Space commercialization contract signed

NASA says it has signed a space commercialization contract with PlanetSpace Inc. of Chicago and the Transformational Space Corp. of Reston, Va.

Bald eagles may no longer be endangered

Experts say bald eagles are likely to be taken from the endangered species list as the U.S. government's Feb. 16 deadline for ruling on the birds approaches.

NIST issues draft IPv6 technical profile

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) yesterday issued a draft profile that will assist federal agencies in developing plans to acquire and deploy products that implement Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). ...

Microprinting Technique for Patterning Single Molecules

A new process for creating patterns of individual molecules on a surface combines control of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) and a soft lithography technique known as microcontact printing. Scientists use the process, known ...

Using nano-magnets to enhance medical imaging

Nanoscale magnets in the form of iron-containing molecules might be used to improve the contrast between healthy and diseased tissue in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)—as long as the concentration of nanomagnets is carefully ...

Scientists develop rapid method for judging nanotube purity

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a sensitive new method for rapidly assessing the quality of carbon nanotubes. Initial feasibility tests show that the method not only is faster ...

Neutron probe yields break in superconductor mystery

U.S. and Canadian researchers report a major step toward solving a two-decades-old materials science mystery and progress toward the ultimate goal of engineering materials optimized for magnetic and electric properties.

Learning in the spinning room

Learning from books can be a dry and boring experience for school students. The spinning room, in contrast, is highly entertaining: it combines the real world with virtual 3-D objects and explains science to school students ...

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