Archive: 26/01/2007

Personal digital assistants in space

Can tiny and ubiquitous devices like Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) be of use for space applications? The answer is a definite yes. Recent tests have demonstrated current and future uses for PDAs on board the International ...

dateJan 26, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Exploiting space with low-cost satellites

At a time when European science budgets are increasingly under pressure UK academia and industry representatives met in London (24th January 2007) to look at opportunities for exploiting space using low cost satellites.

dateJan 26, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Folic acid cuts risk of cleft lip

Taking folic acid supplements in early pregnancy seems to substantially reduce the risk of cleft lip, finds a new study published in the British Medical Journal.

dateJan 26, 2007 in Medications
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Lutetia asteroid in Rosetta's spotlight

Earlier this month ESA's Rosetta had a first look at asteroid 21-Lutetia, one of the targets of its long mission. The onboard camera OSIRIS imaged the asteroid passing through its field of view during the spacecraft's gradual ...

dateJan 26, 2007 in Astronomy
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