Archive: 29/10/2010

The many colors of the Kuiper Belt

(PhysOrg.com) -- The sun isn't kind to objects without atmospheres. Bombarded by solar radiation, the surfaces of some comets, for example, tend to be a charred carbon-black. But the 1,000 objects so far directly imaged in ...

dateOct 29, 2010 in Astronomy
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Space station on to the 2nd decade

The second decade of a new era in human history -- when not everyone lives on our home planet -- begins Nov. 2, 2010, as the International Space Station crosses the 1.5 billion mile mark of its travels with six residents ...

dateOct 29, 2010 in Space Exploration
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A wiki for the biofuels research community

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have created a technoeconomic model that should help accelerate the development of a next generation of clean, green biofuels ...

dateOct 29, 2010 in Energy & Green Tech
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Ariane 5's fourth launch of 2010

Last night, an Ariane 5 lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on a journey to place two telecommunications satellites, W3B and BSAT-3b, into orbit. Flight V197 was Ariane 5's fourth dual-payload mission of the ...

dateOct 29, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Robot, object, action!

Robotic demonstrators developed by European researchers produce compelling evidence that ‘thinking-by-doing’ is the machine cognition paradigm of the future. Robots act on objects and teach themselves in the process.

dateOct 29, 2010 in Robotics
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