Archive: 07/31/2009

The Perseids are Coming

Earth is entering a stream of dusty debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, the source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Although the shower won't peak until August 11th and 12th, the show is already getting underway. ...

dateJul 31, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Britain to outlaw most private organ transplants

(AP) -- The British government said Friday that it plans to ban private organ transplants from dead donors to allay fears that prospective recipients can buy their way to the front of the line.

dateJul 31, 2009 in Other
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Robotics insights through flies' eyes

To understand how a fly's tiny brain processes visual information efficiently enough to guide its aerobatic feats -- and ultimately to build more capable robots -- researchers in Munich, Germany, have set ...

dateJul 31, 2009 in Engineering
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Shuttle Endeavour lands safe in Fla.

Space shuttle Endeavour and its seven astronauts returned to Earth on Friday, completing a long but successful construction job that boosted the size and power of the international space station.

dateJul 31, 2009 in Space Exploration
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