Archive: 05/16/2005

Stegosaur plates and spikes for looks only, researchers say

The bizarre plates and spikes that lined the backbones of the long-extinct stegosaurs were probably extreme examples of the often elaborate and colorful displays developed by animals to recognize fellow members ...

May 16, 2005
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Opportunity Begins Careful Rollout

Opportunity rotated its wheels on sol 463 for the first time since the rover dug itself into a sand dune more than two weeks earlier. The wheels made about two and a half rotations, as commanded, and the results ...

May 16, 2005
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Station, Shuttle Mission Crew Announced

NASA and its international partners have named new crew members for upcoming missions to the International Space Station (ISS). U.S. astronaut William S. McArthur, Jr. and Russian Cosmonaut Valery I. Tokarev will serve on ...

May 16, 2005
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Nextel and Motorola Announce the Motorola i275 Camera Phone

Nextel Communications and Motorola Inc. today announced the Motorola i275, a camera phone that offers many ways for customers to communicate and express themselves, all in an easy-to-use and compact design. ...

May 16, 2005
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Global wind map identifies wind power potential

A new global wind power map has quantified global wind power and may help planners place turbines in locations that can maximize power from the winds and provide widely available low-cost energy. After analyzing more than ...

May 16, 2005
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Deep Impact correction maneuver successful

Fifty-nine days before going head-to-head with comet Tempel 1, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft successfully executed the second trajectory correction maneuver of the mission. The burn further refined the spacecraft's trajectory, or ...

May 16, 2005
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Biologists search for 'half-fusion'

Every living cell is surrounded by a membrane, a thin barrier that separates the genetic machinery of life from the non-living world outside. Though barriers, membranes are not impervious. Cells use a complex hierarchy of ...

May 16, 2005
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Engineers Discover Way to Link Plastic to Biological Materials

Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have found a way to modify a plastic to anchor molecules that promote nerve regeneration, blood vessel growth or other biological processes. In the study led by Dr. Christine Sch ...

May 16, 2005
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