Discovery Milestones Set Stage for Return To Flight

The pace of preparations for Return to Flight is picking up, with several key milestones in recent weeks marking important progress in readying the Space Shuttle Discovery for its next mission. Discovery is progressing ...

Scientists Discover Ganymede has a Lumpy Interior

Scientists have discovered irregular lumps beneath the icy surface of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede. These irregular masses may be rock formations, supported by Ganymede's icy shell for billions of years. This discovery ...

US Telcos Will Turn to WiMAX Within 18 Months

The improving costs of Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) deployment will spur alternative telecommunications carriers to turn to the technology as a viable business model as early as 2006, according ...

Milky Way is 13.000 Million Years Old

Observations by an international team of astronomers with the UVES spectrometer on ESO's Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory (Chile) have thrown new light on the earliest epoch of the Milky Way galaxy. The first-ever ...

Old computers may never die - hard drive data should

Every year millions of computers sign off permanently. Just how many millions is unknown. The National Safety Council says more than 60 million home and business PCs went dark last year. And the Environmental Protection Agency ...

Light-activated glue holds and releases workpieces in a flash

Penn State engineer has developed a new technology that uses light-activated glue to hold workpieces in position for machining, grinding and other manufacturing processes. Dr. Edward De Meter, professor of industrial and ...