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October 02, 2014

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8:09 AM | Il segreto per andare bene a scuola? Lo sport
Per i bambini fare sport non è solo una questione di salute fisica. Un gruppo di ricerca dell’Università dell’Illinois ha infatti confermato quanto sostenuto da precedenti studi: fare esercizio fisico per almeno un ora al giorno migliora l’apprendimento scolastico. I risultati, pubblicati su Journal of Pediatrics, focalizzano ulteriormente l’attenzione sul connubio sport-intelletto, sottolineando ancora una volta l’importanza […]
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7:19 AM | Prevedere il rischio frane con la luce
Se i sensori a fibra ottica sono oggi noti nel monitoraggio di infrastrutture come ponti, dighe o ferrovie, in futuro potrebbero diventare uno strumento utile anche nel controllo dei movimenti del suolo, dislocati all’interno dei versanti in canali poco profondi. A suggerirlo è un gruppo di ricercatori italiani che presenterà la propria idea in occasione del meeteng Frontiers in Optics della The Optical Society (OSA), in programma dal 19 al 23 ottobre a Tucson (Arizona), […]

October 01, 2014

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10:00 PM | Use Caution When Sending A Takedown Notice.
There are many tools available to protect your patented idea, your copyrighted work and your brands (trademarks).  However, for as many people that may abuse these protections, there are nearly as many that will try to use the law in an abusive fashion themselves. For example, a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notice CANNOT … Continue reading →
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9:22 PM | Step #11 in the Human Conquest of Space
In my previous post I talked about the magical quality of an orbit: Each time a spacecraft settles into a permanent path around a new object, humanity has taken one more step in venturing off this little blue world of ours and becoming colonizers of the universe. When the Rosetta reached Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August […]The post Step #11 in the Human Conquest of Space appeared first on Out There.
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8:43 PM | Titan's Freezing Polar Vortex is Packed with Toxic Cyanide
Titan's mysterious south pole vortex is much colder than expected... and it's laced with a highly toxic compound. Continue reading →
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5:00 PM | 'Man in the Moon' Created by Mega Volcano
The moon's largest mare, called Oceanus Procellarum, was thought to have been formed by a massive impact crater, but gravitational data from a NASA mission suggests otherwise. Continue reading →
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4:25 PM | Happy Fiscal Year 2015! Though NASA Still Doesn't Have a Budget
Congress passed a stopgap spending bill before taking off to campaign for re-election, keeping NASA's 2015 budget in limbo for another two months.
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4:19 PM | Mars Orbiter Mission activates all science instruments as NASA, ISRO form joint Mars working group
Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) began its science activities fully on Wednesday with all five science instruments being activated. And on Tuesday, an ISRO-NASA Mars working group was formed which will "seek to identify and implement scientific and technological goals that NASA and ISRO have in common regarding Mars exploration."
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4:01 PM | Rocky Snow
Signs of winter to come: Mount Meeker, left in the image above, just got a dusting yesterday, but Longs Peak, to the right and behind Meeker, got a bit more. Some of the mountains to the south and west got a goodly amount, too. We've had very bad droughts and floods here in the Boulder, Colorado, area over the past few years. Here's hoping for a nice, cold, regular snowy winter.  
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4:00 PM | Hip-Hop And Physics… A Match Made In The Heavans.
Oh, Seatle, you lucky, lucky town. NASA brang its hip-hop physics tour to schools in your area.  (See my clever use of colloquial slang in the hip-hop sentence, a nice touch if you ask me.)  This is the 10th year that the tour has gone around the country to help teach everyone about physics. NASA’s … Continue reading →
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3:24 PM | L'ebola è arrivata negli Usa
Dall’Africa occidentale l’ebola è arrivata anche negli Usa, con il primo paziente a ricevere una diagnosi di malattia in territorio americano. La persona, arrivata a Dallas (Texas) dalla Liberia lo scorso 20 novembre, ha cominciato a sviluppare sintomi riconducibili alla febbre emorragica che sta flagellando l’Africa occidentale quattro giorni dopo il suo arrivo sul suolo americano, riferisce il Centers for Disease Control and […]
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2:57 PM | Lo Spazio in mostra al Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Ghiacciai in rapido scioglimento, mari che si innalzano minacciando la terra emersa, fenomeni atmosferici naturali e artificiali, foreste in diminuzione, terreni agricoli come mosaici, deserti dove la vegetazione diminuisce progressivamente e l’acqua scarseggia, megalopoli sovraffollate (ma bellissime viste dall’alto). Sono solo alcune delle immagini satellitari e videoinstallazioni fornite dall’Agenzia Spaziale Europea (Esa) in mostra al Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma […]
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1:19 PM | Gli eventi astronomici del cielo di ottobre
Niente Super Luna questo mese, ma non temete, perché al suo posto si potranno osservare ben cinque fasi lunari, una pioggia di stelle cadenti e una rarissima cometa marziana. È questo infatti il ricco bottino che attende astronomi e appassionati nel cielo di ottobre. Non è comune, ma comunque possibile che in un mese possono susseguirsi ben cinque fasi lunari (solo a febbraio è impossibile, quando ve ne sono tre), e nel 2014 in effetti è già successo a […]
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11:30 AM | Say Hello to Our Quasi-Moon, 2014 OL339
Quick: How many moons does the Earth have? You might be forgiven for saying “one,” but it turns out the question isn’t all that easy to answer … because it depends on what you mean by “moon.” Of course, we have one moon, the one we call the Moon. It physically orbits the Earth, so it counts. In this case, what we firmly call a moon would orbit inside what’s called the planet’s Hill sphere, a region around the planet where the planet’s […]
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11:27 AM | Contro i brufoli, batteri “mangia sudore”
Scordatevi saponi, creme e detergenti. Il futuro della lotta all'acne potrebbero essere i “batteri mangia sudore”. Da uno studio condotto dalla Aobiome Llc, una società di biotecnologie specializzata in prodotti cosmetici, sembrerebbe infatti che una classe di batteri noti come Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (Aob), o batteri nitrificanti, siano in grado di neutralizzare l'ammoniaca contenuta nel sudore, migliorando sensibilmente la salute della pelle, e contrastando disturbi […]
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8:00 AM | Il caro costo della salute in Italia
Chi ha bisogno di una mammografia deve attendere, in media, 14 mesi. Per un elettrocardiogramma ne devono passare 9. Per chi ha la sfortuna di doversi operare di ernia del disco o varici, il tempo di attesa è di 2 anni (parliamo di ospedali pubblici, chiaramente). È uno dei problemi che emergono dal 17° Rapporto Pit Salute “(Sanità) in cerca di cura”, presentato oggi a Roma dal Tribunale per i diritti […]
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8:00 AM | Redux: A Dead World at Sunset
This was first published in March of 2011. As winter descends upon the sub-Arctic once more, I revisit these moments of awe on a frozen lake. “It may not strike you as a marvel; it would not, perhaps, unless you were standing in the middle of a dead world at sunset, but that was where […]
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4:00 AM | Per la ricerca di ET aspettiamoci l’inaspettato
Qualche giorno fa abbiamo pubblicato un post in merito ad un congresso di Astrobiologia organizzato da Steven J. Dick, presidente del Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress in Astrobiology, che ha convocato scienziati, storici, filosofi e teologi di tutto il mondo per un simposio di due giorni presso la Biblioteca del Congresso. Gli argomenti avevano lo scopo di esplorare le […]
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2:33 AM | CMB Part 1: The “Smoking Gun” of the Big Bang (Synopsis)
When you think about it, it wasn’t all that long ago — just 50 years — that we didn’t know where our Universe came from. A hot, dense early state? A cyclical, swirling past? Or perhaps a time-independent one, where the Universe back then was not so different from our own today? All that changed in…
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2:33 AM | CMB Part 1: The “Smoking Gun” of the Big Bang
How the Cosmic Microwave Background — the Big Bang’s leftover radiation glow — continues to shed light on the birth of our Universe.Continue reading on Medium »
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12:42 AM | Could White Dwarf Stars be Higgs Boson Laboratories?
Mass and gravity are intimately related, so it stands to reason that the link between the Higgs boson and gravity is just as fundamental -- now astronomers are looking to the stars to actually test the finer details of this relationship. Continue reading →

