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2 Billion years-old trapped helium-4 gas released in large quantities at Yellowstone National Park

2 Billion years-old trapped helium-4 gas released in large quantities at Yellowstone National Park | Science | Scoop.it

Vast stores of helium are escaping from the steam vents and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park after being trapped within Earth's crust for up to 2 billion years, according to new research.

 

In fact, researchers say, the escaping helium -- about 60 tons per year --  is enough to fill one Goodyear blimp every week.

They also calculate that this "sudden" release of gas began roughly 2 million years ago, with the advent of volcanic activity there.

"That might seem like a really, really long time to people, but in the geologic time scale, the volcanism is a recent phenomenon," said study coauthor Bill Evans, a research chemist at the USGS office in Menlo Park, Calif.

 

Helium, or more accurately the isotope helium-4, is produced in Earth's crust as uranium and thorium decay. Often, this nonradioactive, crustal helium is swept away by groundwater, or freed as a result of tectonic movement.

 

But in areas where there is little groundwater or movement in Earth's crust, helium-4 can remain trapped and build up over time. This is especially true at Yellowstone, where inactive rocks, or what geologists call "craton," have been estimated to be 2.5 billion years old. The park is located primarily in Wyoming.

 

"The Yellowstone crust is among the oldest on Earth, and for most of its history had been part of the tectonically moribund core of North America," said lead study author Jacob Lowenstern, a research geologist and scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory.

 

Things began to change roughly 2 million years ago, however,  when hot magma intruded on the crustal system from below and triggered several enormous volcanic eruptions, the most recent about 640,000 years ago.  

 

"Think of it this way: You have these old crustal rocks just sitting around for hundreds of millions, perhaps billions of years," Evans said. "They have this boring little existence, and then suddenly somebody puts the heat on under them and they start giving up all their long-held secrets."

 

Yellowstone's so-called magma "hot spot" still exists, and gives rise to the park's numerous and crowd-pleasing geysers, hot springs and fumaroles.

 

The researchers said the discovery of high levels of helium was a result of their investigations into volcanic activity at the park, and came as a surprise.


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Katie Vazquez's insight:

Title: 2 Billion years-old trapped helium-4 gas released in large quantities at Yellowstone National Park

Author: Monte Morin

Date: February 19, 2014

 

Main Idea: Large quantities of helium that's up to 2 billion years old is escaping from steam vents and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park.

 

Summary:

1. 60 tons of the escaping helium per year is enough to fill one Goodyear blimp every week.

2. Helium is created in the Earth's crust as uranium and thorium decay.

3. Helium can remain trapped and build up as time goes in areas where there's little groundwater or movement in the Earth's crust.

 

Opinion/POV: I didn't see an opinion nor POV in this article.

 

Question: Is it dangerous to have that much helium escape at once?

 

Is this article important to science? Why? 

 

Yes, this article is important to science because it talks about what can happen if helium is trapped within the Earth's crust for a long period of time.

 

Source: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-yellowstone-helium-degassing-20140218,0,1665876.story#axzz2toFIavqe

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Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 29, 2014 8:43 PM

Title: 2 Billion years- old trapped helium-4 gas released in large quantities at Yellowstone National Park

Author: Monte Morin

Main Idea: Large amounts of helium-4 gas was escaping from the steam vents and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park after being trapped within Earth's crust for up to 2 billion years

Summary:

1) The national park was releasing hundreds -- if not thousands -- of times more helium than anticipated.

2) Helium is produced in Earth's crust as uranium and thorium decay. 3) Swept away by groundwater, or freed as a result of tectonic movement

Opinion: There was no opinion in this article because it was based off of facts

Question: Can this be harmful to our environment?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because it gives readers insight on what can happen to the Earth when helium is trapped inside of it for too long.
Sources: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-yellowstone-helium-degassing-20140218,0,1665876.story#axzz2toFIavqe

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Weather-making high-pressure systems predicted to intensify

Weather-making high-pressure systems predicted to intensify | Science | Scoop.it
High-pressure systems over oceans, which largely determine the tracks of tropical cyclones and hydrological extremes in much of the northern hemisphere, are likely to intensify this century, according to a new study.

