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NASA’s Revolutionary Cancer Nanosensing Cell Phone Case

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The latest development is a special chip that houses 32 nanosensor bars, reacting to a myriad of stimuli from the environment. It could diagnose cancer and measure blood sugar levels in diabetics with nothing more than a breath.

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NASA Developing Android Powered Helper Robots Inspired By Star Wars (Video)

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They are currently testing robots called SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites) which actually have been around since 2006. The robots, having the size of that of a bowling ball, utilize CO2 thrusters to fly around the International Space Station.

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NASA Wants To Make Star Trek Tractor Beams A Reality

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You know the cool thing about science fiction? Some of that stuff actually turns into science fact eventually. And the latest geeky endeavor by the folks at NASA is the development of a tractor beam. Yes, just like you see in the Star Trek and Star Wars universes.

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NASA Space Shuttle moved by 2700-ton Crawler Transporter

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The Crawler Transporter from NASA is used to transport such useful bits as the $1.7 billion Space Shuttle. That said, it tops out at two miles per hour... when it's unloaded. Plop the Space Shuttle on there and you're blazing along at one mile an hour.

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Omnidrectional rover robot uses screws to move

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Rovers are key to exploring planets that are too far and expensive for manned missions, but they have their limitations. NASA rover “Spirit” scaled a mountain the height of the Statute of Liberty, but couldn’t maneuver its way out of a sand bog. In 2009 Spirit became stuck and in NASA controllers’ attempts to free the rover, the wheels only sank deeper. Lack of sun in the rover’s current location meant Spirit went into low-power hibernation mode, and on May 25 2011 NASA made their last communication with Spirit.

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United Space Alliance looking into commercial contracting

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The United Space Alliance, NASA's lead shuttle operating contractor, is bidding on the prospect of continuing on a commercial basis after 2013.

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International Space Station to get a bouncy-castle addition

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Inflatable furniture may have gone out of style after the 70s, but NASA isn't looking to Boeing or Bechtel to build an addition to the International Space Station; they're looking to Bigelow Aerospace to design and manufacture a 330 cubic metre inflatable expansion

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Nasa brings new app to the little green man

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This is one small step for the green robot... One giant leap for NASA. If you happen to be an Android smartphone owner and for some reason feel the need to keep tabs on NASA, the new NASA Spinoff app for your mobile device should keep things stellar.

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NASA’s futuristic plane program of 2025 reveals artists renderings

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Near the end of 2010 NASA chose three companies who would develop three new aircrafts for the year 2025, complying with NASA's guidelines for the futuristic planes. Now, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman have come up with three completely different artist renderings of their proposed aircrafts which are quite inspiring.

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Suburban Air Vehicles connect pocket airports in your backyard?

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Flying is very useful for traveling over long distances, like across the country or the ocean, but getting to the airport can sometimes take just as long as the flight itself. A little competition being run by Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) seems to be rectifying that issue with what it calls pocket airports. These literally link neighborhoods in your own backyard.

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NASA’s shrinking solar system

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NASA is redrawing models of our solar system as their Voyager 1 spacecraft reaches the cusp of interstellar space ahead of schedule. But this isn't the first time the Voyagers have disrupted scientific prediction and theory. Launched in the summer of 1977, the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were originally intended for four-year missions to observe Saturn and Jupiter.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket achieves first private space flight

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The Falcon 9 rocket, developed by Space Exploration Technologies on Wednesday successfully launched from the Kennedy Space Center. The launch culminated with a landing of the Dragon spacecraft in the Pacific Ocean. This was the first incident in history where a privately-owned space craft reached the orbit and safely returned to earth.

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Nasa to send Man to Mars

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Barrack Obama has been a busy man, as we all know. He’s had to deal with a country in recession, sliding dollar value and an expensive war overseas.With all this on his plate, he’s held his head high and accepted the Nobel Peace prize. And like any good politician, made grand promises he has absolutely no intentions of keeping. But SuperBama has another conquest on his itinerary.

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GM and Nasa build the Robonaut 2 humanoid robot

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GM and NASA are working together at the Johnson Space Center in Houston under the Space Act Agreement to develop more sophisticated robots and related technologies that will be used in the automotive and aerospace industries.

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