Episode 9: 31st October - 6 November
NASA in Final Preparations for Nov. 8 Asteroid Flyby NASA in Final Preparations for Nov. 8 Asteroid Flyby
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The sun is hot outside, the cicadas are buzzing, the next door neighbour is mowing their lawn, the beginning of summer is here…. You step outside your house into the noise and heat of the day, and…. The Self Preservation of Grass | Digging the Dirt
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other interesting things
A Laser to Give the Universe a Hernia? Think back to 2008, when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was about to be switched on for the first time.
Boeing to Build Commercial Spacecraft at Kennedy, Create 550 Jobs Steven Siceloff, John F. Kennedy Space Center The Boeing Company will set up Orbiter Processing Facility-3 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to manufacture and assemble its CST-100 spacecraft for launches to the International Space Station under a newly signed agreement with NASA and Space Florida. And that deal could provide a glimpse of how Kennedy's unique facilities will be used in the future. "It's a clear sign that NASA will continue to be an engine for growth," said Lori Garver, the agency's deputy administrator, in announcing the deal during a ceremony Oct. 31 at OPF-3.
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Search for Elusive Higgs Boson Particle on Hold Until 2012 | Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Particle Accelerator | Search for Higgs Boson New Physics One of the world's most elusive particles will stay hidden a while longer, it seems. Scientists at the gigantic Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator at the CERN physics lab in Switzerland have wrapped up — at least for 2011 — the kind of experiments that might have shown a glimpse of the long-sought Higgs boson particle. The Higgs boson, which has been theorized but never observed, is thought to give all other particles their mass.
Alternate ending: Living on without telomerase Nov. 4, 2011 — Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have discovered an alternative mechanism for the extension of the telomere repeat sequence by DNA repair enzymes.
The master list of email delivery terminology Scientists from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have developed a new material for cleaning up contaminated water from radioactive leaks and medical processes. The team mixed titanate nanofiber and nanotubes into a powder that, it says, will clean the radioactive particles in a ton of water with a single gram, provided it’s properly distributed or filtered. Aussie scientists develop radioactivity-trapping nanofibers