Monthly Archives: July 2012

‘Star Trek’ Actors Star in New Mars Rover Landing Videos

‘Star Trek’ Actors Star in New Mars Rover Landing VideosNews from Space.com: “Star Trek” actor William Shatner narrates a NASA video about the Mars rover Curiosity.CREDIT: NASA How do you get people excited about a Mars rover that will attempt … Continue reading

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With Mars mission and rover Curiosity, NASA hunts building blocks of life

With Mars mission and rover Curiosity, NASA hunts building blocks of lifeNews from Washington Post: The last time the United States landed a mission on Mars to look for extraterrestrial life or its building blocks, Gerald Ford was president and … Continue reading

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Hidden Grand Canyon-sized ICE-HOLE hastens Antarctic melt

Hidden Grand Canyon-sized ICE-HOLE hastens Antarctic meltNews from Register: Vid A geoboffin and glacioboffin team have discovered a Grand-Canyon-sized chasm hidden under the ice in West Antarctica that they believe is helping the ice to melt. The University of Aberdeen … Continue reading

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Big horned rhinoceros beetles are healthiest

Big horned rhinoceros beetles are healthiestNews from BBC News: 26 July 2012 Last updated at 19:12 By Ella Davies Reporter, BBC Nature Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. In this clip, two male beetles fight using their … Continue reading

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Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet: Short Term Event or Long Term Climate Change?

Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet: Short Term Event or Long Term Climate Change?News from Wired News: The image on the left is from 8 July 12, while that on the right is from 12 July 2012, showing a profound … Continue reading

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NASA: Strange and sudden massive melt in Greenland

NASA: Strange and sudden massive melt in GreenlandNews from Newsday: Published: July 24, 2012 9:09 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: AP | These undated handout images provided by NASA shows the extent of surface melt over Greenland’s ice sheet … Continue reading

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Electricity pumps artificial jellyfish through water

Electricity pumps artificial jellyfish through waterNews from BBC News: 23 July 2012 Last updated at 05:59 ET The researchers shocked the muscle cells into contracting using an electric current Scientists in the US have created a free swimming artificial jellyfish. … Continue reading

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UCLA researchers create highly transparent solar cells for windows that …

UCLA researchers create highly transparent solar cells for windows that …News from UC Los Angeles: “These results open the potential for visibly transparent polymer solar cells as add-on components of portable electronics, smart windows and building-integrated photovoltaics and in other … Continue reading

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Stanford University researchers create first virtual organism

Stanford University researchers create first virtual organismNews from TG Daily: A team of Stanford University researchers has managed to create the world’s first complete computer model of an organism.

 The team – led by Prof. Markus Covert – leveraged data … Continue reading

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River Network Found on Saturn’s Largest Moon; Windows That Absorb Solar Power

River Network Found on Saturn’s Largest Moon; Windows That Absorb Solar PowerNews from The Atlantic Wire: Discovered: Titan shows marks of a river network; a potential black hole in the heart of the Milky Way; poverty can cause mothers to … Continue reading

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