Archive: 08/31/2005

Trumpler 14: Bright young stars mix it up in new image

Today the Chandra X-ray Observatory released an image from a research group led by Leisa Townsley of the Penn State Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The image of the star cluster Trumpler 14 shows ...

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Unique Undersea Lab Prep for Future Exploration

NASA is sending three astronauts and a Cincinnati doctor to test new space medicine concepts and extravehicular techniques in a unique underwater laboratory off the Florida coast.

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Hubble Space Telescope Begins 'Two-Gyro' Science Operations

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope entered a new era of science operations this week, when engineers shut down one of the three operational gyroscopes aboard the observatory. The two-gyro mode is expected to preserve the operating ...

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Breakthrough in Development of Quantum Computers

A Hitachi-Cambridge team develops a new silicon qubit Hitachi Europe Ltd. announced today that a Hitachi-Cambridge team has developed a new silicon device for quantum computing: a quantum-dot charge qubit. This structure ...

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XMM-Newton probes formation of galaxy clusters

ESA’s X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton, has for the first time allowed scientists to study in detail the formation history of galaxy clusters, not only with single arbitrarily selected objects, but with a complete ...

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Human waste feeds rest stop greenhouse

A new Vermont highway rest stop has blue water in the toilets as part of a "green" system that uses tropical plants to cleanse and recycle sewage water.

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Katrina damages NASA facilities

Hurricane Katrina damaged NASA spaceport facilities along the Gulf Coast, casting doubt on the space shuttle's scheduled March launch.

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Experts eye Web's next generation

The National Science Foundation's early-stage plans to build a next-generation Internet should focus on creating an environment where safety and security are the key considerations -- factors not integral to the original ...

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Microsoft heats up Voice over Internet market

Prospects for conventional, landline phone companies have been looking lackluster enough as more people turn to their mobiles for connection. Yet even wireless providers can no longer rest easy as they face increasing competition ...

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