Archive: 05/16/2011

J-2X test series proves part integrity

Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center gave a key component of the J-2X engine a brisk workout to ensure it can withstand its extreme operating environment. The engine's fuel turbopump first stage ...

May 16, 2011
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Social media lawsuits are multiplying

(PhysOrg.com) -- Defamation is becoming a huge issue on social media sites as lawsuits for this particular offence are rising dramatically. In Canada and the US, 15 percent of all Web 2.0 rulings were on defamation ...

May 16, 2011
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Exploring space

(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the most powerful and ambitious astronomical satellites designed to provide the best view yet of the Universe at far-infrared and sub-millimeter wavelengths is living up to its illustrious ...

May 16, 2011
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Looking inside nanomaterials in 3 dimensions

On May 13 2011, the journal Science published a paper where scientists from Risoe DTU (Denmark), in collaboration with scientists from China and the USA, report a new method for revealing a 3-D picture of the ...

May 16, 2011
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Heaven is a 'fairy story', says Stephen Hawking

British scientist Stephen Hawking has branded heaven a "fairy story" for people afraid of the dark, in his latest dismissal of the concepts underpinning the world's religions.

May 16, 2011
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Could exoplanet be a haven for life?

Scientists said on Monday a rocky world orbiting a nearby star was confirmed as the first planet outside our solar system to meet key requirements for sustaining life.

May 16, 2011
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China's online population rises to 477mn

The number of Internet users in China, already the world's largest online market, hit 477 million at the end of March, a senior government official was quoted by state media as saying Monday.

May 16, 2011
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