Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Daily Link Splurge

Daily Link Splurge

358,214 Earthquake Epicenters Plotted on a World Map

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 05:20 PM PDT

From 1963 to 1998.

Colbert: NASA's Node 3 Is a Urine Recycling Room

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 04:40 PM PDT

I don't know about you, but I thought NASA's Node 3 was a lab where they clone asteroids or at least a gym where space warriors work out, but it turns out it's actually a room for recycling urine. Well, that's fine. It certainly doesn't change the fact that the node should be named "Colbert."

Tiny super-plant cleans animal waste, makes ethanol

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that a tiny aquatic plant can be used to clean up animal waste at industrial hog farms and potentially be part of the answer for the global energy crisis. Their research shows that growing duckweed on hog wastewater can produce five to six times more starch per acre than corn ...

Satellite Image of Maximum Sea Ice Extent for 2008 - 2009

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 04:20 PM PDT


Antarctic Meteorite Has Unique Chemical Composition

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Detailed analysis has shown that the sample, known as MM40, has a chemical composition unlike any other fragment of fallen space rock. This, say experts, raises questions about where it originated in the Solar System and how it was created. It also means that astrochemists must expand their list of the combinations of materials in planetary crust.

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 02:31 PM PDT

The Daily Show: Michael J. Fox interview 7/4/09

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 12:32 PM PDT

(13 votes - 2 comments - 205 views)

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Posted: 07 Apr 2009 11:57 AM PDT

Death Star Poised for Supernova Detonation Aimed at Earth?

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:42 AM PDT

Australian astronomers have been studying an intergalactic assassin poised to wipe out life on Earth. Maybe. Observations indicate that cosmological curiosity WR104 may be a killer - and we might be the victim.

First Movie Ever of Individual Carbon Atoms in Action!

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:00 AM PDT

(15 votes - 1 comment - 236 views)
Researchers used the world's most powerful transmission electron microscope to make the first ever live action movie of the dynamics of carbon atoms. What they saw looks promising for spintronic-based computing.

Movie produced with the TEAM 0.5 microscope shows the growth of a hole and the atomic edge reconstruction in a graphene sheet. An electron beam focused to a spot on the sheet blows out the exposed carbon atoms to make the hole. The carbon atoms then reposition themselves to find a stable configuration. -Berkeley Lab