Archive: 29/02/2008

Plant growth experiment starts in Columbus

ESA astronaut Léopold Eyharts has activated the first experiment inside the European Columbus laboratory. The WAICO experiment, which investigates the effect of gravity on plant root growth, has started inside the module's ...

dateFeb 29, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Steps towards warship invisibility

Naval warships might look like all-powerful vessels but they are also highly vulnerable to being spotted by the enemy. That fear of being detected has led the military to develop new stealth technologies that allow ships ...

dateFeb 29, 2008 in General Physics
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Darwin was wrong about the wild origin of the chicken

Charles Darwin maintained that the domesticated chicken derives from the red jungle fowl, but new research from Uppsala University now shows that the wild origins of the chicken are more complicated than that.

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AMANDA's First Six Years

The most recent results from the Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array, or AMANDA, located a mile under the ice at the South Pole, have yielded the most stringent prediction yet for the highest possible rate that neutrinos ...

dateFeb 29, 2008 in General Physics feature
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