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Physics - Environment - 20.06.2010
University sets up solar farm for photovoltaic research
University sets up solar farm for photovoltaic research
Work to install one of the city's first major solar farms on the roof of a University of Sheffield building began today (21 June 2010) - the date of the summer solstice - as part of a £120,000 investment into boosting photovoltaic research.

Physics - 17.06.2010
Jean-Jacques Dordain to continue as Director General of ESA
Jean-Jacques Dordain to continue as Director General of ESA : The Council of the European Space Agency today announced that Jean-Jacques Dordain will continue as the Director General of ESA for a further period of four years.

Physics - 17.06.2010
Telescope offers clues on dark matter
Secrets of the Universe are to be revealed as a new telescope equipped with the world's most powerful digital camera begins its observations of the night sky. sky survey telescope, known as PS1, will enable scientists to better understand the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, the material that is thought to account for much of the mass of the Universe but has never been proven to exist.

Economics / Business - Physics - 17.06.2010

Physics - 17.06.2010
Jumbo Jellyfish or Massive Star?
Jumbo Jellyfish or Massive Star?
Some might see a blood-red jellyfish in a forest of seaweed, while others might see a big, red eye or a pair of lips.

Physics - 17.06.2010
Cassini Getting the Lowdown on Titan This Weekend
Cassini Getting the Lowdown on Titan This Weekend
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will take its lowest dip through the hazy atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan in the early morning of June 21 UTC, which is the evening of June 20 Pacific time.

Sport - Physics - 16.06.2010
Researchers investigate spin of World Cup football
The spin of the football used in the 2006 World Cup, has been newly analysed by a University of Sheffield academic, providing valuable information for professional sports engineers and scientists as well as football designers and manufacturers.

Physics - Chemistry - 16.06.2010
Physicists Get an Up-Close Look at Synthetic Quantum Materials
Cambridge, Mass. June 17, 2010 - Physicists at Harvard University have, for the first time, tracked individual atoms in a gas cooled to extreme temperatures as the particles reorganized into a crystal, a process driven by quantum mechanics. The research, described this week in the journal Science, opens new possibilities for particle-by-particle study and engineering of artificial quantum materials.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 16.06.2010
MIT leads the first team to study a Kuiper Belt object during a stellar occultation
MIT leads the first team to study a Kuiper Belt object during a stellar occultation
This artist's concept of a Kuiper Belt object found by the Hubble telescope is only 3,200 feet across and a whopping 4.2 billion miles away. Image: NASA CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ? Until now, astronomers have used telescopes to find Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs), moon-sized bodies, and obtain their spectra to determine what types of ices are on their surface.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 16.06.2010
MIT leads the first team to study a Kuiper Belt object during a stellar occultation
MIT leads the first team to study a Kuiper Belt object during a stellar occultation
High oxygen production in thin-film materials could lead to greatly increased power production for fuel cells CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ? Until now, astronomers have used telescopes to find Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs), moon-sized bodies, and obtain their spectra to determine what types of ices are on their surface.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 15.06.2010
Pan-STARRS Asteroid Hunter and Sky Surveyor Now Fully Operational
Pan-STARRS Asteroid Hunter and Sky Surveyor Now Fully Operational
Cambridge, MA - Astronomers announced today that the first Pan-STARRS (Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System) telescope, PS1, is fully operational.

Health - Physics - 15.06.2010
Report of the President: Academic Council professoriate appointments
The following Academic Council Professoriate appointments, promotions, and reappointments for the periods indicated were reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Academic Council on Sept.

Physics - 15.06.2010
NASA Releases Kepler Data on Potential Extrasolar Planets
NASA Releases Kepler Data on Potential Extrasolar Planets
PASADENA, Calif. NASA's Kepler Mission has released 43 days of science data on more than 156,000 stars.

Physics - 15.06.2010
Little Grey Rabbit author recipes relaunched
Little Grey Rabbit author recipes relaunched
A book of recipes published by a best selling children's author has been relaunched at The University of Manchester hall where she lived 100 years ago.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 15.06.2010
MSSL designs 'eyes' of robot scientist bound for Mars
MSSL designs ’eyes’ of robot scientist bound for Mars
A team of scientists from UCL is designing the 'eyes' of a rover that will search for signs of life on Mars.

Physics - 15.06.2010
Rosetta’s blind date with asteroid Lutetia
Rosetta's blind date with asteroid Lutetia and other space missions have encountered a handful of asteroids. Each asteroid has proven to be an individual and Lutetia is expected to continue the trend. Although recent high resolution ground-based images have given some idea of the overall shape of Lutetia, we have no idea what it looks like in detail.

Physics - Life Sciences - 15.06.2010
Nano design, just like in nature
Researchers at Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) are currently coordinating an EU project.

Physics - Chemistry - 14.06.2010
Navigating the canals by hydrogen barge
Navigating the canals by hydrogen barge
The University of Birmingham's hydrogen powered narrow boat ‘the Ross Barlow' has set sail on its first major canal cruise.

