Archive: 05/27/2005

Physical Science Experiment Conducted on Space Station

Expedition 11 NASA Space Station Science Officer John Phillips began working with the Fluid Merging Viscosity, or FMVM experiment this week. This physical science experiment is studying viscosity -- a property of fluids that ...

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Ancient DNA Confirms Single Origin of Malagasy Primates

Yale biologists have managed to extract and analyze DNA from giant, extinct lemurs, according to a Yale study published in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Radiocarbon dating of the bon ...

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On the way to the perfect glass

Researchers from the United Kingdom, France and the DUBBLE beamline at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) have made a step forward in research on glass. They have monitored the change in the ...

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Engineers devise basketball system for the blind

Three Johns Hopkins engineering undergraduates - two of them starters on the women's basketball team - have designed and built a system that uses sound emitters in the ball and on the backboard to enable blind ...

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All about Phoebe Moon

Data from the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens mission are providing convincing evidence that Saturn’s moon Phoebe was formed elsewhere in the Solar System, and was only later caught by the planet's gravitational ...

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Physicists control the flip of electron spin

Today's computers and other technological gizmos operate on electronic charges, but researchers predict that a new generation of smaller, faster, more efficient devices could be developed based on another scientific concept ...

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Wireless USB Specification Now Open to Public

The Wireless USB Promoter Group today announced the completion of the Wireless USB specification. The specification will now transition to the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) to undertake certification, compliance testing, ...

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Far Infrared Silicon Diodes Treat Burns

The St. Petersburg researchers (Russia) suggest that infrared emission should be used to treat burns. A unique device based on silicon light-emitting diodes was developed by the St. Petersburg physicists – specialists of ...

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Discovery Rolls Back from Pad

Space Shuttle Discovery is back in Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building after a nine-hour journey from Launch Pad 39B. The 4.2-mile trip began at 6:44 a.m. EDT Thursday morning. Orbiter Discovery wil ...

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Research explains how the brain finds Waldo

Professor Robert Desimone, director of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, and colleagues show that neurons synchronize their signals to command attention, like a chorus rising above the din of noisy chatter ...

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