Archive: 06/20/2011

ATV preparing for fiery destruction

ATV Johannes Kepler has been an important part of the International Space Station since February. Next week, it will complete its mission by undocking and burning up harmlessly in the atmosphere high over ...

Jun 20, 2011
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Softbank eyes top ten ranking in 30 years

The head of Japan's Softbank Corp said Monday that he was aiming to make the information technology giant one of the world's top ten companies by market capitalisation within 30 years.

Jun 20, 2011
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Digging for past clues on climate change

Scientists are hoping samples of soil formed up to 20,000 years ago that they dug from the Meadowlands will provide clues to dramatic shifts in climate, geology and plant life that may have hit the region in the past.

Jun 20, 2011
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Most elliptical galaxies are 'like spirals'

(PhysOrg.com) -- The majority of 'elliptical' galaxies are not spherical but disc-shaped, resembling spiral galaxies such as our own Milky Way with the gas and dust removed, new observations suggest.

Jun 20, 2011
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Space Image: Flight test

In this image from November 2010, the U.S. Air Force's ACAT F-16D flew through Sierra Nevada canyons and past peaks during ground collision avoidance test flights.

Jun 20, 2011
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Nokia headlines Asia telecoms expo in Singapore

One of Asia's biggest telecommunications fairs opens in Singapore on Tuesday with tablets and smartphones taking centre stage and Nokia making a fresh bid to attract a new generation of consumers.

Jun 20, 2011
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