Archive: 03/02/2011

Lifting to space

This year, NASA will launch its final Space Shuttle missions. The development of the Shuttle had sprung from the supersonic rocket planes of Chuck Yeager, and was an answer to the question: what is the best way to send man ...

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Graphic cigarette warnings evoke important emotions

The days of the small Surgeon General’s warning on the side of cigarette packs are ending. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that it is mandating bolder health warnings on cigarette advertising and ...

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Health
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Mars500 in orbit around Mars

The first full-duration simulation of a manned voyage to Mars has reached a major milestone: the ‘spacecraft’ yesterday ‘arrived’ at Mars after 244 days of virtual interplanetary flight. Three crewmembers ...

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Searching for the ultimate blue cheese

It’s the champagne of the cheese world and the gastronomic pride of the East Midlands but now blue cheeses like Stilton are literally under the microscope in a quest for the best possible quality.

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Other
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LOFAR: Giant radio telescope goes multi-national

In the quest to discover more about our Universe and the birth of stars and galaxies, a new UK telescope connected for the first time to others across Europe has delivered its first 'radio pictures'. The images of the 3C196 ...

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Astronomy
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