Archive: 06/16/2005

1000 'Missions' And Counting

ITHACA, N.Y., June 16 (SPX) -- Luck, it has been said, favors the well prepared. That explains, perhaps, the fortune of the plucky Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity - and their creators back on Earth, including Cornell Professor ...

Jun 16, 2005
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NASA Investigates Revolutionary Space Exploration Concepts

GREENBELT, Md., June 16 (SPX) -- The NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) has selected its 2005 Phase 1 awards. The Phase 1 awards are 12, six-month study proposals beginning in September that could revolutionize space ...

Jun 16, 2005
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Super Predators And Mass Extinctions

WASHINGTON, June 16 (SPX) -- Mass extinctions seem to occur on Earth roughly every 26 million years, leading some scientists to propose that they may be caused by rare collisions with comets or asteroids. A researcher in ...

Jun 16, 2005
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Cargo spacecraft lost in Pacific Ocean

KOROLEV, Russia, June 16 (UPI) -- A Russian cargo spacecraft disengaged from the International Space Station, left orbit and sank in the Pacific Ocean, the Russian Itar-Tass news agency said.

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Geology-smart space suit developed

MADRID, June 16 (UPI) -- European researchers have developed a device that analyzes geological features for astronauts as they move around on extraterrestrial bodies. The computer-enhanced astrobiological scanner was dev ...

Jun 16, 2005
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'Supersolid' or melted 'superfluid' film: A quantum difference

New calculations support an alternative to "superfluidity" of a solid as the explanation for the behavior of an isotope of helium, 4He, at temperatures approaching Absolute Zero, according to a report in Physical Review Letter ...

Jun 16, 2005
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Scientists put the squeeze on electron spins

University of California scientists working at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a novel method for controlling and measuring electron spins in semiconductor crystals of GaAs (gallium arsenide). The work suggests an a ...

Jun 16, 2005
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