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NASA and Mongabay Create Global Forest Disturbance Alert System to Track Deforestation

NASA and Mongabay Create Global Forest Disturbance Alert System to Track Deforestation

Deforestation Image via Shutterstock A collaboration between NASA researchers at Ames laboratory in California and the environmental news and watchdog site, Mongabay has created a tool that tracks

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Former NASA Engineer Develops mWater App to Test Water Quality

Former NASA Engineer Develops mWater App to Test Water Quality

Environmental engineer John Feighery always wanted to be an astronaut, but instead he ended up designing the bathroom for the International Space Station. That project gave him a unique perspective on

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NASA Provides $100,000 Funding For Supersonic, Fuel-Efficient Ninja Star Jet

NASA Provides $100,000 Funding For Supersonic, Fuel-Efficient Ninja Star Jet

An engineer from the University of Miami has received $100,000 from NASA to develop a fuel-efficient supersonic aircraft shaped like a ninja star. Working with a team from Florida State University,

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NASA To Power New Fleet of Satellites With Android Smartphones

NASA To Power New Fleet of Satellites With Android Smartphones

Just how smart are smartphones becoming? A team of scientists at NASA’s Ames Research center in California are currently working on a fleet of miniature satellites that are powered by Android devices.

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NASA: New Ultra-Thin, Flexible Aerogels Could be Used to Make Super-Insulated Clothing

NASA: New Ultra-Thin, Flexible Aerogels Could be Used to Make Super-Insulated Clothing

Aerogel is a space-age material famed for having the lowest bulk density of any known porous solid - it is has been described as "solid smoke" due to its lightness and has been used to create everything

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NASA’s Attempt at Developing a Greener Planetary Lander Crashes During Test Flight

NASA’s Attempt at Developing a Greener Planetary Lander Crashes During Test Flight

Last week, NASA pulled off one of its greatest feats ever by safely landing a one-ton robotic rover named Curiosity over 150 million miles away on Mars. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the space

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NASA Engineer Makes Mini Mars Curiosity Rover Out Of LEGO Bricks!

NASA Engineer Makes Mini Mars Curiosity Rover Out Of LEGO Bricks!

The successful landing of the Mars Curiosity rover last week has inspired people around the world. A few enterprising geeks at BattleBricks decided to immortalize it in LEGO form, and now a NASA designer

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NASA’s New Z-1 Spacesuit Cools Astronauts Using the Same Principle as Sweating

NASA’s New Z-1 Spacesuit Cools Astronauts Using the Same Principle as Sweating

NASA has developed a brand-new spacesuit to replace their current version, which has been in use since 1992. The Z-1 spacesuit is currently a prototype, but it is hoped that it will play a key role in the

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NASA’s James Hansen: Data Proves Global Warming is Causing Crazy Weather

NASA’s James Hansen: Data Proves Global Warming is Causing Crazy Weather

James E. Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, declared Aug. 3 that a new study by him and colleagues Makiko Sato and Reto Ruedy proves global warming is causing the extreme

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NASA Testing Space-Based 3D Printers to Create Tools on Trips to Mars

NASA Testing Space-Based 3D Printers to Create Tools on Trips to Mars

When something breaks in space, ordering a replacement part can be an astronomical inconvenience.  Yet, what if astronauts could simply produce the components they needed on demand? NASA is

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NASA Astronauts On Mars Mission Will Eat 100% Vegan Menu

NASA Astronauts On Mars Mission Will Eat 100% Vegan Menu

As NASA gears up for its proposed manned missions to Mars in 2030, the space administration's Advanced Food Technology (AFT) project is ensuring that the crew will have a completely vegan diet of fresh

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NASA Team Discovers Massive Algal Bloom Under Arctic Ice

NASA Team Discovers Massive Algal Bloom Under Arctic Ice

A NASA team, led by a leading biologist from Stanford University, have found an phytoplankton bloom beneath ice in the Arctic. The team believes the algae is a result of major changes in Arctic

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NASA To Turn Former Spy Satellites Into Galactic Observers

NASA To Turn Former Spy Satellites Into Galactic Observers

Two satellites, formerly owned by the National Reconnaissance Office (who operate all of the US spy satellites), have been given to NASA for use. The satellites, which are approximately the same size as

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The Green Wheel is a NASA-Inspired Rotary Hydroponic Garden

The Green Wheel is a NASA-Inspired Rotary Hydroponic Garden

The Green Wheel by DesignLibero is a NASA-inspired rotary hydroponic garden. NASA has come up with many ideas over the years, but due to budget and time constraints a lot have been discarded. Among them

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NASA’s New LEED Platinum Sustainability Base is the Greenest Federal Building in the US – PHOTOS

NASA’s New LEED Platinum Sustainability Base is the Greenest Federal Building in the US – PHOTOS

Situated at Moffet Field in Mountain View, California, the $25 million NASA Sustainability Base features a front facade that takes design cues from the International Space Station. At a media unveiling

