INNOVATE WITH INDIA – Texas Instruments in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology (DST) -INDIA –

INNOVATE WITH INDIA, CHANGE THE WORLD! Texas Instruments in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology (DST) proudly announce the DST & Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2017 anchored by NSRCEL, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) and supported by MyGov. The contest is open for all Indian engineering students pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate&Doctoral degrees with Indian engineering colleges. Texas Instruments (TI) invites all student in...
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NASA Calls for Future Space Exploration Ideas in ‘iTech’ Competition

‘iTech’ Competition A new cycle of the NASA iTech initiative kicks off today with a call for technical solutions to fill gaps in areas identified as having a critical impact on future space exploration. The request for a five-page white paper is the first phase of 2018 NASA iTech Cycle III, part of a collaborative initiative to find and foster innovative solutions from small and large businesses, universities, non-profits, U.S. government organizations outside of NASA and undiscovered invent...
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Planetarium Show Brings ‘Phantom’ Matter to Life – Visualizing the Invisible

From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider in Europe to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent universe, and the nearly mile-deep descent to an underground experiment in South Dakota, a new planetarium show is designed to immerse audiences in the manifold search for dark matter. Michael Barnett, a physicist at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), imagined these scenes coming to life inside planetarium domes...
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NASA’s 2017 BIG idea challenge for school and college students

In the 2017 Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge, NASA is engaging university-level students in its quest to reduce the cost of deep space exploration. NASA’s Game Changing Development Program (GCD), managed by the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) are seeking novel and robust concepts for in-space assembly of spacecraft — particularly tugs, propelled by solar electric propulsion (SEP), that transfer payloa...
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Mound near lunar South Pole formed by unique volcanic process.

Mafic Mound, a distinctive and enigmatic feature near the Moon’s South Pole, is a volcanic structure unlike any other found on the surface of the Earth’s only natural satellite, says a team of planetary geologists at Brown University. It stands about 2,600 feet tall and 47 miles across and lies in the middle of a giant impact crater known as the South Pole-Aitken Basin. “If the scenarios that we lay out for its formation are correct, it could represent a totally new volcanic process that’s ne...
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NASA space Habitation academic Innovation Challenge

With the forward progress of NASA’s new Space Launch System and emphasis on future deep space missions, the breadth of technology required to successfully complete such long duration flights is inadequate. The challenges that exist – from producing food on the journey to effectively recycling breathable air to utilizing every last resource available – create opportunities for groundbreaking innovation. The X-Hab Challenge seeks to provide university students with the opportunity to be on the ...
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NASA looking for public ideas for a Mars Colony

Mars has been the next frontier, and while we work on rockets that will get us to our red neighbor, scientists are thinking hard about how to build a sustainable colony on Mars. What would we need to bring to survive? That's the question NASA is asking the public through a new competition. \ NASA lists "shelter, food, water, breathable air, communication, exercise, social interactions and medicine" as potential topics areas to tackle. And since there’s only so much space and weight on the roc...
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Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP)- A $30 MILLION COMPETITION TO LAND A PRIVATELY FUNDED ROBOT ON THE MOON

Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP)- A $30 MILLION COMPETITION TO LAND A PRIVATELY FUNDED ROBOT ON THE MOON   The Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP) sometimes referred to as Moon 2.0  is an inducement prize space competition organized by the X Prize Foundation, and sponsored by Google. The challenge calls for privately-funded spaceflight teams to compete to successfully launch a robotic spacecraft that can land and travel across the surface of the Moon while sending back to Earth specified images and ...
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