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Remember the movie Armageddon, where there were two new Space Shuttles ready and waiting for Bruce Willis and his crew to jump in and save the day? With NASA having so many issues just launching a space shuttle, let alone landing one safely, why aren’t we hearing more about a new spaceship?

Saturday, 09 December 2006 06:48

Little fear of a nano-bot planet amongst consumers

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People are less afraid of nano-technology - tiny man-made machines, invisible to the human eye - than they are handguns, according to a US survey.
The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) has issued a draft standard, its first, on exposure to extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic radiation throwing the spotlight back onto an area of concern that has, of late, been overshadowed by fears of possible cancer-inducing cellphone radiation.

Friday, 08 December 2006 18:43

NASA reschedules shuttle launch for Saturday

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After aborting a launch at the last minute on Thursday due to bad weather, the Space Shuttle Discovery is now due for liftoff at 8:47 pm EST Saturday (12:47 pm AEDT Sunday).
Friday, 08 December 2006 09:16

NASA postpones shuttle launch due to bad weather

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The launch of Space Shuttle Discovery has been scrubbed due to poor weather conditions at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The world’s largest superconducting magnet has gone into action as Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator begins to take shape.
A subsidiary of Boeing, has set a new world record in converting sunlight into electricity with a new type of land-based solar cell. The new photovoltaic cells, which are currently being tested in the Australian desert, can convert 40.7% of the sun's energy into electricity, smashing the previous highest performance mark of 33%.

A new NASA study has found that the food supply of fish and other life in the ocean is diminishing as a result of global warming. The results of the study is based on correlating satellite data with records of the change in Earth's climate over the past nine years.

Thursday, 07 December 2006 06:04

NASA clears space shuttle for launch

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NASA has cleared space shuttle Discovery for launch on Thursday in the US, despite technical hitches and forecasts of bad weather.

Thursday, 07 December 2006 03:28

Martian water signs give hope of life

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Gullies thought to be only a few years old suggest that water may be flowing on Mars today, according to new scientific photographic evidence.

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