Archive: 04/15/2005

DART Launch Successful

NASA’s Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology (DART) spacecraft successfully launched today at 1:25 p.m. EDT (10:25 a.m. PDT) from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., beginning a 24-hour mission ...

Apr 15, 2005
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First Wacom Wireless Pen Tablet For Photo Enthusiasts

Wacom Technology today announced the newest member of its Graphire pen tablet family and the first Wacom pen tablet to incorporate Bluetooth wireless technology. The new model, named Graphire Bluetooth, is ...

Apr 15, 2005
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UC Berkeley-USC project to study 'digital kids'

A University of California, Berkeley, professor is spearheading a team just awarded $3.3 million to study "digital kids." "It will be exciting to investigate kids' innovative knowledge cultures, and how they learn using dig ...

Apr 15, 2005
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Efficient Particulate Filter Cuts Truck and Car Emissions

New filters from the Siemens company Emitec remove as much as 80 percent of particulates from the exhaust gases produced by trucks. This represents a significant reduction of the pollutant emissions from this source. In addition ...

Apr 15, 2005
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NASA Puts Space Shuttle External Tank to the Test

NASA engineers and managers are evaluating the data from today's Space Shuttle Discovery External Tank (ET) tanking test at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla. The tanking test was yet another milestone in NASA's efforts to ...

Apr 15, 2005
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Virtual Voices

Wearable Captioning System to Make Public Venues Accessible to People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, the voices of actors, teachers, sports announcers and clergy ...

Apr 15, 2005
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SMART-1 search for lunar peaks of eternal light

ESA’s SMART-1 mission to the Moon has been monitoring the illumination of lunar poles since the beginning of 2005, about two months before arriving at its final science orbit. Ever since, the AMIE on-board cam ...

Apr 15, 2005
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Signatures of the first stars

A primitive star with extremely low iron content has been discovered by an international research team from Sweden, Japan, Germany, USA, Australia and Great Britain. This indicates the original composition of the gas from ...

Apr 15, 2005
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Physicists demonstrate quantum mechanical nature of heat flow

One of the hallmarks of quantum mechanics -- the laws of physics that apply on very small scales -- is the wave nature exhibited by sub-atomic particles such as electrons. An electron presented with two paths to a destination ...

Apr 15, 2005
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Scientists model physics of stellar burning

A University of California scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory working with astronomers from around the world recently validated a computer model that predicts the rebirth and stellar burning and mixing processes ...

Apr 15, 2005
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New Space Station Crew Launched from Baikonur

The International Space Station Expedition 11 crew -- Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev and Astronaut John Phillips -- launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:46 pm EDT Thursday, right on schedule. ...

Apr 15, 2005
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