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2014/10/24 19:32
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The cloud was first spotted by the Cassini spacecraft in 2006, and while methane clouds were already known to exist in the lowest layer of Titan’s atmosphere, the troposphere, the discovery of such...
2014/10/24 19:32
2014/10/24 19:32
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2014/10/23 17:31
2014/10/23 17:31
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It might look like a spoked wheel or even a “Chakram” weapon wielded by warriors like “Xena,” from the fictional TV show, but this ringed galaxy is actually a vast place of stellar life. A newly...
2014/10/21 17:25
2014/10/21 17:25
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It was the closest comet near-miss known to astronomers but everything is alright. Comet Siding Spring shaved past a planet’s surface at one third the distance of the Earth to the moon. But it...
2014/10/16 19:31
2014/10/16 19:31
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What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies, wondering how some flourish with star formation and others barely bloom. A...
2014/10/16 12:21
2014/10/16 12:21
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Will.i.am finally unveils the Puls – just DON’T call it a smartwatch: Device contains SIM so wearers can make calls without a phone will.i.am's smartwatch is called Puls, and as expected, can be used...
2014/10/15 10:29
2014/10/15 10:29
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FOR once I agree with Richard Flanagan, the novelist muttering eco-pieties in his Tasmanian holdout. Flanagan won the Man Booker Prize this week and was asked — apparently being an expert — what he...
2014/10/14 19:31
2014/10/14 19:31
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NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars, produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of...
2014/10/13 06:59
2014/10/13 06:59
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NASA successfully installed and activated its first Earth-observing instrument - the ISS-RapidScat - on the International Space Station (ISS). The ISS-RapidScat will monitor ocean winds for climate...
2014/10/11 05:44
2014/10/11 05:44
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... we get to the point where we’re rationing, everything needs a hard look. That means lawns in Rancho Santa Fe and La Jolla, and almonds in the Central Valley,” said Bill Patzert, a climate...
2014/10/10 20:44
2014/10/10 20:44
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Weather in the West has always been a wild ride of long dry years punctuated on occasion by torrential floods. “Our history is written in great droughts in California,” said Bill Patzert, a climate...
2014/10/10 20:44
2014/10/10 20:44
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For three years now, Californians have fixed leaks, ripped out lawns and shortened showers, adjusting to what officials call the most severe drought in memory. Imagine what changes might come next if...
2014/10/10 16:31
2014/10/10 16:31
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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has chosen proposals from 10 universities to study CubeSat concepts that could enhance a Europa mission concept currently under study by NASA....
2014/10/10 15:48
2014/10/10 15:48
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Well this isn’t good: researchers have discovered a massive “hot spot” of methane emissions above the southwest U.S. As pictured above, it stretches 2,500 square miles over New Mexico, Colorado, Utah...
2014/10/09 17:31
2014/10/09 17:31
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Open a door and watch what happens — the hinge allows it to open and close, but doesn’t permanently bend. This simple concept of mechanical motion is vital for making all kinds of movable structures,...
2014/10/09 17:20
2014/10/09 17:20
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The U.S. Navy has announced a breakthrough in drone “swarming” technology that will allow unmanned ships to sense the environment and react to threats. The autonomous vehicles are able to protect...
2014/10/09 10:17
2014/10/09 10:17
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SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Histogen Aesthetics, a company focused on the development of innovative skin care products utilizing regenerative medicine technology, announced today that it has entered a...
2014/10/09 06:42
2014/10/09 06:42
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Over the next five years, NASA and seven partner institutions will be taking on new projects to help paint a more complete picture about how life comes to be in the universe. The projects include...
2014/10/08 16:31
2014/10/08 16:31
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NASA’s newest Earth observing mission, the International Space Station-Rapid Scatterometer, or ISS-RapidScat, is collecting its first science data on ocean wind speeds and direction following its...
2014/10/08 14:17
2014/10/08 14:17
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Texas Tech Astrophysicist Part of Team That Stumbled Upon Brightest Pulsar Ever Recorded Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsNature Newswise — A Texas Tech University astrophysicist was...
2014/10/08 13:48
2014/10/08 13:48
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Monday, two studies came out in the same journal challenging the conventional thinking about climate change. One concluded that the upper layers of the Southern Hemisphere’s oceans have warmed at a...
2014/10/24 19:32
2014/10/24 19:32
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