Archive: 24/10/2008

GOCE satellite launch delayed until 2009

( -- The Russian authorities responsible for the Rockot launcher that shall carry ESA's GOCE Earth Explorer satellite into orbit have completed the investigation of a failure in the guidance and navigation system ...

dateOct 24, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Deprived of a sense of smell, worms live longer

Many animals live longer when raised on low calorie diets. But now researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that they can extend the life spans of roundworms even when the worms are ...

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Development puts an end to the evolution of endless forms

Researchers have put forward a simple model of development and gene regulation that is capable of explaining patterns observed in the distribution of morphologies and body plans (or, more generally, phenotypes). The study, ...

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