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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Title: Weather-Making High-Pressure Systems Predicted to Intensify.

Author: Not sure

Date: October 5, 2012

 

Main Idea: High-pressure systems over oceans are predicted to intensify this century.

 

Summary: 

1. The high-pressure systems will intensify over the 21st century as a result of rising greenhouse-gas concentrations.

2. An increase in the land-sea thermal contrast between ocean and land heating, as Earth's climate warms -- will fuel the systems' intensification.

3. Summertime near-surface high-pressure systems over the northern Pacific and Atlantic oceans strengthen and could play a big role in the coming years in shaping regional climate.

 

Opinion/POV: Neither.

 

Question: How can this affect the regional climate?

Is this article important to science?

I believe that this article is important because it explains how high-pressure systems could intensify and shape the regional climate in the coming years.

 

Source: Duke University 

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Taylor Godbolt's curator insight, March 7, 2014 8:53 AM

Weather-making high-pressure systems predicted to intensify

 

Author: Wenhong Li

Date: Oct. 5, 2012

 

Main Idea: High pressure over seas are likely to intensify the 21st century.

 

Summary: Using climate model stimulations to predict future changes in intensification

 

Factual

 

Importance?: It goes into how high pressure will intensify and change weather conditions.

 

Duke University

Taylor Godbolt's comment, March 12, 2014 12:52 PM
Weather-making high-pressure systems predicted to intensify<br> <br>Author: Wenhong Li<br>Date: Oct. 5, 2012<br> <br>Main Idea: High pressure over seas are likely to intensify the 21st century.<br> <br>Summary: Using climate model stimulations to predict future changes in intensification<br> <br>Factual<br> <br>Importance?: It goes into how high pressure will intensify and change weather conditions.<br> <br>Duke University
Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 30, 2014 5:54 PM

Title: Weather-making High-pressure Systems Predicted to Intensify

Author: Wenhong Li

Main Idea: High-pressure systems over oceans are predicted to intensify this century

Summary:

1) High-pressure storms are causing systems to predict that they will intensify as a result in the increase of greenhouse gases concentrations

2) Students use climate model stimulations to predict the future changes in the intensification

3) The difference between ocean and land heating will also fuel the intensification

Opinion: Yes, because it was based off of the results of the studies that the students conducted.

Question: Is there anything that we can do to help prevent the cause?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because it impacts our global climate and current weather conditions.

Source:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121005123904.htm

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Thousands of puffins wiped out in storms

Thousands of puffins wiped out in storms | Science | Scoop.it
Thousands of puffins are feared to have been killed in the recent storms that have hammered the UK for the last month.

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Title: Thousands of puffins wiped out in storms

Author: Daily Mail Reporter

Date: February 19, 2014

 

Main Idea: Many puffins may have been killed in the storms in the UK.

 

Summary:

1. More than 35 puffins have been reported to have washed up on the bays of Spain and France.

2. The original record was 17 back in 1979.

3. Drowning is a common cause of death for puffins.

 

Opinion/POV: No.

 

Question: How far do puffins usually travel before returning back to their shelter?

 

Is this article important to science? 

I believe that this article is important to science because the number of puffins could have dropped a lot due to the heavy storms in the UK.

 

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2563343/Thousands-puffins-wiped-storms-Dead-birds-washed-coasts-France-Spain.html

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Taylor Godbolt's curator insight, March 7, 2014 7:46 AM

 

 Thousands of puffins wiped out in storm

Author: Daily Mail Reporter

Date: Feb. 19, 2014


Main Idea: Thousands of puffins havr been killed due to the storm in the UK


Summary: Puffins are fighting for survival due a storm far out


This article was factual


Question: Couldn't these birds sense the danger of weather?


