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Science Bookshelf: The Scientific Life

December 22, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 12   The practice of science has evolved rapidly over the past century, writes Harvard University professor Steven Shapin.

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Shaping the Space Age: The First International Geophysical Year

December 22, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 12   The first International Geophysical Year (IGY) in 1958 was a landmark that helped usher in the Space Age.

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Can the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving Help You?

October 30, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 10   What’s the contradiction in the problem you’re trying to solve? The Theory of Inventing Problem Solving (TRIZ) may help you find the answer.

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Academy Brief: Science Case Studies

December 22, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 12   The Academy has developed several recent case studies related to NASA science missions.

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Inventor’s Bookshelf: Designing Interactions

October 30, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 10   If a system is both digital and interactive, it falls under design guru Bill Moggridge’s broad definition of interaction design.

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Message from the Academy Director: Science and Project Management

December 22, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 12   In NASA’s culture it is common to think about science, engineering, and project management as separate disciplines. In reality, close collaboration is one of the keys to successful project outcomes.

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View from the Outside: South Korea Prepares KSLV-1

October 30, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 10   As it readies the first Korea Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV-1) for flight, South Korea aims to become the ninth country to launch its own satellite within its borders.

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Research Brief: NRC Evaluates Constellation-Enabled Science Mission Concepts

December 22, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 12   Most of the science mission concepts that could utilize the Constellation program’s unique capabilities are likely to be “prohibitively expensive,” according to a report by the National Research Council.

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