Archive: 15/10/2012

Operation IceBridge resumes Antarctic flights

(Phys.org)—Scientists and flight crew members with Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne mission to study Earth's changing polar ice, are beginning another campaign over Antarctica. Now in its fourth year, IceBridge's return ...

dateOct 15, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Recapturing Baroque organ sound

The warmth and beauty of old organ music can once again be heard in Europe's historic churches, thanks to high-tech efforts that can accurately reproduce this unique sound.

dateOct 15, 2012 in Engineering
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Curiosity preparing for second scoop

On Sol 65 (Oct. 11, 2012) of the Mars Science Laboratory mission, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity completed several activities in preparation for collecting its second scoop of soil. Like the first scoop, the next will come from ...

dateOct 15, 2012 in Space Exploration
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First successful total synthesis of Erythropoietin

(Phys.org)—"Blood is quite a peculiar kind of juice"—that is what Mephisto knew, according to Goethe's "Faust". But if blood really is very special, then erythropoietin (EPO) must be a very special molecule, as it triggers ...

dateOct 15, 2012 in Biochemistry
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