Archive: 4/12/2008

Next NASA Mars Mission Rescheduled for 2011

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory will launch two years later than previously planned, in the fall of 2011. The mission will send a next-generation rover with unprecedented research tools to study the early environmental history ...

dateDec 04, 2008 in Space Exploration
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A book of common prayers

In times of economic distress and plenty, ninety percent of Americans pray, more than half of us once a day or more. We pray for big things—to stay healthy, to keep our jobs, and to strengthen our relationships. And we ...

dateDec 04, 2008 in Other
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Students discover unique planet

The students were testing a method of investigating the light fluctuations of thousands of stars in the OGLE database in an automated way. The brightness of one of the stars was found to decrease for two hours every 2.5 days ...

dateDec 04, 2008 in Astronomy
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Two Robot Chefs Make Omelets

( -- No "house of the future" is complete without a household robot to do the cooking and cleaning. Although today´s robots still have a ways to go before substituting for a real live-in maid, researchers are ...

dateDec 04, 2008 in Robotics weblog
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Collaboration of soloists makes the best science

For the success of a major research university, which is better: large, well-funded laboratory empires with many investigators working toward the same end, or the individual scientist toiling alone in his own laboratory or ...

dateDec 04, 2008 in Other
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