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Recipes for Health: Black Bean Soup With Spinach

10 years ago from NY Times Health

This spicy, nutritious dish was inspired by a black bean soup made in Veracruz, Mexico.

Phoenix Mars lander scientists see signs of liquid water

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

Almost two dozen researchers point to photos of globules on the lander as strong evidence of water, not just ice, on Mars, but the findings are controversial. ...

NASA reboots the Mars Odyssey orbiter

10 years ago from UPI

PASADENA, Calif., March 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency's Mars Odyssey orbiter's computer has been rebooted to clear memory flaws amassed in more than five years since...

Hubble provides new evidence for dark matter around small galaxies

10 years ago from Physorg

Peering into the tumultuous heart of the nearby Perseus galaxy cluster, Hubble discovered a large population of small galaxies that have remained intact while larger galaxies around them are being...

ESA designs its smallest ever space engine to push back against sunshine

10 years ago from

This month an ESA team is preparing to test the performance of the smallest yet most precisely controllable engine ever built for space, sensitive enough to counteract the force of...

Study: Solar water heating good investment

10 years ago from UPI

MAHARASHTRA, India, March 10 (UPI) -- Scientists in India say they have analyzed the engineering and economics of a solar water-heating system and determined it is a good...

Station Spacewalk to Install Experiments, Probe

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- International Space Station Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov floated outside the station`s Russian airlock at 12:22 p.m. EDT to install an experiment that will expose...

Destroyed Satellite's Debris Falling into Atmosphere

10 years ago from Space.com

Junk created by the collision of two satellites last month is poised to fall into Earth's atmosphere this week.

NASA's Kevin Petersen to retire

10 years ago from UPI

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., March 10 (UPI) -- Kevin Petersen, director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Dryden Flight Research Center in California, says he will...

Seminar probes past and future of 3-D imaging

10 years ago from MIT Research

Holograms of ocean plankton, produced by engineers in MIT's 3D Optical Systems Group represent some of the new developments in the field of holography, which may have implications for numerous...

Research team co-led by UC Riverside physicist observes production of single-top-quarks

10 years ago from

A group of 28 scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, co-led by UC Riverside's Ann Heinson, has made the first observation of the production of...

Cosmic strings could solve positron mystery

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Collapsing defects in the Universe's structure may generate antimatter excess.

Turbulence a Key to Birth of Massive Stars

10 years ago from Live Science

Turbulence in gas clouds may be the key to counter-acting gravity and allowing massive stars to form.

Obituary: Konrad Dannenberg

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

A V2 rocket engineer in Nazi Germa

"Ka-Boom!"

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Ruggedized, self-contained cameras, similar in concept to the black box used in aircraft, would record video data that could be retrieved by investigators following a catastrophic incident.

New Views of Martian Moon and Surface

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- New images from two observations of the Martian moon Deimos and more than 600 observations of Mars, acquired by the high-resolution camera (HiRISE) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter,...

GOCE launch: Mapping the Earth`s gravity as never before

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA is about to launch the most sophisticated of Earth Observation satellites to investigate the Earth`s gravitational field with unprecedented resolution and accuracy.

Frozen cosmic fingerprints

10 years ago from Sciencenews.org

Researchers claim to find evidence of 11th century supernovas and the solar cycle in an ice core

March 30 STScI Science Writer Telecon: When Black Holes Collide

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Astronomers will meet from March 30 to April 1 at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., during the "Observational Signatures of Black Hole Mergers" conference, to look into...

ESA’s YouTube spotlights GOCE

10 years ago from European Space Agency

In the run-up to the launch of the GOCE satellite on 16 March 2009, ESA’s YouTube channel is highlighting the mission with a series of videos.

Mars volcano may supply water clues

10 years ago from UPI

HOUSTON, March 9 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say the 15-mile-high Olympus Mons volcano on Mars might answer the question of whether that planet ever had, or still has,...

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is Shrinking

10 years ago from Space.com

The Great Red Spot, a colossal storm twice the diameter of our planet, has been raging for at least 300 years.

Satellite Firm's Growth Dealt Blow on Two Continents

10 years ago from Space.com

U.S. satellite firm EchoStar faces serious hurdles for future growth.

Artist and Astronomer Share Vision to Dazzle Urbanites With Night Sky

10 years ago from NY Times Science

An amateur astronomer and an artist want to temporarily darken parts of Manhattan to give New Yorkers a rare glimpse at celestial wonders.

Teachers pair up for Wednesday night space shot

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Two science teachers who have spent the past five years under NASA's tutelage are about to graduate with high-flying honors.

Shuttle Astronauts Arrive at Florida Spaceport

10 years ago from Space.com

Discovery shuttle astronauts arrived at their Florida launch site Sunday afternoon.

What Determines The Size Of Giant Dunes?

10 years ago from Science Daily

Physicists have shown that the size of giant dunes is controlled by the depth of the atmospheric convective boundary layer. More specifically, the physicists have shown that such dunes grow...

Spacecraft Launches, Seeking Earth-Like Planets

10 years ago from NY Times Science

A new spacecraft is to spend the next three and a half years in an orbit around the Sun, where it will count planets by looking for the tiny blips...