Archive: 2/10/2006

From Shuttle to Orion

NASA is marking a historic moment in the life of the nation's largest rocket engine test complex. The Stennis Space Center conducted the final space shuttle main engine test on its A-1 Test Stand on Friday, Sept. 29. Although ...

dateOct 02, 2006 in Space Exploration
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Researchers find why ultramarine blue fades

The 20-year restoration of Michelangelo's frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel has left visitors in awe of the work's original majesty--notably the brilliance of the blue that graces the Last Judgment's sky. Recent ...

dateOct 02, 2006 in Condensed Matter
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Alternative energy: A new way to take a bite of sunlight

Flash those pearly whites in a dazzling smile and you showcase a natural light collector mechanism hidden inside the internal structure of dentin - the hard, bone-like material that forms the main part of teeth.

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Emergency tests focus on lab radioactivity analyses

Working under severe time pressure, government laboratories can analyze radioactive samples fairly quickly -- in a matter of hours -- but with variable accuracy, and sometimes relaxed quality control procedures, according ...

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