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New Clues Into Mystery of Mars Meteorites & Rocks Revealed

New Clues Into Mystery of Mars Meteorites & Rocks Revealed | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

Scientists are a step closer to reconciling a mystery on Mars, a cosmic oddity centered on Martian rocks and pieces of the Red Planet discovered on Earth.

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from the article: ""Although there are some suggestions that Mars might have had plate tectonics at some point, there really is no evidence for it, but this is at least a suggestion that something presumably cycled oxidized materials from the surface back into the upper mantle and maybe that's in the cards here."

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How Leonard Nimoy grew to love Spock as much as we did

How Leonard Nimoy grew to love Spock as much as we did | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
He gave us the neck-pinch, the mind-meld and the Vulcan salute. But it took time for the actor to fully embrace his Star Trek character
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He'll be missed.

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This huge black hole could change our understanding of how the universe began

This huge black hole could change our understanding of how the universe began | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A giant black hole, as massive as 12 billion suns, has been found by astronomers and seems to be growing far too fast.
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12 billion suns...

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Why Photos of Space Should Belong to Everyone

Why Photos of Space Should Belong to Everyone | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
NASA has long released its photos to the public domain. Private spaceflight challenges that legacy of openness.
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Until private space excursions are commonplace, civilian space photos should be public, for the furtherance of education, interest, and understanding.

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Coyotes: Looking for love, your house pet

Coyotes: Looking for love, your house pet | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A West Chester dog was attacked by a coyote. Officials warn residents to be on lookout.
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Be on the lookout for horny coyotes.

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Mystery ash covers parts of Pacific Northwest

Mystery ash covers parts of Pacific Northwest | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A substance described as "white stuff" and "milky rain" is covering parts of Washington and Oregon states, but its origin is a mystery.
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That says a lot about the jet stream, if that is the cause.

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20 Unbelievable Photos Of Pollution In China

20 Unbelievable Photos Of Pollution In China | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
When you take a look at the pictures below, you can begin to understand how China is one of those places where 16,000 dead pigs can be found floating down the river.
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warning: disturbing images

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'Zombie cat' presumed dead found alive after burial

'Zombie cat' presumed dead found alive after burial | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A cat in Florida named Bart was presumed dead and buried after being hit by a car. It showed up alive five days later. It's being called "zombie cat."
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Well, you don't see this every day...

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Is proton therapy the 'magic bullet' for cancer?

Is proton therapy the 'magic bullet' for cancer? | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A Belgian nuclear physicist is pioneering a new treatment for cancer that offers more precision and less side effects: proton radiation.
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Never heard of proton therapy...does Voyager's doctor approve?

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Elon Musk releases video of Falcon 9 landing attempt

Elon Musk releases video of Falcon 9 landing attempt | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Elon Musk has released video and details of the crash of the Falcon 9 booster as it attempted to make an historic powered landing after the launch of the CRS-5 mission.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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So a ten percent margin in hydraulic fluid caused it.

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How to Convert a Mac-Formatted Drive to a Windows Drive

How to Convert a Mac-Formatted Drive to a Windows Drive | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Macs format drives with Apple’s HFS+ file system, which Windows won’t recognize or access without third-party software. Macs may also create a protected EFI partition on these drives that you can’t delete with the usual disk-partitioning tools.
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A useful bit of knowledge to tuck away. I was looking at a 1tb Apple drive today, and wondered what the big bugaboo was about it "only being for a Macbook".   Ha!

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Can You Run It On Linux? 10 Vital Apps You’ll Want When You Switch

Can You Run It On Linux? 10 Vital Apps You’ll Want When You Switch | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Now has never been a better time to switch to Linux, but you may still be hesitant about it because you're not sure whether your favorite applications from Windows will work on it. To help answer your questions, we'll take a look at 10 popular Windows applications and whether you have options for them in…
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Go with OpenShot for video editing on Linux.

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How Eel Drones Will Turn The Tide On Underwater Warfare

How Eel Drones Will Turn The Tide On Underwater Warfare | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Stealth has long been a staple of the U.S. Navy's most important national security operations. As such, many of these operations take place underwater, where submariners can discreetly eavesdrop on enemy forces and carry out missile strikes if necessary. But things are changing, and crewed submarines are being replaced by drones. Technology has disrupted just…
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Da, comrade, that snake in your trousers may not be your own.

