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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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'Particle Fever' exalts human side of scientific discovery

'Particle Fever' exalts human side of scientific discovery | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
By telling the human story behind a breathtaking scientific discovery, this documentary makes the abstract more understandable.
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Don't particle accelerators look like alien constructs?

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Google hires camel for Desert Street View

Google hires camel for Desert Street View | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Giant camera strapped to dromedary's hump captures Dubai allows 360-degree online exploration of Abu Dhabi's Liwa oasis.

Via TechinBiz
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Next up: dolphins!

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Rapid and durable protection against Ebola virus with new experimental ChAd3 Ebola vaccine

Rapid and durable protection against Ebola virus with new experimental ChAd3 Ebola vaccine | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

One shot of an experimental vaccine made from two Ebola virus gene segments incorporated into a chimpanzee cold virus vector (called chimp adenovirus type 3 or ChAd3) protected all four macaque monkeys exposed to high levels of Ebola virus 5 weeks after inoculation, report National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and their collaborators.

 

The ability of the ChAd3 Ebola virus vaccine to elicit rapid protection in monkeys is notable as the world health community battles an ongoing Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. While the protective effects of the single shot waned over time, two out of four inoculated animals were protected when challenged with Ebola virus 10 months after vaccination.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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I hope this bodes well.

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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, 2014 3:14 AM
That's a nice twist indeed.
Carlos Garcia Pando's comment, October 31, 2014 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, 2014 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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Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Sex and Gambling Addictions

Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Sex and Gambling Addictions | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Scientists have new clues to what causes behaviors like pathological gambling, hypersexuality and compulsive shopping after a new study shows these behaviors may occur as the side effects of taking certain drugs, that affect dopamine in the brain.

Via Kenneth Weene
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Now there's a link I wasn't expecting.

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, October 21, 2014 10:54 AM

Anyone who works with mental illness knows that dopamine is the neurotransmitter most likely to be involved in issues of impulse control and hallucination. Amphetamines are dopamine mimetic drugs, and we know what that using them does for many people. Clinical trials for any drug that acts within the brain should include careful attention to behavioral side effects.

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Leaky Galaxy Mimics First Light in Early Universe

Leaky Galaxy Mimics First Light in Early Universe | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A densely packed star-forming galaxy is reproducing the events that brought light to the early universe.
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Whoa; that kinda looks like a face, staring southeast.

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Deadly Infections Linked to Neti Pots

Deadly Infections Linked to Neti Pots | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has issued a warning about Neti pots, which have been linked to two fatal infections.
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If you use tap water in these, boil it first and let it cool a bit.

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