Archive: 18/08/2005

ISS crew begins spacewalk, station unmanned

Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and NASA Science Officer John Phillips began a spacewalk this afternoon to remove, replace and photograph experiments and relocate equipment on the International Space Station.

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U.S. infrastructure found vulnerable

U.S. infrastructure such as transport, agriculture, water, chemical, defense and telecommunications is vulnerable to terrorist attack, a government agency says.

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Fibonacci series on microstructures

It is a big challenge for materials scientists to produce highly ordered micro- and nanostructures in a designed pattern with uniform size and shape. By controlling the geometry and the stress upon cooling, CAS researchers ...

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Satellite Discovers 1,000th Comet

One thousand comets have been discovered to date using the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft. The SOHO spacecraft, a joint effort between NASA and the European Space Agency, has accounted for approximately ...

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Breakthrough in high-temperature superconductivity

Scientists at the University of Aberdeen have made a major breakthrough towards the mechanism of high-temperature superconductivity. Results from studies of a crystal structure of a new chemical compound containing copper ...

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Fibre optics to conquer undersea exploration

Undersea exploration and monitoring of natural resources is set to be revolutionised by acoustic sensing technology using fibre optics developed at ANU. The technology is 100 times more sensitive than current techniques and ...

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Researchers produce strong, transparent carbon nanotube sheets

Numerous electronic, optical and structural uses demonstrated; Advance reported in Aug. 19 issue of journal Science University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) nanotechnologists and an Australian colleague have produced transparent ...

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Encouraging more women in science and technology

Specific strategies to overcome bias In order to remain technologically and scientifically competitive in an increasingly global society, the United States needs all the brainpower it has. Currently however, a significant ...

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