Posts filed under “Science”

The Carbon Map

Click for a pretty cool and interactive video infographic.

Source: The Guardian

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Energy, Science

TEDMed: Dr. Carl Hart & NeuroScience of Addiction

1)The impact of drug hysteria on drug laws
2)Why Science is critical to creating drug policy

Dr Carl Hart’s talk at TEDMED2014.

Category: Science, Video

Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country

Click for interactivity and such. Source: The Upshot

Category: Research, Science

Welcome to the Laniakea Supercluster

Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Titanosaur: Not an Ideal Housepet

New Species of Dinosaur Weighed as Much as a Dozen Elephants: A new species of dinosaur found in Argentina was a 65-ton behemoth the length of a high-school basketball court, making it one of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth, researchers said Thursday. Weighing as much as a dozen elephants, the dinosaur stood…Read More

Category: Science

Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S.

Click for an interactive, and slightly alarming, drought map. Source: The Upshot

Category: Digital Media, Science

Rare Midsize Black Hole

NASA: Astronomers from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare breed of black hole in archival data from NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite. The signals provide compelling evidence that the object, known as M82 X-1, is one of only a few midsize black holes known.

Dying stars form modest black holes measuring up to around 25 times the mass of our sun. At the opposite extreme, most large galaxies contain a supermassive black hole with a mass tens of thousands of times greater. Just as drivers traveling a highway packed with compact cars and monster trucks might start looking for sedans, astronomers are searching for a middle range of the black hole population and wondering why they see so few.’

 

 

 

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Category: Science, Video

Current Reservoir Conditions in California

Source: Municipal Securities Research, Wells Fargo

Category: Science

Space Without the Space

This cracks me up: Source: XKCD

Category: Data Analysis, Science

The Savant Syndrome

Extraordinary People: The Savant Syndrome – Darold A. Treffert, M.D. Source: SciAm Part of the 10th Annual International Bioethics Forum, “Manifesting the Mind” which was was designed to explore the Mind-Brain phenomenon and how this relates to human consciousness.”, held by the BTC Institute in Madison, WI on April 28-29, 2011. For detailed information about…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend