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12/14/2010 | Science
As seen here at Popular Science, here is a gallery of Amazing Science Photos of 2010.
09/06/2010 | Science
As seen here, this video shows a time lapse of Earth from space.
08/24/2010 | Science
As written here on MSNBC, there is another solar system like ours, approximately 127 light-years from earth with five known planets orbiting a star named HD 10180.
07/07/2010 | Science
As written in this article, it displays What the world would look like if it stopped
06/25/2010 | Science
As written in this article, Lunar Eclipse over Americas, Pacific, Asia on 10:17 UTC June 26 2010
04/28/2010 | Science
As written in this article, Ice on asteroid linking earth oceans orgins to space
03/01/2010 | Science
As written in this article, this microcope that enables scientists to see 3d structure of objects.
01/30/2010 | Science
This years largest full moon will be in the sky tonight and Mars will appear to be close to it as written in this National Geographic Article
01/03/2010 | Science
If you were under a rock, or like many who just aren't in a Science lab during the past year, you may have missed the Top Scientific breakthoroughs of 2009 perhaps Popular Science best of what's new 2009 which covers a broad range of innovation in products. Both sites offer insight into many ways we have pushed technolocial advancement at theend of the first decade of this new millenium.
12/15/2009 | Science
As written in this article, Australian scientists discover octopus travel with their coconut shelters
11/14/2009 | Science
The latest lunar impact has shown evidence of water on Moon as seen in this article. Aside from asking the who what when and why the water in the form of ice is on the moon, this evidence increases the chances for life to be supported on the moon, if not naturally from the moon, via migration of life such as human research centers, colonies, and other space explorations topics
11/03/2009 | Science
As seen in this video from CNN, these worms are recyling food into fertilizer.
11/01/2009 | Science
As written in this article, Scientists are learning to repel water from Lotus leaves
10/29/2009 | Science
Scientists are Learning about vision and display from from Mantis Shrimp eyes who are reported to see roughly 10 times as many colors as humans by this article.
10/15/2009 | Science
As seen in this video from ted.com, this project goes beyond the AI engines of computer games and simulations, the project is trying to re-create the functionality of the brain from the neurological level with computer code and super computer.
10/10/2009 | Science
Some of the best Microscopic Photography may be seen here.
10/09/2009 | Science
Jurassic Park may not be far off as an endangered mammal was cloned recently. With proof an publicity of the sucessful cloning, ethical issues on justification for clonin endanged species will likely gain publicity as well.
10/06/2009 | Science
As written in this blog, Nobel Scientists discover enzyme telomerase allowing what could be immortal cells continually dividing, but with such division comes the threat of cancer.
09/26/2009 | Science
In this popular science article, the use of Carbon Nanotubes could lead to super fertilizers. Such fertilizers may eventually increase agriculture yields from crops but the environmental as well as human impact would have to be studied further.
09/21/2009 | Science
As written in this article, Monkey cured from color blindness by gene injection
09/08/2009 | Science
Often people have varied theories on the creation of the universe or the origin of all that we know exists. the big big theory is a popular scientific theory about creation and scientists involved with the the LHC experiment hope to answer questions with regards to the big bang.
The LHC experiment is scheduled to begin on Wednesday September 10, 2008. Large Hadron Collider, will begin to move sub atomic particles in a 17 mile tunnel ring about 100 meters below the earth's surface. Once the particles have enough energy they will eventually colliding them which is estimated in October 2008. What does this really mean. The scientists want to experiment with collisions that could answer questions in regards to the big bang theory.
The machine is arguably the most powerful, non-military experiment in history. Theories of black holes being created and negative outcomes surface as the experiments draws closer but the scientists have counter theories stating the black holes would evaporate almost immediately if created.
If the CERN scientists can conduct their experiments with minimal or no effect to damaging the earth the experiments will lead to new information and theories on the big bang as well as a larger collider. One thing is for certain this is will be one of the most groundbreaking and influential experiments.
Post Script: Scientists have begun testing the LHC.
If the LHC isn't enough of an example of experiments tracing the roots of life and creation read the article titled:
"Biologists on the Verge of Creating New Form of Life" This article demonstrates scientists are close to creating life from something that is not living.
08/30/2009 | Science
As written in this article, many are working on Geoengineering solutions to combat climate change and global warming among other environmental challenges. No one geoengineering solution will become the only answer but the effort and research has already begun. Other articles support the idea that Geoengineering could create additional environmental problems and Geoengineering has the potential to become a balanceing act of the atmosphere on a global scale.
