Archive: 28/07/2005

China selects first spacewomen trainees

China has officially selected its first group of 35 women to be trained as astronauts. The women, all between 17 and 20 years old, will train as pilots at the Chinese military's Aviation University, Xinhua, China's main government-run ...

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Opposition to plastic grocery bags grows

Opposition to the use of plastic grocery bags is increasing across the United State and most particularly in California, the Sacramento Bee reports.

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NASA's Statement on Foam Shedding From External Tank

NASA engineers are evaluating the loss of a large piece of insulation foam from the Space Shuttle Discovery’s external fuel tank during Tuesday's launch. Based on initial assessments, the foam -- which appears to measure ...

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Scientists ask: ‘What’s the weather like on Mars?’

The launch of NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) from Cape Canaveral in Florida on 10 August 2005 will be a tense time for scientists from Oxford, as they witness the third attempt to get their instrument to Mars ...

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Expert: Atomic bombings still part of political diplomacy

The next few weeks will be filled with differing opinions on how the United States should commemorate the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Japan, and a Purdue University political communication expert can talk about ...

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Research for a multimedia lifestyle

Listening, viewing, mobile activity – nearly everybody uses digital technology every day without even realizing. At the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, researchers present the latest developments in picture and ...

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Smart-1 views Hadley Rille near Apollo 15 landing site

An image of Hadley Rille was taken by the Advanced Moon Micro0Imager Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's Smart-1 spacecraft. AMIE obtained this image from an altitude of about 2000 kilometres. It covers an area of about 100 ...

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