Archive: 08/03/2012

Smart work clothing for sub-zero temperatures

Working outside in a cold environment for any length of time is difficult with the protective clothing currently available. Innovative, warmer garments must be developed for those taking part in drilling operations under ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Other
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Barking up the wrong tree

Besides attacking North America’s lodgepole pines, a combination of climate change and the mountain pine beetle are threatening to wipe out the remaining population of Alberta’s whitebark pine—a tree endangered ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Ecology
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Lunar lander firing up for touchdown

Europe’s ambition of touching down at the Moon’s south pole by 2018 has been boosted by recent test firings of the craft’s thrusters. The robot lander will prove new techniques for sending humans to the Moon ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Mars orbiter catches twister in action

(PhysOrg.com) -- An afternoon whirlwind on Mars lofts a twisting column of dust more than half a mile (800 meters) high in an image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Space Exploration
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