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NASA Switches To A Greener Rocket Fuel
2013-05-07 16:32:54

NASA has announced that it will stop using the rocket fuel that has been an aeronautics mainstay since the 1940s and switch to a greener, environmentally-benign propellant.

2011-10-05 17:57:33

The anaerobic oxidation of ammonia (anammox) is an important pathway in the nitrogen cycle that was only discovered in the 1980s.

Cat Urine To Power Space Travel?
2011-10-04 08:36:19

Researchers have released a study which details the work of a particular bacterium that turns the smelly contents of your cat box (or any other type of urine) into space fuel.

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2011-02-22 09:23:51

Technology used to shape rocket fuel tanks could help one German company to form floats for industrial chemical tanks and oil rigs, thanks to funding from ESA.

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2010-03-17 10:51:33

On the day running up to launch when a spacecraft is fuelled, ground personnel look more like astronauts than engineers, putting on spacesuit-like protective gear.

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2009-04-23 08:52:27

Tests conducted on Planck at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, have confirmed that the satellite's subsystems work perfectly, and the helium dilution cooler tanks have now been filled.

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2009-04-22 12:46:45

About two weeks ago, Herschel was weighed to record its dry mass before the satellite was fuelled with 256 kg of liquid hydrazine. After switching it on to confirm normal function, engineers integrated the fuelled satellite with the Ariane 5 adapter.

2008-11-12 15:00:21

U.S. scientists say they have developed a new process for mass producing the nanomaterial graphene in large quantities. Graphene -- essential in nanotechnology -- is created when graphite is reduced to a one-atom-thick sheet.

2008-08-26 12:01:16

The U.S. Navy's February missile shoot down of a spy satellite was unnecessary, a Harvard scientist and former NASA employee said. Yousaf Butt filed a Freedom of Information Act request asking for the National Air and Space Agency's re-entry threat analysis from the disabled USA-193 satellite.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.