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Radioactive Isotopes from Fukushima Meltdown Detected near Vancouver - Scientific American

Radioactive Isotopes from Fukushima Meltdown Detected near Vancouver - Scientific American | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

 Radiation from Japan's leaking Fukushima nuclear power plant has reached waters offshore Canada, researchers said today at the annual...

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I guess we knew it was coming...

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Galaxies Are Everywhere. Why Don't Astronomers Know Where They Come From?

Galaxies Are Everywhere. Why Don't Astronomers Know Where They Come From? | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it


We live in a galaxy, the Milky Way, and when we peer out with our augmented telescopic eyes, we see galaxies everywhere we look.

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The Hubble classification system was interesting.

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How to Survive the Next Wave of Technology Extinction

How to Survive the Next Wave of Technology Extinction | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it


Technologies have always gone belly up, but tech extinctions may become even more common over the next few years.

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The more technologies, the more drop-outs and dead ends.

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The Most Incredible Scientific Visualizations Of 2013

The Most Incredible Scientific Visualizations Of 2013 | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The NSF and Science magazine created the annual International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. Here are this year's 18 winners.
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Beautiful images.

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Following disease into our dreams

Following disease into our dreams | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
There are places doctors can go where they couldn’t go before. In less than a day, a human being can have his DNA entirely sequenced. Colonoscopies collect bacterial samples from deep within the gut.
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Paging Dr. Zarkov. Dr. Hans Zarkov. To the viewing room please.

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Arthro-Anthro-Cinco-Screwo from Frank Di on Vimeo

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I made this song then had a little fun incorporating some classic sci-fi cartoon images into the video. Super robots...what's not to like?  :)

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Dog cancer 'dates back 11,000 years'

Dog cancer 'dates back 11,000 years' | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The world's oldest-known living cancer dates back 11,000 years and arose in a single dog, say scientists.
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No shaggy dog story here.

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Look At How Gross The Water Is After The Chemical Spill In West Virginia

Look At How Gross The Water Is After The Chemical Spill In West Virginia | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Over 300,000 West Virginians were left without water last week when a storage facility leaked several thousand gallons of a coal-processing chemical upstream from a water treatment plant.
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What a mess.

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Nuts caused dental woes for ancestors

Nuts caused dental woes for ancestors | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Eating nuts and acorns may have helped hunter-gatherers survive 15 000 years ago in northern Africa but the practice wreaked havoc on their teeth.
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And livestock farming cultures had long gotten the rap for the origin of dental woes.

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Kepler-62e: Super-Earth and Possible Water World

Kepler-62e: Super-Earth and Possible Water World | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Kepler-62e is one of thousands of exoplanet candidates discovered by the Kepler space telescope, whose primary mission between 2009 and 2013 was to seek out exoplanets (especially...
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The habitable zone of red dwarf areas has planetary and other variables that make me wonder, with a sigh of optimism, what else we may be missing.

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Weird! Strangest Science Stories of 2013

Weird! Strangest Science Stories of 2013 | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

2013 was a year with major scientific breakthroughs — the Higgs boson was finally caught, and scientists managed to coax human DNA from 400,000-year-old fossil bones in Spain.

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Penis theft in Africa...who knew?

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Bizarre Silk Structures in the Amazon: Is it the Work of a Spider?

Bizarre Silk Structures in the Amazon: Is it the Work of a Spider? | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

After six months of speculation, we finally know what’s building these bizarre silk structures in the Amazon: a spider! But its precise identity is still a mystery that scientists are scrambling to solve.


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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It takes an unusual critter to fashion those!

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Google buys Boston Dynamics, one of the most well-known robotics companies in the world

Google buys Boston Dynamics, one of the most well-known robotics companies in the world | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

Google has confirmed it's buying Boston Dynamics -- one of the most well-known robotics companies in the world -- but isn't saying much about why.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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Pretty soon that mechanical ox chasing your car will be Google's new IRL tracking cookie.

