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October 23, 2014

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10:00 PM | DRAFT: d
What Is A Markman Hearing? http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/court-denies-summary-judgment-motion-as-27635/   How Can I Help? If you, or someone you know, need help with any Intellectual Property issue, from filing a patent, trademark or copyright, or just advice regarding how best to protect your ideas and your brand, please contact me for a free 30 minute consultation at nvantreeck@kb-ip.com … Continue reading →
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9:30 PM | Unlocking The Other Senses of Space
These days it’s no surprise to come across a gallery of amazing astronomy images. The Hubble Space Telescope, the other NASA great observatories and space probes, the European Space Agency and European Southern Observatory, and many, many dedicated amateurs (among other sources) provide a steady flow of visual riches. Mind-boggling beauty shows up every day; […]The post Unlocking The Other Senses of Space appeared first on Out There.
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6:41 PM | Flare Alert: Monster Sunspot Turns Toward Earth
Just as the US prepares to watch the partial solar eclipse today, nearly 100 million miles away on the sun a possible solar storm is brewing. Continue reading →
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4:54 PM | Comet and Mars Take Interplanetary Selfie with Hubble
Comet Siding Spring Meets the Red Planet One of the benefits of having an amazingly keen-eyed space telescope like Hubble orbiting Earth is that you get great scenes like this one — Comet C2013 A1 Siding Spring passing by the planet Mars on October 19th. Hubble Space Telescope is actually so sensitive that scientists had to […]
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4:20 PM | How to Watch Today's Partial Solar Eclipse
A partial solar eclipse will darken North American skies Thursday afternoon (Oct. 23), and you can watch the dramatic celestial event online if clouds hinder your view.
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4:00 PM | A Cool Drink In A Hot Place Is Now A Reality.
The second hottest planet in the Solar system, Mercury, actually does have water. With surface temperatures of 800 degrees Fahrenheit (430 degrees Celsius) on the sunny side, and -280 °F (−173 °C) in the shade, you might think that water wouldn’t survive. This is why NASA’s confirmation of water on Mercury is so intriguing.  This may help … Continue reading →
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2:54 PM | UPDATED: China successfully launched test mission for Chang'e 5 program today
China launched to the Moon today! The spacecraft will have a brief, 8-day mission, out to the Moon and back. It is an engineering test for the technology that the future Chang'e 5 sample return mission will need to return its precious samples to Earth.
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1:49 PM | Segui in streaming l'eclissi di Sole
Tra lune di sangue, comete e stelle cadenti, quest’anno gli astrofili non hanno certo avuto di che lamentarsi. L’ultimo appuntamento da non perdere arriva oggi, con la quarta eclissi del 2014. Questa volta a sparire sarà il Sole, che dalle 19:38 di questa sera fino alle 23:52 verrà coperto parzialmente dalla Luna. Un evento affascinante, che purtroppo non sarà però visibile dall’Italia: inizierà infatti sui cieli […]
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12:54 PM | Ecco cosa causa il Parkinson giovanile
Tremori, rigidità muscolare e difficoltà a controllare il proprio corpo sono alcuni dei sintomi del Parkinson, che ha un’età media di esordio intorno ai 60 anni ma a volte può manifestarsi anche prima dei 40. I ricercatori dell’Istituto di neuroscienze (In-Cnr) di Milano, coordinati da Maria Passafaro, in collaborazione con colleghi dell’Istituto auxologico italiano di Milano, diretti da Jenny Sassone, hanno scoperto il meccanismo molecolare di una […]
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12:23 PM | Scoprire la Natura in Lomellina
L’Associazione Uomo e Territorio Pro Natura, in collaborazione con la Biblioteca Comunale C. Cantoni di Gropello Cairoli (PV), inaugura una nuova serie di incontri per stimolare la curiosità di grandi e piccini dal titolo “La Natura intorno a noi”, per imparare, ciascuno nel suo piccolo, ad essere consapevole del proprio ruolo nella tutela del Pianeta, del quale l’Uomo è una straordinaria espressione. Si parte Sabato 25 ottobre alle ore 16 pressola […]
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12:20 PM | Il dinosauro con la gobba
Con la gobba, un aspetto simile a uno struzzo e braccia con artigli incredibilmente lunghe (quasi due metri e mezzo). Appariva così lo strano dinosauro noto (ma solo in parte) dagli anni Sessanta e che grazie ai fossili di sue scheletri rinvenuti in Mongolia ha ora finalmente un aspetto completo. La ricostruzione del Deinocheirus mirificus, presentata sulle pagine di Nature, mostra che lo sconosciuto rettile fu il […]
