Latest Science and technology in Europe Stories

2010-03-24 10:00:00

IRVING, Texas, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders of the Electronic Security Association (ESA), the nation's largest and longest-serving electronic security trade association, today announced a stricter code of ethics and stronger standards of conduct for its members which represent over 2,800 U.S.

2010-03-22 09:40:00

ESA’s TIGER II initiative has selected 20 project proposals across Africa to receive support from Earth-observation technology to learn more about the water cycle and to improve water-monitoring resources.

2010-03-12 06:25:00

The International Space Station could remain operational until at least 2020, and quite possibly until 2028, the European Space Agency said at a Tokyo meeting on Thursday.

2010-03-08 11:11:36

When ESA went to open its Twitter account last year, the name was already taken. The ESA web team was stuck – ‘European Space Agency’ is too long for the Twitter character limit and no other name would do.

2010-02-16 14:51:07

One of the most exciting scientific instruments ever built, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), arrived at ESA’s Test Centre in the Netherlands for testing before being launched on the Space Shuttle to the ISS this July.

2010-01-27 11:06:16

Yesterday, Mr René Oosterlinck, ESA’s Director of the Galileo Programme and Navigation-related Activities, signed the first three contracts for the Galileo full operational capability phase.

2010-01-25 11:15:00

Slovenia becomes the sixth European country to sign the European Cooperating State Agreement with ESA.

2010-01-20 09:20:00

ESO has just released a stunning new image of the vast cloud known as the Cat’s Paw Nebula or NGC 6334.

2010-01-18 09:20:00

Following the debut of ESA’s ‘Fly Your Thesis!’ program in 2009, four teams of university students have been selected to conduct their microgravity experiments during a second series of parabolic flights aboard an aircraft.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.