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Our pick of the best recent quotes and comments
I think this was just an example of how not to do business
Sean O’Keefe from Syracuse University quoted in the Times
O’Keefe, a former NASA administrator, was commenting on the uncontrolled re-entry of the Chinese space station Tiangong-1, which crashed in the Pacific early last month.
We’re caught up in a sort of no man’s land because of these technicalities
Graham Peters, chairman of the trade association UKspace, quoted by Reuters
Peters says that Britain is already losing work on the EU’s Galileo satellite programme as European consortia are starting to form without UK companies when bidding for new contracts.
The art is a symbol of how he touched lives in the city and instilled a sense of pride in its residents
David Sechur, senior bursar at the University of Cambridge’s Gonville and Caius College, quoted by the BBC
Sechur was commenting on a mural that has appeared on a Cambridge bridge in tribute to the late Stephen Hawking.
This result plants a flag
Leslie Rosenberg from the University of Washington quoted in Symmetry
Rosenberg was commenting on the latest results of the Axion Dark Matter Experiment, which recently showed that it had achieved the necessary sensitivity to detect axions – candidate dark-matter particles.
I am a scientist. I am often wrong, and that’s okay
Optical physicist Paulina Kuo from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, writing on the lab’s blog
Kuo says that being wrong is part of the process of doing science, but the trick is catching errors before they “leave the lab”.
It’s a nanomaterial solution to solve a chemistry problem
Materials scientist Jiaxing Huang from Northwestern University quoted in the New York Times
Huang and colleagues have discovered that a solution containing graphene could make a successful hair dye, which stayed on even after 30 washes.