Archive: 05/20/2005

Discovery Wraps up Second Tanking Test

Technicians at NASA's Kennedy Space Center conducted a new tanking test on Friday, May 20, at Launch Pad 39-B to continue troubleshooting two issues that arose during the tanking test on April 14.

May 20, 2005
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Archimedes manuscript yields secrets under X-ray gaze

For five days in May, the ancient collided with the ultra-modern at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), bringing brilliant, long-hidden ideas to light with brilliant X-ray light. A synchrotron X-ray beam at the ...

May 20, 2005
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Sega Puts The Sonic Into Panasonic Mobile Phones

Panasonic today announced that it has secured the rights to feature SEGA’s blockbuster game, Sonic The Hedgehog, on its new series of mobile phones. As previewed on SEGA’s booth at the E3 premier game ...

May 20, 2005
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Plant Sacrifices Cells to Fight Invaders

Gene ensures programmed cell suicide does not go unchecked Researchers recently discovered a gene essential to one of the plant kingdom's key immune responses--programmed cell death (PCD). Plants use PC ...

May 20, 2005
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New Primate Discovered in Mountain Forests of Tanzania

"Highland mangabey" is first African monkey to be described in more than two decades Two research teams working independently in Tanzania have discovered a monkey that had eluded scientists despite decades ...

May 20, 2005
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Tiny Silicon Chip Will Revolutionize Car Technology

Microstaq's MEMS valve technology will miniaturize automotive flow control systems and has the potential to revolutionize the entire world of flow control in the same way the transistor changed the electronic world Microstaq engin ...

May 20, 2005
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NASA Space Station Science Officer Performs 'FOOT' Work

Expedition 11 NASA Science Officer John Phillips conducted the first session of the Foot/Ground Reaction Forces during Spaceflight, or FOOT experiment. FOOT investigates the differences between use of the body’s lower extremities ...

May 20, 2005
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A Few Steps Closer to Nanoscale Photonic Technology

One day our electronic technology, which is based on the manipulation of electrons, could be supplanted by photonics, which is based on the manipulation of light waves (photons). If the promise of photonic ...

May 20, 2005
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Apple Recalls iBook and PowerBook Computer Batteries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Apple announce the recall of about 128,000 rechargeable batteries for iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 computers. An internal short can cause the battery cells to overheat, posing ...

May 20, 2005
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NASA Finally Launches Environmental Satellite

NASA successfully launched a new environmental satellite today for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It will improve weather forecasting and monitor environmental events around the world. The NOA ...

May 20, 2005
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