Monthly Archives: August 2013

Huge canyon discovered under Greenland ice

Huge canyon discovered under Greenland iceNews from BBC News: 29 August 2013 Last updated at 14:00 ET By Roger Harrabin Environment analyst Scientists are surprised the feature has not been worn away by successive glaciations One of the biggest canyons … Continue reading

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Uranus has a Trojan asteroid, astronomers say

Uranus has a Trojan asteroid, astronomers sayNews from Christian Science Monitor: Astronomers have spotted a 36-mile-wide asteroid leading ahead of Uranus, in an orbit thought to have been impossible. By Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com Contributor / August 30, 2013 Astronomers have … Continue reading

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Panda cub at National Zoo described as healthy and vibrant after initial physical …

Panda cub at National Zoo described as healthy and vibrant after initial physical …News from Washington Post: ‘, ‘ ‘] return ret.join(” } function setCarouselContents(){ var paramUser = getParamUser(); var recipe = “3″; //s.getCookieForRecVidABTest(); var paramABTestBucket = getParamABTestBucket(recipe); var baseurl … Continue reading

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Imperturbable ytterbium reverberates superbly, scientists say

Imperturbable ytterbium reverberates superbly, scientists sayNews from Christian Science Monitor: Scientists at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed the most stable clock ever, using lasers to vibrate a lattice of a rare metal called ytterbium.  Using … Continue reading

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The birth of a star, captured in stunning detail [photos]

The birth of a star, captured in stunning detail [photos]News from Los Angeles Times: Astronomers have captured stunning images of a star in the process of being born, and they are as beautiful as they are counterintuitive. In the images … Continue reading

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The birth of a star, captured in stunning detail [photos]

The birth of a star, captured in stunning detail [photos]News from Los Angeles Times: Astronomers have captured stunning images of a star in the process of being born, and they are as beautiful as they are counterintuitive. In the images … Continue reading

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Tiny fireball exoplanet completes one year in 8.5 hours

Tiny fireball exoplanet completes one year in 8.5 hoursNews from Register: Free whitepaper : Supercharge your infrastructure Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered a new, Earth-sized exoplanet for which orbiting its star is literally all in a … Continue reading

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For the First Time in 35 Years, A New Carnivorous Mammal Species is … – Smithsonian

For the First Time in 35 Years, A New Carnivorous Mammal Species is … – SmithsonianNews from For the First Time in 35 Years, A New Carnivorous Mammal Species is … – Smithsonian: For all of modern history, a small, … Continue reading

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Kepler: Nasa retires prolific telescope from planet-hunting duties

Kepler: Nasa retires prolific telescope from planet-hunting dutiesNews from BBC News: 16 August 2013 Last updated at 04:37 ET The prolific Kepler space telescope has had to give up its prime planet-hunting mission after engineers failed to find a fix … Continue reading

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Teleportation: Behind the Science of Quantum Computing

Teleportation: Behind the Science of Quantum ComputingNews from National Geographic: It might seem like something straight from the Star Trek universe, but two new research experiments—one involving a photon and the other involving a super-conducting circuit—have successfully demonstrated the teleportation … Continue reading

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