Physics - Economics / Business - 14.06.2010

Physics - Economics / Business - 14.06.2010

Physics - 14.06.2010
NASA Releases Kepler Data On Potential Extrasolar Planets
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. NASA's Kepler Mission has released 43 days of science data on more than 156,000 stars.

Physics - 14.06.2010
New Space Station Crew Members Launch From Kazakhstan
HOUSTON - NASA astronauts Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin launched to the International Space Station aboard their Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft at 4:35 p.m&

Chemistry - Physics - 14.06.2010
Organic nanoelectronics a step closer
Although they could revolutionize a wide range of high-tech products such as computer displays or solar cells, organic materials do not have the same ordered chemical composition as inorganic materials, preventing scientists from using them to their full potential. But an international team of researchers led by McGill's Dr. Dmitrii Perepichka and the Institut national de la recherche scientifique's Dr. Federico Rosei have published research that shows how to solve this decades-old conundrum.

Physics - 14.06.2010
Stargazing computers mimic human brain
Stargazing computers mimic human brain
Scientists at UCL and Cambridge have developed a computer program modelled on the human brain that can recognise the shape of galaxies and classify them accurately and efficiently.

Physics - 14.06.2010
NASAJPL Facebook Fans Design Fantasy Space Vacation
NASAJPL Facebook Fans Design Fantasy Space Vacation
We got some super-creative ideas from people on the NASAJPL Facebook page when we asked this question: "Planning a summer trip?

Physics - 14.06.2010
Hunting brown dwarfs
Hunting brown dwarfs
Today the team behind the CoRoT space telescope report that they have found a rare example of a brown dwarf tightly orbiting its star.

Physics - Administration - 12.06.2010

Administration - Physics - 11.06.2010

Physics - 11.06.2010
NASA Dryden Hosts Radar Tests for Next Mars Landing
NASA Dryden Hosts Radar Tests for Next Mars Landing
Engineers with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., are running diverse trials with a test version of the radar system that will enable NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission to put the Curiosity rover onto the Martian surface in August 2012.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 09.06.2010
SAGE mission to Venus
SAGE mission to Venus
Researchers are planning a laser tool that will rapidly measure the surface, and beneath the surface, of the planet whose hostile environment will likely destroy the lander after a few hours of operation.

Physics - 09.06.2010
ESA astronauts at ILA in Berlin
ESA astronauts at ILA in Berlin 9 June 2010 Ten past and present ESA astronauts will be at the ILA international aerospace show at Berlin's Schoenefeld on Friday 11 June.

Physics - Administration - 08.06.2010

Physics - Chemistry - 08.06.2010
Graphene makes light work of aircraft design
Faster and lighter aircraft could be built using an incredible super-thin material just one atom thick, according to new research conducted at The University of Manchester. Writing in the journal Advanced Materials , a team of materials scientists and physicists say graphene has the potential to replace carbon fibres in high performance materials that are used to build aircraft.

Physics - 08.06.2010
NASA Invites the Public to Picture Their "Face in Space"
MEDIA ADVISORY : M10-091 HOUSTON - NASA is inviting members of the public to send electronic images of their faces into orbit aboard one of the final remaining space shuttle missions.

Physics - History / Archeology - 08.06.2010
NASA Helps in Upcoming Asteroid Mission Homecoming
NASA Helps in Upcoming Asteroid Mission Homecoming
The space and astronomy worlds have June 13 circled on the calendar. That's when the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) expects the sample return capsule of the agency's technology demonstrator spacecraft, Hayabusa, to boomerang back to Earth.

Physics - Environment - 08.06.2010
’Space for Earth at the Berlin Air and Space Show, ILA, 8-13 June 2010
'Space for Earth? at the Berlin Air and Space Show, ILA, 8-13 June 2010 8 June 2010 The Berlin Air and Space Show, ILA, one of the world's largest aerospace trade shows, opens today. Organised every two years by the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI), it will be taking place at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport on 8-13 June.

Physics - Environment - 08.06.2010
Body language reveals if you're a true green
Body language reveals if you’re a true green
The inner feelings of people who falsely claim to care about the environment can be exposed by understanding their body language, according to a new book. Professor Geoff Beattie, from The University of Manchester, says mismatches between gestures and speech will allow us to indentify 'green fakers', regardless of what they actually say.

Physics - 07.06.2010
Recovery act funds research to design computer processors with built-in power supplies
As advanced computers get faster and more complex, the need for more efficient power supplies is crucial to the industry's future, and Cornell researchers are staying ahead of the curve.

Physics - Economics / Business - 07.06.2010
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Fires Past Record for Speed Change
NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Fires Past Record for Speed Change
PASADENA, Calif.- Deep in the heart of the asteroid belt, on its way to the first of the belt's two most massive inhabitants, NASA's ion-propelled Dawn spacecraft has eclipsed the record for velocity change produced by a spacecraft's engines.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 07.06.2010
Doctor needed in Antarctica
Doctor needed in Antarctica 7 June 2010 It's harsh, demanding, isolated and even hostile, but a unique place: Concordia research station in Antarctica.

Physics - Administration - 04.06.2010
NASA Administrator’s Statement On First Falcon 9 Launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The following is a statement by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden regarding Friday's launch of Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket.

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