Archive: 10/25/2011

A tool to touch the sun

A scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is leading an effort to design an instrument that would be the first to come directly into contact with the sun’s fiery atmosphere ...

dateOct 25, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Follow the water to understand drought

Water is a precious resource many take for granted until there is too little or too much. Scientists and engineers have positioned instruments at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Observatory at Pennsylvania State University to ...

dateOct 25, 2011 in Environment
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Rendezvous with a near Earth object

(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the most accessible goals for human spaceflight is a rendezvous with a Near Earth Object (NEO). NEOs are asteroids or comets whose orbits take them close to the earth's orbit. An NEO ...

dateOct 25, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Attacking cancer cells with nanoparticles

(PhysOrg.com) -- About every three days, Colleen Alexander, a chemistry graduate student, feeds cells that cause a deadly type of brain cancer. It’s a ritual that involves assessing the health of the ...

dateOct 25, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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