- Medicine - Feb 19 Link between gut and type 1 diabetes
- Medicine - Feb 16 Understanding causes of musculoskeletal diseases
- Life Sciences - Feb 16 Problems with herbicide- resistant weeds become crystal clear
- Life Sciences - Feb 15 Five UCLA faculty members awarded 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships
- Life Sciences - Feb 15 Cells Communicate in a Dynamic Code
- Life Sciences - Feb 15 Cuttlefish have surprising control of skin spikes
- Medicine - Feb 15 Scientists receive $7.7 million grant to study HIV recurrence
- Life Sciences - Feb 15 Mental rehearsal might prepare our minds for action
- Medicine - Feb 15 Aksoy Labs combats the tsetse fly to protect Africa from sleeping sickness
- Life Sciences - Feb 15 A test of the uterine lining improves chances of a successful pregnancy
- Medicine - Feb 15 Not being aware of memory problems predicts onset of Alzheimer’s disease
- Life Sciences - Feb 14 UCL’s Jeremy Bentham joins exhibition in New York
- Life Sciences - Feb 14 Reality check
- Life Sciences - Feb 12 Visual cues amplify sound
- Life Sciences - Feb 9 A 12,000- year story - revealing the history of settlers in Britain from the end of the Ice Age to the present day
- Medicine - Feb 9 Â£1.7m Innovate UK funding will help tackle silent killer that could affect one in four Scots
Space in Images
The European Columbus module is packed up and loaded for transport to the US in this image from 2006. Built in Turin, Italy, and Bremen, Germany, the completed module was shipped to NASA’s facilities in Cape Canaveral, Florida ahead of its February 2008 launch aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.
Columbus has been providing microgravity research facilities for the past decade. In honour of this milestone, this week’s image celebrates Columbus’ triumph over setbacks. Many events factored into its delayed launch: the bureaucratic challenge of planning and budgeting, construction delays and the tragic 2003 Columbia Shuttle disaster meant Columbus was five years behind schedule by the time it climbed into the sky.
So it was with joy and relief when Columbus inside its climate-controlled container was loaded into the Beluga aircraft, an Airbus A300 named after the whale it resembles.
Among the many who attended its farewell ceremony was German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Once at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the fully integrated module underwent final tests before being loaded into the Shuttle payload bay.
Since its launch in February 2008, the biggest European contribution to manned spaceflight has provided a multi-disciplinary, multi-user platform for research in biology, fluidics and physics, and technology demonstrations - and continues to do so today.
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