Importance: It could help with seeing how bad the storm was far out


www.dailymail.co.uk

Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 30, 2014 4:51 PM

Article: Thousands of Puffins Wiped Out in Storms

Author: Daily Mail Reporter

Main Idea: Many puffins from the UK are being found dead and washed up on the shores of Spain and France

Summary:

1) Puffins are fighting for survival due to storms in the bay of Biscay

2) The original amount of deaths recorded was only 17 back in 1979

3) The rapid increase of the puffins death has significantly began to affect other animal populations

Opinion: No, it was based purely off of facts

Question: Why is drowning a major cause of death for puffins? How will this affect the UK and other countries?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because this tells us how much the world is changing and evolving since so many animals, like puffins, are beginning to go extinct or are now few in numbers due to the increase of their deaths.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2563343/Thousands-puffins-wiped-storms-Dead-birds-washed-coasts-France-Spain.html

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2 Billion years-old trapped helium-4 gas released in large quantities at Yellowstone National Park

2 Billion years-old trapped helium-4 gas released in large quantities at Yellowstone National Park | Science | Scoop.it

Vast stores of helium are escaping from the steam vents and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park after being trapped within Earth's crust for up to 2 billion years, according to new research.

 

In fact, researchers say, the escaping helium -- about 60 tons per year --  is enough to fill one Goodyear blimp every week.

They also calculate that this "sudden" release of gas began roughly 2 million years ago, with the advent of volcanic activity there.

"That might seem like a really, really long time to people, but in the geologic time scale, the volcanism is a recent phenomenon," said study coauthor Bill Evans, a research chemist at the USGS office in Menlo Park, Calif.

 

Helium, or more accurately the isotope helium-4, is produced in Earth's crust as uranium and thorium decay. Often, this nonradioactive, crustal helium is swept away by groundwater, or freed as a result of tectonic movement.

 

But in areas where there is little groundwater or movement in Earth's crust, helium-4 can remain trapped and build up over time. This is especially true at Yellowstone, where inactive rocks, or what geologists call "craton," have been estimated to be 2.5 billion years old. The park is located primarily in Wyoming.

 

"The Yellowstone crust is among the oldest on Earth, and for most of its history had been part of the tectonically moribund core of North America," said lead study author Jacob Lowenstern, a research geologist and scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory.

 

Things began to change roughly 2 million years ago, however,  when hot magma intruded on the crustal system from below and triggered several enormous volcanic eruptions, the most recent about 640,000 years ago.  

 

"Think of it this way: You have these old crustal rocks just sitting around for hundreds of millions, perhaps billions of years," Evans said. "They have this boring little existence, and then suddenly somebody puts the heat on under them and they start giving up all their long-held secrets."

 

Yellowstone's so-called magma "hot spot" still exists, and gives rise to the park's numerous and crowd-pleasing geysers, hot springs and fumaroles.

 

The researchers said the discovery of high levels of helium was a result of their investigations into volcanic activity at the park, and came as a surprise.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
Katie Vazquez's insight:

Title: 2 Billion years-old trapped helium-4 gas released in large quantities at Yellowstone National Park

Author: Monte Morin

Date: February 19, 2014

 

Main Idea: Large quantities of helium that's up to 2 billion years old is escaping from steam vents and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park.

 

Summary:

1. 60 tons of the escaping helium per year is enough to fill one Goodyear blimp every week.

2. Helium is created in the Earth's crust as uranium and thorium decay.

3. Helium can remain trapped and build up as time goes in areas where there's little groundwater or movement in the Earth's crust.

 

Opinion/POV: I didn't see an opinion nor POV in this article.

 

Question: Is it dangerous to have that much helium escape at once?

 

Is this article important to science? Why? 

 

Yes, this article is important to science because it talks about what can happen if helium is trapped within the Earth's crust for a long period of time.

 

Source: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-yellowstone-helium-degassing-20140218,0,1665876.story#axzz2toFIavqe

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Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 29, 2014 8:43 PM

Title: 2 Billion years- old trapped helium-4 gas released in large quantities at Yellowstone National Park

Author: Monte Morin

Main Idea: Large amounts of helium-4 gas was escaping from the steam vents and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park after being trapped within Earth's crust for up to 2 billion years

Summary:

1) The national park was releasing hundreds -- if not thousands -- of times more helium than anticipated.

