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2011-12-22 15:35:16

Transcriptional elongation control takes on new dimensions as Stowers researchers find gene class-specific elongation factors Life is complicated enough, so you can forgive the pioneers of DNA biology for glossing over transcriptional elongation control by RNA polymerase II, the quick and seemingly bulletproof penultimate step in the process that copies the information encoded in our DNA into protein-making instructions carried by messenger RNA. In a new report appearing in the Dec. 23,...

2011-12-19 08:00:00

Belkasoft computer forensic software was used in INTERPOL Cybercrime Summer School, helping investigators learn locating digital evidence on PCs. The companyâs flagship product, Belkasoft Evidence Center, was the participantsâ tool of choice for extracting instant messenger communications during the cybercrime investigation contest. (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 âœWe were happy to provide our forensic toolkit for trainingâ, says...

MESSENGER Earns Spot On Discover Magazine's Top 100 Stories Of 2011 List
2011-12-17 05:09:23

Discover magazine has named the MESSENGER mission one of the top 100 stories of 2011. "The 100 stories here capture scientific curiosity in all its stages: provocative early results, long-sought confirmation, and many steps in the iterative process of testing theory against observation and vice versa," wrote Discover Editor-in-Chief Corey Powell in the Editor's Note for the January/February 2012 issue of the magazine. MESSENGER came in at 25 among the 100. This honor caps off a year of...

2011-12-06 11:02:44

Members of the MESSENGER team will present a broad range of findings from the spacecraft's orbital investigation of Mercury during the 2011 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), which takes place this week, December 5-9, in San Francisco. In 63 oral and poster presentations spanning 13 technical sessions, team scientists will report on the analysis and interpretation of observations made by MESSENGER's instruments since the spacecraft entered orbit around Mercury in March...

Three NASA Missions Named PopSci's 'Best Of What's New'
2011-11-30 12:22:55

NASA's Dawn, Mars Science Laboratory and MESSENGER missions have earned recognition from Popular Science magazine as innovations worthy of the publication's "Best of What's New" Award in the aviation and space category. Dawn and Mars Science Laboratory are managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Dawn is currently orbiting and exploring the massive main-belt asteroid Vesta. The Mars Science Laboratory and its Curiosity rover launched on Nov. 26 on a journey to the...

2011-11-19 04:13:16

MESSENGER was named a winner in Popular Science magazine's 24th annual "Best of What's New" in the Aviation and Space category. Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world's largest science and technology magazine, with a circulation of 1.3 million and 6.8 million monthly readers. Each year, the magazine's editors review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year in 11 categories: automotive, aviation & space, computing, engineering, gadgets, green...

NASA Extends MESSENGER Mission
2011-11-15 04:32:52

NASA has announced that it will extend the MESSENGER mission for an additional year of orbital operations at Mercury beyond the planned end of the primary mission on March 17, 2012. The MESSENGER probe became the first spacecraft to orbit the innermost planet on March 18, 2011. "We are still ironing out the funding details, but we are pleased to be able to support the continued exploration of Mercury," said NASA MESSENGER Program Scientist Ed Grayzeck, who made the announcement on November...

2011-11-14 11:00:00

A Collection of Laptop Sleeves, Totes & Messenger Bag to Enhance the Digital Lifestyle Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 Bluelounge, the award-winning international design studio known for organization and Apple related products, today announced the market-wide availability of its latest product line, Bonobo Series, contemporary urban bags for transporting and commuting digital needs and everyday gear. The Bonobo Series is a collection of timeless pieces to transport and protect...


Latest MESSENGER Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

The Planet Mercury -- in astronomy, nearest planet to the sun, at a mean distance of 36 million mi (58 million km); its period of revolution is 88 days. Mercury passes through phases similar to those of the moon as it completes each revolution about the sun, although the visible disk varies in size with respect to its distance from the earth. Because its greatest elongation is 28, it is seen only for a short time after sunset or before sunrise. Since observation of Mercury is...

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