Archive: 2/03/2006

Miniature synchrotron produces first light

In 2004 Lyncean Technologies announced the construction of the Compact Light Source (CLS), a miniature synchrotron to produce high-intensity, tunable, near-monochromatic X-ray beams. The Compact Light Source was specifically ...

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Mars Rover Update Preparing For Another Winter

In a race to collect as much scientific data as possible before the onset of the Martian winter, Spirit climbed to the top of the formation in Gusev Crater called Home Plate and acquired images of the surrounding terrain. ...

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Mars Rovers Robotics Planetary Exploration Atacama Xenobiology

In the March 2006 issue of IEEE Spectrum, staff editor Jean Kumagai reports on what she saw and heard while observing the field team last fall. The researchers come to the Atacama because, more than any other on Earth, it ...

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Virtual reality used to train surgeons

A Case Western Reserve University scientist in Cleveland says he's developing a way to use virtual reality simulation to train brain and heart surgeons.

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New aircraft to study severe turbulence

The nation's newest and most advanced research aircraft is taking part in its first major mission: studying severe atmospheric turbulence.

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Total Solar Eclipse To Be Webcast Live

The Exploratorium said Monday it will produce a live telecast March 29 of a solar eclipse from several locations along the path of totality. The first darkening will occur on the western shore of Brazil, and then will move ...

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