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NASA Returns Zoe Robot To Chile's Atacama Desert To Hunt For Subsurface Life
2013-06-12 09:02:45

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Zoë, the first robot to map microbial life during a 2005 field expedition in Chile´s Atacama Desert, is returning for another go-around. This month, on a NASA astrobiology mission led by Carnegie Mellon University and the SETI Institute, the autonomous and solar-powered robot is headed back into the world´s driest desert equipped with a one-meter drill to search for subsurface life. As in the initial mission,...

2013-05-03 23:01:11

The 'Sirius' documentary tells the story of how Dr. Ralph Lachman of Stanford University examined the photographs, X Rays and CAT scans of the Atacama Humanoid and concluded that the six inch tall specimen is a 6-8 year old of some type. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 As recently reported by International Business Times,, Discovery, NBCNews and Live Science, Dr. Ralph Lachman of Stanford University, as portrayed in the 'Sirius' documentary, has examined the photographs, X Rays and CAT...

Image 1 - Geologist Discovers Strange Boulders In Atacama
2011-10-12 04:40:19

A geologist has discovered a geological process operating in a remote corner of northern Chile's Atacama Desert. University of Arizona geologist Jay Quade was starting to feel sick when he asked his colleagues Peter Reiners and Kendra Murray to stop their truck. Quade then noticed unusual half-ton to 8-ton boulders near the truck after stopping. The unusually smooth boulders, Quade said, were the result of two million years of seismic waves. The waves caused the boulders to...

2010-07-07 07:29:00

TEL-AVIV, Israel, July 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- RADWIN (http://www.radwin.com), the leading provider of Backhaul and Broadband Wireless Solutions, today announced that its RADWIN 2000 high-capacity links were chosen by the largest mining company in Chile. As part of its corporate social responsibility policy, the mining company deployed RADWIN's solutions to help extend Internet connectivity and e-learning to rural communities in Chile's Atacama Desert. Transworld S.A, a leading...

2010-04-14 10:52:00

HELSINKI, Finland, April 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Atacama Labs Oy today announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Lammens as Chief Technology Officer, CTO. Dr. Lammens is responsible for the further development of the company's proprietary Pneumatic Dry Granulation technology, PDG Technology(TM). Dr Lammens also develops the company's own product portfolio and supports clients in developing pharmaceutical products with the PDG Technology(TM). "The appointment of Dr. Lammens...

2008-07-23 12:01:01

ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) has received a multi-million dollar contract to provide filtered seawater to Esperanza, a large new copper-gold mining project in Chile's Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world. The mine will be the first large-scale mine in Chile to make use of seawater in the mining process. As part of the project, ITT will help move treated seawater from the ocean to an elevation of 7,550 feet above sea level over a distance of 91 miles. The ITT system will employ a...

2008-07-09 06:00:29

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Antofagasta Minerals S.A. (Santiago, Chile), the mining arm of Antofagasta plc (LSE:ANTO) (London), is expected to select a construction firm by the end of August to build a processing plant for the Esperanza copper and gold project in the Atacama Desert near the city of Sierra Gorda in Chile. Aker Solutions (OSL:AKSO) (Santiago) and two other firms have been awarded one of several other contracts for the project. For details,...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.