2) Helium is produced in Earth's crust as uranium and thorium decay. 3) Swept away by groundwater, or freed as a result of tectonic movement

Opinion: There was no opinion in this article because it was based off of facts

Question: Can this be harmful to our environment?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because it gives readers insight on what can happen to the Earth when helium is trapped inside of it for too long.
Sources: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-yellowstone-helium-degassing-20140218,0,1665876.story#axzz2toFIavqe

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6 ways to be a better global citizen

6 ways to be a better global citizen | Science | Scoop.it

Photo: Thomas Leuthard One of the side effects of international travel is that you lose the luxury of thinking of yourself only as the citizen of your hometown or country.


Via Dean J. Fusto, Arlis Groves, Kathy Bosiak
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Title: 6 ways to be a better global citizen

Author: Matt Hershberger

Date: January 1, 2014

 

Main idea: It's about six ways to become a better global citizen when you're visiting another country, state, or city.

 

Summarize the article:

1. You should travel sustainably by traveling by bike, walking, kayaking, or sailing.

2. Learn about the items you buy by checking out the company and if it was ethically made.

3. Read or listen to things that are happening around the world by watching TV, going on the internet, and listening to podcasts.


Opinion/POV: Yes, there's an opinion/POV because the author is giving everybody his tips on how to be a better global citizen. His tips are different from the rest of the world's.


Question: I don't have a question for the article.


Is this article important to science? Why?

I think it is important to science because if you learn about the other countries and the events that take place, you could be informed about new discoveries, research, etc.


Source: http://matadornetwork.com/change/6-ways-to-be-a-better-global-citizen-in-2014/

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Esther Garcia's curator insight, February 14, 2014 2:33 PM

Title: 6 ways to be a better global citizen

 

Author: Matt Hershberger

 

Date: January 1, 2014

 

Main Idea: This article lists 6 ways you can become a better global citizen when you're are traveling around the world.

 

Summary: 1) Learning to travel more sustainably is a good way to better your carbon footprint.

2)Read many things so you can become open to new ideas.

3)Getting involved in politics is a great way to become a bigger part of your community.

 

Opinion: I think this whole article is full of the authors opinions about ways to become a better citizen.

 

Questions: No questions at this moment.

 

Importance: I think this article is important because it helps you become an improved citizen.

 

Sources: http://matadornetwork.com/change/6-ways-to-be-a-better-global-citizen-in-2014/

Rositta Giron's comment, February 22, 2014 4:02 PM
i like this article. shows how to be aaa good citizen. I love tht book three cups of tea. good article though.
Rositta Giron's comment, February 22, 2014 4:03 PM
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New dinosaur fossil discovered in China

New dinosaur fossil discovered in China | Science | Scoop.it
The Hindu
New dinosaur fossil discovered in China
The Hindu
Scientists have discovered the fossil of a 60-feet long plant-eating dinosaur in China that lived about 100 million years ago.

Via Catherine Russell, Kathy Bosiak
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Title: New dinosaur fossil discovered in China

Author: Not listed

Date: January 30, 2014

 

Main idea: Scientists in China discovered a plant-eating dinosaur fossil that's about 100 million years old.

 

Summarize the article:

1. The species, Yongjinglong datangi roamed during the Early Cretaceous period.

2. The fossil is around 60 feet long.

3. Three teeth, eight vertebrae, the left shoulder blade, the right radius and ulna were what the remains consisted of.


Opinion/POV: There's not an opinion nor POV in this article. 

 

Question: When did the scientists discover the fossil?

 

Is this article important to science? Why? 

Yes, this article is important to science because it's about the discovery of more dinosaur fossils. Dinosaur fossils are important to find because they're the remains of extinct creatures that once roamed the earth.

 

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/new-dinosaur-fossil-discovered-in-china/article5634499.ece

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How bubbles in your bath predict HURRICANES: Movement of soap suds mimic the beginnings of cyclones

How bubbles in your bath predict HURRICANES: Movement of soap suds mimic the beginnings of cyclones | Science | Scoop.it
French physicists claim fluid on the surface of bubbles behaves in the same way as low-pressure systems. They used these findings to create a cyclone prediction model.

Via Grant W. Graves
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Title: How Bubbles in Your Bath Predict HURRICANES: Movement of Soap Suds Mimic the Beginnings of Cyclones

Author: Ellie Zolfagharifard

Date: January 9, 2014

 

Main Idea: Physicists in France have created a cyclone prediction model based on the fluid on the surface of bubbles.

