Students Steer a Blimp to Test Near Space Military Technology

Helium-Filled Airship Allows Tryout for Guidance, Navigation and Control System Using a 17-foot-long helium-filled blimp, four propellers and sophisticated electronics, three Johns Hopkins undergraduates have built a model ...

R&D 100 Award for Developing a Novel Radiation Detector

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Kansas State University and Yinnel Tech, Inc., of South Bend, Indiana, have won a 2005 R&D 100 Award for developing a highly efficient, low-cost radiation ...

Space shuttle problem still unresolved

NASA officials Tuesday said they had not determined the cause of a fuel tank sensor problem that aborted the launch of the space shuttle Discovery.

States create voluntary online tax system

Beginning Oct. 1, at least 18 states will collect taxes from online sales voluntarily, offering a year of amnesty to companies that have not reported on online transactions in the past.

SSETI Express Sets Off

SSETI Express, the first spacecraft to be designed and built by European students, has set off on the first stage of its journey into space. It recently left ESTEC, in the Netherlands, and is now on its way to Plesetsk, ...

Cost Of Photovoltaic Concentrators Falling Fast

Solar concentrators using highly efficient photovoltaic solar cells will reduce the cost of electricity from sunlight to competitive levels soon, attendees were told at a recent international conference on the subject.

Japan to learn cloning skills from S.Korea

Japan will study South Korea's legal guidelines on embryonic stem cell research for "therapeutic cloning" to shape its policy on the morally challenging issue.

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