Tributes to terrorism victims are on Mars

In September 2001, Honeybee Robotics employees in lower Manhattan were building a pair of tools for grinding weathered rinds off rocks on Mars, so that scientific instruments on NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity ...

Orbiter resumes use of camera

(PhysOrg.com) -- Operators of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are resuming use of the mission's highest resolution camera following a second precautionary shutdown in two weeks.

Safe and scientifically sound

In August, federal officials sent a letter to Yale University formally criticizing its safety practices in connection to the accidental death of a student.

Polymer batteries for next-generation electronics

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Leeds scientists have invented a new type of polymer gel that can be used to manufacture cheaper lithium batteries without compromising performance.

Indians and Europeans share a milky past

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cambridge University researchers have discovered that lactose tolerant milk-drinkers in India and Europe could be related to the same person who lived at some point in the last 10,000 years.

Mother tongue comes from your prehistoric father

(PhysOrg.com) -- Language change among our prehistoric ancestors came about via the arrival of immigrant men - rather than women - into new settlements, according to new research.

September is peak month for hurricanes in North Carolina

More hurricanes and tropical storms hit North Carolina in September than in any other month. Two UNC experts explain how state residents can stay safe and healthy before and after a dangerous storm.

Russia blames 'chance' defect for space crash

Russia on Friday blamed a one-off production fault in a rocket engine for the crash of an unmanned spaceship last month but nevertheless ordered checks of all similar rocket motors.

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