Archive: 5/12/2007

Vega main engine test in Kourou

A prototype of the P80 rocket motor, which will power the first stage of ESA's new small launcher - Vega, was successfully tested on 4 December at the Guiana Space Centre, Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Ignition ...

dateDec 05, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Collision avoidance technology for mine haul trucks

Today's mine haul tracks are massive vehicles in which drivers have limited vision and cannot see anything within around 30 meters. If a smaller vehicle on the mine site gets in the way of one of these monsters, the consequences ...

dateDec 05, 2007 in Engineering
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Scientists strike blow in superbugs struggle

Scientists from The University of Manchester have pioneered new ways of tweaking the molecular structure of antibiotics – an innovation that could be crucial in the fight against powerful super bugs.

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Odd little star has magnetic personality

A dwarf star with a surprisingly magnetic personality and a huge hot spot covering half its surface area is showing astronomers that life as a cool dwarf is not necessarily as simple and quiet as they once assumed.

dateDec 05, 2007 in Astronomy
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How do elephants keep in touch?

An African elephant can recognize dozens of kin by the signature smell of urine, and uses its powerful nose to keep track of their whereabouts, according to a study published Wednesday.

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