Archive: 2/03/2007

Conflicting signals can confuse rescue robots

Sensor-laden robots capable of vital search and rescue missions at disaster sites are no figment of a science fiction writer's imagination. Prototypes and commercial models of urban search and rescue (US&R) robots will soon ...

dateMar 02, 2007 in Engineering
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Rosetta, New Horizons team up

ESA and NASA are mounting a joint campaign to observe Jupiter over the next few weeks with two different spacecraft. Rosetta will watch the big picture from its current position near Mars, whilst New Horizons will take close-up ...

dateMar 02, 2007 in Astronomy
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GIOVE-A navigation signal available to users

The GIOVE-A Signal-in-Space Interface Control Document, the document that gives the technical details of the signals transmitted by the GIOVE-A satellite, has been released. This will allow receiver manufacturers and research ...

dateMar 02, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Little Rafts Battle Anthrax

Whether as a bioweapon or as a “mere” animal epidemic, anthrax is a serious threat. A team of Canadian and American researchers has now developed a method to increase the effectiveness of an anthrax toxin inhibitor.

dateMar 02, 2007 in
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Treating male infertility with stem cells

New research has examined the usefulness of bone marrow stem cells for treating male infertility, with promising results. The related report by Lue et al, “Fate of bone marrow stem cells transplanted into the testis: potential ...

dateMar 02, 2007 in Medical research
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