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2010-10-01 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) agreed on Friday to update the International Space Station launch schedule. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The target launch dates for the last planned space shuttle flight, STS-134 on Endeavour, will be Feb. 27, 2011, and the Automated Transfer Vehicle-2 (ATV-2)...

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2010-09-29 12:35:00

European countries will soon need to decide if they wish to keep working on an ATV space truck upgrade. The robotic spacecraft takes supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), but could use an upgrade to help return cargo to Earth and even carry a human crew. The project will cost an additional $203 million, and the countries are expected to decide by the end of the year whether to continue with it, according to BBC News. More freighters are needed in order to keep the ISS...

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2010-09-23 13:25:00

The International Space Station partner agencies met Tuesday, Sept. 21, by videoconference to discuss continuation of space station operations into the next decade and its use as a research laboratory. The Multilateral Coordination Board (MCB) meeting included senior representatives from NASA, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)....

2010-09-23 09:12:00

NOORDWIJK, The Netherlands, September 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Movement in the venture capital market: The Belgian federal holding company has invested a substantial amount in the EUR100 million OSTF - Open Sky Technologies Fund. Initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA) through its Technology Transfer Programme (TTP) in March, the OSTF is the first and only one of its kind. Its goal is to rear high-potential start-ups that utilize applications and technology originally developed for...

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2010-09-18 06:40:00

Europe's particle research center CERN said Friday that budget cuts are forcing the center to shut down its accelerators for a year in 2012, but its flagship "Big Bang" machine will remain unaffected. CERN said that its high-profile drive to study the origins of the cosmos would continue as planned as it announced the trimmed-down budget. The center said that it would delay upgrades to the Large Hadron Collider's beam intensity by a year, meaning scientists will have to wait until 2016 for...

2010-09-17 13:38:14

More than 100 marine scientists, policy makers and members of industry unanimously call for action towards an integrated network of observatories monitoring Europe's seas, at the Marine Board-ESF Forum 'Towards a European Network of Marine Observatories'. This will give reliable, long-term data to underpin science and policy regarding the use of seas for fisheries, aquaculture, energy, shipping, as well as tourism and recreation. "We should not take for granted the wealth and well-being...

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2010-09-15 13:45:00

Sailing now in interplanetary space on their simulated mission towards the "ËœRed Planet', the Mars500 crew has entered in a new phase of their isolation. The previous mission endured 105 days in 2009 and from now on, everything in this experiment is new. The six crewmembers of Mars500, safely locked in their facility in Moscow, have been cruising virtually towards Mars since June 14, when their mission "Ëœdeparted' from Earth's orbit. The "Ëœlaunch' occurred on...

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2010-09-08 09:20:00

ESO has released a spectacular new image of NGC 300, a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way, and located in the nearby Sculptor Group of galaxies. Taken with the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile, this 50-hour exposure reveals the structure of the galaxy in exquisite detail. NGC 300 lies about six million light-years away and appears to be about two thirds the size of the full Moon on the sky. Originally discovered from Australia by the Scottish astronomer James...

2010-09-02 12:36:53

EMBL scientists uncover counterpart of cerebral cortex in marine worms Our cerebral cortex, or pallium, is a big part of what makes us human: art, literature and science would not exist had this most fascinating part of our brain not emerged in some less intelligent ancestor in prehistoric times. But when did this occur and what were these ancestors? Unexpectedly, scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have now discovered a true counterpart of...

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2010-08-25 12:10:48

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) staff warned Wednesday that major budget cuts at the world's biggest atom smasher over the next five years are set to slow down its quest to unlock the deepest secrets of the universe. Spokesman James Gillies told AFP that Rolf Heuer, the director-general of CERN, presented a proposal for $433 million in savings in 2011-2015 to its 20 member states at a meeting in Geneva, France. "It will have an impact on the speed to which we get...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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