Engineer aims to regulate varying wind power

As Texas' electric grid operator prepares to add power lines for carrying future wind-generated energy, an electrical engineer at The University of Texas at Austin is developing improved methods for determining the extent ...

Mice roar message: genetic change happens fast

While looks can be deceiving, heredity is revealing, and two scientists who've studied the genetic makeup of a common field mouse report that what's most revealing to them is how fast both genes and morphology can change.

By the Light of the Moon

The gently glowing moon is more than just a pretty ball in the sky—for gamma-ray astronomers, the moon could become a unique target for calibrating instruments such as the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST).

Confining the data explosion

More simulation also requires more space on the hard disk – no prob-lem for the new compression software. The volume of data for crash and weather simulations is shrunk to as little as a tenth of its original size.

Crew in Florida, Launch Set for Tuesday

The Shuttle Training Aircraft carrying the STS-120 astronauts touched down at 1:18 p.m. EDT on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Why 'Made in China' should increase our carbon footprint

Nearly a quarter of China's carbon emissions are created by goods manufactured and exported to Western consumers, according to research by University of Sussex climate change analysts Dr Tao Wang and Dr Jim Watson.

Researchers find new role for well-known protein

In a finding that may lead to potential new treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, researchers at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT report an unexpected role in the brain for a well-known ...

Discovery of rare moss boosts research

René Belland has a soft spot for moss - especially Haller's apple moss. "It's so soft. If you found a field full of it, you'd just want to lie down in it," said the assistant director of research at the University of Alberta's ...

Boosting the accuracy of Rosetta's Earth approach

Yesterday, 18 October at 18:06 CEST, the thrusters of ESA’s comet chaser, Rosetta, were fired in a planned, 42-second trajectory correction manoeuvre designed to 'fine tune' the spacecraft's approach to Earth. Rosetta is ...

Cosmic Vision 2015-2025: and the candidate missions are...

The first steps of the next great phase of European space science have been taken! At its meeting held on 17-18 October 2007 in Paris, ESA’s Space Science Advisory Committee (SSAC) selected the new candidates for possible ...

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