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Science Reveals People Who Spend Friday Night at Home Have an Advantage Over the Rest of Us

Science Reveals People Who Spend Friday Night at Home Have an Advantage Over the Rest of Us | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The next time your friends call you a homebody, show them this.
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This could have verged dangerously close to being a mattress ad.

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Superfish Hasn’t Been Caught Yet: SSL Hijacking Explained

Superfish Hasn’t Been Caught Yet: SSL Hijacking Explained | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Lenovo's Superfish malware has caused quite a stir in the past week. Not only did the laptop manufacturer ship computers with adware installed, but it made those computers highly vulnerable to attack. You can get rid of Superfish now, but the story's not over. There are a lot more apps out there to worry about.…
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Shame on Lenovo.

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Why Americans Are the Worst Poopers in the World (And What To Do About It!)

Why Americans Are the Worst Poopers in the World (And What To Do About It!) | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Find out why American bathroom habits are unhealthy, unhygienic, and unsustainable.
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Thanks to a FB friend for posting this important pooping news!

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New virus discovered in Kansas, CDC reports

New virus discovered in Kansas, CDC reports | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The CDC has discovered a new virus, likely spread by tick bites, that may have contributed to a Kansas man's death, the agency said Friday.
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I suppose it's a helpful, if not exactly positive, discovery.

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To Xfinity WiFi we're all hotspots, but you don't have to be

To Xfinity WiFi we're all hotspots, but you don't have to be | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
As Xfinity WiFi spreads west, so do concerns about the use of customers’ modems as both private and public Wi-Fi connections. Luckily, you have choices for opting out of the program.
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If you're seeing an "xfinitywifi" showing as an unsecured network, READ THIS.

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The World’s Deadliest Drug: Inside a Krokodil Cookhouse

The World’s Deadliest Drug: Inside a Krokodil Cookhouse | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
About a decade ago, Russian doctors began to notice strange wounds on the bodies of some drug addicts—patches of flesh turning dark and scaly, like…
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A shame.

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Cortana Arrives on the Desktop & Here’s What She Can Do for You

Cortana Arrives on the Desktop & Here’s What She Can Do for You | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
As expected, Cortana has been activated in the latest preview release of Windows 10. But is Microsoft's intelligent digital assistant as competent as she is on Windows Phone? With the potential to revolutionise how we use our desktop and laptop computers, Cortana has a lot of expectation on her shoulders. Fortunately, she's easy enough to…
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Really enjoy Cortana on the Windows Phone.

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Sea Sparkle bloom lights up Hong Kong shores

Sea Sparkle bloom lights up Hong Kong shores | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially harmful to marine life, biologists say.
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Amazing...and I would not think of Hong Kong as having a lot of nitrogen run-off from farming....what what else might cause it.

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New X-ray method may help decipher ancient scrolls

New X-ray method may help decipher ancient scrolls | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
In A.D. 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. New tech may allow researchers to read scrolls.
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Being able to read damaged unwrapped scrolls is pretty awesome.

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5 Best Rescue Disks For A Windows System Restore

5 Best Rescue Disks For A Windows System Restore | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Every Windows user should be aware of at least one bacon-saving, data-recovering system restore disk. If your computer starts behaving strangely, won't boot, produces error messages or straight-up BSODs, then you'll need access to one of these rescue discs. They help isolate and identify errors and ultimately can be the difference between managing your system…
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Hiren FTW. Also good for data rescue, but not mentioned here, is a little program called Testdisk, which is free.

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NASA Designs Travel Posters for Exoplanets

NASA Designs Travel Posters for Exoplanets | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has designed a series of alluring 1920s style posters advertising real exoplanets that may one day be a humanly accessible as advancements in technology slowly creep t...
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Will anyone even remember what the "med" in Club Med stood for?

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NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Discovers New Batch of Earthlike Planets

NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Discovers New Batch of Earthlike Planets | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
NASA's Kepler spacecraft turns up 554 possible worlds, and confirms eight more, including some that may be suitable for life.
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Possible new worlds numbering in the hundreds...it just sparks my imagination, and yes, optimism.

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Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling

Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Studying the neuroscience of compelling communication.

Via Danny Devriendt
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I can see it now: "The War on Oxytocin Synthesis"

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