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1. Scientists Launch ‘Planet Hunter’
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A French-led satellite launched on Wednesday to seek out new Earth-like planets beyond the solar system and to explore the interior of stars.
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2. Giant Ice Shelf Snaps Free From Canada's Arctic
Posted in Earth Sciences
A giant ice shelf the size of 11,000 football fields has snapped free from Canada's Arctic, leaving a trail of icy boulders floating in its wake.
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3. The Mathematics of Cloaking
Posted in Technology
The theorists who first created the mathematics that describe the behavior of the recently announced "invisibility cloak" have revealed a new analysis that may extend the current cloak's powers, enabling it to hide even actively radiating objects like a flashlight or cell phone.
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4. First Demo of a Working Invisibility Cloak
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A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.
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5. How a Zebrafish Regrows a Fin
Posted in Medicine and Biology
If a zebrafish loses a chunk of its tail fin, not to worry, it’ll grow the fin back within a week. How this fish along with other cold-blooded animals, such as lizards, newts and frogs, can replace complex body parts with the ease of magicians has eluded scientists.
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6. Ancient Insects Used Advanced Camouflage
Posted in Flora and Fauna
A fossil of a leaf-imitating insect from 47 million years ago bears a striking resemblance to the mimickers of today.
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7. How to Cool a Planet (Maybe)
Posted in Earth Sciences
Radical plans for keeping our planet cool enough for habitation if time runs out for other options.
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8. Spaceports: Building up the Space Travel Industry
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There’s a global groundswell of support to build spaceports.
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9. The Building Is the Solar Cell
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A new solar panel is 100 times thinner and could be significantly cheaper than traditional photovoltaic materials, making it a possible competitor to the silicon-dominated world of solar energy.
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10. Global Warming Claims Tropical Island
Posted in Earth Sciences
For the first time in recorded history, an inhabited island has disappeared beneath rising seas.
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11. Futuristic Slingshot Whips Satellites To Space
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Astronauts are trained to withstand as much as nine times the force of gravity. But even the toughest among them fall out of the running when it comes to a launch concept from a small civilian company in Goleta, California.
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12. One Key to Bird Flight Discovered
Posted in Flora and Fauna
Powerful forces are exerted on the shoulders of birds where muscles converge. So scientists have wondered why the joints don't dislocate.
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1. Chickenpox Vaccine A Success
1. Chickenpox Vaccine A Success
(Since the U.S. began routine chickenpox vaccination in 1995, the number of Americans sent to hospitals by the infection each year has dropped by more than two-thirds, government researchers reported Monday.)
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2. Smartphones Beat PC Revolution, Dot Com Boom and Social Networks in Growth.
2. Smartphones Beat PC Revolution, Dot Com Boom and Social Networks in Growth.
(Smartphone usage is officially the fastest growing technology trend of the past 3 decades.)
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3. Weird New Creatures Found in Antarctica
3. Weird New Creatures Found in Antarctica
(Several strange creatures including a psychedelic octopus have been found in frigid waters off Antarctica in one of the world’s most pristine marine environments. )
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4. Japan Disaster - Before & After Cleanup Photo Gallery
4. Japan Disaster - Before & After Cleanup Photo Gallery
(This gallery of photographs shows the widespread devestation documented shortly after the 2011 disaster, and follows it up with a shot taken in the same place 3 months later. Quite a stunning compilation!)
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5. Chimpanzees Hunt Using Spears
5. Chimpanzees Hunt Using Spears
(Chimpanzees in Senegal have been observed making and using wooden spears to hunt other primates, according to a study in the journal Current Biology.)
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6. Top 5 NASA Space Missions Of All Time
6. Top 5 NASA Space Missions Of All Time
(These are the top 5 accomplishments of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to date. We cant wait to expand this list, so get to work NASA!)
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7. How Jellyfish Work
7. How Jellyfish Work
(Jellyfish are probably some of the most unusual and mysterious creatures that you'll ever encounter.)
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8. NASA Goes Asteroid Hunting in a Zeppelin
8. NASA Goes Asteroid Hunting in a Zeppelin
(NASA goes after the fragments of an asteroid that touched down in Nevada with the help of a chartered airship.)
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1. Giant Crayfish Found in Tennessee
1. Giant Crayfish Found in Tennessee
(A new species of giant crayfish literally crawled out from under a rock in Tennessee, proving that large new species of animals can be found in highly populated and well-explored places, researchers said on Wednesday.)
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Category: Flora and Fauna
2. Laws of Physics May Vary Across The Universe
2. Laws of Physics May Vary Across The Universe
(A team of Australian and English astrophysicists may have radically transformed our understanding of the cosmos last week with a discovery suggesting that the laws of physics (as we know them) may not apply to the whole Universe!)
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3. Virgin Galactic Joins Fray to Fly NASA Astronauts
3. Virgin Galactic Joins Fray to Fly NASA Astronauts
(Virgin Galactic, a U.S. offshoot of Richard Branson's Virgin Group, joined two separate teams vying for a $200 million NASA program to spur the development of private-sector space taxis, the company said on Thursday.)
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4. Will There Be A Food Price Crisis?
4. Will There Be A Food Price Crisis?
(The Group of 20 has begun discussions designed to stave off possible global unrest due to the spiraling cost of basic foods. )
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Category: Humanity
5. Injured Astronaut Replaced For Next Shuttle Mission
5. Injured Astronaut Replaced For Next Shuttle Mission
(NASA is replacing the lead spacewalker for its next shuttle mission after the veteran astronaut was injured in a bike accident over the weekend, officials said Wednesday.)
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6. 1/3 Russians Think Sun Spins Around Earth
6. 1/3 Russians Think Sun Spins Around Earth
(Does the sun revolve around the Earth? One in every three Russians thinks so, a spokeswoman for state pollster VsTIOM said on Friday.)
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7. Speedy Discovery Fuels New Milky Way Mystery
7. Speedy Discovery Fuels New Milky Way Mystery
(A new detailed study that tracked two of the Milky Way's galactic neighbors, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, shows they are hurtling through space nearly two times faster than previously thought.)
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8. Missions to Mars, Jupiter Moon Recommended
8. Missions to Mars, Jupiter Moon Recommended
(Robotic missions to Mars and Jupiter's icy moon Europa should top NASA's to-do list for an upcoming decade of planetary exploration, the National Research Council recommended on Monday.)
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