Archive: 21/03/2011

New Horizons flies by Uranus

The Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft will fly by another planet today (March 18, 2011). However, the robotic craft won’t be taking any images as it zooms past Uranus’ orbit at about 6 p.m. EDT, 3.8 billion kilometers ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Turn to space tech when under pressure

When engineers come up with a super-strong new material for building shipping containers, trucking trailers and aircraft parts, it is a major challenge to simulate its strength and reliability accurately. So a Belgian company ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Engineering
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Multitarget drugs against prion diseases

The central nervous systems of humans and cattle alike are attacked by prions (abnormal insoluble amyloidogenic proteins) when they suffer from Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

dateMar 21, 2011 in Biochemistry
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