Archive: 8/05/2006

Physics in Universe's Youth

Using a quasar located 12.3 billion light-years away as a beacon, a team of astronomers detected the presence of molecular hydrogen in the farthest system ever, an otherwise invisible galaxy that we observe when the Universe ...

dateMay 08, 2006 in General Physics
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Robots manipulating animal behaviour

A pet dog sits on command, but nobody expects an insect to follow human instructions. So it may come as a surprise to learn that researchers recently succeeded in controlling cockroaches with tiny mobile robots. The results ...

dateMay 08, 2006 in Robotics
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GPS Becomes Ubiquitous

GPS – (Global Positioning System) is everywhere these days. Once the jealously guarded domain of the military, it now helps even granny find her way to market.

dateMay 08, 2006 in Engineering
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Station Crew Completes Orbital Adjustment

Crew members Pavel Vinogradov and Jeff Williams successfully raised the International Space Station's orbit last Thursday by firing the engines of the Russian Progress 21 cargo craft currently docked to the facility.

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Station Crew Completes Orbital Adjustment

Crew members Pavel Vinogradov and Jeff Williams successfully raised the International Space Station's orbit last Thursday by firing the engines of the Russian Progress 21 cargo craft currently docked to the facility.

dateMay 08, 2006 in Space Exploration
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Classified MoD report reveals the secrets behind UFOs

Experts have uncovered a secret Ministry of Defence (MoD) report asserting that UFOs exist, explaining the phenomena and assessing the security threat they may pose to the UK. The report was unearthed by academics at Sheffield ...

dateMay 08, 2006 in Other
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