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How Exoplanets Rebooted NASA’s Search For Life Beyond Earth

Written by on April 27, 2015 in Earth & Space, Science with 0 Comments
How Exoplanets Rebooted NASA’s Search For Life Beyond Earth

NASA is putting together an unprecedented team of scientists and researchers to analyze recently found exoplanets for the potential to support life. The Nexus for Exoplanet System Science, or “NExSS”, hopes to better understand the various components of an exoplanet, as well as how the planet stars and neighbor planets interact to support life.

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What Does Earthquake Magnitude Really Mean? Short Video Gives Great Visual Comparison

Written by on April 25, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
What Does Earthquake Magnitude Really Mean? Short Video Gives Great Visual Comparison

Today’s earthquake in Nepal is reportedly a 7.8 – 7.9 magnitude. What does that mean in actual terms? We’ve all heard earthquakes described by magnitude number, and yet most of us have a relatively vague or distorted perception of what these numbers mean in the real world. This video illustrates the variation of energy released in easy-to-understand terms.

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How Virtual Reality Can Change the World by Making Us More Empathetic Towards the Plight of Our Fellow Humans

Written by on April 23, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
How Virtual Reality Can Change the World by Making Us More Empathetic Towards the Plight of Our Fellow Humans

In this TED Talk, Chris Milk talks about how virtual reality can be used to connect us to the world’s most vulnerable people in a profound way: “we become more compassionate; we become more empathetic; we become more connected; and ultimately we become more human.”

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Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks on April 22 (Earth Day) With ‘Unpredictable’ Show

Written by on April 22, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks on April 22 (Earth Day) With ‘Unpredictable’ Show

The Lyrid Meteor shower will reach its peak late on April 22 (Earth Day) when as many as 20 meteors per hour are expected to whiz through the night sky.

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Japan’s Maglev Train Sets New World Record With 603kph (375mph)

Written by on April 21, 2015 in Technology with 0 Comments
Japan’s Maglev Train Sets New World Record With 603kph (375mph)

Japan’s maglev bullet train reached a record speed of 603 kilometres per hour (375 miles per hour) during a manned test run near Mount Fuji on Tuesday.

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Life-like Robot Receptionist Starts Work at Tokyo Department Store

Written by on April 20, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Life-like Robot Receptionist Starts Work at Tokyo Department Store

The Mitsukoshi Nihombashi department store in Tokyo shows off its new life-like humanoid robot receptionist who helps guide customers to the building’s floors

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Engineers Purify Seawater and Wastewater in 2.5 Minutes

Written by on April 19, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Engineers Purify Seawater and Wastewater in 2.5 Minutes

A group of Mexican engineers from the Jhostoblak Corporate created technology to recover and purify seawater or wastewater from households, hotels, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilities, regardless of the content of pollutants and microorganisms in just 2.5 minutes.

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Study Suggests Link Between Alzheimer’s and Immune System [2Min Video]

Written by on April 15, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Study Suggests Link Between Alzheimer’s and Immune System [2Min Video]

A Duke University study involving lab mice suggests there’s a link between Alzheimer’s disease and a faulty immune system. The study suggests that certain immune cells that normally protect the brain begin to abnormally consume an important amino acid: arginine.

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Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Fading, MAJOR Sunspot | Earth & Space News April 11, 2015

Written by on April 11, 2015 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Fading, MAJOR Sunspot | Earth & Space News April 11, 2015

Earth & Space News April 11, 2015: Space weather – major sunspot coming into view; Earthquake watch; Global weather; Illinois Tornado; Earth’s magnetic field is fading

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Magnetic Storm, Earthquake Uptick Watch | Earth & Space News April 10, 2015

Written by on April 10, 2015 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Magnetic Storm, Earthquake Uptick Watch | Earth & Space News April 10, 2015

Earth & Space News April 10, 2015: Space weather – solar wind stream triggered a magnetic storm; Earthquake Uptick Watch – April 10-15, 2015; NASA Study Finds Small Solar Eruptions Can Have Profound Effects On Unprotected Planets; Global weather;

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Smart Meters Can Spy on You, Then Set Your House on Fire

Smart Meters Can Spy on You, Then Set Your House on Fire

Government’s latest Orwellian tools to spy on citizens, known as “smart meters,” are literally blowing up and catching fire, risking lives and property to facilitate what even officials acknowledge amounts to intrusive state surveillance. In fact, your home may already have been fitted with one of the dangerous meters in recent years. The latest explosions of the controversial espionage devices, used to monitor citizens’ electricity and water usage, happened in California last week. Amid a government-caused water shortage across the state, bureaucrats are hoping to use the hazardous meters to catch citizens consuming more than their government-approved water rations. As more and more “smart” meters explode and burst into flames, though, citizens concerned about safety — not to mention privacy and liberty — are increasingly fighting back.

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Signs of Alien Life Will Be Found by 2025, NASA Chief Scientist Predicts

Written by on April 9, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Signs of Alien Life Will Be Found by 2025, NASA Chief Scientist Predicts

NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said on Tuesday that, within a decade, humanity will have found ‘strong indications’ of alien life. “I think we’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we’re going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years,” NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday (April 7).

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Interplanetary Shockwave, M Flare, Building Blocks of Life Are Universal | Earth & Space News April 9, 2015

Written by on April 9, 2015 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Interplanetary Shockwave, M Flare, Building Blocks of Life Are Universal | Earth & Space News April 9, 2015

Earth & Space News April 9, 2015: Space weather M-class solar flare, interplanetary shockwave; Seasonal, Year-Long Cycles Seen on the Sun;Mars has belts of glaciers consisting of frozen water; Planets in the habitable zone around most stars, calculate researchers; Two-thirds of Australias warming due to “adjustments” — according to 84 historic stations; Complex Organic Molecules Discovered in Infant Star System; Ubinas volcano explodes, spreads ashes over nearby village; State of the Climate Report for March 2015; Global weather;

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CME Impact Watch, Solar System is Awash With Water, Earthquake Season | Earth & Space News April 8, 2015

Written by on April 8, 2015 in Earth & Space with 2 Comments
CME Impact Watch, Solar System is Awash With Water, Earthquake Season | Earth & Space News April 8, 2015

Earth & Space News April 8, 2015: Space weather – CME impact watch; Earthquake watch; The Solar System and Beyond is Awash in Water; Sand Storm in the Rub Al Khali Desert, Arabian Peninsula; Global weather;

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CME Impact Coming, Turrialba Volcano Erupts | Earth & Space News April 6, 2015

Written by on April 6, 2015 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
CME Impact Coming, Turrialba Volcano Erupts | Earth & Space News April 6, 2015

Earth & Space News April 6, 2015: Space weather – Multiple CMEs, CME impact coming; Turrialba Volcano Erupts On Easter Sunday;Earthquake watch; Global weather – Earthspots;

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