Archive: 02/10/2008

An a-maize-ing path out of poverty

( -- Across Tanzania and elsewhere in Africa, processing the corn harvest is labor intensive: Families and friends gather to spend a day or two filling bags with the dried cobs, beating then to loosen the kernels, ...

dateOct 02, 2008 in Engineering
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Hubble enters safe mode

At approximately 02:00 CEST on Sunday, 28 September, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope automatically entered safe mode when errors were detected in the Control Unit/Science Data Formatter-Side A.

dateOct 02, 2008 in Space Exploration
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'Little bang' triggered solar system formation

For several decades, scientists have thought that the Solar System formed as a result of a shock wave from an exploding star—a supernova—that triggered the collapse of a dense, dusty gas cloud that contracted to form ...

dateOct 02, 2008 in Astronomy
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