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July 03, 2014

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4:55 PM | Women-In-Science Series at Canadian Science Publishing
This week, to celebrate Canada Day, the first in CSP’s Women In Science series was posted on their blog. For this post I interviewed Dr. Andrea Kirkwood, an Associate Professor of biology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. My goal with this series is not to rehash the theory and problems behind the…

July 02, 2014

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11:44 PM | Cool New Animation of Arthur (When He Was Just a Tot)
Check out this new animation depicting the low pressure system that would later transform into Tropical Storm Arthur. (But a warning: If you’re prone to motion sickness, you may want to take something for it beforehand… Just joking, sort of.) The data, gathered on June 29th by NASA’s TRMM satellite, allowed scientists to construct 3D […]The post Cool New Animation of Arthur (When He Was Just a Tot) appeared first on ImaGeo.
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11:08 PM | Tropical Storm Arthur Takes Aim on the Carolinas. Mandatory Evacuation Ordered for Hatteras Island
If you were hoping to hang on the 4th on the beaches of the Carolinas, Tropical Storm Arthur — which will likely be declared a hurricane soon — just trashed your plans. And forget about heading for Hatteras Island: A mandatory evacuation order has just been issued for the island, beginning at 5:00 a.m., Thursday, July […]The post Tropical Storm Arthur Takes Aim on the Carolinas. Mandatory Evacuation Ordered for Hatteras Island appeared first on ImaGeo.
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10:00 PM | Wildfires Blazing in Northern Canadian Forests Send Plumes of Smoke More than a Thousand Miles South to Colorado
More often than not, the morning light I wake up to here in Colorado is pure, brilliant, even sharp. But for the past two mornings, the morning light has reminded me of Los Angeles in October — soft, yellow-golden in color, clearly filtered through a scrim of something suspended in the air. This is usually […]The post Wildfires Blazing in Northern Canadian Forests Send Plumes of Smoke More than a Thousand Miles South to Colorado appeared first on ImaGeo.
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7:42 AM | Twas Hot and a Waterfall Was Necessary
When Seattle gets too hot for comfort, we head for the mountains. Which is why your miniseries on shiny esplodey things that aren’t fireworks will be slightly delayed – we headed out for... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

July 01, 2014

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8:30 PM | Tropical Storm Arthur, First of Atlantic Hurricane Season, is a Possible July 4th Threat to N. Carolina’s Outer Banks
It’s finally here — the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. He’s named Arthur, and if you live along the Eastern Seaboard, he may upset your plans for July 4th. I emphasize “may,” because at this point it is still difficult for forecasters to predict how Tropical Storm Arthur will evolve over the next […]The post Tropical Storm Arthur, First of Atlantic Hurricane Season, is a Possible July 4th Threat to N. Carolina’s Outer Banks […]

June 29, 2014

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5:32 AM | The Psychedelic Sun
It may look like something right out of the Joshua Light Show circa 1969, but it’s actually a real image of the Sun, as seen by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft in January of 2013. The image shows the Sun in three wavelengths of light. Each has been colorized either red, green or blue. And […]The post The Psychedelic Sun appeared first on ImaGeo.

June 27, 2014

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4:45 PM | NASA Visualization Shows Air Quality Improving Across the U.S. But is the Trend Beginning to Reverse?
Despite an increasing population and ever more vehicles on the roads, air quality across the United States has improved significantly in recent years. Watch the skies clear in the animation above, which shows how levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution changed between 2005 and 2011. The animation is based on measurements by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument on NASA’s […]The post NASA Visualization Shows Air Quality Improving Across the U.S. But is the Trend Beginning to […]

June 26, 2014

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7:17 PM | Shorts: 9-Volt Nirvana
Learn a new language faster than ever! Leave doubt in the dust! Be a better sniper! Could you do all that and more with just a zap to the noggin? Maybe. Sally Adee, an editor at New Scientist, was at a conference for DARPA - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - when she heard about a way to speed up learning with something called trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). A couple years later, Sally found herself weilding an M4 assualt rifle, picking […]
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2:28 PM | ■ Is there such thing as an Islamic city?
Can religion really exert that much influence on a city? Or do Islamic cities respond to their people and surroundings like other cities?
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9:12 AM | Scenes from the Subduction Life
I’m about to have something for you that’s hot, explosive, and very very shiny. Unfortunately, ye olde daye jobe and other circumstances mean I won’t have it until next week. In the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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