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SpaceX launches ISS Resupply mission using Reusable Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX launches ISS Resupply mission using Reusable Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX has successfully launched a resupply mission for the International Space Station (ISS) using its reusable Falcon 9 rocket. The current mission marks 50th mission for Falcon rocket developed by SpaceX. The mission launched on Friday with clear skies over Florida’s Space Coast. The reusable Falcon 9 rocket has successfully finished ISS resupply mission earlier as well. After the launch, SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully touched down at ground-based Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral.

Tesla’s Largest Battery Turned on in Australia

Tesla’s Largest Battery Turned on in Australia

Tesla has delivered the largest battery project in Australia within the deadline announced by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The 100-megawatt lithium-ion battery has been plugged into an Australian state grid, regional officials confirmed. In September, Tesla CEO promised 100-megawatt battery project to be delivered within 100 days or the company won’t charge any money for the project.

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China aims at nuclear fuel-powered space shuttle by 2040

China aims at nuclear fuel-powered space shuttle by 2040

China plans large-scale space exploration with nuclear fuel-powered space shuttles. A report published by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation indicated that nuclear-powered space shuttles can also be used for asteroid mining. The report was published by state news agency Xinhua.

By year 2030, China aims to develop its space exploration industry and has also set its eyes on becoming major space exploration power. The space program setup by Chinese scientists and officials is ambitious.

Atomic-level images reveal the reason behind exploding batteries

Atomic-level images reveal the reason behind exploding batteries

A research project aiming to find the reason behind exploding batteries has analyzed atomic-level images of dendrites. The research team noted that these dendrites are capable of penetrating the battery compartments and this process fails the battery. The project team used cryo-electron microscopy to figure out the reason behind failing batteries.

Researchers develop camera capable of seeing through human body

Researchers develop camera capable of seeing through human body

A team of experts from Proteus EPSRC interdisciplinary research collaboration claimed to have developed a prototype camera capable of seeing through the human body. The camera that can see through the human body using light has been designed to help physicians track medical tools called endoscopes, which are commonly used to examine patients’ internal conditions.

Previously, it was not possible for doctors to track where an endoscope is located in the patient’s body. Sometimes they need to know such tools’ location to guide it to the right place.

Researchers reveal how snow falling on Neptune might look like

Researchers reveal how snow falling on Neptune might look like

By combining computer models and data provided by the Phoenix Mars Lander, a team of researchers has tried to show Neptune's diamond rain or how snow falling on the rust-colored surface of Mars might look like.

The Phoenix Mars Lander captured snowfall on Mars in 2009 with the help of its laser instrument. A team of researchers led by Aymeric Spiga of the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique in Paris took those observations and applied its expertise in numerical modeling of planetary atmospheres to reveal what a phenomenon that we can not see.

Tesla’s battery strategy to drive strong margins on Model 3

Tesla’s battery strategy to drive strong margins on Model 3

In wake of Model 3 e-car’s official launch in late July, Tesla’s recently held Q2 earnings call indicated that the new sedan could garner gross margins of up to 25 per cent at some point in 2018. The estimated margin of up to 25 per cent is quite impressive, considering that margins on the company’s luxury Model S and Model X also stand at the same levels; while rivals auto giants like general Motors and Ford are getting margins of under 15 per cent.

There are quite a few possible explanations for how Tesla is able to project such thick margins on this new product.

NASA debates how to haul back rocks from Mars

NASA debates how to haul back rocks from Mars

As the U.S. space agency NASA’s 2020 Mars rover mission is approaching near, the best strategy for retrieving rock and dirt from the Red Planet to Earth has become a topic of hot debate and discussion.

The renowned space agency has created a Returned Sample Science Board (RSSB) in order to cope with the scientific, technological as well as policy issues pertaining to the potential robotic venture.

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ISS returns to its full capacity of six astronauts

ISS returns to its full capacity of six astronauts

The arrival of the three astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) has once again boosted the orbiting lab back up to its full capacity of six. It is for the first time since April that the ISS has reached its full capacity of six astronauts. The new three-man space crew, one astronaut each from Russia, Italy and the United States arrived at the ISS on Friday for a five-month mission.

China to build Mars simulation base

China to build Mars simulation base

China has revealed plans to build a simulation Mars base in the Qaidam Basin of its Qinghai province in the northwestern part of the country.

Revealing the plans, Chinese authorities said the simulation Mars base will act as an educational experience of future settlements on the Red Planet.

The location of the Qaidam Basin has been selected because the landscape and the climatic conditions there are quite similar to those that are found on the Red Planet. The more than 95,000-square kilometer area is actually a desert with harsh dry conditions.

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