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flying dino
Model Dinosaur In Wind Tunnel Suggests Microraptor Feathers Were For Mating, Not Flying [VIDEO]
Sep 19, 2013 11:17 AM E
A dinosaur model placed in a wind tunnel has shed light on how one of modern birds’ earliest ancestor, the microraptor, flew.
Foucault pendulum
Google Doodle Celebrates Léon Foucault With Interactive Pendulum: How Does French Physicist’s 1851 Invention Work?
Sep 18, 2013 11:30 AM E
Google chose to honor French physicist Leon Foucault today, who was born Sept. 18, 1819. He is best known for his eponymous pendulum, a device which demonstrates how the Earth rotates.
robotic snake mars
Robotic Snake Could Be Next Mars Explorer: How Does Norwegian Rover Inspired By Reptile Work? [VIDEO]
Sep 17, 2013 11:24 AM E
A robotic snake could be the next best thing to go to Mars. The experimental rover, which moves much like the real thing, can slither into all those small cracks and crevices and collect samples from places the other, bulkier rovers can’t reach.
Japan Typhoon Threatens Fukushima Nuclear Plant: Hundreds Of Thousands Evacuate Coastal Japan [PHOTO, VIDEO]
Sep 16, 2013 10:05 AM E
Japan Typhoon Man-yi batters Kyoto and Shiga. As many as 300,000 evacuate. Desperate workers at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant race to pump rainwater away from radioactive water tanks.
Colorado Flooding
Colorado Flooding Claim Four Victims, One Missing: Thousands Evacuate As Rain Continues [SHOCKING PHOTOS, VIDEO]
Sep 13, 2013 17:05 PM E
Colorado flooding prompted mass evacuations for thousands of Boulder residents. The biggest flood in seven decades kill three.
doomsday
Doomsday List: British Scientists Reveal How They Think The World Will End
Sep 13, 2013 13:18 PM E
There’s a lot of speculation out there as to how the world will end. British scientists have compiled a list of possible doomsday scenarios they believe are likely to mark mankind’s fate.
voyager 1
Voyager 1 Leaves The Solar System, The First Man-Made Object To Ever Do So
Sep 12, 2013 17:28 PM E
NASA confirmed that the Voyager 1 has entered interstellar space. The Voyager 1 is the first human-made object to ever leave the heliosphere.
soyuz
ISS Astronauts Land Safely, Undergo NASA Testing To Determine Medical Effects Of Lengthy Spaceflights [VIDEO]
Sep 12, 2013 12:01 PM E
Three ISS astronauts landed safely in Kazakhstan yesterday. The Russian Soyuz capsule took 3.5 hours to travel from the International Space Station down to Earth's surface. The astronauts, NASA's Chris Cassidy and Roscosmos's Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin, had been in space for 166 days.
drone
NASA Weather Drones Launched To Study Hurricanes And Help Improve Storm Forecasting
Sep 11, 2013 17:05 PM E
NASA weather drones will study the Saharan Air Layer and investigate the role of thunderstorms in hurricanes. The first drone launched yesterday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, site of the recent LADEE moon probe launch.
Mars One Mission: Meet Some Of The People Hoping For A One-Way Ticket To The Red Planet [VIDEO]
Sep 11, 2013 11:47 AM E
Over 200,000 people have signed up for a one-way ticket to Mars. Mars One, a project led by Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp, plans to land its first group of astronauts on Mars in 2023.
Global Cooling
Global Cooling: Arctic Ice Cap Grows 60 Percent In A Year [NASA PHOTO]
Sep 11, 2013 10:45 AM E
Is our planet entering a phase of global cooling? NASA images show Arctic ice cap has grown by 60 percent over last year.
meteorite life
Organic Particles Found In Sutter’s Mill Meteorite Could Point To Origin Of Life On Earth
Sep 10, 2013 23:56 PM E
Did a meteorite bring life to Earth? After discovering organic particles in a meteorite that flung debris all over Sutter’s Mill, Calif. last year, researchers say it’s definitely possible.
antarctica
Life Found Under Ice-Covered Antarctica Lake Surprises Scientists
Sep 10, 2013 17:39 PM E
On the Antarctic Peninsula, scientists have found microbial life buried in the mud of ice-covered Lake Hodgson. The fact that microbes can exist in such extreme environments leads scientists to wonder about the possibility of life on other planets.
mars curiosity rover
NASA TextureCam Will Enable Rovers To Analyze Space Objects On Their Own, Speeding Up Exploration
Sep 10, 2013 12:34 PM E
The TextureCam, a project from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will enable rovers to analyze space objects on their own. Rovers currently take images of objects and then beam them back to NASA for analysis, a slow process. Developed by JPL's Kiri Wagstaff and her colleagues, the TextureCam will give a rover freedom t...
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