 

Summary:

1. It is said that the flow of surface liquid on bubbles behave like weather systems.

2. Tested against 150 real cyclones and it was accurate for all of them.

3. The bubbles' vortices intensify to a maximum peak before entering a phase of decline like tropical storms. 

 

Opinion/POV: I'm pretty sure there's not an opinion nor POV.

 

Question: Who first thought that bubbles could predict hurricanes?

 

Is this article important to science?

I believe that this article is important to science because this could possibly be a new method of predicting hurricanes even if it is a strange way of doing so.

 

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2536641/How-bubbles-bath-predict-HURRICANES-Movement-soap-suds-mimic-beginnings-cyclones.html

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mitaliamontes's curator insight, March 20, 2014 1:24 PM

Title:  How bubbles in your bath predict hurricanes 

author: Ellie 

date:: 1-9-14

Main idea: this is about how the bubbles in our bath predict hurricane and this might help prevent  a lot of damage for when this happens. 

Summary: French physics have study that soap could help predict if a hurricane may occur.  Physics think that this will predict the intensity of hurrricanes. 

My opinion  about this selection is that I don't think bubbles could predict all this. Sure this is important to science but I don't think it's true. 

1st poin of view.

Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 30, 2014 7:03 PM

Title: How Bubbles In Your Bath Predict HURRICANES: Movement of Soap Suds Mimic the Beginnings of Cyclones

Author: Ellie Zolfagharifard

Main Idea: Scientists, or physicists, say that if we look at soap bubbles it may help meteorologists when they are predicting the weather.

Summary:

1) The membrane on our bubbles behave like our weather system

2) The bubbles' vortices intensify to a maximum peak before entering a phase of decline like tropical storms

3) Surface liquids behave the same way weather systems over Earth do

Opinion: No, it was a factual article.

Question: Why do the bubbles behave the same way as tropical storms? Who made the discovery that linked the bubbles to the storms?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because it's one of many things that scientists talk about around the world 
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2536641/How-bubbles-bath-predict-HURRICANES-Movement-soap-suds-mimic-beginnings-cyclones.html

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If you think the weather is bad now, wait until El Niño returns

If you think the weather is bad now, wait until El Niño returns | Science | Scoop.it

Droughts, high temperatures, heavy rain and floods are all sparked by the El Niño weather pattern.


Via Luca Baptista
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Title: If You Think the Weather is Bad Now, Wait Until El Niño Returns

Author: Alex Kane

Date: February 17, 2014

 

Main Idea: Scientists believe that El Niño will occur in 2015.

 

Summarize the Article: 

1. Researchers say that there's a 75% chance that El Niño could happen later this year.

2. Scientists can usually predict when an El Niño will occur a few months before, but researchers from Germany, Russia, Israel, and the United States say they can predict it a year before.

3. We could see a new global temperature record in 2015 if the study is correct.

 

Opinion/POV: No, just factual information.

 

Question: Why do the researchers think that they can predict when an El Niño will occur? 

 

Is this article important to science?

Yes, I believe that this article is important to science because it talks about the weather pattern that brings warmer temperatures and changes in the climate. It also talks about how the next El Niño can be stronger because the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising.

 

Source: http://www.alternet.org/environment/el-nino-predicted-2015

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mitaliamontes's curator insight, March 12, 2014 12:12 PM

title:El Nino

author: Alex Kane

date: 2-17-14

main Idea: This article is about El Nino and what it does to us and how it effects.

summarize: - what El Nino causes- The weather conditions when El Nino comes to and when it might come back, which they say next year!

my question is what can we do so we can prepared when it comes.

I think this article is important to science because it has to do with climate. 

