Archive: 12/4/2008

Next NASA Mars Mission Rescheduled for 2011

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory will launch two years later than previously planned, in the fall of 2011. The mission will send a next-generation rover with unprecedented research tools to study the early environmental ...

dateDec 04, 2008 in Space Exploration
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A book of common prayers

In times of economic distress and plenty, ninety percent of Americans pray, more than half of us once a day or more. We pray for big things—to stay healthy, to keep our jobs, and to strengthen our relationships. And we ...

dateDec 04, 2008 in Other
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Unlocking the mysteries of memory

Stop and think for a moment. What do you remember about your breakfast this morning? One part of your brain will recall the smell of coffee brewing, while another will remember your partner's smile while walking out the door. ...

dateDec 04, 2008 in Medical research
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Students discover unique planet

The students were testing a method of investigating the light fluctuations of thousands of stars in the OGLE database in an automated way. The brightness of one of the stars was found to decrease for two hours ...

dateDec 04, 2008 in Astronomy
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Two Robot Chefs Make Omelets

( -- No "house of the future" is complete without a household robot to do the cooking and cleaning. Although today´s robots still have a ways to go before substituting for a real live-in maid, ...

dateDec 04, 2008 in Robotics weblog
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