Archive: 15/06/2005

Shuttle Cargo Ready for Return To Flight

The cargo for the Space Shuttle Discovery's historic Return to Flight mission (STS-114) arrived yesterday at Launch Pad 39-B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Discovery's payload includes the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module ...

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NASA Buying Microgravity Flights from Zero-G

NASA researchers will conduct experiments later this year on two near-weightless flights operated by the Zero Gravity (Zero-G) Corporation of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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Text-mining software developed at UQ

Text-mining software developed at The University of Queensland is attracting worldwide attention for its simple, easy-to-use and effective approach, not to mention its affordable price tag. The Leximancer software allows ...

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World's first combined fixed and mobile phone

BT today launched the world's first combined fixed and mobile phone service. The announcement marks an important milestone in the broadband revolution which is allowing people to communicate in ways they never have before. BT ...

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Improved Water Vapor Sensor Takes to the Skies

By pairing a sleek new air sampler designed at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) with a diode laser from SpectraSensors, Inc., researchers have hit on a technology that can capture highly accurate ...

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Nicotine triggers the same brain reward circuitry as opiates

In experiments with mice, researchers have found that nicotine triggers the same neural pathways that give opiates such as heroin their addictively rewarding properties--including associating an environment with the drug's ...

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