Archive: 27/06/2006

Securing America's power grid

Terrorists attack Colombia's electrical grid hundreds of times a year. What's to stop attacks on America's power lines? An Iowa State University research team led by Arun Somani, chair and Jerry R. Junkins professor of electrical ...

dateJun 27, 2006 in Engineering
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Double Vortex at Venus South Pole Raises New Mystery

ESA’s Venus Express data undoubtedly confirm for the first time the presence of a huge 'double-eye' atmospheric vortex at the planet's south pole. This striking result comes from analysis of the data gathered by the spacecraft ...

dateJun 27, 2006 in Astronomy
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Genetic Engineering Fuses Spider Silk and Silica

Bioengineers at Tufts University have created a new fusion protein that for the first time combines the toughness of spider silk with the intricate structure of silica. The resulting nanocomposite could be used in medical ...

dateJun 27, 2006 in Nanomaterials
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Shuttle Countdown Begins Wednesday

NASA announced Monday the countdown for the next launch of space shuttle Discovery will begin at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday at the "T minus 43 hours" mark. Included in the countdown are nearly 28 hours of built-in holds ...

dateJun 27, 2006 in Space Exploration
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