Archive: 04/20/2012

Russia launches cargo ship

The Russian cargo ship Progress M-15M was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and successfully put into orbit on Friday, the mission control centre said.

dateApr 20, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Bringing Mars back to Earth

The search for life should be an essential component of a sample return mission from Mars, according to a recent report examining the science behind such a venture.

dateApr 20, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Freeing loggerhead turtles comes at a price

When loggerhead turtles are accidentally captured by humans, a recovery process follows, the complexity of which varies according to the turtle's injuries. Spanish researchers have analysed the process of ...

dateApr 20, 2012 in Ecology
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Robots in the classroom

Tore Fløan smiles at me: “In the past we competed with European organizations, but now we have the Chinese breathing down our necks,” he says.

dateApr 20, 2012 in Robotics
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Catching vine weevils with odors

Catching the vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) is now possible with the identification of odours these weevils find attractive. Scientists of Plant Research International, part of Wageningen UR, discovered ...

dateApr 20, 2012 in Ecology
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German rules against YouTube in rights case

(AP) -- A German court has ruled that online video platform YouTube must install filters to prevent users from uploading some music videos whose rights are held by a music-royalties collecting body.

dateApr 20, 2012 in Internet
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‘Seeing’ cosmic rays in space

Astronauts have long reported the experience of seeing flashes while they are in space, even when their eyes are closed. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin both reported these flashes during the Apollo 11 mission, ...

dateApr 20, 2012 in Space Exploration
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