Monthly Archives: December 2014

Space Simulation Chamber Prepared for Testing Webb Telescope

This photo was captured from outside the enormous mouth of NASA’s giant thermal vacuum chamber, called Chamber A, at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Previously used for manned spaceflight missions,…

former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, left, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Blair's left, and Religion Leaders hold a Mosquito net with a women lying inside to demonstrate the use of the net against malaria in Abuja, Nigeria.

Malaria becoming more viral than Ebola in West Africa

Ebola in West Africa- one of the latest threatening term introduced earlier this year killed thousands of people, although death rates are countered more due to malaria than by Ebola…

When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Jangmi on Dec. 30 at 12:50 a.m. EST the center of the storm had moved into the Sulu Sea, located to the west of the Philippines.

NASA Sees a Weaker Tropical Depression Jangmi Slide into Sulu Sea

Tropical storm Jangmi, known in the Philippines as “Seniang” weakened to a tropical depression as it moved into the Sulu Sea and NASA’s Aqua satellite captured an image of the…

J. Lowry Curley, left, and Michael J. Moore, right

Biomedical Team Creates ‘Nerve On A Chip’

The two Tulane University researchers,Michael J. Moore and J. Lowry Curley who had first met in the laboratory as professor and student have now started a new biomedical company that’s winning…

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, NASA Associate Administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Directorate William Gerstenmaier, and others react as Orion splashes down after its inaugural flight. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Launch of a New Era in Human Spaceflight

NASA achieved a significant milestone in human space exploration with the success of Orion’s Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1). Orion lifted off from Cape Canaveral on its Delta IV Heavy launch…

Medical MRI scanner (Credit: Jan Ainali)

Reading Leaves a Dramatic Imprint on the Brain

Medical MRI scanner (Credit: Jan Ainali) A good book recreates the world so vividly that it activates some of the same brain regions that “everyday life” does, according to a…

NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Storm Jangmi over the central and southern Philippines on Dec. 29 at 5:05 UTC.

NASA Spots Tropical Storm Jangmi Moving into Sulu Sea

NASA’s Aqua satellite saw Tropical Storm Jangmi as it moved through the central and southern Philippines on Dec. 29. Jangmi is known locally in the Philippines as Tropical Storm Seniang….

A negative image of KKs 3, made using the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the Hubble Space Telescope. The core of the galaxy is the right hand dark object at the top centre of the image, with its stars spreading out over a large section around it. (The left hand of the two dark objects is a much nearer globular star cluster.) Image credit: D. Makarov.

Tiny galaxy- The Newly discovered neighbor of Milky way

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is part of a cluster of dozens of galaxies that make up our Local Group, a collection that includes the famous Andromeda galaxy and…

One of the GPS-instrumented rocks and its track across Racetrack Playa. The GPS unit, with its battery pack, was placed in a cavity bored into the top of the rock.

Death Valley with sliding stone

Tracks across Racetrack Playa – a dry lake bed in Death Valley with large rocks embedded in the dried mud  – have been observed and studied since the early 1900s,…

Contaminated water at Wheal Jane, where the Department for Environment is spending £2m a year on combating pollution.

Groundbreaking biofuel project brings new life to Cornish mine

Scientists hope clean-up operation at tin mine will lead to global environmental benefits A pioneering research project to clean up a flooded Cornish tin mine is using algae to harvest…

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