UPDATE: Less than 100 minutes to go. Explanation: If you didn’t know already, the latest information from Mars will soon be vending our way. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and the Mars Science Lab (MSL) team have sent out Curiosity the rover and it will land on Mars on Monday morning in 100 minutes. In a few hours time we may have the first pictures from the landing. There will be “seven minutes of terror” according to the MSL team at NASA where they won’t be able to control it and it will be awhile before they even know whether it was successful. Several orbiting spacecraft such as the Odyssey will…
National desalination research centre launched in Rockingham: Marisa Wikramanayake's article for Science Network WA on the launch of the National Centre for Excellence in Desalination (NCED)'s testing facility at Murdoch University's Rockingham campus and the announcement of their first twelve projects chosen via a funding round in June 2010 that raised $11.6 million AUD for desalination research. Click through to find the link to read the article at Science Network WA.