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EWICON bladeless wind turbine generates electricity using charged water droplets

EWICON bladeless wind turbine generates electricity using charged water droplets | OntarioStargazing Astro Highlights | Scoop.it
Dutch researchers have developed the EWICON, a bladeless wind turbine with no moving parts that produces electricity by pushing charged water droplets into ...

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New technology emerging in Wind Turbines. This is why Ontario (Canada) should hit the pause button. We can have renewable energy and avoid/reduce bird/bat kill numbers. Truly be environmentally friendly. Combine this with OCAS (Obstacle Collision Avoidance System) which helps reduce light pollution caused by the flashing lights atop Wind Turbines and its really becoming a win win for everyone in Ontario!

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Astronomy buffs train telescopes on daytime sky - Arizona Daily Star

Astronomy buffs train telescopes on daytime sky
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But, as visitors to the Pima Community College Observatory learned Saturday, nighttime isn't the only right time to set up the telescope.
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Learning Space - Favourite Astronomy Apps reviewed on – Google+

Learning Space - Favourite Astronomy Apps reviewed on  – Google+ | OntarioStargazing Astro Highlights | Scoop.it
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z41ak-wKfmo

We'll be talking about our favorite mobile apps for astronomy this week.

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Curiosity Update: NASA Mulls Sending The Rover Over A Sand Dune - NPR (blog)

Curiosity Update: NASA Mulls Sending The Rover Over A Sand Dune - NPR (blog) | OntarioStargazing Astro Highlights | Scoop.it
RT (blog) Curiosity Update: NASA Mulls Sending The Rover Over A Sand Dune NPR (blog) This coming week will be a dramatic one for NASA's Curiosity rover: Hoping to get the vehicle onto smoother terrain, scientists will explore driving the rover over...
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NASA's Kepler space telescope spots 'wobbly' new planet - CNET

NASA's Kepler space telescope spots 'wobbly' new planet - CNET | OntarioStargazing Astro Highlights | Scoop.it
CNET NASA's Kepler space telescope spots 'wobbly' new planet CNET Every 66 days, Kepler 413-b rotates around a pair of red and orange dwarf stars, and even that orbit seems to wobble, NASA said, thanks to the fact that the plane of the orbit "is...
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The new planet, known as Kepler-413b, has an extremely irregular orbit that seems to move up and down. It also has no surface to stand on.

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Saturn's hexagonal jet storm could swallow the Earth—twice! - GMA News

Saturn's hexagonal jet storm could swallow the Earth—twice! - GMA News | OntarioStargazing Astro Highlights | Scoop.it
Saturn's hexagonal jet storm could swallow the Earth—twice!
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Nasa images show sun eruption

Nasa images show sun eruption | OntarioStargazing Astro Highlights | Scoop.it
Timelapse footage released by the space agency Nasa shows a solar eruption taking place around the edge of the sun.
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APOD: 2007 October 2 - Tutulemma: Solar Eclipse Analemma

APOD: 2007 October 2 - Tutulemma: Solar Eclipse Analemma | OntarioStargazing Astro Highlights | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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NASA Invites Public to Send Names And Messages to Mars - SpaceRef

NASA Invites Public to Send Names And Messages to Mars - SpaceRef | OntarioStargazing Astro Highlights | Scoop.it
RT @martiansoil: NASA Invites Public to Send Names And Messages to Mars http://t.co/AWwV6G8FZU
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Earth-Directed Coronal Mass Ejection From the Sun

Earth-Directed Coronal Mass Ejection From the Sun | OntarioStargazing Astro Highlights | Scoop.it
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 18, 2013 -
On March 15, 2013, at 2:54 a.m.

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 | OntarioStargazing Astro Highlights | Scoop.it

Australian photographer Mark Gee has beaten over a thousand amateur and professional photographers from around the globe to win the title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013.


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Aurora on Saturn

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Aurora on Saturn by NASA. #Astrophotography #Astronomy #NASA #Saturn #Aurora http://t.co/vQqdcquJEY

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Top Discoveries Awaiting NASA's Next Big Telescope - National Geographic

Top Discoveries Awaiting NASA's Next Big Telescope - National Geographic | OntarioStargazing Astro Highlights | Scoop.it
National Geographic Top Discoveries Awaiting NASA's Next Big Telescope National Geographic On Monday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Senior Project Scientist and Nobel laureate John Mather, and the Webb team celebrated...
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Sun Emits Mid-Level Solar Flare | Interrete

Sun Emits Mid-Level Solar Flare | Interrete | OntarioStargazing Astro Highlights | Scoop.it

This image of an M5.2-class solar flare that occurred late on Feb. 3, 2014, was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The solar flare can be seen as the bright flash near the center of the bright flash near the center of the sun. The image shows light in the 304 Angstrom wavelength, which is typically colorized in red.

Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however — when intense enough — they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel.This picture originally appeared at Nasa

Image Credit: NASA/SDO

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Cassini Spacecraft Zooms in on Saturn's Hexagon --"Unique in the Solar System ... - The Daily Galaxy (blog)

Cassini Spacecraft Zooms in on Saturn's Hexagon --"Unique in the Solar System ...
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NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race Won by Puerto Rican Teams

NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race Won by Puerto Rican Teams | OntarioStargazing Astro Highlights | Scoop.it
The rugged half-mile race takes students over a course that mimics the cratered lunar surface.
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In astronomy, what is Spoerers Law? - by Jose Juan Gutierrez - Helium

Spoerer law states that the latitudes at which sunspots appear on the surface of the sun gradually change from latitudes in between 30-40° nor..., Jose Juan Gutierrez (http://t.co/8Ec4qVxGQZ What...
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EWICON bladeless wind turbine generates electricity using charged water droplets

EWICON bladeless wind turbine generates electricity using charged water droplets | OntarioStargazing Astro Highlights | Scoop.it
Dutch researchers have developed the EWICON, a bladeless wind turbine with no moving parts that produces electricity by pushing charged water droplets into ...

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New technology emerging in Wind Turbines. This is why Ontario (Canada) should hit the pause button. We can have renewable energy and avoid/reduce bird/bat kill numbers. Truly be environmentally friendly. Combine this with OCAS (Obstacle Collision Avoidance System) which helps reduce light pollution caused by the flashing lights atop Wind Turbines and its really becoming a win win for everyone in Ontario!

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Underground oasis found below Earth's driest desert - space - 18 February 2012 - New Scientist

Underground oasis found below Earth's driest desert - space - 18 February 2012 - New Scientist | OntarioStargazing Astro Highlights | Scoop.it
A thriving community of microbes flourishes two metres below the surface of Chile's parched Atacama desert – the news bodes well for the chances of (#ecology #Mars #space #astronomy - Underground oasis found below Earth's driest desert -

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