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11:30 AM | Our Solar System and Galaxy … Seen by an Astronaut
First off, let’s get this straight: If you use Twitter, you should be following space station astronaut Reid Wiseman. He posts amazing photos all the time, and your life will be the better for it. For example, on Sept. 28, while orbiting over the Sahara Desert, he took this stunning photo: If that doesn’t take your breath away, then please, give me a moment to explain what you’re seeing. The sky is dominated by the glow of the Milky Way, the combined might of billions of […]
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11:13 AM | Anche i pattini diventano smart
Salti e piroette sul ghiaccio, in futuro, potrebbero essere più sicuri per gli atleti. Pattini con una lama “intelligente”, capaci di misurare le forze esercitate sul ghiaccio, potrebbero infatti aiutare a progettare nuovi tipi di stivaletti in grado di ridurre il rischio di lesioni e traumi fisici durante le perfomance. A creare il prototipo di questi pattini high-tech sono stati i ricercatori della Brigham Young University e dell’Ithaca Collage, negli Stati Uniti, […]
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9:29 AM | Primi indizi del sesso tra Neanderthal e Sapiens
Nel 2008, un femore umano quasi integro è stato rinvenuto lungo le rive dell’Irtysh, il fiume bianco, nella Siberia occidentale. Che si trattasse di un osso antico era chiaro da subito, perché spuntava in mezzo a fossili risalenti al medio-tardo pleistocene. Per scoprire esattamente quanto però ci sono voluti un team di ricerca internazionale capitanato da Svante Pääbo, uno dei fondatori della paleogenetica, e cinque anni di lavoro, ma i […]
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9:07 AM | incontriAMOilMARE
Sei istituti e 560 studenti coinvolti in un mese di dibattiti, confronti, presentazioni di studi sul mare con ricercatori impegnati in missioni scientifiche internazionali: il progetto IncontriAMOilMARE giunge al termine con un appuntamento conclusivo il 31 ottobre a Città della Scienza. In programma, la proiezione in anteprima assoluta del film “I Vagabondi del mare alla ricerca della diversità nascosta del plancton”, prodotto dal Forum Universale delle […]
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8:00 AM | On a Decade of Getting Pooped On By Birds
1. Washington, D.C., 2004 or so A bench around a circular planter, with a tree in it. I was eating my lunch. I felt something on my arm. We call it poop, but the stuff that comes out of birds’ behinds is more complicated than that. Birds, like most vertebrates that aren’t mammals, have a […]
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7:52 AM | Così lo pneumatico è più "verde"
Il liquido lattiginoso, sotto forma di minuscole goccioline, compare non appena si spezzano le radici del tarassaco, il comune dente di leone che cresce rigoglioso nei prati europei. Radici preziose, perché potrebbero rappresentare una nuova fonte di lattice in grado di sostituire quello estratto dall’albero della gomma, nella produzione di pneumatici. Questo almeno è l’obiettivo cui stanno lavorando i ricercatori dell’Istituto Fraunhofer di Biologia Molecolare […]
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4:00 AM | Un buco nero ‘accanito divoratore’ della sua stella compagna
Gli astronomi hanno scoperto un buco nero che sta consumando il gas della stella compagna ad un ritmo 10 volte più veloce di quanto ipotizzato. Il buco nero, denominato con la sigla P13, si trova nelle regioni periferiche della galassia a spirale NGC 7793 a circa 12 milioni di anni-luce dalla Terra nella costellazione dello […]
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2:22 AM | How the Big Bang’s alternatives died (Synopsis)
“We were marching down the street, & we were at the head of the troops. We went on marching, & the troops went off to the left.” -Geoffrey Burbidge It’s such a part of our cosmic and scientific history, that it’s difficult to remember that it’s only been for the past 50 years that the…
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2:22 AM | How the Big Bang’s alternatives died
The last serious anti-Big Bang scientists went to their graves lamenting the lack of good alternatives. Here why there are none.Continue reading on Medium »
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12:17 AM | When genius fails us
Of all the articles I’ve written over the last four years, none elicited stronger responses than “The Problem of Richard Feynman”. While many people responded positively, I was also lambasted by a conservative blogger, accused of trying to boost sales of my nonexistent book or otherwise make money on an unpaid blog, and generally told […]

October 22, 2014

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10:50 PM | Interstellar - Is it just science fiction?