September 30, 2014

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10:00 PM | SpaceX May Help Overturn A Patent.
A recently approved patent granted to Blue Origin, LLC. for landing rockets on water-going barges may be overturned, thanks to an inter partes review initiated by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX). Blue Origins was founded by Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame, and he is not new to the patent arena.  However, the rules have changed. U.S. … Continue reading →
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7:52 PM | StarTalk SoundBite: The Hunt For A Real Medical Tricorder
Would you want to build a real life medical Tricorder for 10 million dollars? StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the reasons why X-Prize founder Peter Diamandis has teams competing to build a working Star Trek medical tricorder and how it could change the world. If you enjoyed this SoundBite, be sure to check out the full episode here: https://soundcloud.com/startalk/x-prize-beyond-space-part-2
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6:08 PM | Deep Space, Branching Molecules, and Life’s Origins?
If biologically important organic molecules like amino acids could form in interstellar space, the implications would be enormous. On the Earth we find plenty of amino acid species inside certain... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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6:07 PM | More LightSail Day-in-the-Life Multimedia, and a Community Image Processing Challenge
We have more multimedia from LightSail's day-in-the-life test, as well as a request for some community image processing help.
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5:40 PM | Scientists use fiber-optic cables to measure ice loss in Antarctic
Fiber-optic cables like the ones that bring television and Internet into millions of homes are now being used to measure how fast ice shelves in Antarctica are melting, according to new research. Researchers installed moorings containing fiber-optic cables hundreds of meters down into the McMurdo Ice Shelf in West Antarctica to collect temperature information about the base of the ice shelf, where the thick platform of floating ice meets the ocean. The sensors were able to measure mere […]
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5:11 PM | Cubesats: A Space Junk Hazard?
Cubesats provide a valuable low-cost research space platform for institutions, universities, laboratories and space agencies, but could their use create a new hazard for the increasingly crowded orbital environment? Continue reading →
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4:18 PM | MOM Delivers!
Last week The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) made history as its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) achieved orbit around the Red Planet. On Sept 28 the spacecraft captured the above image. And WOW! How gorgeous is this?!! The full disc image was taken from 74,500 kilometers and features nearly an entire hemisphere of the planet. […]
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4:03 PM | Up close and personal with a volcanic eruption
Thorbjorg Agustsdottir, a Ph.D. student studying seismology at the University of Cambridge, had the rare opportunity to witness a volcanic eruption up close when Iceland’s Bardarbunda volcano erupted while she and fellow researchers were servicing seismometer stations around the volcano.
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4:00 PM | A Night At The Observatoies.
Last night the city of Pasadena held part of its AxS (“axis”) festival at the Carnegie Observatories.  AxS is a 2-week city-wide festival produced by the Pasadena Arts Council, exploring the nexus of artistic and scientific inquiry and promoting cross-fertilization between these disciplines. The theme of the 2014 Festival is “Curiosity” – the interplay between … Continue reading →
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