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    Space scientists at the Northrop Space Laboratories in Hawthorne...in southern California...have discovered that transistors are?

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    Space scientists at the Northrop Space Laboratories in Hawthorne...in southern California...have discovered that transistors are able to heal themselves, and they say this accounts for the mid-flight recovery of the communications satellites, Tellstar and Relay.Dr.Leonard Gardiner, a Northrop scientist, called this finding a break-through.And he said this self-healing quality of the space transistors -- the ability to recover from radiation damage - probably would permit the British satellite, Aerial, to go back into operation, too.Dr.Gardiner announced the finding last Friday (11 January).He said it was the result of a two-year research project at Northrop -- a study of the effects of radiation on electronic components in space conditions.(Additional information on SOF).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9641P4K91E5F38ON3Y02ZSTIL
    Media URN:
    VLVA9641P4K91E5F38ON3Y02ZSTIL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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