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. ...

Dec 15, 2005
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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 ...

Dec 15, 2005
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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.

Dec 15, 2005
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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.

Dec 15, 2005
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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.

Dec 15, 2005
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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.

Dec 15, 2005
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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.

Dec 15, 2005
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