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Learning From Birds And Bees: Engineers Study Insects For Ideas On Tiny "Micro Air Vehicles"

... doguidance and navigation systems -- and the tiny payloads that willtransmit television images or sniff the air for contaminants. Recentadvances in micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and microelectronicstechnology give engineers confidence that systems that tiny could oneday be practical. At Georgia T...

STS-89 Will Carry Five Science Payloads From NASA/Marshall

...ch other." Building blocks of life The otherfour payloads support work by NASA/Marshall and the biomedical communityto determine the structure and function of the thousands of proteins usedin the human body and in valuable plants and animals. The Diffusion-controlledCrystallization Apparatus for Microgravit...

Laboratory Under Construction

...he kitchen sink. "Most of our current inventory of payloads can fly very early," said PattonDowney, NASA disci...loadsaboard space station. "We've had requests for payloads that could fly on the early space stationassembly missions before the crew mans the station," contin...

New Class Of Synthetic Capsules That Mimic Biological Cells Has Wide Array Of Potential Uses

...ection, they could be used to deliver all sorts of payloads to human tissues.One of the more general applications might be for an artificial blood supply.The polymersomes could be made to encapsulate one or more of the oxygen-carryingmolecules found in the body. "These could be useful in any kind of trauma or...

CU-Boulder to send experiments ranging from ladybugs to water quality on NASA shuttle

...ry sponsors. BioServe will fly three bioprocessing payloads on Columbia, which providethermally controlled environments and automated processing of biological samplesin space. One payload will carry experiments for BioServe's industrial sponsors andanother involves a National Institutes of Health experiment...

Colorado set to fly biomedical experiments on September shuttle flight

... with industry, academia and government. Bioserve payloads have been launched on 17 NASA space shuttles since 1991, have twice ridden on Russias Mir Space Station, and are expected to have a permanent presence on the International Space Station beginning in 2001. BioServe also will be using the Atlantis ...

First experiments from NASA Commercial Space Centers get started on International Space Station

...ition Two crew are setting up the three commercial payloads and beginning experiments. These experiments will remain on board the Station until the end of Expedition Two, at the end of July, when the Space Shuttle Discovery will return them to Earth. The three experiments slated for Space Station Expedition T...

New science investigations, a fresh team ready for Expedition Three on International Space Station

...il for Expedition Three by taking the first set of payloads and operating them on the Station," said Echols.Du... more than 15,000 commands were sent to experiment payloads and support equipment on the Station. On March 9, a Canadian principal investigator made the first ...

Science steps up on International Space Station with new experiments, fresh crew to operate them

...ke it possible to fly additional, low-cost science payloads in the Shuttle, or deliver replacement parts quick... research instruments will grow from 18 to 26 U.S. payloads - seven of them new to the Space Station science program and several with multiple experiments. We ...

DuPont to launch soybeans into space

...ave the opportunity to view and monitor the actual payloads on the ISS, chat with program scientists and share information with other schools through an online database. A privately held company based in Green Bay, Wis., Space Explorers, Inc., has a mission of providing innovative, standards-based education ...

From moon rocks to space food: UH research spans 40 years

...ory. One of the most complex university-sponsored payloads ever delivered by NASA, the Wake Shield was the first experiment to comprehensively characterize the wake vacuum of a spacecraft in low earth orbit. Materials grown in orbit have led to terrestrial applications such as bionic eyes, high-efficiency la...

Scientists: Cloak of human proteins gets HIV into cells

...me machinery and have the same job -- transferring payloads from one cell to another. With these and other striking similarities, the researchers suggest retroviral particles are treated like regular exosomes. In this way, the retroviral particle is protected from immune attack and able to enter cells through...

Scientific equipment including the first European student experiment reaches the ISS

... because of its living samples. As one of the last payloads it was loaded onto the Progress M-48 just eight hours prior to launch. It will be activated in September by the current ISS crew and will stay active until Pedro Duque arrives in October. Another European experiment which had major constituents take...

ESA and Rosaviakosmos sign up for two Foton flights

... which will have 660 kg of ESA-supplied scientific payloads onboard. The order binds ESA, Rosaviakosmos and two Russian partner companies (KBOM in Moscow, TsSKB-Progress in Samara) for at least the next three years, with a first launch scheduled for May 2005 and the second for autumn 2006. This will provide ...

ESA's minature Earth observer put to many uses

...UK-based Sira Electro-Optics Ltd - one of the main payloads on the 100 kg spacecraft. Proba boasts an 'intelligent' payload, has the ability to observe the same spot on Earth in a large combination of different visible and infra-red spectra as well as from a number of different angles. A follow-on mission, Pr...

X marks the spot: Vector insertion is viral specific

...he most common vehicles for delivering therapeutic payloads via gene therapy in animal models of disease and human patients. Viruses integrate into host DNA to replicate, but exactly where they insert themselves has become a topic of increasing importance. This is of special concern when integration is near a...

Atacama rover helps NASA learn to search for life on Mars

... platform," Cabrol said. "These robots and science payloads will be a wonderful precursor to human exploration and excellent 'astronaut/astrobiology assistants' when the time comes for human missions," she added. Scientists also plan to map the habitats of the area, including its morphology, geology, ...

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