New system helps aircraft avoid turbulence

A new turbulence detection system now being tested is successfully alerting pilots to patches of rough air as they fly through clouds. The system, designed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and tested ...

Scientists Engineer 'Pumped-Up' Materials

Robots with 'roid rage? Responsive prosthetics leading to the Six Million Dollar Man or the Bionic Woman? North Carolina State University scientists have devised new materials that aim to put some serious muscle behind robots ...

Cassini Prepares to Fly by Walnut-Shaped Moon

Cassini will make its only close flyby of Saturn's odd, two-toned, walnut-shaped moon Iapetus on Sept. 10, 2007, at about 1,640 kilometers (1,000 miles) from the surface.

TEAM Project Achieves Microscopy Breakthrough

The highest-resolution images ever seen in (S)TEM electron microscopy have been recorded using a new instrument developed jointly by U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, FEI Company and CEOS GmbH, in Heidelberg, ...

Core tenets of the 'histone code' are universal

In one of biology’s most impressive engineering feats, specialized proteins called histones package some six-and-a-half feet of human DNA into a nucleus that averages just five microns in diameter.

Joint Dark Energy Mission a Top Priority for NASA, Says NRC

The National Research Council's Beyond Einstein Program Assessment Committee has recommended that the Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM), jointly supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department ...

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