Archive: 06/21/2005

Three Planets Bunch Up In Twilight & Deep Impact

Gaze low to the west into the deepening twilight for the next couple of weeks and three planets will await your view. One is bright; two are fainter. You can follow them through their celestial gyrations as they shift position ...

Jun 21, 2005
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NASA has worst-case remedy for launch

The re-launch of space shuttle Discovery is less than six weeks away and the U.S. space agency is readying itself for every scenario.
The launch will be the first time since Columbia disintegrated during re-entry in 2003.

Jun 21, 2005
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First experimental evidence of quantum monodromy

Ohio State University physicists have obtained the first-ever experimental evidence of a particular quantum mechanical effect –- one that was theorized a decade ago. The effect, called quantum monodromy* (Greek for "on ...

Jun 21, 2005
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NASA invites Russia to explore moon

MOSCOW, 21 June (AFP) - The US space agency NASA has invited its Russian counterpart Roskosmos to join in its moon exploration plans, the head of Roskosmos said Tuesday.

Jun 21, 2005
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DISSCO makes 'music' for Argonne, UIUC researchers

A mathematician and a musician have teamed up to create a new computer program that both composes music and creates the instrumentation to play it. The software is available for free from SourceForge.net.

Jun 21, 2005
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Foresight Nanotech Institute Launches Nanotechnology Roadmap

Foresight Nanotech Institute, the leading nanotechnology think tank and public interest organization, and Battelle, a leading global research and development organization, have launched a Technology Roadmap for Productive ...

Jun 21, 2005
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Researchers send 'heavy photons' over world-record distances

Unsurpassed exciton distances, lifetimes may lead to new form of optical communication When light hits a semiconductor material and is absorbed, its photons can become "excitons," sometimes referred to as "heavy photons" ...

Jun 21, 2005
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