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2011-08-03 15:20:00

Astronomers say that the Earth may have once had two moons, until the current moon devoured the other.

2011-07-30 02:02:48

Although high-temperature superconductors are widely used in technologies such as MRI machines, explaining the unusual properties of these materials remains an unsolved problem for theoretical physicists.

2011-07-02 07:10:00

NASA is inviting reporters and the public to join agency leaders, technologists and innovators from a variety of fields at TEDxNASA@SiliconValley 2011 on Aug 17.

2011-06-13 16:27:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco's leadership in biotechnology has taken another step forward with the launch of "BioSF," a public-private partnership to support startup creation and attract industry and investors to the thriving innovation zone in San Francisco's Mission Bay. "BioSF takes the city's biotech initiative to the next level," said San Francisco Mayor Edwin M.

2011-06-07 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Energid Technologies Corporation has been funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop a proxy digital simulation for lunar and planetary rovers.

2011-05-25 19:30:00

NASA and Hawaii have agreed to collaborate on a wide range of activities to promote America's human and robotic exploration of space.

2011-05-13 09:28:20

Satellite tracking of olive ridley sea turtles off the coast of Central Africa has revealed that existing protected areas may be inadequate to safeguard turtles from fishing nets.

2011-03-25 14:19:48

Journalists are invited to attend NASA's first open source software development summit March 29-30 at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.

2011-03-01 08:25:00

Fragments from a meteorite found in the Antarctic strengthen the argument that the elements needed to begin life on earth could have come from outer space, claims a new study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

2011-02-23 09:21:58

News media and the public are invited to observe the live televised broadcast of the launch of STS-133 space shuttle Discovery at 1:50 pm PST on Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 in the Exploration Center at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.