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No. 266 - Continuation of quadrature operations, temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, and entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign

ESA - 1 hour 22 sec ago
Report for the period 13 October to 9 November 2013This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the continuation of quadrature operations, a temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign.
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No. 265 - End of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, start of quadrature operations

ESA - 1 hour 22 sec ago
Report for the period 15 September to 12 October 2013.This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the end of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the start of quadrature operations.
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Herschel Status Report - June 2013

ESA - 1 hour 22 sec ago
Report for period 3 June to 1 July 2013 On 17 June 2013 Herschel operations were concluded, following the last manoeuvre to deplete the spacecraft's fuel and the final passivation of the spacecraft. Herschel has been switched off and is in its final heliocentric orbit. The mission is now in its post-operations phase.
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Scots' support for independence lags on eve of referendum

Reuters - 1 hour 7 min ago
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - On the eve of Scotland's historic referendum, opinion polls on Wednesday showed support for staying within the United Kingdom marginally stronger than backing for independence, but tens of thousands of undecided citizens agonized over which way to vote.
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Is it too late to protect privacy? Pessimism reigns over big data and the law

PhysOrg2 - 1 hour 11 min ago
Society may have already reached a point where protecting privacy has become impossible, and many legal experts are "united in pessimism" about the collection and use of big data, according to a communications surveillance-themed edition of the UNSW Law Journal.
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Is it too late to protect privacy? Pessimism reigns over big data and the law

Phys.Org - 1 hour 11 min ago
Society may have already reached a point where protecting privacy has become impossible, and many legal experts are "united in pessimism" about the collection and use of big data, according to a communications surveillance-themed edition of the UNSW Law Journal.
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Image: Rainbow aurora captured from space station

Phys.Org - 1 hour 21 min ago
Auroras occur when particle radiation from the Sun hits Earth's upper atmosphere, making it glow in a greenish blue light. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has one of our planet's best views of this phenomenon, circling 400 km up on the Station.
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Image: Rainbow aurora captured from space station

PhysOrg2 - 1 hour 21 min ago
Auroras occur when particle radiation from the Sun hits Earth's upper atmosphere, making it glow in a greenish blue light. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has one of our planet's best views of this phenomenon, circling 400 km up on the Station.
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New dawn for pasta wheat in Australia

Phys.Org - 1 hour 31 min ago
The University of Adelaide's durum breeding program today at the Hart Field Day will release a new durum wheat variety called DBA-Aurora which promises a step-change in potential durum production in southern Australia.
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New dawn for pasta wheat in Australia

PhysOrg2 - 1 hour 31 min ago
The University of Adelaide's durum breeding program today at the Hart Field Day will release a new durum wheat variety called DBA-Aurora which promises a step-change in potential durum production in southern Australia.
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Researchers create materials that reproduce cephalopods' ability to quickly change colors and textures

Phys.Org - 1 hour 38 min ago
Cephalopods, which include octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish, are among nature's most skillful camouflage artists, able to change both the color and texture of their skin within seconds to blend into their surroundings—a capability that engineers have long struggled to duplicate in synthetic materials. Now a team of researchers has come closer than ever to achieving that goal, creating a flexible material that can change its color or fluorescence and its texture at the same time, on demand, by remote control.
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Researchers create materials that reproduce cephalopods' ability to quickly change colors and textures

PhysOrg2 - 1 hour 38 min ago
Cephalopods, which include octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish, are among nature's most skillful camouflage artists, able to change both the color and texture of their skin within seconds to blend into their surroundings—a capability that engineers have long struggled to duplicate in synthetic materials. Now a team of researchers has come closer than ever to achieving that goal, creating a flexible material that can change its color or fluorescence and its texture at the same time, on demand, by remote control.
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A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies

Phys.Org - 1 hour 40 min ago
Chips that use light, rather than electricity, to move data would consume much less power—and energy efficiency is a growing concern as chips' transistor counts rise.
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A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies

PhysOrg2 - 1 hour 40 min ago
Chips that use light, rather than electricity, to move data would consume much less power—and energy efficiency is a growing concern as chips' transistor counts rise.
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Software catches vulnerabilities on websites before they're exploited

Phys.Org - 1 hour 41 min ago
Hacking is often done with malicious intent. But the two MIT alumni who co-founded fast-growing startup Tinfoil Security have shown that hacking can be put to good use: improving security.
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Software catches vulnerabilities on websites before they're exploited

PhysOrg2 - 1 hour 41 min ago
Hacking is often done with malicious intent. But the two MIT alumni who co-founded fast-growing startup Tinfoil Security have shown that hacking can be put to good use: improving security.
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Bioengineers develop a toolkit for designing more successful synthetic molecules

Phys.Org - 1 hour 43 min ago
(Phys.org) —Ever since Robert Hooke first described cells in 1665, scientists have been trying to figure out what is going on inside. One of the most exciting modern techniques involves injecting cells with synthetic genetic molecules that can passively report on the cell's behavior, or even alter its function.
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Bioengineers develop a toolkit for designing more successful synthetic molecules

PhysOrg2 - 1 hour 43 min ago
(Phys.org) —Ever since Robert Hooke first described cells in 1665, scientists have been trying to figure out what is going on inside. One of the most exciting modern techniques involves injecting cells with synthetic genetic molecules that can passively report on the cell's behavior, or even alter its function.
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Computation of the stabilities and crystal structures of known and new phosphorus allotropes made of nanotubes

PhysOrg2 - 1 hour 47 min ago
(Phys.org) —What holds white, black, and red phosphorus together—and prevents it from falling apart, for example into much-sought-after atomically thin networks and nanowires? This is what German scientists now found out using numerical modeling. As they explain in the journal Angewandte Chemie, Van der Waals forces, weak interactions between covalently bonded phosphorus units, play the key role.
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Computation of the stabilities and crystal structures of known and new phosphorus allotropes made of nanotubes

Phys.Org - 1 hour 47 min ago
(Phys.org) —What holds white, black, and red phosphorus together—and prevents it from falling apart, for example into much-sought-after atomically thin networks and nanowires? This is what German scientists now found out using numerical modeling. As they explain in the journal Angewandte Chemie, Van der Waals forces, weak interactions between covalently bonded phosphorus units, play the key role.
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