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Now, "Voyager": in praise of the Trekkiest "Trek" of all

Now, "Voyager": in praise of the Trekkiest "Trek" of all | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
As we mourn Abrams’ macho Star Trek obliteration, it’s a good time to revisit that most Star Trek-ian of accomplishments, Voyager, the most despised object of fanboy loathing in the franchise's history.

Via James Keith
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A really nice article on what I consider to be the best Star Trek series. 

 

From the article: "From 1995-2001, it offered American audiences something never seen before or since: a series whose lead female characters’ agency and authority were the show. It was a rare heavy-hardware science fiction fantasy not built around a strong man, and more audaciously, it didn't seem to trouble itself over how fans would receive this."

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Young Red Dwarfs Stars could Host Habitable Worlds

Young Red Dwarfs Stars could Host Habitable Worlds | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A study adds new targets to the hunt for habitable worlds beyond Earth—but also calls into question the habitability of many previous candidates.
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Unlike Hollywood, these young hot stars may harbor more than meets the eye.

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Northern white rhino dies; 5 left worldwide

Northern white rhino dies; 5 left worldwide | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A northern white rhino has died at a San Diego zoo, leaving only five worldwide and bringing the species closer to extinction.
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Where can it go from only 5?

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Mountain-sized asteroid is heading towards Earth, says scientist

Mountain-sized asteroid is heading towards Earth, says scientist | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A Russian scientist has discovered a huge asteroid '2014 UR116' passes Earth every three years
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Still seems kinda close to me...

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Orion 'Mars ship' set for test flight

Orion 'Mars ship' set for test flight | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Orion, the US space capsule that could one day help get humans to Mars, is about to make its maiden flight from Cape Canaveral.
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Making some good progress.

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Museum builds dinosaur in 30 seconds

Museum builds dinosaur in 30 seconds | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
It's a giant jigsaw puzzle: 300 bones, 19 plates, four spikes. The world's most complete Stegosaurus skeleton has gone on display at the Natural History Museum in London.
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...and 18 months to excavate the stegosaurus!

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DNA Can Survive Reentry from Space

DNA Can Survive Reentry from Space | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Genetic blueprints attached to a rocket survived a short spaceflight and later passed on their biological instructions
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Very important test results with hopeful indications for the future.

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Kickstarter to drill the moon's south pole is raising crazy cash

Kickstarter to drill the moon's south pole is raising crazy cash | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Lunar Mission One wants to bury a time capsule deep below the surface of the bottom of the moon, and it's asking the public to foot the bill. So far, humanity seems willing to chip in.
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It would seem that the new space race is to leave pieces of our ego deep within the moon's core.

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Science, technology and democracy: Sense About Science lecture

Science, technology and democracy: Sense About Science lecture | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Professor Steve Rayner delivers the 2014 Sense About Science lecture, 'Science, Technology and Democracy: Dissecting the Anatomies of Controversy'
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Listening to this podcast now. "The issue of Climate Change is like a Christmas tree--everyone will bring their agenda and try to hang it on it."  Nice.

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How Technology From Classic TV, Movies Can Teach Lessons to Today's IT

How Technology From Classic TV, Movies Can Teach Lessons to Today's IT | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
eWEEK takes a look back at some classic movie and TV technology that can teach today's IT pros how to handle today's tech tools and their users.
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007 should have been less flippant with Q.

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Man to get eaten alive by an anaconda for TV. What could go wrong?

Man to get eaten alive by an anaconda for TV. What could go wrong? | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Discovery is putting wildlife expert Paul Rosolie into a snake-proof suit and filming him get eaten by a giant snake - what could go wrong?
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Uhm...why?!?!

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Two Crashes in One Week Jeopardize Private Space Travel Industry

Two Crashes in One Week Jeopardize Private Space Travel Industry | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo went down Friday afternoon, killing at least one while highlighting safety concerns that Richard Branson said could kill the space tourism industry.
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The Virgin Galactic story was so sad...exploding shortly after disengaging. The non-government space industry was dealt a blow.

