carbon capture needs more investment not doubt", "url": "https://www.newscientist.com/article/2155893-faltering-carbon-capture-needs-more-investment-not-doubt/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "abstract": "The world's first full-scale power plant carbon capture project has stumbled, but we can't let that risk the future of a technology we need, says Olive Heffernan", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.newscientist.com/article/2155893-faltering-carbon-capture-needs-more-investment-not-doubt/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "stored": "2017-12-11T19:52:02", "published": "2017-12-11T11:00:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5183775294095360, "title": "'Scary' spider photos on Facebook are revealing new species", "url": "https://www.newscientist.com/article/2155917-scary-spider-photos-on-facebook-are-revealing-new-species/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "abstract": "When people see a big spider they often post a photo on Facebook - and those images have now revealed up to 30 new species", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.newscientist.com/article/2155917-scary-spider-photos-on-facebook-are-revealing-new-species/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "stored": "2017-12-11T19:52:03", "published": "2017-12-11T09:00:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5186348617039872, "title": "'Scary' spider photos on Facebook are revealing new species", "url": "https://www.newscientist.com/article/scary-spider-photos-facebook-revealing-new-species/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "abstract": "When people see a big spider they often post a photo on Facebook - and those images have now revealed up to 30 new species", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.newscientist.com/article/scary-spider-photos-facebook-revealing-new-species/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "stored": "2017-12-11T20:32:02", "published": "2017-12-11T09:00:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5079288504123392, "title": "This is among the most appalling satellite images of a wildfire that I've ever seen", "url": "http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/?p=16814", "abstract": "The obscuring smoke from the Thomas Fire -- now 70 percent as large as L.A. -- smothers a large swath of SoCal's coast.I've seen my share of satellite images of wildfires. And whether it has been the size, the intensity, or the massive spread of billowing smoke, quite a few have horrified me.So when I saw the view above of the Thomas Fire blazing between Ventura and Santa Barbara, it wasn't as if I had never encountered anything like it. Even so, when I first saw the thick smoke obscurin", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/?p=16814", "stored": "2017-12-11T10:02:00", "published": "2017-12-11T08:01:19", "type_of": "feed" } ], "next": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/?bookmark=CkoKFgoJcHVibGlzaGVkEgkIwOPog7-B2AISLGoQZX5jaHJvbm9zdHJpcGxlc3IYCxILV2ViUmVzb3VyY2UYgICAmODyggkMGAAgAQ==" }