I used to get really excited about upcoming sci-fi movie previews (because I'm a nerd) until I watched the preview for Apollo 18.But first some background to this tragedy of a film: (Image Credit: By Apollo 16 astronauts (NASA Apollo 16 photograph AS16-3021) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)Pictured here is the lunar farside, sometimes called the "dark" side of the moon, which, by the way, is a complete misnomer because it is illuminated by the sun just as often […]
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10:00 PM | A Super Supreme Copyright Ruling Saves The Day.
The heirs of creator  artist Joseph Shuster, one of the co-authors of the iconic Superman character, were denied a hearing by the  Supreme Court in their effort to regain copyright from DC Comics. Promotional art for Superman vol. 2, #204 (April 2004) by Jim Lee and Scott Williams Since his inception in 1933, the man … Continue reading →
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7:02 PM | Mysterious Titan has a Ghostly Glow From Dawn to Dusk
It's as if Titan is getting festive for Hallowe'en -- astronomers have detected a ghostly glow around the the north and south poles of the Saturnian moon that had previously gone undetected. Continue reading →
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5:14 PM | Comet Madness
Beta Pictoris has Comets The southern hemisphere star Beta Pictoris has been one of the great “go to” places for exoplanet stories in the years since it was discovered to have a ring of debris around it by the IRAS satellite in 1983. To be specific, IRAS found excess infrared emission around the star, which […]
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5:00 PM | Two Exocomet Families Found Around Baby Star System
Scientists have found two families of comets in the developing Beta Pictoris star system, located about 64 million light-years from Earth, including one group that appears to be remnants of a smashed-up protoplanet.
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5:00 PM | Chandra's Archives Come to Life
Every year, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory looks at hundreds of objects throughout space to help expand our understanding of the Universe.
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4:30 PM | Update: Sunspot 2192’s X-Class Flare
Just a quick update: Sure enough, as predicted, the freakishly huge sunspot AR 2192 blew out a powerful X-class flare today around 14:00 UTC. The picture above shows the view from the Solar Dynamics Observatory; in the far ultraviolet it’s very sensitive to solar activity. Note the Earth for scale there, in case you need the Universe to crush your feeling of self-importance under its heel. Flares are massive explosions on the Sun associated with sunspots. You can read about them in detail […]
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4:26 PM | Herschel observations of Comet Siding Spring initiated by an amateur astronomer
The European satellite Herschel acquired images of Comet Siding Spring before its death in 2013 — thanks to an observing proposal from an amateur astronomer!
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4:00 PM | Name That Landing Site!
The ESA is asking the public to name the landing site on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko where the Philae robot probe will try to land on 12 November. Any name (except individual’s names) can be entered. The rules call for a maximum 200-word justification to be submitted in support of a proposal. (I’m voting for Osiris).  Entries have to … Continue reading →
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