Archive: 10/2/2006

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, ...

Oct 02, 2006
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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 ...

Oct 02, 2006
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Rice's single-pixel camera takes high-res images

For all their ease and convenience, there are few things more wasteful than digital cameras. They're loaded with pricy microprocessors that chew through batteries at a breakneck pace, crunching millions of ...

Oct 02, 2006
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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.

Oct 02, 2006
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