Heat Shield Readied for Next Mars Rover

Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, has finished building and testing the heat shield for protecting the Curiosity rover of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory project. This heat shield is even larger than the ones used for ...

Illustrious Jewish roots of Tory leader revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- David Cameron’s Jewish history goes back hundreds - if not thousands - of years, according to a University of Manchester historian. Dr Yaakov Wise, who specialises in Jewish history, says the Tory leader ...

Moonship Photographed by Backyard Astronomers

On June 29th, neighbors of Paul Mortfield in Ontario, Canada, heard "cheers of excitement" coming from the astronomer's house. What caused the commotion?

Tailoring surgical glues for specific applications

(PhysOrg.com) -- Surgical adhesives, which can be used to seal tissues after an operation or to repair wounds, are becoming increasingly important parts of a doctor's toolkit. However, their one-size-fits-all nature means ...

Tying up loose ends for a quantum leap

Quantum technologies have become the Holy Grail of the IT industry with research projects springing up all over Europe. Now a major effort is being made to spur development by adopting a coordinated, structured approach.

Blood vessel bends and branches put the brakes on statins

(PhysOrg.com) -- New British Heart Foundation (BHF) research revealed today suggests for the first time that the way blood flows through our arteries may boost an antioxidant effect of statin medicines. The discovery at Imperial ...

London 2012 replaces sponsor Nortel with Cisco

(AP) -- London Olympic officials on Friday replaced bankrupt Canadian technology sponsor Nortel Networks with Cisco for the 2012 Games, a move that will cost organizers $19.4 million in revenue.

Social networking aggregator sues Facebook

(AP) -- In a counter-punch to the world's biggest online hangout, a small Web company called Power.com has sued Facebook, saying it doesn't follow its own policy of giving users control over their content.

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