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2009-06-03 09:58:29

University of Leicester researchers have taken a step forward in helping to create a defence for earth's technologies "“from the constant threat of space weather.They have implemented a "double pulse" radar-operating mode on two radars, which form part of a global network of ground based coherent scatter radars called SuperDARN (Super Dual Auroral Radar Network).These radars allow observations of space weather, which can have devastating impacts for technologies on earth.James...

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2009-06-02 09:10:00

SRI International, an independent nonprofit research institute, announced today that early scientific results are now available from the Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radar (AMISR), a modular, transportable radar system funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that has recently completed the first two years of operation. Scientists are using the novel system to investigate the interaction of upper atmospheric phenomena, which are driven by energetic particles and the solar wind...

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2009-04-09 14:40:00

Canadian technology on NASA mission is a prototype for future, longer mission Where does space begin? Scientists at the University of Calgary have created a new instrument that is able to track the transition between the relatively gentle winds of Earth's atmosphere and the more violent flows of charged particles in space "“ flows that can reach speeds well over 1000 km/hr. And they have accomplished this in unprecedented detail. Data received from the U of C-designed instrument sent to...

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2009-03-18 11:54:26

Three educational experiments sponsored by ESA's Education Office blasted off to the edge of space on March 12 and 13 during the latest REXUS sounding rocket campaign from the Esrange Space Centre in Kiruna, Sweden. First to fly was REXUS 6, which soared to an altitude of 88 km before returning its payload safely to the ground for subsequent recovery and analysis. On board was the ESA-sponsored Nordic Ionospheric Sounding Rocket Seeding Experiment (NISSE), which was developed by a student...

2008-12-17 12:46:46

The U.S. space agency says it has discovered the boundary between the Earth's upper atmosphere and space has moved to extraordinarily low altitudes. The finding was determined by National Aeronautics and Space Administration instruments aboard an Air Force satellite launched in April. The instruments, including ion and neutral sensors, make measurements of the variations in neutral and ion densities and drifts that can result in disruptions of navigation and communication signals. But the...

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2008-12-15 13:30:00

Space has never been closer Observations made by NASA instruments onboard an Air Force satellite have shown that the boundary between the Earth's upper atmosphere and space has moved to extraordinarily low altitudes. These observations were made by the Coupled Ion Neutral Dynamics Investigation (CINDI) instrument suite, which was launched aboard the U.S. Air Force's Communication/Navigation Outage Forecast System (C/NOFS) satellite on April 16, 2008. The CINDI suite, which was built under the...

2008-12-15 10:44:00

GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Observations made by NASA instruments onboard an Air Force satellite have shown that the boundary between the Earth's upper atmosphere and space has moved to extraordinarily low altitudes. These observations were made by the Coupled Ion Neutral Dynamics Investigation (CINDI) instrument suite, which was launched aboard the U.S. Air Force's Communication/Navigation Outage Forecast System (C/NOFS) satellite on April 16, 2008. The CINDI suite,...

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2008-12-13 16:20:00

A detailed analysis of the measurements of five different satellites has revealed the existence of the warm plasma cloak, a new region of the magnetosphere, which is the invisible shield of magnetic fields and electronically charged particles that surround and protect Earth from the onslaught of the solar wind. The study was conducted by a team of scientists headed by Charles "Rick" Chappell, research professor of physics and director of the Dyer Observatory at Vanderbilt University and...

2008-10-08 15:00:30

U.S. scientists say they are developing a satellite about the size of a loaf of bread that will be deployed to study space weather. The National Science Foundation-funded project called Radio Explorer, or RAX, is being led by the University of Michigan and the SRI International Corp., a California independent research and technology development organization. The satellite, called CubeSat, is to be the first free-flying spacecraft, and will be built, in part, by members of the university's...

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2008-06-06 16:35:00

NASA scientists report being close to a major breakthrough in their work towards developing a method to forecast earthquakes. The researchers discovered a close link between atmospheric electrical disturbances and imminent earthquakes. Precisely such a signal was observed prior to China's recent catastrophic quake. The NASA team has partnered with British experts to investigate the potential for a space-based early warning system. However, many in the scientific community are skeptical about...


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Arecibo Observatory -- The Arecibo Observatory is part of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), a national research center operated by Cornell University under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF is an independent federal agency whose aim is to promote scientific and engineering progress in the United States. NSF funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. Additional support is provided by the National...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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