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Why Egyptians Used Multiple Coffins
2013-08-23 10:03:06

In his PhD dissertation paper, Anders Bettum of the University of Oslo describes the reason why Egyptians buried their dead in multiple coffins.

2013-08-06 12:13:33

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Englewood, Colo. to launch the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft.

2013-07-12 23:26:36

The IsoPlane® (patent pending) spectrograph features a revolutionary new optical design that eliminates field astigmatism and greatly reduces the spherical aberration and coma inherent in

NASA Moving Forward With Plans To Sample Asteroids
2013-05-17 05:49:00

NASA said it is moving forward with its plan to send a spacecraft to an asteroid to bring back a sample to Earth. It will begin preparations for a launch in 2016, with a rendezvous with asteroid Bennu in 2018.

Asteroid Subject Of Future NASA Mission Gets New Name
2013-05-02 04:56:09

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, scheduled to be launched in 2016, will touch down on an asteroid in 2018. Then, after collecting samples from the surface, the probe will rocket back to Earth, returning its find to be studied by terrestrial scientists by 2023.

2012-12-04 05:02:19

The IsoPlane® features a revolutionary new optical design that eliminates the primary aberrations present in traditional imaging spectrographs.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.