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July 13, 2014

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11:25 AM | July 13th: Fresh Look at a Young Star Cluster
Podcaster: Richard Drumm
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8:32 AM | Cercasi prova contraria al riscaldamento globale
Christopher Keating è un fisico e scrittore statunitense che lancia la sfida agli scettici del riscaldamento globale. Come? Con un premio: riceverà il compenso di 30000 dollari chi per primo produrrà una prova scientifica che neghi l’impronta umana sul fenomeno. La gara ha regole ben precise: per partecipare è necessario essere maggiorenni, ma non occorre avere un’idea originale. Saranno invece premiate tempestività e scientificità della […]
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8:00 AM | Thirty Meter Telescope Science Forum
Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory and NOAO will host the second TMT Science Forum at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The TMT Science Forum is an an annual gathering of astronomers, educators, and observatory staff, who meet to explore TMT science, instrumentation, observatory operations, archiving and data processing, astronomy education, and science, technology, engineering, […]
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4:00 AM | Frontiers of Fundamental Physics 14
The 14th annual international symposium “Frontiers of Fundamental Physics” (FFP14) is organized by the Labex OCEVU. It will be held in Marseille, at the Faculty of Sciences of Aix Marseille University (AMU). FFP Symposium began in India in 1997 and it became itinerant in 2004, through Europe, Canada and Australia. It covers topics in fundamental physics with the objective […]

July 12, 2014

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10:16 PM | Bright noctilucent clouds 11./12.7.2014
Observed phenomena: Noctilucent clouds Observed NLC forms: I (Veil) IIa (Bands with diffuse, blurred edges) IIb (Bands with sharply defined …Continue reading →
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10:07 PM | Comments of the Week #19: From black hole formation to the far future
“Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.” -Albert Camus After a week at Starts With A Bang filled with a huge variety of topics, from Ninja Warrior to the Moon to the far future…
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9:12 PM | A Noisy Update
Hello, gentle (and not-so-gentle) readers. I’m on vacation at the moment, which to me means: catch up on all the non-work to-do’s that I’ve got on the back burner! (My idea of vacation may be a bit different from yours.)…Read more →
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3:25 PM | Cosmic Queries: Space Probes with Dr. Amy Mainzer
JPL astrophysicist Dr. Amy Mainzer is back as guest host for this week’s podcast, and together with comic co-host Chuck Nice she answers your questions about space probes. Read more and listen to the full show: http://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-space-probes-with-dr-amy-mainzer/
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3:13 PM | Ask Ethan #45: How deep does the Multiverse go? (Synopsis)
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” -Dr. Seuss For almost a year now, you’ve all been sending in your questions and suggestions to me, and I’ve been picking my favorite one of the week for Ask Ethan, our weekly Q&A series.…
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1:52 PM | Merging galaxies and droplets of starbirth: Hubble snaps a violent galactic merger and chain of star formation
The Universe is filled with objects springing to life, evolving and dying explosive deaths. This new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures a snapshot of some of this cosmic movement. Embedded within the egg-shaped blue ring at the centre of the frame are two galaxies. These galaxies have been found to be merging…Read more →
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1:47 PM | VLT Clears Up Dusty Mystery: New observations reveal how stardust forms around a supernova
A group of astronomers has been able to follow stardust being made in real time — during the aftermath of a supernova explosion. For the first time they show that these cosmic dust factories make their grains in a two-stage process, starting soon after the explosion, but continuing for years afterwards. The team used ESO’s…Read more →
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1:30 PM | … and Robin Laid an Egg
I haven’t done a Caturday post in a while (do the kids these days still do that with their LOLing and I Can’t Even-ing?), so why not. We’ve had a blessed event at Chez BA and I love to share. On the corner of our garage, tucked away on an eave, there’s a bird’s nest. We think it was originally made by some house finches a few years back; they were the first ones we saw use it (and they do like our abode). Every year a mated pair uses it, then eventually flies away, […]
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1:20 PM | Deep Digital Science Behind “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
Over the years, Planet of the Apes has been many things: a satirical French novel, a landmark science fiction movie, a series of uneven sequels, a disastrous Tim Burton reboot. But ever since the book hit the screen, the most memorable thing about the franchise has been the effects. (OK, Charlton Heston’s ripe line readings […]The post Deep Digital Science Behind “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” appeared first on Out There.
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12:00 PM | Clustering Measurements of Active Galactic Nuclei
This ESO workshop, which will be the first ever workshop dedicated to AGN clustering, aims to summarise our current understanding of AGN clustering and how the community should prepare for upcoming data sets and challenges.Archiviato in:Astroagenda, Astrofisica, Astronomia, Cosmologia, Spazio Tagged: agn, astronomy meetings, clustering, cosmology, halo occupation distribution, large-scale, simulations
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11:30 AM | July 12th: The CANDELS Project
Podcaster: Rob Sparks, Dr. Janine Pforr
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8:54 AM | The Last Word
  July 7-11, 2014 This week Richard finally lets slip what he was doing on his trip to Italy – communing with the shriveled remains of Galileo’s body parts – and Abstruse Goose sets himself a Sudoku-style plot challenge. Craig recounts some lengthy discussions with E.O. Wilson, who reminds us that dying species don’t look […]
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8:30 AM | A Critical Look at Globular Cluster Formation Theories
While the existence of stellar clusters has been known since antiquity (i.e. the Pleiades) they continue to provide surprises. Once thought to be the quintessential simple stellar populations (i.e. all stars having the same age and chemical composition), the ancient globular clusters (GCs) in the halo/bulge of our Galaxy are now known to host a […]
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7:58 AM | Il duro cammino verso un futuro sostenibile
Vincenzo Balzani Margherita VenturiEnergia, risorse, ambiente Zanichelli, Bologna, 2014 Non è facile parlare di un libro che vorrebbe guidarci verso un cambio di paradigma. Si possono condividere le aspirazioni che hanno spinto Vincenzo Balzani e Margherita Venturi a scrivere il libro “Energia, risorse, ambiente” (Zanichelli, Bologna, 2014) ma alla fine ci si può dividere sul metodo. Questo libro, piacevolmente illustrato e ben documentato, è destinato agli […]
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4:00 AM | East Asia ALMA Science Workshop
The “East-Asian ALMA Science workshop 2014″ will be held in Phoenix island, Jeju island, Korea, on July 14th – 17th, 2014, hosted by the ALMA Korea project group in the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI). The LOC is pleased to host this annual joint ALMA science workshop of Japan, Taiwan, and Korea, especially, […]

