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 ...

Aug 31, 2005
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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.

Aug 31, 2005
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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 ...

Aug 31, 2005
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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 ...

Aug 31, 2005
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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 ...

Aug 31, 2005
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Birds may spread bird flu along flyways

Wild birds may spread avian influenza along their migratory routes, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization warned Wednesday.

Aug 31, 2005
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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.

Aug 31, 2005
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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.

Aug 31, 2005
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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 ...

Aug 31, 2005
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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 ...

Aug 31, 2005
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Fuel cells might get hydrogen from water, organic material

A novel technique for producing hydrogen from water and organic material has been found recently at Purdue University, a discovery that could help speed the creation of viable hydrogen storage technology.

Aug 31, 2005
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