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2009-09-02 07:29:17

How do you wash your clothes in space? How does food stay fresh if there is no fridge on the ISS? ESA's Frank De Winne is answering these, and many more of your questions, right now, from space. Is there something you always wanted to know about being an astronaut? Or you are just curious about living and working in space? Well, now is the time to ask. Instead of searching the Internet, you can ask an ESA astronaut directly. Frank De Winne, on the International Space Station, is keen to...

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2009-08-28 12:40:00

The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking to buy a Soyuz spacecraft from Russia in an effort to maintain flight opportunities for its astronauts, BBC News reported. ESA officials met in Moscow to explore the possibility of increasing the production of the craft from four to five a year. The ESA could then buy its own vehicle "“ possibly in a joint purchase with Canada, which is also looking for more ways to put its astronauts into space. The U.S. shuttle fleet is expected to be retired...

2009-08-25 15:33:32

The UK has made its first substantial commitment to a major emerging pan-European science project with a £10M investment (25 August) by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).BBSRC has awarded funding to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), based at Hinxton near Cambridge, to permit a dramatic increase in the Institute's data storage and handling capacity. The funding is the first step in developing the...

2009-08-11 12:29:41

Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and their colleagues in 30 labs worldwide have released a new set of standards for graphically representing biological information "“ the biology equivalent of the circuit diagram in electronics. This visual language should make it easier to exchange complex information, so that models are accurate, efficient and readily understandable. The new standard, called the Systems Biology...

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2009-08-07 06:40:00

The mysteries of the universe will remain unknown for a few months longer after the CERN announcement that the giant particle collider will restart in November. CERN, or the European Organization for Nuclear Research, says the restart will mean the world's biggest atom smasher will operate below full power. No more repairs would be necessary for "safe running" this year and next, according to a CERN statement. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) promises to unlock scientific mysteries about the...

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2009-08-06 14:00:00

Today in Brussels, CERN1 and the European Commission are to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which aims to enhance the long-standing partnership between the two organizations. The MoU will provide a structured framework for cooperation across a broad range of issues of common interest, with emphasis on consolidating and further developing the European Research Area and facilitating the implementation of the European Strategy for Particle Physics, as defined by the CERN Council.The...

2009-08-04 11:14:09

The world's largest particle accelerator, featured in Angels & Demons making antimatter, is riddled with electrical problems, European officials concede. As a result, it may be years before the $9 billion Large Hadron Collider, located in suburban Geneva, Switzerland, produces groundbreaking science, officials acknowledge. This science is includes identifying the dark matter that astronomers say makes up 25 percent of the cosmos and exploring the existence of dimensions beyond the three...

2009-07-22 09:16:07

The European Space Agency officially opened its new research facility in Britain Wednesday. The facility will focus on science and exploration, with an emphasis on robotics and climate change, the BBC reported. The center is part of a group of high-tech businesses and academic institutions operating on the Harwell innovation campus near Oxford. ESA officials said they anticipate the new unit will become its hub for industrial intelligence, a venture seeking to pull new ideas from the private...

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2009-07-20 12:44:50

On Monday, European Space Agency Director-General Jean-Jacques Dordain addressed the historic significance of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon on the 40th anniversary of man's first footsteps onto the planet. "Back then, it meant that US technology was stronger than Soviet technology, because it was the US flag that was planted on the Moon," he said. "But today, I think we can see this in a totally different light. The fact that it was a US flag is no longer what matters most." "I think the...

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2009-07-14 09:18:08

Six members of a volunteer crew completed the task of staying locked within an isolated chamber for 105 days in an effort to further understand the implications of a human mission to Mars. The mission began on March 31, when members of the volunteer team from Russia and Europe entered the 19,500-cubic-feet chamber located at the Russian Institute for Biomedical Problems (IBMP). The isolation project is the first by the ESA and IBMP aimed at simulating the conditions astronauts will face in...


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