Taylor Godbolt's comment, March 12, 2014 12:52 PM
If you think the weather is bad now, wait until El Niño returns<br> <br>Author: Alex Kane<br>Date: Feb. 17, 2014<br> <br>Main Idea: Most likely in 2015, it could be disastrous because of El Nino<br> <br>Summary: El Nino develops off the west coast of South America. It causes change in climate and warm temps<br> <br>This article is Factual<br> <br>Question: What if they had wrong predictions? What if El Nino happens at a different time?<br> <br>www.alternet.org
Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 30, 2014 7:40 PM

Title: If You Think The Weather is Bad Now, Wait Until El Nino Returns

Author: Alex Kane

Main Idea: Scientists believe that El Nino will occur in 2015

Summary:

1) Researchers say that there is a 75% chance that El Nino could happen later this year

2) El Nino develops off of the West coast of South America, and it causes change in climate and warm temperatures

3) If the prediction is correct then we could possibly see a new global temperature record in the year 2015

Opinion: Yes, the article was based off of opinions

Question: Is this a global problem?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because El Nino affects temperature and can do serious damage to our weather.

Source: http://www.alternet.org/environment/el-nino-predicted-2015

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From Human to Cyborg? Custom-designed, Enhanced Prosthetics Are in Our Future

From Human to Cyborg? Custom-designed, Enhanced Prosthetics Are in Our Future | Science | Scoop.it
The technology and engineering behind artificial limbs - or prosthetics - has advanced with amazing speed and, when combined with 3D printing technology and the advances in what is generally called...

Via Jean-Philippe BOCQUENET, michel verstrepen, Kalani Kirk Hausman
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Title: From Human to Cyborg? Custom-designed Enhanced Prosthetics Are in Our Future

Author: Graham Noble

Date: February 5, 2014

 

Main Idea: The creation of bionic prosthetics that not only restore physical ability, but perform better than the originals could be seen in the near future.

 

Summary:

1. The development of exoskeletons and "smart" armor that are designed to enhance soldiers' protection and physical capability is currently being worked on by the military.

2. Neural interfacing aims to work in ways that the central nervous system can control the operation of a prosthetic and even receive sensory information from it.

3. 3D printing technology can help make artificial limbs more affordable and also allows for nearly limitless customization of prosthetics.

 

Opinion/POV: I didn't see an opinion nor POV in this article.

 

Question: How would a bionic prosthetic function?

 

Is this article important to science? Why?

 

Yes, I believe this article is important to science because it talks about the future of technology in prosthetics.

 

Source: http://guardianlv.com/2014/02/from-human-to-cyborg-custom-designed-enhanced-prosthetics-are-in-our-future/

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Jean-Philippe BOCQUENET's comment, February 19, 2014 2:49 PM
Thank you very much Kalani for all these interesting information.
Esther Garcia's curator insight, February 20, 2014 11:22 PM

Title: From Human to Cyborg? Custom-designed, Enhanced Prosthetics Are in Our Future

 

Author: Graham Noble

 

Date: February 5, 2014

 

Main Idea: Prosthetics can now not only help your ability but enhance it with this new technology.

 

Summary: 1) enhances your physical performance.

2) 3D printing technology can make it more affordable

3) New defensive armor could help our soldiers survive.

 

Opinion: I think this article was factual mostly.

 

Questions: Would this be considered a kind of a steroid?

 

Important: I think it is important because advances in technology could change our physical performance.

 

Sources: http://guardianlv.com/2014/02/from-human-to-cyborg-custom-designed-enhanced-prosthetics-are-in-our-future/

Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 29, 2014 8:10 PM

Title: From Human to Cyborg? Custom-designed, Enhanced Prosthetics Are in Our Future

Author: Graham Noble

Main Idea: Prosthetics can not only help to enhance your ability to move but can also enhance it with the help of new technology

Summary:

1)This article is about limb replacement for people who want to enhance their ability to move better

2)The development of exoskeletons and 'smart' armor were designed to perform better than the originals: faster, stronger, more dexterous and more precise than it’s organic predecessor.

3)3D technology can also help make the prosthetics more affordable, thus more popular

Opinion: The article was mostly based on facts, so I don't think was any opinions.

Questions: How much does it cost to get a prosthetic object? How many people already have this product?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because it helps improves peoples lives, and results from using this product can help scientists, or researchers, in the future. With all of the information that that receive from the people who use the product, it can help further them into building even better prosthetics.

