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February 23, 2015

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4:03 PM | Clouds and Chasmata
New landscapes from Mars Express.
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4:00 PM | Mostly Mute Monday: Crater chains of the Moon (Synopsis)
“These spots have never been observed by anyone before me; and from my observations of them, often repeated, I have been led to the opinion which I have expressed, namely, that I feel sure that the surface of the Moon is not perfectly smooth, free from inequalities and exactly spherical… but that, on the contrary,…
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4:00 PM | Mostly Mute Monday: Crater chains of the Moon
Do craters only come in isolation? These images will make you think again!Continue reading on Medium »
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2:22 PM | Le promesse disattese del bando Sir
400 ricercatori scrivono al ministro dell'Istruzione lamentandosi che a più di un anno dall’uscita del bando, non siano ancora stati pubblicati i risultati della selezione. Ma non solo
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1:22 PM | Il primo “farmaco” a base di cellule staminali è italiano
La Commissione europea ha approvato la commercializzazione della prima terapia di medicina rigenerativa. Si chiama Holoclar ed è un primato tutto made in Italy. Il trattamento permette di ricreare la cornea danneggiata a causa di ustioni
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12:30 PM | Mooning Pluto
Pluto is an interesting little world. Smaller than our Moon, it still boasts no fewer than five moons discovered so far. The first, Charon, was discovered in 1978, but the second through fifth were found just a few years ago using Hubble data. How many does Pluto have? It’s not known, because smaller, fainter moons may yet be undiscovered. But as the New Horizons probe nears Pluto, we may find more. Charon is big and relatively bright, and has been seen in New Horizons images since 2013. […]
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12:19 PM | Ebola, bastano 15 minuti per una diagnosi
Non ore, come i test tradizionali, e funziona senza elettricità. Anche se meno accurato potrebbe facilitare e velocizzare l’identificazione di nuovi focolai
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11:07 AM | Un progetto per riciclare ossigeno per gli astronauti
E' finanziato dalla Nasa e punta a realizzare un sistema in grado di riciclare quasi il 100% dell’anidride carbonica espirata dagli astronauti. E produrre così ossigeno nei lunghi viaggi lontano dalla Terra
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10:55 AM | Hawking: Our Aggression Will Destroy Humanity
The British physicist believes that our aggressive nature needs to be counteracted by empathy to ultimately save our civilization from collapse.
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9:00 AM | Flabbergasted By the Real World
I grew up on a small farm and among other creatures, we raised chickens. Every day they had to be fed and watered and their eggs, warm from their bodies, had to be gathered. When the chickens got old enough to stop laying regularly, we’d turn them into stew: we’d kill them and dress them, […]
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8:54 AM | IYL 2015 Events #8 | Week 23 February – 1 March
Originally posted on International Year of Light Blog:Find below the activities listed on the IYL 2015 Event Programme starting between 23 February – 1 March. Click on the links for more information on the different activities. UCC Physics & Astronomy Society Week of Light (Cork, Ireland) | 23-26 February Developments and Trends in Photonics…
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8:22 AM | Un freno contro l’Alzheimer?
È una proteina in grado di rallentare il processo degenerativo che avviene nel cervello colpito dalla malattia. Ecco come funziona
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8:00 AM | Perché la scuola è incapace di cambiare
Una riflessione sulle Indicazioni nazionali. Che chiedono di insegnare ai ragazzi non date e nomi, ma la capacità di ragionare. E che sono però puntualmente disattese in una scuola troppo ancorata al passato
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6:05 AM | Why silicon computers rule
Don't believe reports that the silicon chip will soon be outdated.
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6:05 AM | Chimps learn to grunt with a Scottish 'accent'
Dutch chimpanzees learn to fit in with the locals.
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6:05 AM | From the vault: Let's talk about sex
A look back at some of our most popular articles.
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6:05 AM | The smallest sculptures ever made
There is nothing small about this scientific feat of art.
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6:05 AM | Space travel is bad for your health
How to mind our immune system on the way to Mars.
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6:05 AM | Printed solar cells poised for a breakthrough
Research into alternatives to silicon solar cells is making rapid progress.
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6:05 AM | Inspiration for colonists of Mars
This novel could serve as a NASA recruiting tool.
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4:00 AM | NASA, prossima fermata Europa
Ora è ufficiale. Il budget richiesto dalla NASA per il 2016 include 30 milioni di dollari per una missione dedicata alla luna ghiacciata di Giove che viene considerata uno dei luoghi migliori del Sistema Solare per la ricerca di vita aliena. Europa è stata da sempre una tentazione per gli scienziati planetari, sin dalla metà degli … Continue reading NASA, prossima fermata Europa →

February 22, 2015

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10:09 PM | Weekend Diversion: Bubbles on Ice (Synopsis)
“The only frozen heart around here is yours.” -Anna, to Hans, from Frozen When something’s difficult, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s beautiful. Have a listen to Eilen Jewell‘s haunting and memorable song, Fourth Degree. Next, before you curse the bitter cold yet again, particularly those of you suffering from far below average temperatures, consider…
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10:08 PM | Weekend Diversion: Bubbles on Ice
Amazing, fun and beautiful. So long as the cold doesn’t bother you, anyway.Continue reading on Medium »
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12:30 PM | Conspiracy Revealed: The Simpsons Has Been Lying to You
I’ve been a fan of The Simpsons for a long time. Obviously. So when I heard that SpaceX’s head guy Elon Musk was guest-starring on the show, I hoped it would be a good episode. And it was! As I watched I marveled at how funny the show was even after all these decades, and laughed quite a bit as the story unfolded. … until a scene came up that chilled me to the bone. I was so shocked that I had to rewind and watch it again, then freeze frame it to make sure I wasn’t […]
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9:33 AM | Un anello italiano a prova di spia
Intervista a Daniele Bajoni, coordinatore del gruppo di ricercatori che ha realizzato un dispositivo per rendere più sicure le nostre comunicazioni online
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12:45 AM | Cosmic Queries: Star Trek
Join Neil deGrasse Tyson and Leighann Lord as they boldly go where no one has gone before: answering fan questions about “Star Trek,” from transporter beams and warp drives to Klingons and the Borg.

February 21, 2015

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9:56 PM | The Hills Have Ice... on Mars, That Is
If observations made by ESA's Mars Express are indicative of similar processes seen on Earth, these ancient Martian hills may also hide hidden deposits of ice.
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6:30 PM | Fiery, Dusty Sky Map (Astronasty Pic o' the Day)
You know how a paper map of the Earth handles mapping the whole 3d sphere?  This shape shown below covers the whole of our view of the sky.Max Planck puts out some amazing sky maps, like this that they released recently ofPolarized Dust"Our Milky Way galaxy is ablaze with dust..."Image Credit:ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech-----Share this specific url. ShareSpread the Love ------
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3:22 PM | Comments of the Week #49: from the Big Bang to a bottomless pit
“In this land of ours, there are many great pits. But none more bottomless than the bottomless pit. Which, as you can see here, is bottomless.” -Grunkle Stan, Gravity Falls After another week of fun-filled stories about the Universe here at Starts With A Bang, it’s time to take a look back at everything we’ve said,…
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1:53 PM | The Last Word
February 16 – 20 Helen:  “Why, 18 degrees isn’t bad, I thought to myself. All you need is…I did some math in my head and realized I was wearing about $350 worth of specialized clothing, while occasionally passing some poor soul hunched down in a hooded sweatshirt.” Cameron reduxed, updated: “I must confess now that, […]
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