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Sweet! Distant Star Surrounded By Sugar
2012-08-29 12:52:44

Watch the Video: Artist´s Impression of Glycolaldehyde Molecules | Watch the Video: Sugar Molecules Found in the Young Star Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most would assume that sugar is an essential part of life, but did you know it is actually considered a building block? Well, astronomers have now found these sweet organic molecules around a distant star. The finding reported in the Astrophysical Journal Letters proves that the building blocks of life...

New European Launch Services For ESA
2012-07-27 04:59:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) is investigating the possibility of a new launch system to make Europe fully self-sufficient over the long haul. ESA said it is investigating the idea behind the New European Launch Services (NELS) to offer up launch services to both governmental and private European customers. The space agency said it prefers to ensure the continuation of industrial activities in production and to start developments...

2012-07-16 11:21:04

16 July 2012 At the ESOF 2012 conference The European Science Foundation´s (ESF) dedicated Member Organisation Forum (MO Forum) on ℠Science in Society Relationships´ has released its latest report: “Science in Society: a Challenging Frontier for Science Policy”. The report has called for a strengthening of ℠Science in Society´ (SiS) activities in a time of ambiguity for science. Society has changed much (and is still changing rapidly) under the...

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2012-07-13 11:35:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A conference held at the Farnborough International Airshow included international leaders from government, space agencies and the space industry. The conference was hosted by David Williams, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, and featured an opening address from Francesco Profumo, the Italian Minister for Education. Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General, gave a speech at the conference, along with Enrico Saggese, President...

2012-07-06 10:22:10

℠Traffic policeman´ protein directs crucial step in cell division A traffic policeman standing at a busy intersection directing the flow of vehicles may be a rare sight these days, but a similar scene appears to still frequently play out in our cells. A protein called Lem4 directs a crucial step of cell division by preventing the progress of one molecule while waving another through, scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have...

2012-06-11 18:29:13

Robotics is an area of research that can help us to innovate and become more competitive in the international marketplace. This was one of the conclusions of RoboCity12, the Robotics Summit that was recently held in Madrid by RoboCity2030, a consortium coordinated by Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), which is made up of the strongest groups doing research in this area from the Autonomous Community of Madrid. The event, “RoboCity12: Robots para los ciudadanos” (Robots for...

2012-06-04 14:05:22

Census reveals unexpected variety of genes involved in cellular transport Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have conducted the first comprehensive census of human cells´ export workers. In a study published online today in Nature Cell Biology, they found an unexpected variety of genes involved in transporting molecules to the cell membrane and beyond. Using a combination of genetics and sophisticated microscopy, Rainer Pepperkok...

2012-05-25 10:30:04

For the first time, ℠space´ will be the main theme of the Ecsite annual conference that opens this year in Toulouse, France, on 31 May. Ecsite is the European network of more than 400 science centers and museums in 50 countries, and its annual conference is the leading meeting of science communicators in Europe, bringing together 1000 professionals in the field. This year, ESA is playing a major role in the conference, which is being held at the Pierre Baudis Congress Centre...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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