Archive: 09/27/2005

Preserving a 460 year old wreck

An international team of researchers has analysed the sulphur and iron composition in the wooden timbers of the Mary Rose, an English warship wrecked in 1545, which was salvaged two decades ago. The team used ...

Sep 27, 2005
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Space test for Swiss-designed solar antennas

The rocket's payload will also include a satellite designed and built by students from several European universities, including a group of EPFL students.

Sep 27, 2005
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Penn Theorists to Create Optical Circuit Elements

Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have theorized a means of shrinking electronics so they could be run using light instead of electricity. In the search to create faster, smaller and more energy-efficient electronics, ...

Sep 27, 2005
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Secrets of the deep may hold key to life on other planets

Extraordinary creatures who inhabit extreme underwater conditions are being investigated by University scientists in a three-year project. These deep-sea communities could reveal an evolutionary history different to anything ...

Sep 27, 2005
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Hurricane Historian Says This Season Worst In Record In Many Ways

"Whether this season is the worst on record or even in recent memory depends on the criteria used to define 'worst,'" says Eric Gross, associate professor of history at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., who studies hurricanes ...

Sep 27, 2005
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Weighing Up Shenzhou 6

As we enter the final weeks before the launch of China's second manned space mission, it's time to weigh up the relevance of the latest tidbits released through the Chinese media.

Sep 27, 2005
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Launch Of Russia Rocket Postponed

The launch of a Kosmos-3 booster from Russia's northern cosmodrome Plesetsk has been postponed from September 30 to a later date, reports Itar-Tass.

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NASA's Pluto Space Probe Begins Launch Preparations

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft arrived at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on Saturday for final preparations and testing for the probe's decade-long journey. It will be the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and its moon ...

Sep 27, 2005
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NASA Facilities Weather Hurricane Rita

The three NASA facilities that were in the path of Hurricane Rita are now making damage assessments and cleaning up. NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and Stennis Space Center ...

Sep 27, 2005
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From aircraft aerodynamics to improved heart implants

At first glance airplane wings and human hearts have little in common, but, say a team of European researchers, a technology used to measure airflow over wings can now be used to help keep hearts in working order.

Sep 27, 2005
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Molecule Walks Like a Human

A research team, led by UC Riverside’s Ludwig Bartels, is the first to design a molecule that can move in a straight line on a flat surface. It achieves this by closely mimicking human walking. The “nano-walker” ...

Sep 27, 2005
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