- BBC - Science and Islam
- Three Viscoelastic Effects
- Cleaner Fish Wear 'Uniforms' to Advertise, Avoid Danger
- Amazing new fossil photos
- 8 abandoned NASA projects (w/ pics)
- APOD: 2009 August 22 - The Gum Nebula
- Stunning Aurora Over Antarctica (PIC)
- As Space Station Nears Completion, It Faces End of Mission -
- The Gum Nebula
- First Avatar Trailer Reveals Pandora’s Intoxicating Alien World | Underwire | Wired.com
Posted: 22 Aug 2009 11:17 AM PDT
(10 votes - 4 comments - 388 views)
Physicist Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries.
Posted: 22 Aug 2009 10:37 AM PDT
(10 votes - 1 comment - 194 views)
Most materials exhibit any or all of these three behaviour patterns, depending on the time scale involved in the application of the stress and the observation of its effects. Even mountains would be observed to exhibit this liquid like behavior if the time scale of observation were extended far enough.
Posted: 22 Aug 2009 09:50 AM PDT
Like police officers and nurses, cleaner fish on coral reefs wear certain colors and patterns to let "clients" know where to find them - and not to eat them - a new study says.
Posted: 22 Aug 2009 09:40 AM PDT
Graceful Weasel, Jewel Bug, More
Posted: 22 Aug 2009 09:10 AM PDT
Posted: 22 Aug 2009 08:40 AM PDT
The Gum Nebula 450 light-years from the front edge and 1,500 light-years from the back edge of this cosmic cloud of glowing hydrogen gas. Covered in this 41 degree-wide mosaic of H-alpha images, the faint emission region is otherwise easy to lose against the background of Milky Way stars...
Posted: 22 Aug 2009 07:50 AM PDT
This is a stunning shot of a Scott tent at the Geographic South Pole, Antarctica. Set up outside the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, a 30 second exposure captures an aurora over the tent. Campers stay here overnight in order to get out of the station and sleep at -80F°. Click to enlarge. (Photo: Patrick Cullis)
Posted: 22 Aug 2009 07:20 AM PDT
A number of times in recent weeks a bright, unblinking light has appeared in the night sky of the nation's capital: a spaceship. Longer than a football field, weighing 654,000 pounds, the spaceship moved swiftly across the heavens and vanished.
Posted: 22 Aug 2009 06:06 AM PDT
Posted: 22 Aug 2009 03:53 AM PDT
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