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Image: Wikimedia commons, NASAScience to spaceSpace shuttle Discovery lifted off on schedule this morning (April 5) at 6:21 A.M., bringing a new micro-laboratory and other equipment and experiments to the International Space Station about 220 miles above Earth. The micro-laboratory, a joint venture between the Houston-based firm NanoRacks and a Kentucky-based non-profit space research collaboration called Kentucky Space, is the "first-of-its-kind" -- a "standardized, economical and lightweight t

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Apr 4, 2010
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NASA

Science to space
Space shuttle Discovery lifted off on schedule this morning (April 5) at 6:21 A.M., bringing a new micro-laboratory and other equipment and experiments to the International Space Station about 220 miles above Earth. The micro-laboratory, a joint venture between the Houston-based firm NanoRacks and a Kentucky-based non-profit space research collaboration called Kentucky Space, is the "first-of-its-kind" -- a "standardized, economical and lightweight technology" capable of performing multiple, independent experiments on microgravity, linkurl:Topnews reported.;http://topnews.net.nz/content/23091-space-shuttle-discovery-hauling-new-standardized-micro-lab-iss Radical journal editor to be fired?
Elsevier will fire editor-in-chief Bruce Charlton from its only non-peer-reviewed journal next month if he refuses to implement the demanded changes, including a traditional peer-review system, linkurl:ScienceInsider reported.;http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2010/04/may-deadline-set-for-controversi.html The changes for the journal linkurl:have been brewing;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/57121/ ever since the publication of two AIDS denialists papers last summer. "My feeling is that this behaviour by Elsevier ought to be of concern to...
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