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  1. News - World - SCIENCE FOCUS

    All systems go for Curiosity rover on Mars

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... Alok Jha Nasa engineers have been testing the rover's systems to ensure they survived the landing and can begin uncovering secrets of the red planet All systems 'go' ... its front and back sets of wheels. Engineers at Nasa, the US space agency, wanted to make sure all the steering actuators were still working, that the wheel motors were turning. Every move ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1022810/all-systems-go-curiosity-rover-mars
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Godfather of climate change retires to continue mother of all battles

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Renowned Nasa scientist who first raised warnings of man-made global warming three decades ago wants to continue raising public awareness Hansen retires to continue climate fight This month, climate scientist Dr James Hansen retired as head of Nasa's Goddard Institute of Space Studies. Yet at age 72, instead of aiming for a leisurely life after work, Hansen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1224820/godfather-climate-change-retires-continue-mother-all-battles
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Preparing for the return of El Nino

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:21am by Martin Williams

    ... of the way the Pacific looked in the spring of 1997," said Bill Patzert, a climatologist at US space agency Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "That turned out to be the precursor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1522640/preparing-return-el-nino
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Robotic vehicles set to unlock secrets of space

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 02:24am by Martin Williams

    ... of space At the end of last month came news that Nasa has ideas for a novel robotic space vehicle. Dubbed a "super ball bot" by the US space agency, this would be roughly spherical, built ... that otherwise deflects them. And despite the intense heat, in 2012, Nasa's Messenger satellite made observations consistent with ice on Mercury- in polar craters shaded from the sun. Two scientists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1408520/robotic-vehicles-set-unlock-secrets-space
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    How digital technology makes almost everyone a photographer

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... photography". That first camera adopted some of the technology that Nasa had developed for transmitting images from the moon. During the 1960s, Nasa engineers working on the idea of using mosaics ... produce and require less power than CCD sensors, and in the early 1990s Nasa devised active circuitry that boosted their signal while reducing "noise". Cameras with CMOS sensors now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1142143/how-digital-technology-makes-almost-everyone-photographer
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Scientists increasingly think life on earth originated from another planet

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... possibly, fossil microbes have been found in meteorites from Mars. The most famous of these meteorites made world news in 1996, when Nasa scientist David McKay argued that tiny structures were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1325256/scientists-increasingly-think-life-earth-originated-another
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Volcanoes: our unpredictable, often dangerous, reminder of a planet still in formation

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... so a cataclysm would impact the earth- Nasa pointed out that supervolcanoes erupted only about 1.4 times every million years. Martin Williams is a Hong Kong-based writer specialising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1287093/volcanoes-our-unpredictable-often-dangerous-reminder-planet

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