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  • Caveful of Clues About Early Humans
    09/20/2004 2:14AM
    Interbreeding With Neanderthals Among Theories Being Explored Full article over at [Washingtonpost.com][1] [1]: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34116-2004Sep19.html ... Read Full Article
  • Scientists uncover possible new species of human
    10/27/2004 3:57PM
    "(AP) -- In a breathtaking discovery, scientists working on a remote Indonesian island say they have uncovered the bones of a human dwarf species marooned for eons while modern man rapidly colonized the rest of the planet." [Article][1] over at CNN.com. [1]: http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/science/10/27/dwarf.cav ... Read Full Article
  • From the "terrible idea" department : How your new car spies on you
    11/20/2004 6:28PM
    From a [article][1] over at cars.com addressing the reason why I will never buy a "new" car unless the data recorder can be removed: "How'd they know you were driving like that? What else do they know? And who else knows?" Read the full [article ....][1] [1]: http://www.cars.com/news/stories/111604_storyb_ ... Read Full Article
  • 13 things that do not make sense
    03/16/2005 4:32PM
    There is an extremely cool article over at NewScientist.com covering 13 current mysteries in science that do not make sense: ... Read Full Article
  • Was Katrina Larger Because Of Global Climate Change Or Not?
    09/20/2005 2:24PM
    In [this article][1] in the journal "Science", a group at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that while storms have been increasing in intensity in the past 30 years, it may not be due to the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, but rather a result of a separate process. ... Read Full Article
  • NASA and the Great Generation
    09/22/2005 12:58PM
    An interesting article that reflects many things I've been saying for quite some time, but with a more positive spin. I don't necessarily agree with the authors assertion that entrepreneurism is going to better drive the space program but there is a germ of an idea there, albeit naive. Read the full article at [A ... Read Full Article
  • Voyager has reached the edge of the solar system
    09/26/2005 6:17PM
    In an article in Sci-Tech-Today.com, it has been announced that [Voyager has reached the edge of the Solar System][1]. [1]: http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=12100002RDJ2 ... Read Full Article
  • Scientists Investigate 35 MYO Impact Crater In Norfolk
    10/23/2005 11:27PM
    Scientists strongly suspect that an object about 2 miles wide smacked into the east coast off of Norfolk, VA about 35 million years ago. The splash probably reached about 30 miles high and tsunamis may have reached the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains west of Washington, DC, and sea bed sediments were likely ignited f ... Read Full Article
  • Fire Up The Warp Drive Scotty!
    01/06/2006 12:54AM
    As reported in The Scotsman, Slashdot and elsewhere, scientists are in fact working on a magnetic drive that could reduce a trip to mars to about 3 hours, or an 11 light year trip in 80 days. A working model may be ready for testing in 5 years, and NASA, the USAF and DOE have all expressed continuing interest. Ge ... Read Full Article
  • Oceans May Soon Be More Corrosive Than When The Dinosaurs Died
    02/21/2006 8:41PM
    As reported by Science Daily: "Increased carbon dioxide emissions are rapidly making the world's oceans more acidic and, if unabated, could cause a mass extinction of marine life similar to one that occurred 65 million years ago when the dinosaurs disappeared. Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution's Departm ... Read Full Article
  • WATER Found On Moon of Saturn
    03/09/2006 2:21PM
    OK, this is a BIG deal. NASA's Cassini probe has discovered hard evidence of water on Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. Get the details here: ... Read Full Article
  • Earth-like planets may actually be common
    09/10/2006 6:56PM
    According to CCNews: "More than one-third of the giant planet systems recently detected outside our solar system may harbor Earth-like planets covered in deep global oceans that offer abundant potential for life, according to a new study by two scientists from Penn State and one from the University of Colorad ... Read Full Article
  • The Next Logical Step: Biomimicry
    09/27/2006 11:23AM
    Biomimicry: the art/science of life imitation. Proponents quite logically believe that instead of trying to reinvent the wheel (which we've been doing in most cases with technology since the beginning of the industrial revolution), why not do what already works? By studying nature's existing processes (which ... Read Full Article
  • Technology May Save Or Destroy Us This Century
    10/05/2006 9:08AM
    According to this [article:][1]  "The continual advancement of [technology][2] will be critical in determining whether humanity will evolve into a true global civilization or destroy itself in the next century, a panel of experts said this week." [1]: http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20060930/sc_space/expert ... Read Full Article
  • Organic Matter In Canadian Meteorite Predates Sun
    12/04/2006 8:58AM
    Scientists have discovered a meteorite in a Canadian lake which contains organic matter apparently predating the birth of the sun(!), get the details [here.][1] [1]: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/11/061130-meteorite.html ... Read Full Article
  • The Universe Is Shaped Like A...Soccer Ball?
    12/18/2006 9:43AM
    In one of the weirder results of recent studies, some astronomers are starting to believe that the universe may be much smaller than believed previously, and shaped like a soccer ball composed of [interlinked pentagonal panels][1]. No comment from the NFL or World Soccer yet... [1]: http://physicsweb.org/article ... Read Full Article
  • Practical Atmospheric C02 Scrubbing
    04/26/2007 9:16AM
    Looks like a small startup in Arizona has gotten through the first stages of testing an atmospheric C02 scrubbing device; Get the details [here.][1] If they continue to be successful, one can only hope they go public... [1]: http://www.physorg.com/news96732819.html ... Read Full Article
  • Single brain cell's power shown
    12/22/2007 10:52AM
    A recent European study indicates that individual brain cells may be far more capable than previously understood. Get the details [here.][1] [1]: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7151920.stm ... Read Full Article
  • Multitasking May Age You And Hurt Your Brain
    01/28/2008 10:07AM
    Many folks who are forced to multitask on an ongoing basis already understand that multiple demands on attention can slow you down and carry significant switching costs. An article over at the Atlantic looks at this in detail; you can read it [here.][1] [1]: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200711/multitasking ... Read Full Article
  • Open Source Climate Change Mitigation
    07/21/2008 5:18PM
    Looks like an old idea for fixing excess atmospheric CO2 levels is gaining new life, and may prove to be practical after all: seeding the oceans with treated limestone. Supporters claim this approach would not only increase the ocean's ability to absorb CO2, but fix the PH problem (acidification) created by the i ... Read Full Article
  • Biochar-Agrichar: New/Old Technology As A Weapon Against Climate Change
    09/11/2008 9:30AM
    A new take on 2500 year old technology could help make a huge dent in the greenhouse gas problem, while simultaneously improving soils and agricultural output. See the video introduction [here][1]. [1]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzmpWR6JUZQ&feature=related ... Read Full Article
  • First Jet Flies Powered By Algal Fuel
    01/09/2009 3:56PM
    Algae makes far more sense than any other source for transportation fuels (given its 30:1 yield advantage over any other biofuel crop) so this is big news. Aside from being carbon neutral, algal sourced fuels carry the additional benefit of not competing with food crops for arable land. Get the details [here ... Read Full Article