New NASA control room begins operations

NASA scientists responsible for controlling operations aboard the International Space Station are now working in a new mission control room.

Scientists deny comet collision prediction

Astronomers at Russia's Pulkovo Observatory are refuting a prediction that a giant comet will collide with the Earth late this month.

Columbus DNA evidence inconclusive

The only established present-day heir to Christopher Columbus says the navigator and admiral was born in the northern Italian port city of Genoa.

U.S. tests CO2 underground storage options

The U.S. Department of Energy says it is continuing a project designed to determine the feasibility of storing carbon dioxide in brine formations.

New method edges closer to holy grail of modern chemistry

University of Chicago chemist David Mazziotti has developed a new method for determining the behavior of electrons in atoms and molecules, a key ingredient in predicting chemical properties and reactions. He presented the ...

Shrinking ponds signal warmer, dryer Alaska

A first-of-its kind analysis of fifty years of remotely sensed imagery from the 1950s to 2002 shows a dramatic reduction in the size and number of more than 10,000 ponds in Alaska. The analysis, by University of Alaska Fairbanks ...

Researchers Find Smallest Cellular Genome

The smallest collection of genes ever found for a cellular organism comes from tiny symbiotic bacteria that live inside special cells inside a small insect.

Georgia Tech and Shepherd Study Wireless for Disabled

Wireless technologies add flexibility and mobility to most users’ lives, but disabled people often find access to these new technologies beyond their grasp. To address these challenges, Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced ...

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