Archive: 09/28/2007

NASA's Ion Engine Breaks Performance Record

An ion engine prototype developed at NASA's Glenn Research Center has now accumulated more than 12,000 hours of operation and processed over 245 kilograms of xenon, setting a record for most propellant throughput ever demonstrated ...

dateSep 28, 2007 in Space Exploration
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'Dead time' limits quantum cryptography speeds

Quantum cryptography is potentially the most secure method of sending encrypted information, but does it have a speed limit" According to a new paper by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and ...

dateSep 28, 2007 in General Physics
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Mysterious energy burst stuns astronomers

Astronomers studying archival data from an Australian radio telescope have discovered a powerful, short-lived burst of radio waves that they say indicates an entirely new type of astronomical phenomenon.

dateSep 28, 2007 in Astronomy
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The beat goes on with AKAP18

A protein, known as AKAP18, could help the heart to beat faster in response to adrenaline or noradrenaline, according to a study published online this week in EMBO reports.

dateSep 28, 2007 in Medical research
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