Archive: 19/04/2006

ISS to move to higher orbit

Russian experts Wednesday planned to move the International Space Station to an orbit 2,300 feet higher than the present one to ease docking maneuvers.

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Scientists find new cause of Alzheimer's

Belgium researchers say they are the first to demonstrate the quantity of amyloid protein in brain cells is a major factor of Alzheimer's disease.

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MetOp satellite shipped to Baikonur on 18 April

The first MetOp meteorological satellite arrived yesterday at its launch site, the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, following shipment from the industrial prime contractor, EADS Astrium in Toulouse, on board an Antonov-124 ...

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Florida Tech installs revolutionary mass spectrometer

Florida Tech has become the first university with a doctoral, or research program, to own an instrument that is revolutionizing the work of old-fashioned mass spectrometers. The DART (Direct Analysis in Real Time) enables ...

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Low cost Internet access at sea

Through a project supported by the European Space Agency, the UK-based company Wired Ocean Ltd can now provide enhanced Internet access for ships at sea at a much lower cost than was previously possible. Although satellite ...

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Report finds turnaround in tech industry

A new report found that 61,000 net jobs were added to the hi-tech industry for a total of 5.6 million tech jobs in 2005, indicating a turnaround in the industry, according to a trade association.

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Cassini Controllers Overcome Software Glitch

NASA mission controllers said Friday that Cassini remains in "an excellent state of health and is operating normally" – although they did encounter a serious software problem last week that required a bit of jury-rigging ...

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