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NASA Climate Scientist Compares Climate Change to Slavery

NASA Climate Scientist Compares Climate Change to Slavery

This week, NASA climate scientist James Hansen described climate change as a “great moral issue” similar to the movement to end slavery. He linked the climate change debate with the 19th century

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NASA-Funded Scientists Find That The World’s Clouds are Getting Lower

NASA-Funded Scientists Find That The World’s Clouds are Getting Lower

Chicken Little might have been onto something. Scientists at a NASA-funded university study in Auckland have found that the billowy clouds that cover our Earth are getting lower. Over the past decade,

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NASA Launches Call for Space Taxis to Fly to International Space Station

NASA Launches Call for Space Taxis to Fly to International Space Station

It takes a lot of energy to launch a spacecraft into orbit - the Space Shuttle, for example, used over one million pounds of solid propellant to power its rocket boosters. As you can imagine, over the

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NASA Study Says Air Pollution Controls Could Slow Climate Change and Boost Agriculture Yield

NASA Study Says Air Pollution Controls Could Slow Climate Change and Boost Agriculture Yield

A recent NASA study completed in New York City at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) found that fourteen key air pollution control measures could not only help to curb climate change, but

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NASA-Patented Technology Purifies Vittori Lab’s Greenery-Filled AirTrain

NASA-Patented Technology Purifies Vittori Lab’s Greenery-Filled AirTrain

Even though trains are considered more eco-friendly than a pile of people driving their own cars, let's face it - they aren't exactly the freshest green places to hang out. So Vittori Lab and a handful of

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Google Wants to House Its Own Private Jet Fleet in NASA’s Hangar One

Google Wants to House Its Own Private Jet Fleet in NASA’s Hangar One

Google is no stranger to eco initiatives with their many investments in solar power and alternative energies, but unfortunately they still do have quite a few guilty carbon pleasures like their fleet of

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Pipstrel USA Wins $1.35 Million in NASA/Google Green Flight Challenge

Pipstrel USA Wins $1.35 Million in NASA/Google Green Flight Challenge

The Google-sponsored NASA Centennial Challenge Competition just awarded the largest aviation prize in history to Pipstrel USA of State College! The competition, better known as the Green Flight Challenge,

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NASA Announces Plans to Launch the Largest Solar Sail Ever Created

NASA Announces Plans to Launch the Largest Solar Sail Ever Created

Solar activity sometimes causes disturbances through massive flares, but the energy can also be used to increase in-space propulsion capability - harnessing solar power with solar sails could expand

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Watch as NASA’s Solar-Powered Twin GRAIL Spacecrafts Launch For the Moon This Morning!

Watch as NASA’s Solar-Powered Twin GRAIL Spacecrafts Launch For the Moon This Morning!

T-minus ten minutes and counting! NASA is scheduled to launch its newest mission, The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL this morning at 8:37 9:16AM EDT. Two twin spacecrafts will be

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NASA Developing Laser System That Could Increase Space Speed Communication by a Factor Of 100

NASA Developing Laser System That Could Increase Space Speed Communication by a Factor Of 100

Those boffins at NASA are currently developing an optical laser system that will not only increase data rates, but also increase speed space communications by a factor of one hundred. According to the US

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NASA Researchers Say Climate Change on Earth Could Provoke an Alien Invasion

NASA Researchers Say Climate Change on Earth Could Provoke an Alien Invasion

A new paper from NASA's Planetary Science Division and Pennsylvania State University academics details a rather frightening consequence of climate change that we may not have contemplated before -- we

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NASA PICS: Farthest Ever Solar-Powered Journey Takes Off Today for Jupiter

NASA PICS: Farthest Ever Solar-Powered Journey Takes Off Today for Jupiter

"We’re about to start our journey to Jupiter to unlock the secrets of the early solar system," said Scott Bolton, the mission's principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in San

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NASA’s Juno Spaceship to Jupiter Will Make the Most Distant Use of Solar Power Ever

NASA’s Juno Spaceship to Jupiter Will Make the Most Distant Use of Solar Power Ever

NASA is prepared to launch a mission to Jupiter this week that will probe deep into the planet's clouds to reveal what it is made of. The Juno spacecraft will also make history by being the most distant

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Google & NASA Partner to Host Green Flight Challenge With $1.65 Million Prize

Google & NASA Partner to Host Green Flight Challenge With $1.65 Million Prize

From the Elektra One electric airplane to Siemens' plug-in hybrid aircraft, we've been seeing a lot of eco-friendly airplanes lately. While we love any airplane that doesn't spew massive amounts of carbon

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NASA to Spend $96 Million at Kennedy Space Center Cleaning Up the Toxic Fumes It Left Behind

NASA to Spend $96 Million at Kennedy Space Center Cleaning Up the Toxic Fumes It Left Behind

NASA reports that the pollution caused by Space Shuttle launches at Kennedy Space Center in Florida will cost the government $96 million and will take 30 years to properly clean up. NASA officially ended

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