Space News Archive - July 12, 2008

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In a daring spacewalk, two space station astronauts cut into the insulation of their descent capsule and removed an explosive bolt that could have blown off their hands with firecracker force.

Renowned Horror Director James Wan Uses Dead Space Footage to Create A Thrilling Cinematic Trailer EA Games Label PR Jino Talens, 650-628-9111 jtalens@ea.com Scott Gamel, 650-628-7286 sgamel@ea.com Logo: http://info.ea.com/ Electronic Arts Inc.


The sun is entering its 3rd year of eerie calm. Sunspots are rare and solar flares simply aren't happening. Is this "solar minimum" lasting longer than it should? A NASA scientist has examined centuries of sunspot data to find the answer.

Space Invaders Extreme for the Nintendo DS What's it about ? Would you believe that one of the all-time classic games is now 30-years-old? It's high time for a revamp and Space Invaders Extreme delivers in almost every way.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'