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IARPA Kicks Off Quantum Computing Tech R&D Project

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched an effort to research and develop “quantum enhanced” computers. The Quantum Enhanced Optimization program aims to develop technology that can speed up the training of machine learning algorithms; support circuit fault diagnostics on larger circuits; and accelerate optimal scheduling of multiple machines on multiple tasks, the Office of …

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Motherboard: Trump’s Transition Team Sought Info From NASA on Space Resource Commercialization

President Donald Trump’s transition team inquired about the profitability and potential commercialization of space resources and technologies in a series of internal communications with NASA obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, Motherboard reported Thursday. David Axe writes the publication gained access to emails, briefings, budget spreadsheets and other …

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NASA to Break Ground on New R&D Lab at Langley Research Center

NASA will break ground Tuesday on a laboratory at Langley Research Center in Virginia as part of a 20-year revitalization initiative to modernize aging structures and construct facilities. The space agency said Thursday the new Measurement Systems Laboratory will be built to research and develop measurement concepts, systems and technologies for aeronautic, scientific and space exploration missions. W.M. Jordan …

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NASA Picks 5 University Teams for $50M in ‘Transformative’ Aviation Research Grants

NASA has selected five university teams to receive grants worth up to $50 million in total to explore “transformative” system-level aviation technology concepts. The five-year research efforts under the University Leadership Initiative will support NASA’s strategic research goals for aeronautics, the space agency said Tuesday. NASA asked universities to propose investigations that would address one …

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Paul Hertz: NASA, Japanese Counterpart Partner for X-ray Astronomy Telescope Devt Project

NASA and its Japanese counterpart JAXA will collaborate on the development of an orbiting X-ray astronomy telescope in an effort to replace an astronomy spacecraft that  malfunctioned in orbit last year, Space News reported Saturday. Jeff Foust writes both space agencies plan to begin work on the X-Ray Astronomy Recovery Mission spacecraft this spring as a …

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NASA Project Aims to Equip Orion Spacecraft With Laser Comms System

NASA has launched a project to develop a laser communications system for the Orion spacecraft the agency intends to use for its future manned missions to deep space. The Laser-Enhanced Mission and Navigation Operational Services system is designed to provide connectivity to astronauts in space and allow them to communicate with people on Earth, NASA said Thursday. Goddard …

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Report: White House Asks Congress to Cut $140M From NASA, NOAA Programs

The Trump administration has asked Congress to cut $90 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s weather satellite programs and another $50 million from NASA‘s science programs in fiscal year 2017 spending bills, Space News reported Tuesday. Jeff Foust writes the White House sent a 13-page document to congressional appropriators requesting $17.9 billion …

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