Posts tagged science
...the aftermath of a cometary collision would be a scientific smorgasbord. If we ever needed to be “pushed” to send a manned mission to the surface of Mars, I can think of no better time than in the years after a massive comet strike.
The popular film trilogy, The Matrix, presented a cyberuniverse where humans live in a simulated reality created by sentient machines.
Now, a philosopher and team of physicists imagine that we might really be living inside a computer-generated universe that you could call The Lattice. What’s more, we may be able to detect it.
“Welcome to The Lattice.” Yes, the Lattice. Sorry, The Matrix was WAY better. The Lattice sounds like a Lifetime remake… read more.
Next week, Discovery News partners with Revision3 to release a new show, DNews!
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Sadly, this means I (Trace) won’t be managing the Tumblr anymore. I’ll miss you all! It’s been some of the most fun I’ve had working at Discovery News! We have a great community! Our space producer, Ian O’Neill will be taking over from here on in. He’s snarky. You’ll like him.
“ The American science programs that landed the first man on the moon, found cures for deadly diseases and bred crops that feed the world now face the possibility of becoming relics in the story of human progress.”
During a trance-like session of psychography, experienced mediums in Brazil allow themselves to become receptive to spirits or dead souls. Then they write automatically, channeling the voices of those they believe to be speaking to them […] “I don’t think this does anything to make (the experience) less real or less profound or to make it less important in the moment,” said Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
is this going to kick off a new space race?
The Shenzhou-10, with three crew members, is aiming for a primary launch window in June, Niu Hongguang, deputy commander-in-chief of the manned space program, told China National Radio in an interview Friday.
He said one of the three astronauts would likely be a woman. China has also said it was working towards landing a man on the moon, but did not specify a time-frame.
Vincent Fournier’s photo journalistic series ‘The Man Machine’ explores developing robotic technology from around the world. Click the photos for more information.
(also check out ‘Space Project’ posted earlier this week)
will there soon be a time when robots walk the streets just like us? it seems odd to me that it might soon be normal.
Stained sections of lung tissue from the Flickr set ‘Pulmonary Pathology’ by Yale Rosen: (1) nests of neuroendocrine tumor cells; (2) ‘foci of benign-appearing spindle-shaped and oval cells’ (3) acid-fast stain of an infection by Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, a relative of tuberculosis.
personally, i am normally pretty grossed out by biology, but these samples are striking.
did we just find a habitable super-Earth?! Yup!
Scientists added three new planets to three discovered in 2008 orbiting an orange star called HD 40307, which is roughly three-quarters as massive as the sun and located about 42 light-years away in the constellation Pictor.
Of particular interest is the outermost planet, which is believed to fly around its parent star over 320 days, a distance that places it within HD 40307’s so-called “habitable zone.”
“All we know at this point is that it has a minimum mass of about 7.1 Earth-masses. We have no explicit follow-up planned, thought the HARPS team is probably still gathering more data, and may in the future be able to confirm these results, and perhaps add even more planets to the brood,” astronomer Steven Vogt, with the University of California’s Lick Observatory, wrote in an email to Discovery News.
Based on our experience with other star systems this newly discovered planet is likely made of rock and may contain water. It receives 62 percent of the radiation from its star that Earth receives from the sun, but Earth is relatively near to the leading edge of the habitable zone.
“A Colorado mountain community rallied around a dying child with leukemia only to find out the whole thing was a hoax, and the woman who made up the story probably won’t face any charges. So many people fell for the story and tried to help the little boy who didn’t even exist.” — CBS News
Though many are outraged by the woman who made up the boy’s story, but the fact is that lying about having a disease isn’t a crime.
She received no monetary benefits, and though people were hurt and betrayed now laws were broken. The Supreme Court actually defends our right to lie! Even about service in the military and medals won!