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November 25, 2014

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3:42 PM | Il paziente con ebola è arrivato in Italia
Fabrizio, medico siciliano di 50 anni, è giunto stamattina all’aeroporto di Pratica di Mare all’interno di una speciale barella per il bio-contenimento ed è stato trasportato allo Spallanzani di Roma
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3:30 PM | 10 curiosità sulla vita a bordo della Iss
Stanotte, mentre dormivate, Samantha Cristoforetti è arrivata a bordo della Stazione spaziale internazionale, 400 km sopra le nostre teste. Come vi abbiamo raccontato, è andato tutto secondo i piani: partenza dal cosmodromo di Baikonur (Kazakistan) alle 22:01 ora italiana assieme ai colleghi Anton Shkaplerov e Terry Virts, volo di sei ore a bordo della Soyuz, ancoraggio e ingresso nella stazione alle 6:00. E ora? Samantha vivrà per sei mesi sulla Iss, orbitando attorno […]
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3:27 PM | Il primo prelievo di fegato con i Google Glass
Negli Stati Uniti sono stati banditi dalle sale cinematografiche, in Italia invece entrano in sala operatoria. Si è svolto infatti all'ospedale Careggi di Firenze il primo prelievo di fegato al mondo con l'ausilio dei Google Glass, gli occhiali "intelligenti" il cui arrivo ufficiale nei negozi è previsto per il prossimo anno. L'intervento è stato eseguito la scorsa settimana da Emanuele Balzano e Davide Ghinolfi dell'Unità operativa di Chirurgia epatica e del […]
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2:52 PM | Il paziente con ebola è arrivato in Italia
Fabrizio, infettivologo siciliano di 50 anni, è il primo paziente italiano colpito dall’ebola. Il medico è atterrato stamattina all’aeroporto di Pratica di Mare, dove è stato accolto da una speciale ambulanza dell’Istituto nazionale per le malattieinfettive Lazzaro Spallanzani, che lo ha trasportato nel reparto dell’Ospedale Romano preparato per il suo ricovero. Prima di partire dall’Africa il medico di Emergency ha parlato al telefono con una […]
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1:00 PM | 10 curiosità sulla vita a bordo della Iss
Cosa mangiano? Come fanno a dormire? Come si lavano? Ecco tutte le curiosità sulla vita quotidiana a bordo della Stazione spaziale internazionale
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12:49 PM | Vaccini e autismo, il ministero dovrà risarcire un bambino
Lo ha stabilito il Tribunale del lavoro di Milano. Al centro delle accuse il vaccino esavalente. Ma gli esperti giudicano incredibile, ancora una volta, la decisione della magistratura         
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12:13 PM | Vaccini e autismo, il ministero dovrà risarcire un bambino
Erano oltre due anni fa quando vi raccontavamo che una sentenza non può dire che i vaccini causano l’autismo. Ora un nuovo tribunale (quello del lavoro di Milano) replica (in parte) il giudizio del tribunale di Rimini di allora, stabilendo che il Ministero della Salute (che però ricorrerà in appello) debba risarcire con un assegno bimestrale per tutta la vita (da una base di 1.683 euro più un indennizzo una […]
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12:00 PM | The Milky Way and the Tallest Mountain
Take one part Himalayan mountain, one part gigantic galaxy (seen from a distance), and one part photographer (premixed with talent + adventurousness), and mix them together to produce three minutes of magnificence: That amazing video was shot by Alex Rivest (who previously has been featured on the blog for two stunning time-lapse videos using astronaut photography from the International Space Station). Just the view of the last rays of the setting Sun washing the peak of Mount Everest in yellow […]
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9:00 AM | Spider at the Window
My first impressions of the spider: It was big and seemingly smart. The brownish spider was nearly two inches long. It had constructed a thick, complicated web in the corner of my kitchen window’s frame, outside of the house. On the wall inside, right next to the web, is a light fixture that almost always […]
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8:06 AM | Lavorare in banca rende disonesti?
Quando si tratta di denaro e investimenti la sincerità è merce rara. Soprattutto in banca. Ad affermarlo un team di ricercatori dell’Università di Zurigo, che in uno studio pubblicato su Nature ha dimostrato che chi lavora in banca tende a essere più disonesto. Dopo aver osservato, in un altro studio, le conseguenze del “priming”, l'effetto psicologico per il quale l'esposizione a uno stimolo influenza la risposta a stimoli successivi, tra […]
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4:00 AM | Calling Serious Asteroid Hunters
I am happy to announce a new call for proposals for The Planetary Society’s Gene Shoemaker Near Earth Object (NEO) grant program. Proposals are due Feb. 2, 2015.
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4:00 AM | L’emissione di onde gravitazionali dal merging di due buchi neri
Un gruppo di ricercatori della Scuola di Fisica e Astronomia dell’Università di Cardiff hanno costruito un modello che permetterà agli scienziati di rivelare centinaia di buchi neri presenti nello spazio cosmico. Gli astronomi sperano che il loro modello sarà di fondamentale importanza per rivelare quelle deboli “ondulazioni” dello spaziotempo causate dalla collisione (merging) di due buchi neri: … Continue reading L’emissione di […]
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12:02 AM | Messier Monday: Orion’s Second Nebula, M43 (Synopsis)
“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” -William Shakespeare But in the case of Orion, it’s great because of not only how it was born, but where and when: recently, and so close to us! And that makes our views of not only the…
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12:01 AM | Messier Monday: Orion’s second Nebula, M43
The Great Orion Nebula is so great, it needed a second Messier object all to itself!Continue reading on Medium »

