Aug 28 2015

NASA: Comic-Con: Journey to Mars and The Martian

For the second year in a row, NASA participated in Comic-Con International in San Diego. NASA experts took part in two panel discussions during the conference on Thursday, July 9. NASA’s participation continues the agency’s efforts to engage and inspire the next generation of American innovators and explorers in our #JourneyToMars.  

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Aug 27 2015

Science Magazine: Secretive fusion energy company makes steady-state breakthrough

California’s Tri Alpha Energy continues progress toward a viable alternative fusion reactor.  

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Aug 16 2015

Barcroft TV: Lake Of Fire: Drone Footage Of Icelandic Lava River

A DRONE camera flies over a red hot lava lake in freezing cold Iceland and nearly melts in the process. The stunning footage was captured by US videographer Eric Cheng in February and shows smoke and fire burning off the black marbled lava. The lake is part of the huge Holuhraun lava field which started …

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Aug 15 2015

Fundas bilmade: The biggest Great White Shark ever Filmed

This may be the world’s largest white shark ever filmed. It is probably the female named Deep Blue. Thought to be at least 50 years old. This clip was filmed outside Guadalupe in Mexico , where she had been seen previously.   https://youtu.be/kHI5NMyBnRU  

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Aug 14 2015

NASA: Sea Surface Height Anomaly | An Enormous El Nino?

When scientists declared in March 2015 that El Niño conditions had developed in the Pacific Ocean, the consensus was that the event was too weak and too late to have much effect on North America. But in the past several months, warm water has been sloshing from the western Pacific toward the Americas and El …

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Aug 14 2015

ESA: The organic comet

On 13 August, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reaches its closest point to the Sun (perihelion) and the Rosetta orbiter will be there to see exactly what happens. Rosetta will continue monitoring the comet’s activity until the extended mission ends, in September 2016, to increase our understanding of how a comet changes during its orbit and as it …

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Aug 14 2015

NASA: Smoke and fire RS 25 rocket engine test

NASA conducted a developmental test firing of the RS-25 rocket engine, on August 13 at the agency’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The 535 second test was the sixth in the current series of seven-tests of the former space shuttle main engine. Four RS-25 engines will power the core stage of the new Space Launch …

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Aug 12 2015

Orbital Mechanics : Trinity | Visualization of nuclear detonations from 1945 to present

Orbital Mechanics has constructed this visualization of all nuclear bomb detonations that have occurred since 1945 when the U.S. detonated the atomic bomb Trinity as part of the Manhattan Project, on July 16, 1945, in state of New Mexico. Visualization of nuclear detonations from 1945 to present. Atmospheric: red Underground: yellow Underwater: blue By Orbital …

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Aug 11 2015

Gizmodo: World’s First Full-Color HD Videos Of Earth From Space

These are the world’s first, full-color HD videos of Earth, filmed from the International Space Station at about one-meter resolution. Notice the cars and structures moving, and the way the perspective changes. Here you can see London, Boston, and Barcelona.  

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Aug 11 2015

Blue Racer Productions: I C E L A N D

Compilation of drone footage from a recent 8-day trip to Iceland. All footage was shot on the DJI Phantom 3. Locations featured include: Skógafoss Reynisfjara Beach Skaftafell National Park Askja Skaftafellsjökull Dettifoss Gulfoss Eskifjordur Music: Headlights by Robin Schulz feat. Ilsey Check out some of our amazing pictures on Instagram: #‎PureIceland‬❄ Blue Racer Productions BlueRacerProductions.com …

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Aug 11 2015

Astronauts Take First Bites of Space-Grown Lettuce

As the International Space Station crew gets ready for the first on-orbit tasting of space-grown lettuce, NASA Commentator Lori Meggs talks with Paul Zamprelli of Orbitec, the company that developed the Veggie greenhouse. This compact hardware was developed with an eye toward supporting future deep space missions beyond Earth orbit, to provide those crew members …

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Aug 11 2015

The Infinite Monkey Cage: Forensic Science

No dead strawberries this week, but plenty of dead bodies, as Brian Cox and Robin Ince take a gruesome look at the science of death and some of the more unusual ways that forensic scientists are able to look for and gather clues and evidence. From insects that can be used to give a precise …

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Aug 10 2015

Emory University: Research shows some plants can remember & survive drought

New research by Emory University biology professor Roger Deal, in conjunction with partners at other universities, shows that drought can change the genes of plants and allow them to remember and survive.  

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Aug 10 2015

Cambridge University: The Magna Carta of scientific maps

One of the most important maps of the UK ever made – described as the ‘Magna Carta of geology’ – is to go on permanent public display in Cambridge after being restored to its former glory. William Smith’s 1815 Geological Map of England and Wales, which measures 8.5ft x 6ft, demonstrated for the first time …

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Aug 10 2015

ESA: Mars seen from space

Full-orbit movies produced from Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC) images acquired as part of ESA’s #VMCSchools campaign. This clip includes images acquired by ESA’s Mars Express on 25 and 26 May 2015.  

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Aug 10 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 30 | The Digital Revolution with Arianna Huffington

  Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the information age with two of its digital elite: Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington and BuzzMachine’s Jeff Jarvis. Learn how The Huffington Post helped elevate and legitimize blogging, and whether blogging and aggregation should even be considered news. Find out whether modern journalism can thrive in a “post-Gutenberg era” where …

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Aug 09 2015

TED-Ed: Mansa Musa, one of the wealthiest people who ever lived

Researchers from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering have designed an interface that takes advantage of a human’s split-second reflexes allowing a humanoid to maintain its balance and complete tasks. (Learn more: ) Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT Additional footage courtesy of the researchers  

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Aug 08 2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Robot with human reflexes

Researchers from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering have designed an interface that takes advantage of a human’s split-second reflexes allowing a humanoid to maintain its balance and complete tasks. (Learn more: ) Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT Additional footage courtesy of the researchers  

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Aug 07 2015

Divergent Microfactories: The World’s first 3D-printed Supercar

The Divergent Blade is built on a carbon fiber tubular chassis and is the world’s first 3D-printed supercar, check it out below.  

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Aug 07 2015

Harvard Podcasts Channel: Solving Intelligence and Machine Learning Fundamentals

In part 1 of the Bioinspired Robotics episode, Wyss Founding Core Faculty Member Radhika Nagpal discusses swarm collectives, as well as the challenges faced by women in the engineering and computer science fields. In part 2 of the Bioinspired Robotics episode, Wyss Founding Core Faculty Member Robert Wood discusses new manufacturing techniques that are enabling …

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