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Pluto's mysterious, floating hills

The nitrogen ice glaciers on Pluto appear to carry an intriguing cargo: numerous, isolated hills that may be fragments of water ice from Pluto's surrounding uplands. These hills individually measure one to several miles or ...

dateFeb 04, 2016 in Space Exploration
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JWST instruments are coming in from the cold

After being tested at extremely low temperatures for more than two months, the four instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope are preparing to come in from the cold. First indications from the NIRSpec and MIRI teams are ...

dateFeb 03, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Mass-produced underwater vehicles

Autonomous underwater vehicles are essential for tasks such as exploring the seabed in search of oil or minerals. Fraunhofer researchers have designed the first robust, lightweight and powerful vehicle intended for series ...

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Engineering
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