November 24, 2014

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11:18 PM | Listen to the 'Crunch' of Philae's Comet Touchdown
European Space Agency scientists have released what it sounded like when Philae made its first touchdown on the dusty surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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11:00 PM | To PCT Or Not To PCT…That Is The Question.
If you are considering filing a patent application in three or more countries (a European Patent Office [EPO] application counts as one), or if you would like to protect your invention in other countries but are not sure where right at the moment, or if you want to delay the expense of filing many applications, … Continue reading →
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9:43 PM | Saturn's Moon Titan Has Lakes... That Aren't Really Water... And One Is Named Kraken...
Titan's the name of a moon of Saturn, so it's pretty "titanic," if you get my drift. It's also ice cold and would kill you, just like the boat. BUT!! you'll have a great chance of enjoying watching THIS "titanic" video whether you're male OR female!Video Credit: Cassini Radar Mapper, JPL, USGS, ESA, NASAExplanation via NASA APOD: What would it look like to fly over Titan? Radar images from NASA's robotic Cassini satellite in orbit around Saturn have been digitally compiled to simulate such a […]
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8:54 PM | The Fibonacci Spiral AKA The Golden Spiral In Sunflowers
My girlfriend and I took these pictures of gorgeous sunflowers near Lurray Caverns in VA.Image Credits: my girlfriend and I.  And the sunflower gets a bit of credit too.  And math... gonna give math a bit of credit for once.The Fibonacci Spiral, aka the "Golden Spiral," is a mirrored duplication rotated around the center to create the pattern found in sunflowers. Image:Wikimedia Commons-freely usableAbove, you see the Fibonacci Spiral: an approximation of the golden […]
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8:42 PM | Close to the end for Venus Express
Venus Express is nearly out of fuel. Any day could be the last of its long mission to Venus.
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8:33 PM | How the LHC Makes 'Interstellar' Physics Real
Many of the physics theories explained in the movie 'Interstellar' are being investigated by the world's most powerful particle accelerator, which is awesome. Continue reading →
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7:48 PM | In Pictures: Expedition 42 Crew Launches to Station
Three more humans are in space today following the launch of Soyuz TMA-15M from the chilly steppes of Kazakhstan.
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7:19 PM | Tech10: Technology & Astronomy
Last week, Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s industry association for Information Technology and Bioscience, announced ten Rhode Island IT practitioners, digital media designers, and entrepreneurs as its 2014 Tech10 Award recipients. Our own Kimberly Arcand, a Rhode Island native, was recognized for work as the Visualization Lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Kim shared her thoughts on some important topics in science communication, which we include below. STEM The […]
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6:00 PM | NASA Releases 'Remastered' View of Enigmatic Europa
Just as George Lucas re-released his classic Star Wars trilogy in digitally remastered versions for a new audience, NASA has re-released a remastered view of one of their own space classics. Continue reading →
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5:31 PM | What is it about Mars?
Our Fascination Dates Back through History This Friday, November 28th, about 90,000 messages sent from the people of Earth will make their way to the planet Mars. They’re part of the “Beam Me to Mars” effort put together by Uwingu.com to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Mariner 4 mission in 1964. This spacecraft was the first […]
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5:00 PM | Chandra - 15 Years and Counting
Celebrating 15 years of science with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory: Chandra allows scientists from around the world to obtain X-ray images of exotic environments to help understand the structure and evolution of the universe.
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4:00 PM | Who Will Be The Next Great Exo-Planet Hunter?
Gaia of TESS?  Who will it be?   Although Gaia’s main mission isn’t to find exo-planets, the 3D imaging of billions of stars will have the side affect of finding exo-planets…a lot of exo-planets. But the contender, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) spacecraft’s main mission is to the entire sky for exo-planets. The mission … Continue reading →
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3:28 PM | Le ‘increspature’ del Big Bang
In questo video, Brian Greene conduce una interessante discussione con alcuni rinomati fisici, del calibro di Alan Guth, Andrei Linde, Paul Steinhardt, Amber Miller e John Kovac, sulle recenti scoperte che riguardano le eventuali “tracce” impresse nella radiazione fossile dall’inflazione cosmica (post), quel periodo di rapida espansione emerso subito dopo il Big Bang e che ha dato forma … Continue reading Le ‘increspature’ del Big Bang →
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3:25 PM | Ep. 356: Rotational Inertia
An object at rest stays at rest, and object in motion tends to stay in motion. This is inertia, defined famously by Isaac Newton in his First Law of Motion. Ep. 356: Rotational Inertia Jump to Shownotes Jump to Transcript Show Notes Sponsors: 8th Light and Swinburne Astronomy Online Astronomy Cast on G+ CosmoAcademy Donate […]
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3:23 PM | Black holes seem to know their place in the cosmic web
A study of 19 quasars — extremely bright black holes at the centers of galaxies — showed the matter swirling around them spins in accordance with where they reside. Galaxies form a vast network of clumps and filaments connecting them, the cosmic web known as the large-scale structure of the Universe. Researchers found that at […]
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3:21 PM | DNews: Pluto Getting Bigger in New Horizons Probe's Window
With a few brief exceptions, NASA's New Horizons probe has been asleep since 2006 while it zooms toward Pluto. But it's almost time for the craft to wake up and dial in on the former planet. Amy tells us what the plucky probe will be studying.
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