Archive: 11/17/2005

Space-time Vortex

Is Earth in a vortex of space-time? We'll soon know the answer: A NASA/Stanford physics experiment called Gravity Probe B (GP-B) recently finished a year of gathering science data in Earth orbit. The results, ...

Nov 17, 2005
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Liftoff for Ariane 5 ECA

Late last evening local time an Ariane 5 ECA launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two satellites into geostationary transfer orbit . Liftoff took place at ...

Nov 17, 2005
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NASA Ames Leads Robotic Lunar Exploration Program

On Monday, the 36th anniversary of Apollo 12, the second manned lunar landing, NASA announced that it has assigned management of its Robotic Lunar Exploration Program to NASA Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley. ...

Nov 17, 2005
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Russia's Satellite System To Be Fully Operational In 2007

The Global Orbiting Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) will be fully operational in 2007, the head of the Russian Space Agency said Tuesday at a meeting with the Russian president, reports RIA Novosti.

Nov 17, 2005
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Traffic circles may become widespread

Modern roundabouts, or traffic circles, not only reduce crashes, but research shows they also can help alleviate traffic backups and resulting delays.

Nov 17, 2005
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Beware: More caterpillars may be arriving

As global warming affects the Earth's climate, a Tulane University scientist is predicting a significant increase in caterpillars and agricultural damage.

Nov 17, 2005
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