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2011-03-21 08:43:14

When engineers come up with a super-strong new material for building shipping containers, trucking trailers and aircraft parts, it is a major challenge to simulate its strength and reliability accurately.

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2011-03-20 06:55:00

After three weeks of steady growth in space under the watchful eye of the ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, the baby space plants of the Greenhouse in Space project have found a new – and unexpected - travelling companion.

2011-03-07 15:28:27

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), both in Heidelberg, Germany, have developed a new method that uncovers the combined effects of genes.

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2011-03-02 06:45:00

This image of NGC 247 reveals the fine details of this highly inclined spiral galaxy and its rich backdrop.

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2011-02-28 06:20:00

The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected four mission ideas for a launch that is scheduled for sometime in the early 2020s.

2011-02-20 21:41:09

While a world free of nuclear weapons remains a goal for governments around the world, nuclear security constitutes a major challenge for the 21st century, as recognised at the 2010 nuclear security summit in Washington.

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2011-02-17 08:00:00

An Ariane rocket carrying 20 metric tons worth of supplies is en route to the International Space Station (ISS) following a successful launch from French Guiana late Wednesday evening.

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2011-02-16 09:40:00

The nebula Messier 78 takes center stage in this image while the stars powering the bright display take a backseat.

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2011-02-14 07:50:00

Two crewmembers participating in a simulated mission to Mars have taken their first steps on a replica of the Red Planet's surface.

2011-02-08 10:55:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA participated today in a seminar to create awareness among United Nations member states on potential uses of the International Space Station.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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