Archive: 20/06/2012

Composite crew module encounters space vacuum

(Phys.org) -- This week, engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., moved a Composite Crew Module (CCM) into the Environmental Test Facility vacuum chamber to gauge how well a space structure fabricated ...

dateJun 20, 2012 in Space Exploration
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The network's skeleton

(Phys.org) -- Sometimes the distinctive character of a whole resides in just a few of its parts, for example in particular forms and colours of a painting, in the most important ingredients of a dish, or in individual melodies ...

dateJun 20, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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Via satellite: staying in touch at sea

Working on the high seas can be lonely separated from friends and family for weeks at a time. Communications via satellite close this gap by providing the means to stay in touch. Now, with ESA’s support, contacting shore ...

dateJun 20, 2012 in Telecom
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In the shadows of Saturn's rings

(Phys.org) -- Titan appears to be strung like a bead on Saturn’s rings, which cast shadows onto the southern hemisphere of the gas giant in this beautiful image from Cassini.   Faint but exquisite detail in the ...

dateJun 20, 2012 in Space Exploration
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A problem shared

A study into the effectiveness of shared ownership schemes, which help first-time buyers get a foot on the property ladder, has found that mobility out of the sector is not as good as hoped.

dateJun 20, 2012 in Economics & Business
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What a lark: Birds of a feather sing together

(Phys.org) -- The lyrebird is the reigning king of karaoke in the animal world, with not even the birds being mimicked always able to tell the difference between the lyrebirds and the real thing, researchers at The Australian ...

dateJun 20, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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