Monthly Archives: December 2015

Europe’s first decades of navigation satellites

GIOVE-A, short for Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element-A, was launched by Soyuz from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 28 December 2005.

Study Shows Climate Change Rapidly Warming World’s Lakes

Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a new NASA and National Science Foundation-funded study of more than half of the world’s freshwater supply.

Impact to the Realization of Quantum Computers and Other Innovations

A research group in Japan theoretically demonstrated that the results of the experiments on the peculiar superconducting state reported by a Chinese research group in January 2015 prove the existence of the Majorana-type particles.

Sparkling Stephan’s Quintet

The Stephan’s Quintet of galaxies was discovered by astronomer Édouard Stephan in 1877

Making mobile health effective and secure

With Internet-connected medical technology and digitized health records on the rise, cybersecurity is a growing concern for patients and hospitals alike.

Zinnia Flowers Starting to Grow on the International Space Station

Zinnia flowers are starting to grow in the International Space Station’s Veggie facility as part of the VEG-01 investigation.

A new adaptive robot control system

A new adaptive robot control system is developed by researchers at Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, that can sense whether a human operator wants to lead or follow.

New Meteosat Antenna tested in Hertz Chamber

An innovative antenna assembly destined to serve Europe’s coming generation of weather satellites has been put to the test within ESA’s cavernous Hertz chamber, which can reproduce the boundless reaches of space.

Creativity’s Culture Challenge

Disruption, the messy yet vital sidekick of creativity, unsticks social assumptions and conventions to create space for new ideas.

Many keep working after cancer diagnosis

About 44 percent of working people diagnosed with metastatic cancer continue to work after their diagnoses, according to a new study by a UW Carbone Cancer Center oncologist.

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