Archive: 10/26/2006

Engineers building first space supercomputer

HAL may soon be getting some company. But unlike the famous computer companion in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the first space-based supercomputer — so described because it will be by far the most powerful ...

Oct 26, 2006
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Ashmolean opens online coin bank

The Ashmolean Museum has just launched the most advanced coin website in the world. Roman Provincial Coinage Online comprises one of the largest collections of images and related inscriptions from the ancient ...

Oct 26, 2006
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Europe goes searching for rocky planets

The COROT space telescope is proceeding smoothly towards its launch in December 2006. Once in orbit, COROT will become the first spacecraft devoted to the search for rocky planets, similar to our own Earth.

Oct 26, 2006
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Receivers key to Galileo success

Europe's navigation system requires new receiver designs to make use of the transmissions from its satellite constellation. European industry is developing and supplying receivers for the in-orbit validation ...

Oct 26, 2006
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Alloy of hydrogen and oxygen made from water

Water, the only indispensable ingredient of life, is just about the most versatile stuff on Earth. Depending on its temperature we can heat our homes with it, bathe in it, and even strap on skates and glide across it, to ...

Oct 26, 2006
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Big Bang theory saved

An apparent discrepancy in the Big Bang theory of the universe's evolution has been reconciled by astrophysicists examining the movement of gases in stars.

Oct 26, 2006
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New cancer drug hope

Scientists helping to develop the next generation of cancer-beating drugs say they have had a major breakthrough with their latest results.

Oct 26, 2006
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