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Cassini plasma spectrometer turns off

(Phys.org) -- The Cassini plasma spectrometer instrument (CAPS) aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft was turned off between Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, when a circuit breaker tripped off after the instrument ...

Jun 07, 2012
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New research shows why metal alloys degrade

(PhysOrg.com) -- Metal alloys can fail unexpectedly in a wide range of applications -- from jet engines to satellites to cell phones—and new research from the University of Michigan helps to explain why.

Sep 24, 2008
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Smaller is stronger -- now scientists know why

As structures made of metal get smaller -- as their dimensions approach the micrometer scale (millionths of a meter) or less -- they get stronger. Scientists discovered this phenomenon 50 years ago while measuring ...

Jan 02, 2008
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Deep Impact is out of 'safe mode'

NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft is out of safe mode and healthy, and on its way to an encounter with comet Tempel 1 on July 4, 2005. Launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Wednesday, the Deep Impact spacecraft ent ...

Jan 14, 2005
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Researchers Seeking Cure for Electronics-Killing Whiskers

Environmental groups around the world have been campaigning for years to replace lead-containing solders and protective layers on electronic components with non-hazardous metals and alloys. In response, the ...

Nov 17, 2005
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