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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Apparently, in 5 BILLION years from now, our galaxy (the Milky Way) will collide with another galaxy (the Mars Bar Andromeda) which will result in all kinds of fun events such as new star formation. If that’s not enough to … Continue reading
A young Australian undergraduate has been named lead author of a breakthrough scientific paper (“An estimate of the electron density in filaments of galaxies at z~0.1“ abstract, full paper), due to the work she performed in uncovering the missing mass of the … Continue reading
Last week I wrote about the top ten new species of 2011, and was pretty impressed by the disgusting 2-inch leech found up a girl’s nose in Peru. What I didn’t pay as much attention to was the discovery of … Continue reading
It’s generally accepted that the Moon was originally part of the Earth until, one day, huge amounts of earthly matter were ripped away from the planet by the impact of an enormous celestial object, probably the size of Mars. Slowly, … Continue reading
A gamma-ray burst noticed by NASA’s SWIFT satellite in 2009 has been awarded the distinction of being light from the most distant star ever “seen”. For the few seconds of the explosion, the light would’ve been a million million times … Continue reading
Scientists have created a 3D map of the “local” universe (to a distance of 380 million light years). Based on the University of Massachusetts’ 2MASS (Two Micron All-Sky Survey), the new survey, called 2MRS (2MASS Redshift Survey) used the fact … Continue reading
Seventeen lost pyramids , over 1,000 tombs and over 3,000 ancient settlements have been identified in Egypt using an advanced form of archaeology based on satellite images. The unusual technique, called “space archaeology”, relies on infrared images from satellites 435 miles above the planet … Continue reading
What causes the formation of a hailstone? Something has to, right? It was thought that microscopic grains of dust were the nucleators, but a recent scientific piece of research has shown high levels of bacteria in the middle of analysed … Continue reading
Can you get electricity from bacteria? No, I didn’t know the answer either, but I guess this “science fiction” question is almost science fact after a recent press announcement from the University of East Anglia (famous for Climategate) said that … Continue reading
In news from the truly disgusting area of science, this year’s list of the top ten new species from Arizona’s State University’s “International Institute for Species Exploration” includes a 2-inch long leech unusual for having ”such large teeth“ found up the nose of … Continue reading
An interesting new device could come to a doctor’s surgery near you soon. The AnatOnMe is a handheld projector, used by the doctor, to display images such as internal bone and tendon structure onto a patient’s body (known as “on-body … Continue reading
According to Sky News, reporting information from the Civil Aviation Authority, ash from the erupting Grimsvotn volcano, which has been thrown 12 miles into the atmosphere, is likely to disrupt UK flights, possibly by this evening but more likely Tuesday morning. The … Continue reading
NASA have released photos of the Grimsvotn volcanic eruption showing the ash plume(see right)… The Grimsvotn volcano is in central Iceland near the middle of the Vatnajokull ice cap, Europe’s largest glacier and is one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes. Grimsvotn … Continue reading
What could be a better gift than a cool projection alarm clock? How about one that’s powered by solar energy? That’s got to be one of the best gadgets anyone could wish for, right? Well, OK, lets be honest… guys … Continue reading
Let’s do a comparison of which Oregon Scientific weather station is best. Seeing as they do such a range of options, we’ll concentrate on three, the WMR200, WMR100 and WMR80. All three weather stations come with the Temperature/Humidity sensor (THGN801), … Continue reading