Archive: 12/15/2005

Spirit Studying Algonquin

This week Spirit drove to an outcrop area informally named "Algonquin." On sol 685, Spirit successfully drove for 15 meters (49 feet) and prepared for a series of robotic-arm activities planned for sol 687 to 690 at Algonquin. ...

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The Mars Journal Publishes Its First Papers

The Mars Journal, a new peer-reviewed online open-access scholarly journal, has published its first two papers. The first paper is a 4-page editorial entitled "The Mars Journal" by David A. Paige of the Dept. of Earth and ...

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New LED lighting concept unveiled

A lighting concept unveiled Wednesday at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., uses modular LED panels to allow instant room lighting changes.

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Power lines may become honey bee homes

A scientist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City is proposing a novel solution to the dwindling number of U.S. honey bees.

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Prehistoric bird fossil found in China

The fossil of a previously unknown water bird that lived some 125 million years ago has been found in sandstone near Inner Mongolia in northeast China.

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ESA to launch weather satellite Dec. 21

The European Space Agency says it will launch the second satellite in the Meteosat Second Generation family Dec. 21 from Kourou, French Guiana.

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Study: How stem cells become brain cells

Oregon Health and Science University researchers say they've discovered a gene that appears to control how stem cells become brain cells.

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