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Climbing the 'power ascension' market

Since MIT spinout Atlas Devices' flagship product, the Atlas Powered Rope Ascender (APA), first hit the market in 2007, it's been touted by media as a real-world version of Batman's famed utility-belt grappling ...

Jan 07, 2014
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Gaia's mission: solving the celestial puzzle

A space mission to create the largest, most-accurate, map of the Milky Way in three dimensions has been launched yesterday. Astronomers say the data gathered by the satellite will "revolutionise" our understanding of the ...

Dec 20, 2013
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Mission control ready for Gaia launch

(Phys.org) —Shortly after a powerful Soyuz launcher lofts Gaia, ESA's new star mapper, into space on Thursday, teams on the ground will establish initial radio contact. Even then, tension will run high ...

Dec 18, 2013
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Video: The anatomy of a raindrop

When asked to picture the shape of raindrops, many of us will imagine water looking like tears that fall from our eyes, or the stretched out drip from a leaky faucet. This popular misconception is often reinforced in weather ...

Dec 11, 2013
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