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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University August 7, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 41

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Adventures in space (etc.)
Every summer, scores of college students join the working ranks at APL

Computer science graduate student Chris Olson, right, with Mike Farrow, assistant group supervisor of the Ground Applications Group, and Paul Lafferty, STEREO ground software lead, in the STEREO Mission Operations Center at APL.

The countdown to the launch of STEREO — twin space-based observatories designed and built by the Applied Physics Laboratory — has begun, and only weeks remain before liftoff.
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NASA OKs proposal for mission on dark energy
A Johns Hopkins astrophysicist is principal investigator of a proposal, accepted last week by NASA, to design a space mission to determine the properties of the mysterious dark energy that is causing the expansion rate of the universe to speed up.
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Leadership named for arts effort
Two years ago, Johns Hopkins set forth to put the arts front and center on the Homewood campus. Every vision needs its visionaries, and now two have been put in place.
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Thinking Out Loud

Obituary: Coaching assistant killed in crash

Hopkins Nursing comes to aid of Lebanese students stranded in Baltimore

Theory: Heat therapy may be key to 'Lance Armstrong effect'

CCP receives $8.7 million Gates grant for anti-malaria effort

JHPIEGO awarded $24 million to avert HIV crisis in Kenya

Revamped Integrated Imaging Center opens at Homewood

Tool developed to watch real-time chemical activity in cells

Violence during pregnancy increases the risk of early childhood mortality

SAIS' Fouad Ajami publishes new book on Iraq

Chemicals in curry and onions may help stop colon cancer

Message to older adults: embrace the effects of sensible exercise

Antihistamine identified as potential antimalarial drug


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