Archive: 06/22/2005

Physicists create new form of matter

MIT scientists have brought a supercool end to a heated race among physicists: They have become the first to create a new type of matter, a gas of atoms that shows high-temperature superfluidity. Their wor ...

dateJun 22, 2005 in
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Mars Express radar ready to work

MARSIS, the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding on board ESA’s Mars Express orbiter, is now fully deployed, has undergone its first check-out and is ready to start operations ...

dateJun 22, 2005 in
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UF builds record-setting 105 GHz chip

Researchers have built a world-record high frequency chip using a common type of semiconductor, an advance that could lead to inexpensive systems for detecting hidden weapons, and chemical and biological agents. Engineers at ...

dateJun 22, 2005 in
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Harmless virus kills some cancers

Six days is all it takes for a common, non-disease-causing virus to kill cervical, breast, prostate and squamous cell cancer cells in laboratory cultures, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

dateJun 22, 2005 in
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Russia To Remain On Baikonur Launching Site Until 2050

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a federal law on the ratification of the Russian-Kazakh agreement to use the Baikonur launching site, a spokesman for the presidential press-service said.

dateJun 22, 2005 in
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Helping Make The Right Decisions

Decisions . . . Decisions . . . Decisions . . . everyone at one point has to make them and NASA's leader makes them everyday. Decisions made by the NASA Administrator affect many lives not only in space, but right here on ...

dateJun 22, 2005 in
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Mobile phone to facilitate consumers' wholesome food choices

The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), together with the University of Kuopio and the Helsinki School of Economics, has developed a prototype for a service that can help consumers in their food choices. Consumers ...

dateJun 22, 2005 in
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Cosmos-1 solar-sail craft's fate unclear

The fate of the Cosmos-1 solar-sail was unclear Wednesday, with Russian officials calling it a failure and U.S. scientists reporting weak contact.

dateJun 22, 2005 in
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Sandia develops secure wireless technology

Project considered milestone for next generation of secure wireless networks Sandia National Laboratories in cooperation with Time Domain Corporation and KoolSpan Inc. has developed a secure wireless Ultra Wideband (UWB) ...

dateJun 22, 2005 in
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Cosmos 1 Solar Sail Spacecraft: Update

Cosmos 1 the first solar sail was launched as scheduled at 19:46 UTC today from the nuclear submarine Borisoglebsk. The three stage separations occurred normally, and 15 minutes after launch a doppler signal was received ...

dateJun 22, 2005 in
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First solar-sail-powered spacecraft launched

The world's first solar-sail-powered spacecraft, Cosmos 1, was launched Tuesday from a Russian submarine in the Barents Sea on a ballistic missile, a spokeswoman for the Planetary Society said.

dateJun 22, 2005 in
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