Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Enormous deep-sea volcano filmed by OSU researchers!

Posted: 11 May 2009 09:45 PM PDT

(17 votes - 1 comment - 227 views)
From National Geographic:
The science team, led by Bill Chadwick of Oregon State University, reports the volcano has been growing considerably in the last three years.

Chadwick says the volcano has expanded 131 feet in height and nearly a thousand feed in width, about as tall as a 12-story building and as wide as a city block.
NW Rota-1 is about 1,700 feet below sea level, and the pressure of the ocean keeps the energy released from the volcano from becoming too explosive, allowing the remote vehicle, Jason, to get close.


Art film: Satellite video of Flares&Objects Near Earth Orbit

Posted: 11 May 2009 06:33 PM PDT

(11 votes - 1 comment - 200 views)
A beautiful art film using satellites video of solar flares, and near Earth objects.

Data courtesy of courtesy of the Heliospheric Imager on the NASA STEREO mission.

Engineered Moss Can Produce Human Proteins

Posted: 11 May 2009 06:20 PM PDT

ETH Zurich researchers carried out tests to see what happens when unmodified human or mammalian genes are inserted into the moss genome. They transferred the foreign, unmodified genes into the moss and discovered that the moss was easily able to manufacture the proteins encoded therein.

New lifeforms discovered in the ocean depths w/video

Posted: 11 May 2009 05:50 PM PDT

British scientists' exploration of the ocean depths has revealed an amazing array of new lifeforms, at depths where life was once thought impossible.

Job Loss Causes Higher Risks of Heart Disease and Diabetes

Posted: 11 May 2009 04:50 PM PDT

But what impact does losing a job have on your health? Could a layoff send a perfectly healthy person into a downward spiral of sickness?

Your Blood Cells Are Crawling Inside You

Posted: 11 May 2009 04:01 PM PDT

White blood cells, the immune system's "soldiers" for your body, actually crawl along your blood vessels to find their way to infection and injury sites, new research shows.

Dwarf Galaxies Orbiting The Milky Way Nix Newton

Posted: 11 May 2009 03:20 PM PDT

It turns out that we don't know everything about the universe. Shocking, we know, but you'd be surprised how often science writers, politicians, or intelligent design idiots confuse "non-omniscience" with "everything is WRONG!" Now some are saying that Newton screwed up, but at least their evidence is awesome:dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way.

The Happy Gilmore Swing Examined

Posted: 11 May 2009 03:01 PM PDT

(10 votes - 3 comments - 191 views)

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Posted: 11 May 2009 02:22 PM PDT


Forty Thousand Meteor Origins Across the Sky

Posted: 11 May 2009 01:40 PM PDT