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The (Astrobiology) Canterbury Tales
Topic: Missions
05/08/06
At the Astrobiology Society of Britain Conference hosted by the University of Kent, thirty-five lecturers presented work in topics related to astrobiology research in the United Kingdom and abroad. What follows here is an account of their tales, along with some narrative aid from Society Vice-Chair.

Baby Steps
Topic: Missions
05/03/06
BabyBot, a robot modelled on the torso of a two year-old child, is helping researchers take the first, tottering steps towards understanding human perception, and could lead to the development of machines that can perceive and interact with their environment.

Radio Astrobiology II
Topic: Missions
04/13/06
Welcome to Radio Astrobiology, the podcast of Astrobiology Magazine, where we'll feature new programs, including Ask an Astrobiologist, Astrobiology in the News, and Great Debates. In Part II of an in-depth interview, our host Simon Mitton discusses astrobiology and its exploration frontiers.

How small nations think big...
Topic: Missions
04/06/06
Long before Astrobiology was even a real word, scientists in Europe had started using space research to try and find answers to deep-rooted questions about life. From simple beginnings, the experiments became more complex and more ambitious. Looking at the effects of space on living systems, exploring new worlds for life or the building blocks of it, searching for habitable planets outside our Solar System; step by step Europe has developed a strong and diverse programme of space research for astrobiology.

Radio Astrobiology
Topic: Missions
03/27/06
Welcome to Radio Astrobiology, the podcast of Astrobiology Magazine: each week we'll feature a new program, including Ask an Astrobiologist, Astrobiology in the News, and Great Debates. In Part I of an in-depth interview, our host Simon Mitton discusses astrobiology and its exploration frontiers.

Find the Stardust
Topic: Missions
01/11/06
Astronomy buffs who jumped at the chance to use their home computers in the SETI@home search for intelligent life in the universe will soon be able to join an Internet-based search for dust grains originating from stars millions of light years away.

Top Ten 2005 Astrobiology Stories
Topic: Missions
01/05/06
Astrobiology Magazine compiled its list of top ten stories for 2005. Exploration of Mars and Saturn was among the highlights in a review of astrobiology advances over the last twelve months in our own solar system and beyond.

Remote Viewing Earth
Topic: Missions
11/30/05
A recent check of the VIRTIS imaging spectrometer during the Venus Express commissioning phase has allowed its first remote-sensing data to be acquired, using Earth and the Moon as a reference.

ET Cell-Phone Home
Topic: Missions
10/28/05
Recent advances in wireless computing technology could improve deep-space missions like asteroid research and remote spacecraft operations by changing the way signals sent from Earth. A new method designed to effectively deliver commands and instructions using hundreds of millions of transmitters.

Expectations for a Final Theory?
Topic: Missions
10/24/05
Martin Rees is Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge and Britain´s Astronomer Royal. He is the author of numerous popular science books, including the bestselling Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe.

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