Archive: 23/03/2011

Juno marches on

( -- NASA's Juno spacecraft has completed its thermal vacuum chamber testing. The two-week-long test, which concluded on March 13, 2011, is the longest the spacecraft will undergo prior to launch.

dateMar 23, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Wind tunnel begins operations

On hot days it is often very still in cities because the high density of buildings prevents the air from circulating freely. In the newly commissioned wind tunnel operated by Empa and the ETH Zurich wind effects and thermal ...

dateMar 23, 2011 in Engineering
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Snake venoms have not revealed all their secrets

For several decades, snake venoms have been used in pharmacology to make new drugs. But a French team of pharmacologists, clinicians, systematists and conservation biologists, headed by Nicolas Vidal of the Laboratory “Systématique, ...

dateMar 23, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Super cold brown dwarf or is it a planet?

( -- In a month that has already announced the discovery of a brown dwarf 75 light-years from Earth, NASA’s infrared Spitzer Space Telescope has found what could prove to be an even cooler, and closer, brown ...

dateMar 23, 2011 in Astronomy report
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