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Image 1 - Robot Competition In Zero-gravity
2012-01-26 05:15:29

School teams from Europe and America have been commanding robots competing in the Spheres ZeroRobotics tournament in space. The arena: 400 km above Earth on the International Space Station. Student teams could send a single piece of instruction software to control the small robotic ℠Spheres´. The goal of the tournament was to earn points through masterful operation via guidance and navigation control algorithms as well as choosing the best tactics to win the game. This...

Russia Says Its Planning Moon Base With NASA And ESA
2012-01-20 12:15:46

The Russian space agency (Roscosmos) said on Friday that it is talking with NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) on plans to create a manned research base on the moon. Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin told Vesti FM radio station that it plans to discuss the possibility of a permanent moon base with NASA and ESA. "We don't want man to just step on the moon," Mr Popovkin told Vesti FM radio station. "Today, we know enough about it, we know that there is water in its polar areas ......

2012-01-04 02:00:00

READING, England and BANGALORE, India, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Group and the Interactive Technology Software and Media Association (ITSMA) today announced they have partnered with a consortium of leading European and Indian research and technology developers to identify future areas for coordination of government funded IT research. Supported by the European Commission, the Fostering Cooperation in Computing Systems for EU and India (EU-INCOOP) project is...

Season’s Greetings From The Other Extreme
2011-12-23 04:27:55

It is summer in Antarctica and the new crew for the Concordia research station will soon arrive. And since the place is second only to space for harsh conditions, they have been trained courtesy of ESA. The Franco—Italian operated Concordia research base in Antarctica is a place of extremes, especially during the long, dark winter. Now, during the summer, it is around —30°C and the Sun shines around the clock, but Antarctica will gradually show its other face starting...

2011-12-14 06:31:00

AMSTERDAM, December 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the Federation of Biochemical Societies (FEBS) announced today the launch of FEBS Open Bio, an open access journal. The journal is dedicated to publishing articles across the molecular and cellular life sciences in both health and disease. In launching this new journal, FEBS and Elsevier serve authors who have an...

2011-11-30 04:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Artemis Strategy Group, www.artemissg.com, a communications strategy research firm specializing in brand positioning and policy issues, announces its fifth year serving a range of public and private sector clients. (Photo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111129/CG11725)</font> David Richardson, Jon DeWitt and Anne Aldrich, former colleagues in senior management positions at WirthlinWorldwide and...

2011-11-24 04:28:02

A mobile phone unit connecting isolated communities to the rest of the world using satellites and solar power has caught the attention of ESA and the World Economic Forum. After developing a solar-powered base station for mobile phones that links isolated communities via satellite, Irish company Altobridge approached ESA for help in bringing the ground-breaking product to the marketplace. “We were pleased to help with research and development because it connects rural communities...

2011-11-23 08:53:00

Partnership with the ESA Foundation to Generate Donations for Scholarship Fund WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ThanksUSA and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation will unveil Treasure Hunt Seven, a free online and fully interactive trivia and puzzle game about American history, culture and values, on Thanksgiving morning, both organizations announced today. The Treasure Hunt series, now in its seventh year, serves to generate attention and...

2011-11-21 10:20:00

Three ministers are to tour Flexiantâs headquarters today and hear more about the cloud company's important role in three EU projects. Livingston, UK (PRWEB) November 21, 2011 Angela Constance MSP, Fergus Ewing (Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism) and Alyn Smith (MEP) will visit Flexiant, leading UK cloud software specialists on Monday 21 November 2011. The ministers will tour Flexiantâs headquarters and recently completed datacentre in Livingston. They...

2011-11-12 05:52:08

After the recent launch of the first Galileo satellites — an event of paramount political importance for Europe — politicians, policymakers, space agency managers, industrialists, satellite operators and members of civil society gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels on 8—9 November for the 4th Conference on EU Space Policy. The Conference, devoted to the benefits of space to citizens and society, confirmed that space is high on Europe´s political agenda by...