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New Amazon Fire TV stick $19.99 (w/Prime membership)

New Amazon Fire TV stick $19.99 (w/Prime membership) | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
http://www.amazon.com/ref=nav_prmlogo (should be a banner on the page) If you don't currently have prime, you can still get a discount on it if you sign up for the 1 month free trial prime.
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Latest and greatest stick multimedia device. 2-days only promo price.

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7 Weird Things Found Inside People's Ear Canals [GRAPHIC CONTENT]

7 Weird Things Found Inside People's Ear Canals [GRAPHIC CONTENT] | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The most repulsive creatures — from maggots to spiders — have been found living inside the ear canals of people.

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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Ewww....

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Why Kids Won't Quit Technology

Why Kids Won't Quit Technology | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Even though they admit their devices distract them from class. Now, some educators are incorporating the digital tools into their teaching.
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It seems to be based on pretty solid research that the brain's executive function is impaired when experiencing mindless electronic stimuli. 

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Geminid meteor shower to light up the weekend sky

Geminid meteor shower to light up the weekend sky | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The Geminid meteor shower has been visible in the night sky this week, with the best opportunities for viewing to come on Saturday night.
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Some folks may want to look up in the pre-dawn hours of Dec. 14th.

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NASA's New Horizons wakes up for close-up with Pluto

NASA's New Horizons wakes up for close-up with Pluto | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The New Horizons space probe is shaking off a deep sleep and getting ready to become the first spacecraft to visit Pluto.
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Cool.

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Britain's 'year of weird weather' on course to be named warmest for almost 250

Britain's 'year of weird weather' on course to be named warmest for almost 250 | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The world's oldest temperature record suggests that the 11 months from January to November were the warmest period since records began in 1772.
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Nobody needs to tell Arthur or Jim about the results of warmer temps, as the gardens speak for themselves.

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Why Jane Goodall's famous chimps still surprise us

Why Jane Goodall's famous chimps still surprise us | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
In the dense forests of Gombe, in the Tanzanian jungle, researchers are continuing the work of Jane Goodall to learn the ways of a famous group of chimps.
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Good to hear the groundbreaking research continues.

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Body's bacteria may keep our brains healthy

Body's bacteria may keep our brains healthy | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Study suggests microbes help build the blood-brain barrier that keeps pathogens out

Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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So basically, embryos from germ-free mothers did not develop as efficiently, or as well?

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Carnivora Gardinum

The completed Biolapse film of carnivorous plants. Over a year of effort, with 107 days of straight shooting with 2 cameras. I started out building timelapse equipment…
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Pretty cool video.

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Learning About Your Family’s Elevated Alzheimer’s Risk—As Early As Age Eight

Learning About Your Family’s Elevated Alzheimer’s Risk—As Early As Age Eight | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A Colombian university is providing regular workshops on brain basics and genetics to grade schoolers from families who face a high risk of developing Alzheimer’s in ...

Via Krishan Maggon
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A good idea for better awareness.

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Watch This Man Make Mind-Blowing Pop-Up Sculptures

Watch This Man Make Mind-Blowing Pop-Up Sculptures | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The entire process is downright magical.
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Check out the video.

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Why AT&T Is Investing in Virtual School

Why AT&T Is Investing in Virtual School | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The real reason AT&T and the founder of Google X are investing in paid online education

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Breaking free of the classroom is the exact kind of forward-thinking that will aid the future.

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A quantum world arising from many ordinary ones

A quantum world arising from many ordinary ones | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Radical theory proposes that interactions between classical worlds can explain some quantum phenomena.

Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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Much to ponder.

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Carlos Garcia Pando's comment, October 31, 3:14 AM
That's a nice twist indeed.
Carlos Garcia Pando's comment, October 31, 5:25 AM
I think entanglement is a consequence of two simple universes perfectly matching in one particle. What we see is not two entangled particles but one particle that belongs to two very close universes. Close in a different sense, not spatial proximity as we know it, but close enough to share at least one particle in all its observable attributes but space position.
Kirsty Foster's curator insight, October 31, 9:24 AM

kirsty

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'Freakish' Sunspot Wows Astronomers

'Freakish' Sunspot Wows Astronomers | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
AR 2192, the largest sunspot seen since the beginning of the current 11-year cycle that started in 2008, is producing strong solar flares.
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Bottom left kinda looks like some Halloween face with a bent nose.

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