Archive: 01/14/2005

First images from Titan

This raw image was returned by the ESA Huygens DISR camera after the probe descended through the atmosphere of Titan. It shows the surface of Titan with ice blocks strewn around. The size and distance of the ...

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Huygens on Titan, First Images 2:45 p.m. EST

European Space Agency mission managers for the Huygens probe confirm that data of the probe's descent to Saturn's moon Titan are being received. They expect to see first images around 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time. The data was ...

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Thinking small: Texas A&M team creates lab-on-a-chip

Imagine an entire chemistry laboratory reduced to the size of a postage stamp. It could happen. While others may think big, Texas A&M University physicists Don Naugle and co-worker Igor Lyuksyutov are thinking small - a ...

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Sleeping Less May Be Related to Weight Gain

Lack of sleep could make you fat. In an editorial published in the Jan. 10 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, two Northwestern University researchers stress the need to better understand the growing epidemic of obesity ...

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Uncovering Secrets Of Abalone Body Armor

Engineering researchers at the University of California, San Diego are using the shell of a seaweed-eating snail as a guide in the development of a new generation of bullet-stopping armor. The colorful oval ...

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Philips breaks data storage barriers

Philips unveiled its new all-in-one PC writer, the OPU81, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this month. The triple laser optical pick-up unit (OPU) can read and write CD-R/-RW, DVD+R(DL)/+RW and the next generation ...

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High-Tech X-Ray Equipment to Examine Dinosaur Skull

As NASA charts a bold new course into the future, the space agency is briefly taking a step back in time to examine a dinosaur skull. NASA scientists are using equipment at the Marshall Space Flight Center in ...

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Floating Films on Liquid Mercury

New results may lead to advances in nanotechnology, molecular electronics Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, Bar-Ilan University, and Harvard University have grown ultrathin ...

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Huygens lands on Titan!

Today, after its seven-year journey through the Solar System on board the Cassini spacecraft, ESA’s Huygens probe has successfully descended through the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and safely ...

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New life discovered in the deep Mediterranean

Scientists have discovered a new group of microbes thriving in extreme conditions deep in the Mediterranean Sea. Their existence in such hostile environments hints at the possibility of life on other planets. The European con ...

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Measurements at CERN help to re-evaluate the element of life

Results from experiments at CERN and the Jyväskylä Accelerator Laboratory in Finland, reported in Nature today, cast new light on the primary reaction that creates carbon in stars. All the carbon in the Universe, includ ...

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Study Finds Depression Intensifies from One Generation to Next

As the medical community continues to more accurately diagnose depression and anxiety disorders, a new study sheds light on how these debilitating phenomena are passed down through the generations -- and may even intensify. Nearly 60 ...

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Quieter, cleaner airplane landings on the way

An experimental procedure that substantially reduces the noise of descending aircraft is one step closer to availability for commercial air carriers, thanks to the continuing efforts of a research team led by Professor John-Paul ...

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