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Scientists: ‘It’s 99% certain there is life on Mars’

Posted by on April 17, 2012 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Scientists: ‘It’s 99% certain there is life on Mars’

(DailyMail) In July 1976, the Viking 1 probe touched down on Mars and failed to find traces of life – but now, three decades later, scientists think the experiment was flawed. Viking 1 did find evidence of extraterrestrial microbes in soil samples from the Red Planet. Mathematical analysis of the samples concluded that salts in […]

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How It Would Work: Creating a Quantum Computer

Posted by on April 16, 2012 in Quantum Physics, Technology with 0 Comments
How It Would Work: Creating a Quantum Computer

(PopSci) Silicon semiconductors have taken us a dazzling distance along the computing road. But even if they continue unabated to get faster and more powerful (and it’s growing more difficult to make that happen) there’s a limit to what classical computing can do. The next real game-change in computing is quantum–tapping the quantum mechanical properties […]

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Physicists Create First Long-Distance Quantum Link

Posted by on April 16, 2012 in Quantum Physics, Technology with 0 Comments
Physicists Create First Long-Distance Quantum Link

(Wired) For more than a decade, physicists have been developing quantum mechanical methods to pass secret messages without fear that they could be intercepted. But they still haven’t created a true quantum network — the fully quantum-mechanical analog to an ordinary telecommunications network in which an uncrackable connection can be forged between any two stations […]

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Magnetic Storms Spotted on Venus

Posted by on April 15, 2012 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Magnetic Storms Spotted on Venus

(Nature) When magnetic fields of opposite polarity collide and merge, they unleash a torrent of energy. The process, known as magnetic reconnection, can cause flares on the Sun and magnetic storms and shimmering auroras on magnetized planets with substantial atmospheres, such as Earth, Jupiter and Saturn. Now scientists have discovered that magnetic reconnection also happens […]

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‘Monolith’ Object on Mars? You Could Call It That

Posted by on April 14, 2012 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
‘Monolith’ Object on Mars? You Could Call It That

(Space.com) Amateur stargazers have discovered an intriguing object jutting out from the surface of Mars. The seemingly perfectly rectangular, upright structure, found in NASA images of the Red Planet, bears a striking resemblance to the monoliths planted on Earth and the moon by aliens in the classic sci-fi film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The object […]

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Solar Cells Thinner Than a Thread of Spider Silk Created by Scientists

Posted by on April 13, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Solar Cells Thinner Than a Thread of Spider Silk Created by Scientists

(The Telegraph) The ultra-thin film consists of electrodes on a plastic foil and measures only 1.9 micrometres in thickness – a tenth of the thinnest solar cells currently available, according to researchers in Austria and Japan. The fact it is extremely thin, light and flexible paves the way for a number of new future uses, […]

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Mother Nature as Muse: The Future of Design

Written by on April 12, 2012 in Nature with 0 Comments
Mother Nature as Muse: The Future of Design

(ThomasNet) Nature-based designs are used not only for creating products, but solving challenges in business and society. This technique, known as biomimicry, is reshaping the way we think about innovation and creative problem-solving. Here we look at biomimicry’s underlying principles, how it can be harnessed to improve companies and successful examples of nature-based design. While […]

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The Benefits of Daydreaming

Written by on April 5, 2012 in Science with 0 Comments
The Benefits of Daydreaming

(Smithsonian.com) Does your mind wander? During a class or meeting, do you find yourself staring out the window and thinking about what you’ll do tomorrow or next week? As a child, were you constantly reminded by teachers to stop daydreaming? Well, psychological research is beginning to reveal that daydreaming is a strong indicator of an […]

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2 Studies Point to Common Pesticide as a Culprit in Declining Bee Colonies

Written by on April 4, 2012 in Nature, Science with 0 Comments
2 Studies Point to Common Pesticide as a Culprit in Declining Bee Colonies

(New York Times) Scientists have been alarmed and puzzled by declines in bee populations in the United States and other parts of the world. They have suspected that pesticides are playing a part, but to date their experiments have yielded conflicting, ambiguous results. In Thursday’s issue of the journal Science, two teams of researchers published […]

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The Beauty of Pollination [video]

Posted by on April 3, 2012 in Nature with 0 Comments
The Beauty of Pollination [video]

Stunningly beautiful, four-minute video showing the beauty of nature that includes colorful plants, bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.  Pollination: it’s vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from his film “Wings of Life,” inspired by […]

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A ‘Vertical Greenhouse’ Could Make a Swedish City Self-Sufficient

Written by on March 21, 2012 in Nature, Technology with 0 Comments
A ‘Vertical Greenhouse’ Could Make a Swedish City Self-Sufficient

(Good) The future of urban farming is under construction in Sweden as agricultural design firm Plantagon works to bring a 12-year-old vision to life: The city of Linköping will soon be home to a 17-story “vertical greenhouse.” The greenhouse will serve as a regenerating food bank, tackling urban sprawl while making the city self-sufficient. Plantagon […]

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Mysterious Objects at the Edge of the Electromagnetic Spectrum [video]

Posted by on March 18, 2012 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Mysterious Objects at the Edge of the Electromagnetic Spectrum [video]

(NASA Science News) The human eye is crucial to astronomy. Without the ability to see, the luminous universe of stars, planets and galaxies would be closed to us, unknown forever. Nevertheless, astronomers cannot shake their fascination with the invisible. Outside the realm of human vision is an entire electromagnetic spectrum of wonders. Each type of […]

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How To Start Practicing Permaculture Right Now

Written by on March 7, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Nature, Technology with 0 Comments
How To Start Practicing Permaculture Right Now

(Natural News) Permaculture is a fundamental approach to food production and urban renewal, water, energy and pollution. It is based on the ethics of caring for people and our planet. It is about growing your own healthy food, being resourceful and environmentally responsible. Permaculture concepts, design principles and ideas can be applied successfully to anything […]

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From Chichen Itza to Stonehenge, Ancient Peoples Painted with Sound

Written by on March 5, 2012 in Archaeology with 0 Comments
From Chichen Itza to Stonehenge, Ancient Peoples Painted with Sound

Alan S. Brown Inside Science News Service Stone Age cave paintings evoke reverent silence in most people. But David Lubman, Miriam Kolar, and Steve Waller prefer to shout and clap instead. They are among a growing number of researchers probing the acoustic properties of ancient sites. Their research, presented this week in Vancouver, British Columbia […]

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Free Energy Reality – The Searl Effect Generator (SEG)

Posted by on March 3, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 29 Comments
Free Energy Reality – The Searl Effect Generator (SEG)

(By Gregg Prescott | in5d.com) While governments and countries fight over the petro dollar, the solution for all energy concerns is closer to coming to fruition every day. John Searl is one of the leaders of the new free energy movement. His research has led to the formation of the Searl Effect Generator (SEG) which […]

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