Archive: 07/26/2005

Discovery set for launch

Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-114, NASA's Return to Flight mission, is set for Tuesday at 10:39 a.m. EDT. The chance of Kennedy weather cooperating for the launch has increased to 80 percen ...

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Blinking switches off parts of your brain

Blinking temporarily switches off parts of your brain, according to a study published in the latest issue of Current Biology. The University College London (UCL) team found that the brain actively shuts down parts of the ...

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NEAR Mission Images Give Clues To Composition Of Asteroid Eros

An asteroid's external features, when analyzed carefully, can say a lot about its interior. So it was while he was mapping the surface of the asteroid 433 Eros that Peter Thomas, a senior research associate in astronomy at ...

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A Field Of Beams

By firing rapid pulses of polarized light at corn, spinach and other crops, researchers have uncovered a picture of plant health that is invisible to the naked eye. Using a portable light source and detector technology, the ...

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Deep thinking: Scientists sequence a cold-loving marine microbe

At home in the deep, dark Arctic Ocean, the marine bacterium Colwellia psychrerythraea 34H keeps very cool--typically below 5° degrees Celsius. How does the bacterium function in this frigid environment? To find out, scientists ...

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