Archive: 9/06/2005

Spectacular Day of the Comet

After a voyage of 173 days and 268 million miles, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft will get up-close-and-personal with comet Tempel 1 on July 4. The first of its kind, hyper-speed impact between space-borne iceberg and copper-fortified ...

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Ultra-fast Movies of the Sky

British scientists have opened a new window on the Universe with the recent commissioning of the Visitor Instrument ULTRACAM on the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. ULTRACAM is ...

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Scientists warn of dramatic impact of climate change on Africa

Scientists at the University of York are warning that dramatic changes may soon occur in Africa’s vegetation in response to global warming. They believe the effect may be on a similar scale to the climatic disruption in ...

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Bad driving habits start early

A new study will investigate whether children learn driving habits from their parents, years before they get behind the wheel.

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A life-saving black box for cars

A car that can automatically alert emergency services in the event of an accident, giving its precise location and the health status of occupants would save thousands of lives each year. Thanks to the work of AIDER such a ...

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