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Bubble Fusion Researcher Charged with Misconduct [News]

10 years ago from Scientific American

The tempest over bubble fusion--the much-disputed 2002 claim that collapsing bubbles can spark fusion reactions--may finally have fizzled out. [More]

'Dark Knight' sets new record

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Holy box office, Batman! Fueled in part by the death of Heath Ledger, who gives a maniacal performance as The Joker, "The Dark Knight" has taken in more than $155...

Video Shows Moon From Other Side

10 years ago from NY Times Science

A NASA spacecraft captured a unique view of the moon passing in front of the Earth as seen from 31 million miles away.

Leggo My Van Gogh

10 years ago from PopSci

Detecting art forgeries is an inexact science—even some certified masterpieces have a cloud of doubt over their authenticity. But in recent years James Z. Wang and his colleague Jia Li...

Sandia Sends Sensors Into Space to Detect Nuclear Blasts Globally

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Imagine you're in charge of a collection of sensors, flying in formation on one of 31 U.S. Air Force satellites in medium Earth orbit. The satellite itself is part of...

The International Space Station, a test-bed for future space exploration

10 years ago from Physorg

The Heads of the International Space Station (ISS) Agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States met today at ESA Headquarters in Paris, France, to review ISS cooperation.

XMM-Newton discovers the star that everyone missed

10 years ago from European Space Agency

XMM-Newton has discovered an exploding star in the Milky Way. Usually that would be important in itself, but this time there is a special twist. Calculations show that the explosion...

ESA Seeks Input From Science Community In Selecting One Of Six Candidate Earth Explorer Proposals

10 years ago from Science Daily

ESA is interested in input from the science community regarding the selection of one of six Earth Explorer proposals. Proposals include studies of biomass, the carbon cycle, carbon dioxide, photosynthesis,...

ISS crew inspired by vision and dreams of Jules Verne

10 years ago from European Space Agency

The Expedition 17 crew have recently been treated to some new reading material on board the International Space Station. Amongst the cargo to arrive at the Station with Jules Verne...

Analysts: Tough conditions won't kill radio deal

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Meeting a regulator's tough conditions for approval of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.'s purchase of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. may be tough but isn't likely to derail...

Single Boulder May Prove that Antarctica and North America Were Once Connected

10 years ago from Science Blog

A lone granite boulder found against all odds high atop a glacier in Antarctica may provide additional key evidence to support a theory that parts of the southernmost continent once...

Look, up in the sky: N.B. reports record number of UFOs

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A record 24 sightings of unidentified flying objects were reported in New Brunswick in 2007 according to an annual report released by the Winnipeg-based Ufology Research Institute.

Victor Emerges in Stormy Battle on Jupiter

10 years ago from

Jupiter's Great Red Spot may swallow a smaller storm.

NASA Moon Capsule Running Late, Full of Problems

10 years ago from

NASA's money problems may delay a new moon spaceship past 2013.

Gore sets energy goal for next president to heed

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Just as John F. Kennedy set his sights on the moon, Al Gore is challenging the nation to produce every kilowatt of electricity through wind, sun and...

Water 'widespread' on early Mars

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Water was once widespread on Mars, data show, raising the prospect the planet could have supported life.

Second flight for ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang

10 years ago from European Space Agency

ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang from Sweden has been assigned as a Mission Specialist on board the 11-day STS-128 mission, currently scheduled for launch with Space Shuttle Atlantis to the International...

New Way To Weigh Giant Black Holes

10 years ago from Science Daily

How do you weigh the biggest black holes in the universe? One answer now comes from a completely new and independent technique that astronomers have developed using data from NASA's...

Diverse, Wet Environments on Ancient Mars

10 years ago from Science Blog

Mars once hosted vast lakes, flowing rivers and a variety of other wet environments that had the potential to support life, according to two new studies based on data from...

Nasa's latest mission: to boldly go

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Agency's researchers begin urine collection drive as part of spacecraft toilet testing

Galaxies' Mysterious Magnetic Fields Grew Up Fast [News]

10 years ago from Scientific American

Light from distant quasars--early galaxies that shine with tremendous brightness--has given researchers a new clue to the origin of vast magnetic fields studding today's galaxies: They were running strong when...

Mars Was Warm, Wet, May Have Hosted Life, Study Says

10 years ago from National Geographic

For millions of years, the red planet was a warm and wet place, minerals suggest—a perfect host for the development of life, scientists say.

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Star Mystery, Mars Rift, More

10 years ago from National Geographic

Signs of water on Mars, "colorful" wildfires, and a massive dust storm over the Mideast join this week's roundup of space-themed pictures.

Space science: From the desert to the edge of space

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Not all NASA launches need rockets and countdowns. Eric Hand sees the alternative in Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

Media host, software developer Les Crane dies at 74

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Radio host and one-time Johnny Carson talk show rival Les Crane, who found later success as a software developer and publisher, has died at the age of 74.

Space-tech solutions for water and sustainability

10 years ago from European Space Agency

Tomorrow INASMET-Tecnalia and ESA is holding a workshop on space innovation for water management at an event billed as the “biggest water festival on Earth”. Expo Zaragoza 2008, the international...

Water world: New data pinpoint Mars' wet and balmy past

10 years ago from Physorg

Water bathed the surface of southern Mars for millions of years, helping to create an environment theoretically capable of nurturing life, according to a new study into the planet's mysterious...