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Stem cell technology is helping mankind to boldly go...

Stem cell technology is helping mankind to boldly go...
One of the UK’s leading stem cell storage and diagnostics companies has claimed that stem cell technology could mean the difference between life and death in any attempt to travel beyond the planet Earth to Mars, claiming that advanced medical techniques will be required to cope with the rigours of interplanetary space.
25th April 2017

Metallic 'space fabric' links fashion and engineering

Metallic 'space fabric' links fashion and engineering
Raul Polit Casillas grew up around fabrics. His mother is a fashion designer in Spain, and, at a young age, he was intrigued by how materials are used for design. Now, as a systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, he is still very much in the world of textiles. He and his colleagues are designing advanced woven metal fabrics for use in space.
25th April 2017

Agreement to bring research vehicle to Mars' surface

Agreement to bring research vehicle to Mars' surface
A contract on manufacturing civil products for space industry for the amount of 250m rubles (£3.5m) has been signed between the leading company of the concern 'RT-Chemcomposite', part of Rostec State, Obninsk SPE 'Technologiya' and Lavochkin Research and Production Association. The contract implies the participation of Romashin Obninsk SPE 'Technologiya' in the international project 'Ekzo Mars-2020'. The document was signed on 10th April 2017, on the eve of the International Day of Aviation and Cosmonautics.
18th April 2017


Knowles to exhibit range of Space Heritage products at Space Tech Expo

Knowles to exhibit range of Space Heritage products at Space Tech Expo
  To coincide with Space Tech Expo, taking place in Pasadena, California, on May 23rd to 25th, Knowles Capacitors has produced a shortform capability guide outlining their range of Space Heritage products. 
13th April 2017

Emigration to Mars – the next giant leap for mankind?

Emigration to Mars – the next giant leap for mankind?
Australia, France or … Mars? When considering a place to emigrate to, the red planet might not feature very highly in your list, but according to a YouGov survey commissioned for BBC Radio 4's Mars Week, more than one in ten of Brits would accept a one-way ticket there. Yes, you read that correctly – because the Mars One mission is looking to colonise Mars, the first voyagers will not be able to return back to Earth. 
12th April 2017

Finding a planet 3,000 light years away from Earth

Finding a planet 3,000 light years away from Earth
Yale astronomers have discovered a "lost" planet that is nearly the size of Neptune and tucked away in a solar system 3,000 light years from Earth. The new planet, Kepler-150 f, was overlooked for several years. Computer algorithms identify most such "exoplanets," which are planets located outside our solar system. The algorithms search through data from space mission surveys, looking for the telltale transits of planets orbiting in front of distant stars.
31st March 2017

Motorised beam expanders for meteorological LIDAR systems

Motorised beam expanders for meteorological LIDAR systems
Optical Surfaces provides variable focus motorised beam expanders for LIDAR system that are used in meteorological applications. An off-axis reflective beam expander greatly reduces the blind zone of LIDAR systems and therefore often offers the best solution to this problem. In LIDAR systems, such as Doppler Wind LIDAR, the wave front performance of the beam expander is very important for the LIDAR efficiency.
28th March 2017

Giant magnetic fields in the universe

Giant magnetic fields in the universe
Astronomers from Bonn and Tautenburg in Thuringia (Germany) used the 100-m radio telescope at Effelsberg to observe several galaxy clusters. At the edges of these large accumulations of dark matter, stellar systems (galaxies), hot gas, and charged particles, they found magnetic fields that are exceptionally ordered over distances of many million light years. This makes them the most extended magnetic fields in the universe known so far.
22nd March 2017

Origami-inspired robot could aid the work of rovers

Origami-inspired robot could aid the work of rovers
The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) in development at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, was inspired by origami. Its lightweight design is capable of flattening itself, tucking in its wheels and crawling into places rovers can't fit. Over the past year and a half, PUFFER has been tested in a range of rugged terrains, from the Mojave Desert in California to the snowy hills of Antarctica.
21st March 2017

Breaking the supermassive black hole speed limit

Breaking the supermassive black hole speed limit
  A computer simulation helps explain the existence of puzzling supermassive black holes observed in the early universe. The simulation is based on a computer code used to understand the coupling of radiation and certain materials.
21st March 2017


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Future Surface Fleet 2017
6th June 2017
United Kingdom Portsmouth
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6th June 2017
United Kingdom Olympia, London
Close Air Support 2017
7th June 2017
United Kingdom London
UK Aerospace and Defence Forum 2017
20th June 2017
United Kingdom Royal Berkshire Conference Centre
DSEI 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom ExCeL, London