Archive: 06/27/2006

Shuttle Crew in Florida for Launch

(AP) -- Space shuttle Discovery's crew of seven arrived at the Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday for this weekend's launch, a day after a top NASA engineer who praised his colleagues for voicing doubts about ...

dateJun 27, 2006 in Space Exploration
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NASA examines Hubble camera problem

NASA engineers continue to examine the issues surrounding a problem related to the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard the agency's Hubble Space Telescope.

dateJun 27, 2006 in Astronomy
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Hubble Reveals Two Dust Disks Around Nearby Star

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed two dust disks circling the nearby star Beta Pictoris. The images confirm a decade of scientific speculation that a warp in the young star's dust disk may actually ...

dateJun 27, 2006 in Astronomy
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Bombay Dabbawalas go high-tech

For over a century they delivered hot lunch in packages to thousands of Bombay's working people with almost faultless efficiency without the help of information technology. But now Bombay's ubiquitous Dabbawalas lunch deliverymen ...

dateJun 27, 2006 in Other
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Venice fights creeping Chinese seaweed

Venetian officials are reportedly fighting a fast-breeding giant creeping Chinese seaweed problem in the citie's fabled waterways.

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Me little late meeting sorry sorry

The newest language for mobile text messaging looks like hieroglyphics and sounds like a caveman. The language is Zlango, and its creators aim to inject whimsy and emotion into text messaging while reducing ...

dateJun 27, 2006 in Other
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Long-term co-evolution stability studied

U.S. biologists say the world's fungus-farming ants cultivate essentially the same fungus and aren't as critical to fungi reproduction as had been thought.

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Mysterious Lunar Swirls

Picture this: A cup of coffee, steaming and black. Add a dollop of milk and gently stir. Eddies of cream go swirling around the cup. Magnify that image a million times and you've got a Lunar Swirl.

dateJun 27, 2006 in Astronomy
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