July 11, 2014

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10:50 PM | 'Supermoon' to Dazzle the Skies This Weekend
You might want to step outside tomorrow night (July 12), when a bulging supermoon will rise in the evening sky.
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10:09 PM | Saturn's Moon Pandora Stripped of 'Shepherd' Status
A decade-long study tracking the intricate motions of Saturn’s ring moons shows that Pandora, located just outside the F Ring, actually is not gravitationally herding the narrow ring’s outer edge. Continue reading →
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10:00 PM | DRAFT:
- 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@usip.com or call TOLL FREE at 1-855-UR … Continue reading →
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4:14 PM | Throw-forward Thursday: Where will we be in 100 billion years?
“It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.” -Winston Churchill There’s plenty to learn about, to see and to discover when we look out at the Universe today. From the leftover glow from the Big Bang in the microwave to the hundreds of billions of galaxies and…
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4:00 PM | ADRAFT:
- - Ex astris, scientia - I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles … Continue reading →
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2:04 PM | Un gene mutato, presente in oltre metà dei tumori
Oltre il 50% dei tumori umani hanno qualcosa in comune: la mutazione di un gene, chiamato Tp53, che produce una proteina in grado di contribuire allo sviluppo della malattia. Studiando le caratteristiche di questa proteina, chiamata p53, un gruppo di ricercatori dell’Istituto Regina Elena ha scoperto in che modo riesce a promuovere la formazione di un microambiente pro-infiammatorio che sostiene l’aggressività del tumore, e il loro studio, pubblicato sulla rivista Oncogene, […]
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2:04 PM | Itwiin 2014, un premio alle donne più originali e creative
L’Associazione italiana donne inventrici e innovatrici (Itwiin) presenta il bando per il premio Itwiin 2014, per promuovere e valorizzare il lavoro di donne creative e innovative. Le categorie premiate saranno: migliore inventrice, migliore innovatrice, donna eccezionalmente creativa, capacity building e alta formazione. Oltre al riconoscimento le vincitrici riceveranno una serie di servizi (mentoring e tutoraggio da parte di esperti) e la possibilità di candidarsi al Premio […]
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12:52 PM | Vasi sanguigni stampati in 3D
Presto la stampa 3D potrebbe rivoluzionare anche il mondo della medicina. Oggi in effetti si stampano già protesi, denti e impianti per operazioni chirurgiche, e a volte anche oggetti meno utili, come il feto del proprio nascituro o il famoso orecchio di Van Gogh. Il vero punto di svolta, quello che gli specialisti attendono con trepidazione, sarà però la possibilità di stampare in 3d tessuti e organi personalizzati, con cui sostituire quelli dei pazienti evitando il […]
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11:30 AM | July 11th: Science on the ISS: Overview
Podcaster: Steve Nerlich
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11:00 AM | Royal Greenwich Observatory’s Astrophotographer of the Year Contest
I’m always excited when it’s time for the Royal Greenwich Observatory’s annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest. Being a hugely prestigious observatory, it of course receives a dizzying array of astonishing pictures of the Universe around us. It’s always a pleasure to look through them. This year a record 2,500 entries were submitted, and from this they culled just 19 images to be on their short list for the prizes in the various categories, which include Earth […]
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9:48 AM | Hiv, il virus riappare nella bambina "guarita"
No, la bambina del Mississipi nata affetta da Hiv, non è “funzionalmente guarita”, come annunciato l’anno scorso. Il caso, che aveva acceso le speranze di curare i migliaia di bambini che ogni anno nascono affetti da Hiv, era quello di una bimba che aveva ricevuto a poche ore dalla nascita la la terapia antiretrovirale (Art) e nella quale, a mesi di distanza dalla fine del trattamento, non erano state rivelate tracce del virus. Ma ora, come annunciato dai medici che […]
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