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2010-11-22 08:29:09

Robotic device built in New Mexico helps analyze hovering birds Hummingbirds rank among the world's largest and most accomplished hovering animals, but how do they manage it in gusty winds? A team of researchers at New Mexico State University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, and Continuum Dynamics Inc. has built a robotic hummingbird wing to discover the answer, which they describe today at the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD)...

2010-10-25 06:25:46

A NASA panel that investigated the unsuccessful April 28 launch of a scientific balloon from Alice Springs, Australia, has released its report. NASA was attempting to launch the balloon carrying a gamma-ray telescope belonging to the University of California at Berkeley. The Nuclear Compton Telescope, which was partially destroyed in the accident, was designed to look for distant galaxies from a vantage point high in Earth's upper atmosphere. The scientific payload inadvertently separated...

2010-10-22 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA panel that investigated the unsuccessful April 28 launch of a scientific balloon from Alice Springs, Australia, has released its report. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) NASA was attempting to launch the balloon carrying a gamma-ray telescope belonging to the University of California at Berkeley. The Nuclear Compton Telescope, which was...

2010-06-21 20:45:30

Keeping livestock away from poisonous locoweed during seasons when it's a forage favorite is one way ranchers can protect their animals and their profits, according to a 20-year collaboration by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their university partners. The ARS researchers teamed up with New Mexico State University (NMSU) scientists to study locoweed poisoning in U.S. livestock and devise ways to minimize or prevent losses. When livestock graze on locoweed, the plant's...

2010-01-25 07:15:00

LAS CRUCES, N.M., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The UVS International General Assembly, which was held in Paris, France on January 12, 2010, elected its new Board of Directors for the years 2010 and 2011. Doug Davis, Global UAS Strategic Initiatives Director for New Mexico State University's Physical Science Laboratory (NMSU/PSL), was among those named to the board. At the first meeting of the new Board of Directors, which took place in Paris, France on January 13, 2010, the nomination of the...

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2009-11-06 12:25:00

NASA Seeks Student Payloads for High-Flying Research Balloon NASA is accepting applications from students at U.S. colleges and universities who want to send their experiments to the edge of space on a high-flying scientific balloon. The annual NASA project provides near space access for 12 undergraduate and graduate student experiments to be carried by a NASA high-altitude research balloon. The flights typically last 15 to 20 hours and reach an altitude of 23 miles. Experiments may include...

2009-11-06 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is accepting applications from students at U.S. colleges and universities who want to send their experiments to the edge of space on a high-flying scientific balloon. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The annual NASA project provides near space access for 12 undergraduate and graduate student experiments to be carried by a NASA high-altitude research balloon. The flights typically last 15 to 20 hours and...

2009-05-19 16:54:00

Experts said a UFO spotted over Arizona was a research balloon launched by the U.S. space agency to measure gamma ray emissions. Bill Stepp of the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas, said the UFO reported Monday was a 4,000-pound balloon sent to measure the gamma ray emissions at high altitudes by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, The Arizona Republic reported Tuesday. Stepp said the balloon was sent out at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday from Fort Sumter in New...

2009-02-06 19:50:34

Guard Terrance Joyner of New Mexico State has been suspended for what the school said was a violation of team rules, the Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News reported. Joyner, a 6-foot-2 inch freshman from Woodland Hills, Calif., was arrested Wednesday morning by police in El Paso, Texas, for possession of marijuana at El Paso International Airport. TSA agents alerted police after checking a bag belonging to Joyner that was checked with Southwest Airlines. It contained approximately 11/2 marijuana...

2009-01-16 15:10:00

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerostar International, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raven Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: RAVN), announced today a seven million cubic foot prototype super-pressure balloon, built for NASA's Balloon Program, has surpassed two weeks of near constant altitude flight over the Antarctic continent. This flight marks the next milestone in NASA's plans to develop a vehicle to fly heavy scientific payloads at the edge of space for periods up...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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