Source: http://guardianlv.com/2014/02/from-human-to-cyborg-custom-designed-enhanced-prosthetics-are-in-our-future/

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Los Angeles Would Experience Stronger-Than-Expected Ground Motion in an Earthquake

Los Angeles Would Experience Stronger-Than-Expected Ground Motion in an Earthquake | Science | Scoop.it
LiveScience.com
Los Angeles Would Experience Stronger-Than-Expected Ground Motion in ...
Science Daily (press release)
This omnipresent field is generated by ocean waves interacting with the solid Earth.

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Title: Los Angeles Would Experience Stronger-Than-Expected Ground Motion in an Earthquake

Author: Not listed

Date: January 23, 2014

 

Main idea: Scientists have created a "virtual earthquake" technique to predict that Los Angeles would experience stronger ground motion in an earthquake if it occurred along the southern San Andreas Fault.

 

Summarize the article:

1. Scientists use weak vibrations caused by the earth's oceans to predict the ground movement and shaking hazard to buildings from real earthquakes.

2. The technique focuses on the fact that earthquakes aren't the only sources of seismic waves.

3. The scientists say if an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 or higher occurs along the southern San Andreas Fault, Los Angeles could have a higher risk of stronger ground motion.

 

Opinion/POV: I don't believe that there's an opinion nor POV in this article.

 

Question: Why do the scientists think that the vibrations generated by the earth's oceans can predict the ground movement from potential earthquakes?

 

Is this article important to science? Why?

In some ways it could be, but I'm going to say no. The reason I say this is because scientists predict different things all the time. Some of their predictions are right, some are wrong. This new technique could be one of their predictions that went wrong.

 

Source: Stanford University

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Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here

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After decades of dreams, the idea of flying around on your own machine could soon be upon us, and the first adopters may well use them to save your life.

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Title: Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here

Author: Jon Stewart 

Date: October 28, 2013

 

Main idea: The production and delivery of jetpacks could start in mid 2014.

 

Summarize the article:

1. Jetpacks could be used by the police, fire fighters, and paramedics to access places that they couldn't reach before.

2. A standard tank of fuel could power the jetpack for about thirty minutes.

3. It's easy to fly and just hovers if you take your hands off the controls.

 

Opinion or POV: None.

 

Question: If these jetpacks are sold to the public, how much would one cost?

 

Is this article important to science? Why? 

I believe that this article is important to science because it deals with the future of transportation and you have to use the scientific method with these types of things. You'd have to form a hypothesis, observe, experiment, and analyze the results.

 

Source: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131028-welcome-to-the-jetpack-era

 

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Jeffrey Sarmiento's comment, February 14, 2014 11:27 PM
First off this article talks about how the jet pack could be useful. How emergency crews could use to respond to emergency's faster. How this jetpacks could save your life . Personally i would not put my life in the hands of a machine . At least not a jet pack i mean who would want to fly that high anyway you know.
Taylor Godbolt's curator insight, February 21, 2014 9:19 PM

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Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here

 

Author: Jon Stewart

Date: October 28, 2013

 

Main Idea: Jetpacks have been a fantasy to humans and have been desired. Now they might soon fulfil the desires of humans.......to fly.

 

Summary: Jetpacks are coming to life. They are wanting to use them for many reasons, like emergencies.

 

Opinion: Jetpacks take time to make. This article is factual.

 

Question: When will they be worldwide? How long will it probably take to make?

 

Important?: Yes, Because in making these jetpacks you have to experiment. You would have to know how to build them and make them fly correctly.

 

www.bbc.com

 

 

 

Taylor Godbolt's comment, March 12, 2014 12:56 PM
Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here<br> <br>Author: Jon Stewart<br>Date: October 28, 2013<br> <br>Main Idea: Jetpacks have been a fantasy to humans and have been desired. Now they might soon fulfil the desires of humans.......to fly.<br> <br>Summary: Jetpacks are coming to life. They are wanting to use them for many reasons, like emergencies.<br> <br>Opinion: Jetpacks take time to make. This article is factual.<br> <br>Question: When will they be worldwide? How long will it probably take to make?<br> <br>Important?: Yes, Because in making these jetpacks you have to experiment. You would have to know how to build them and make them fly correctly.<br> <br>www.bbc.com<br>