Shuttle Will Fly Again Soon
Source: ESA Posted: 3/31/05 Launch pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida will soon see the Shuttle blasting off again for a new exciting mission in space.
Noisy Pictures Tell a Story of 'Entangled' Atoms
Source: NIST Posted: 3/30/05 Patterns of noise—normally considered flaws—in images of an ultracold cloud of potassium provide the first-ever visual evidence of correlated ultracold atoms, a potentially useful tool for many applications, according to physicists at JILA.
Snake-like robot conquers obstacles
Source: UMich Posted: 3/25/05 A virtually unstoppable 'snakebot' developed by a University of Michigan team resembles a high-tech slinky as it climbs pipes and stairs, rolls over rough terrain and spans wide gaps to reach the other side.
Building a Better Nanoworld with Microbes
Source: UWisc Posted: 3/25/05 Taking a new approach to the painstaking assembly of nanometer-sized machines, a team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has successfully used single bacterial cells to make tiny bio-electronic circuits.
Physicist gets the 2005 Templeton Prize
Source: UCBerkeley Posted: 3/16/05 Charles Townes, 89, a physicist, the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics winner and the inventor of the maser was awarded the 2005 Templeton Prize.
Moonbeams Shine on Einstein, Galileo and Newton
Source: NASA/JPL Posted: 3/10/05 Thirty-five years after Moon-walking astronauts placed special reflectors on the lunar surface, scientists have used these devices to test Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity to unprecedented accuracy.
The Neutrino Underground
Source: NSF Posted: 3/8/05 Fermilab's NuMI/MINOS experiment will fire trillions of the ghostly particles through the Earth in an effort to learn their secrets.
Quantum Computers May Be Easier to Build Than Predicted
Source: NIST Posted: 3/3/05 A full-scale quantum computer could produce reliable results even if its components performed no better than today’s best first-generation prototypes, according to a paper in the March 3 issue in the journal Nature by a NIST scientist.
Saturn's A Ring has oxygen, but not life
Source: UMich Posted: 3/1/05 Data from the Cassini-Huygens satellite showing oxygen ions in the atmosphere around Saturn's rings suggests once again that molecular oxygen alone isn't a reliable indicator of whether a planet can support life.
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