Washington DC (Sputnik) Dec 18, 2014
The proposed placement of ballistic missile interceptors on the US East Coast has the advantage of providing more time and distance to shoot down an enemy missile, but still has a lot of shortfalls and needs to be tested further, missile experts have told Sputnik.
“The argument for East Coast sites is that it opens up the battle space, meaning it provides more time and distance during whic
Edinburgh, UK (Sputnik) Dec 18, 2014
UK politicians are keeping their options open on whether to renew the UK’s nuclear weapons system known as Trident, Peter Burt, Research Manager with the Nuclear Information Service has told Sputnik.
“No party has yet formally committed to say how many new submarines they would build after the 2016 ‘Main Gate’ decision and the main factor driving this decision will be economic, not politic
Berkeley CA (SPX) Dec 18, 2014
In a development that holds promise for future magnetic memory and logic devices, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Cornell University successfully used an electric field to reverse the magnetization direction in a multiferroic spintronic device at room temperature.
This demonstration, which runs counter to conve
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 18, 2014
Russia has no plans to deploy units of its Strategic Missile Forces on the Crimean Peninsula, Strategic Missile Forces Commander Col.Gen. Sergei Karakayev said.
“There are no plans to deploy military SMF units in the Crimean Federal District as there is no need. Today’s long-range ballistic missiles can strike any target anywhere in the world without bringing them to the borders of Russia,
Washington (UPI) Dec 19, 2014
The science world has been mostly fixated on Mars and comets, but some scientists at NASA are starting to talk about Venus – suggesting a manned mission to our closest neighbor could be simpler and less expensive than a trip to Mars.
For some time, Mars has been the logical next step for the United States space program. It’s the closest planet with tolerable, Earth-like conditions. NAS
Boston MA (SPX) Dec 21, 2014
To paraphrase Mark Twain, the report of the Kepler spacecraft’s death was greatly exaggerated. Despite a malfunction that ended its primary mission in May 2013, Kepler is still alive and working. The evidence comes from the discovery of a new super-Earth using data collected during Kepler’s “second life.”
“Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Kepler has been reborn and is continuing to ma
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Dec 11, 2014
A laboratory at Purdue University provided a critical part of the world’s first transistor in 1947 – the purified germanium semiconductor – and now researchers here are on the forefront of a new germanium milestone. The team has created the first modern germanium circuit – a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) device – using germanium as the semiconductor instead of silicon.
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