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Study: Bullying impacts mental health for years - The Boston Globe

Study: Bullying impacts mental health for years - The Boston Globe | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds that children who experience bullying more frequently may be more likely to be in poor mental health after a five-year period.
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A shame but true. How can we do more to stop this? Teach our kids fairness.

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Why Does My iPhone Battery Die So Fast? The iPhone Battery Fix!

Why Does My iPhone Battery Die So Fast? The iPhone Battery Fix! | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
From A Former Apple Employee: Learn the real reason your iPhone battery dies so quickly and exactly what to do to fix it - guaranteed.
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Nice tips!

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The oldest known star in the universe

The oldest known star in the universe | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Australian astronomers have discovered a star that they say is the oldest known star in the universe. The chemical "fingerprint" in the spectrum of this star suggests that it formed shortly after ...
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Move over, Joan Rivers.

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Senate report: Agencies are ill-prepared for cyberattacks

Senate report: Agencies are ill-prepared for cyberattacks | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A study by GOP Senate staffers finds that federal officials repeatedly fail to take basic preventive actions.
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from the article: "The message broadcast in several states last winter was equal parts alarming and absurd: “Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. . . . Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies, as they are considered extremely dangerous.” The reported zombie invasion was not something out of the “The Walking Dead.” It was the federal Emergency Alert System under control of hackers — who exploited weaknesses that are disturbingly common in many critical systems throughout government..."

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Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week

Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
the International Space Station happened to be passing over the Sarychev Volcano just as it was beginning to erupt.
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Gotta love the overhead pic of the volcano.

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The man who lives in Russia of 1100

The man who lives in Russia of 1100 | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The 24 year old Pavel Sapozhnikov tries to reproduce the lifestyle of the Russian ancestors in the year 1100 and lives an ascetic life with very little human contact by participating in one of the most extreme sociopsychological experiments in...

Via F. Thunus
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An 8 month experiment, with only one day of outside contact with researchers per month. Would you be willing to do an experiment like this?

 

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We Just Lost Net Neutrality.

We Just Lost Net Neutrality. | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
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A petition for the FCC to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service, preserve a freer internet, and quell a recent court ruling in favor of big business.

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Y chromosome is not doomed to shrivel away to nothing, say researchers

Y chromosome is not doomed to shrivel away to nothing, say researchers | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

Despite concerns it may be shrinking, male sex chromosome is likely to remain in rude health for many millions of years to come

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Psst...it only shrinks with age, not genetics.

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Nanoparticle injection blocks breast cancer growth in mice

Nanoparticle injection blocks breast cancer growth in mice | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A nanoparticle-based therapy delivered directly to the mammary ducts could potentially stop pre-cancerous cells from becoming full-blown breast cancer, scientists say.
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Strange New Worlds: The Amazing Alien Planet Discoveries of 2013

Strange New Worlds: The Amazing Alien Planet Discoveries of 2013 | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Check out this list of amazing alien planet discoveries of 2013.
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The inside of a neutron star is superconducting as well as superfluid

The inside of a neutron star is superconducting as well as superfluid | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

The Crab Nebula and the pulsar at its center are endlessly fascinating. The pulsar is a neutron star, with the same mass as our Sun but only the size of a city. It rotates 30 times per second, flashing like a lighthouse as it does so. It is very nearly, but not quite, an ideal clock, without any outside influence to disturb it. At Jodrell Bank Observatory, astronomers have been watching the pulsar for over 40 years, timing it without missing a beat while it rotated more than 30 billion times. Putting together the results from our radio observations with data from the opposite end of the electromagnetic spectrum has proved remarkably rewarding.


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Worlds Around Other Worlds: First Possible Exomoon Spotted

Worlds Around Other Worlds: First Possible Exomoon Spotted | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

Worlds around other worlds may be habitable. Even as the number of planets known beyond the Solar System climbs above 1,000, the discovery of an accompanying exomoon has remained elusive — until, perhaps, now.


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