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2010-03-04 17:39:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 student teams from around the globe will drive their specially crafted lunar rovers through a challenging course of rugged, moon-like terrain at NASA's 17th annual Great Moonbuggy Race in Huntsville, Ala., April 9-10. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Some 1,088 high school, college and university students from 20 states and Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, Bangladesh, Serbia, India and Romania are...

2009-06-08 08:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is very pleased to congratulate its Earth Sciences scientific and technical staff at the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC), in Huntsville, AL, on their upcoming participation in a number of recently awarded research projects covering a range of critical scientific topics. These awards, which were made under NASA's 2008 Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences...

2009-03-10 12:24:00

HAMPTON, Va., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen teams have made it to the finals of a NASA and National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) sponsored competition that challenged university students to think about the conditions astronauts will face when we return to the moon, then design projects that could become part of real lunar exploration. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The undergraduate and graduate engineering students won the right to compete...

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2007-03-07 07:35:00

A team of scientists and engineers at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) are conducting research that could one day save humanity from asteroids threatening Earth. UAH Laser Science and Engineering Group (LSEG), headed by Dr. Richard Fork, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is conducting research into characterizing and deflecting asteroids that may endanger Earth. It sounds like science fiction, but Fork, who has a doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.