08/23/2009 | Science
As written in this article, there is a debate on how fast plastics decompose and how harmful plastic chemicals are in the ocean. The popular thought it that plastics are forever, although not true, some have been expected to last hundreds of years. Scientists referenced in this article have mixed opinions due to the extreme climate and pressure of the ocean, but regardless of the estimates on decomposition time there are few facts that remain. As on dry land, plastic rubbish in the ocean is a huge problem and not all of the plastic containers can be 100% guaranteed that they were empty at the time of discard.
Chemicals found in plastics have already been detected in the ocean.
Regardless of how long it takes, plastics can and will eventually decompose, whether in the ocean or on land. Almost all Plastics are chemically based, non environmentally friendly, and when decomposed can release harm full chemicals that in the ocean could damage the ocean ecosystem as well as indirectly damage human food supply just as pollution in a fresh water pond.
It will be up to everyone to promote plastic recycling, ocean research, and use of eco friendly plastic products.
08/22/2009 | Science
Along with water supply, air quality, energy sources, food supply is a current challenge for human beings.
This article from popular science proposes eight solutions for the future of agricultural farming considering the increasing demand for food and limited land area.
08/22/2009 | Science
Although we think of the ocean as full of plant an animal life, there are vast areas of the ocean without any life at all as written in this article about ocean deserts.
08/17/2009 | Science
The internet is often creditied as one of the greatest achivements of this generation but that statement idn't entirely true. The internet iself is the framework or system that allows networked computers to trafer information has been around for decades, internet access and use by the massive of people is has occured with this generation.
One project that has made great accomplishments in this generation is the Human gnome project. Though it is not as widely publicies as the internet it too will effect the entire human race depending on the gathering, sharing, use and application of the gnome. The U.S. government among other countries has a dedicated genome research institute and genome engineering is accelerating not only in how the gnome data is read but how gnome data can be written. Companies such as IBM are using knowledge of DNA to improve micro processor technology.
Genome and Genetic Engineering has been experimented on plants, but now is making it's way into the animal kingdom with cloning as well ass other scientific break thoughs. With the world population expected to reach 7000000000 (7 billion) the Human genome project and gnome research will influence, health care, reproduction, food and possibly every living thing that humans can effect.
07/31/2009 | Science
As written in this article, Scientists have already drilled almost a mile below the Pacific Ocean Floor to gather geological and other scientific data.
07/23/2009 | Science
Most people know of Bluefin Tuna as a food souce or throught teh world as apart of the fishing industry employing thousands. Others know the Bluefin Tuna as one of many species of Fish not only over fished but on the brink of extinction. As the demand for food rising with the world population and development the best possible compromise is to create awareness, conservation, and implement solutions.
06/21/2009 | Science
Biosphere 2 is a scientific experiment the was a sealed enviroment made to research ecosystems. This research has appliations for our impact on our environment as well as creating artificial ecosystems in outer space and unihabitalble planets. In this video on ted.com researcher JanePoynter describes her research experience, comparison with biosphere 1 (earth) and how we are all connected to the environmental systems in earth.
06/20/2009 | Science
In a world increasingly impacted on by humans and evironmental awareness gaining popularity this video highlights the Millennium Seed Bank, an effort to store plant species for future generations.
05/28/2009 | Science
This video titled "Atom Smashers" is a good documentary about Fermilab and its search for the Higgs boson particle. It explains what Fermilab and a brief explainantion on how particle accelerators work at Fermilab and the LHC (Large Hadron Collider). It also gives opinion about the scientific research with regards to Physics.
05/17/2009 | Science
As written in this article, Indonesia hosted the World Ocean Conference which included talks about environmental conservation of coastal communites throughout the Pacific
05/07/2009 | Science
The Ocean is so large and unexperienced in daily lives that many of it's inhabitants, especially in deep levels remain undiscovered and many of the effects of pollution go unnoticed. As written in this article, Project Kaisei Aims to clean the Pacific Ocean with a goal of removing up to 40 tons of plastic products in the Pacific Ocean between Japan and the U.S. in an area larger than the U.S.
As environmental awareness is increasing so or the studies of pollution in the ocean which don't stop at plastic in the Pacific. Studies are showing that Mecury pollution levels of methlmercury are increasing in the Pacific which is making it's way into fish that humans eat.
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04/20/2009 | Science
The Mayan Empire of Central America was an advanced and historic civilization. Included in the list of achievements is the Maya Hieroglyphic Writing system which includes pictorial representations for phonetic sounds as well as using logograms.
This video is an interesting account of the historical background and how attempts to decode the unused writing system has changed historical knowledge of the Maya.
An interesting side not is that not only is Rapa Nui the closest Polynesian population to Central and South meric, but is the only Polynesian culture credited with a hieroglyphic writing system, the Rongorongo.
04/01/2009 | Science
Humans often underestimate or under appriciate the importance or intelligence of plants and animals. Even at early stages of developments there is now proof that baby chickens can perform simple math calculations.