Archive: 06/15/2005

Shuttle Cargo Ready for Return To Flight

The cargo for the Space Shuttle Discovery's historic Return to Flight mission (STS-114) arrived yesterday at Launch Pad 39-B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Discovery's payload includes the Multi-Purpose Log ...

Jun 15, 2005
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NASA Buying Microgravity Flights from Zero-G

NASA researchers will conduct experiments later this year on two near-weightless flights operated by the Zero Gravity (Zero-G) Corporation of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Jun 15, 2005
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Text-mining software developed at UQ

Text-mining software developed at The University of Queensland is attracting worldwide attention for its simple, easy-to-use and effective approach, not to mention its affordable price tag. The Leximancer software allows sin ...

Jun 15, 2005
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World's first combined fixed and mobile phone

BT today launched the world's first combined fixed and mobile phone service. The announcement marks an important milestone in the broadband revolution which is allowing people to communicate in ways they never have before. BT Fusion ...

Jun 15, 2005
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Improved Water Vapor Sensor Takes to the Skies

By pairing a sleek new air sampler designed at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) with a diode laser from SpectraSensors, Inc., researchers have hit on a technology that can capture ...

Jun 15, 2005
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Nicotine triggers the same brain reward circuitry as opiates

In experiments with mice, researchers have found that nicotine triggers the same neural pathways that give opiates such as heroin their addictively rewarding properties--including associating an environment with the drug's ...

Jun 15, 2005
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A New Model of Quantum Dots: Rethinking the Electronics

Quantum dots, tiny crystals consisting of a few hundred to a few thousand atoms, sparkle with promise for uses ranging from tagging proteins in living cells to foiling counterfeiters to enabling quantum computers. ...

Jun 15, 2005
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Hot Volcanic Eruptions Could Lead To A Cooler Earth

WASHINGTON, June 14 (SPX) -- Volcanic eruptions may be an agent of rapid and long-term climate change, according to new research by British scientists. Vincent Gauci and co-authors Nancy Dise and Steve Blake of the Open Uni ...

Jun 15, 2005
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For First Time, Brain Cells Generated In A Dish

GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 14 (SPX) -- Regenerative medicine scientists at the University of Florida's McKnight Brain Institute have created a system in rodent models that for the first time duplicates neurogenesis - the process ...

Jun 15, 2005
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NASA Astronaut Gives First Congressional Testimony From Space

WASHINGTON, June 15 (SPX) -- NASA's astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) made history Tuesday becoming the first to testify before Congress while in orbit. Expedition 11 crew member John Phillips appeared via ...

Jun 15, 2005
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