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domingo, 15 de agosto de 2010


OVNIs no Brasil!

Parte da Estação Espacial será mandada a vistar um Asteróide:

Part of Space Station Could Carry Crew to an Asteroid, NASA Says
By Jeremy Hsu Senior Writer
posted: 11 August 2010

WASHINGTON — A room on the International Space Station could ultimately be converted and detached to carry astronauts on their next great adventure, to an asteroid, NASA scientists say.

The space station's Tranquility module, known as Node 3, could be repurposed as the main living space for humans headed to a nearby asteroid, NASA officials said. The node could be connected to two space exploration vehicles and have add-on inflatable modules. [Concept photo of the asteroid mission.]

"There's no new ideas under the sun," said Brian Wilcox, a roboticist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. He said NASA "Blue Sky" group had focused on repurposing technologies for new missions during a brainstorming session this year.

E a India vai ser ajudada a desenvolver o seu Portátil de 35 Dólares:

OLPC’s Negroponte Offers To Help India Realize $35 Tablet
By Ryan Paul, ars technica Email Author
August 8, 2010 10:30 am

In an open letter to the government of India, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project founder Nicholas Negroponte expressed enthusiasm for the country’s recently announced $35 tablet effort and offered to assist by making his organization’s technology and expertise available.
The offer of collaboration is the latest odd twist in OLPC’s erratic relationship with India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The real significance of Negroponte’s offer, however, is that it reflects OLPC’s evolving views about the value of collaboration.

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