Posts filed under “Science”

The World At Seven Billion

The world’s population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few weeks. After growing very slowly for most of human history, the number of people on Earth has more than doubled in the last 50 years.

Click below to find out where you fit into this story of human life?

The World At Seven Billion
BBC, October 26, 2011

Category: Philosophy, Science

How Stellar Novae Get All Mixed Up

In a nova, gas drawn off one star ends up exploding off the surface of its companion. When you think of a nova explosion, you probably associate it with a supernova—a similar, but fundamentally different, stellar explosion. The word nova is Latin for “new,” referring to what early astronomers thought was a bright new star…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Meteor, Milky Way and Northern Lights

Here is another view of that meteor tearing through an aurora (shown previously here) An Amateur photographer, Tommy Eliassen, composed the image in Ifjord, Finnmark, Norway. Eliassen made the photo on Sept. 25 using a Nikon D700 with a wide angle lens and long exposures between 25-30 seconds: > click for larger photo Source: MSNBC

Category: Science, Weekend

Natural Disasters in the United States, 1980 – 2011

Fascinating chart from the Re-insurance industry:nsurance industry of US Natural disasters: > Number of Events (January – June Only) Source: 2011 Half-Year Natural Catastrophes Review USA by Munich Re August 25, 2011

Category: Data Analysis, Science

Awesome, Time Lapse Landscapes

Inspiring, awesome landscapes — be sure to watch full screen:

Landscapes: Volume Two from Dustin Farrell on Vimeo.

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Category: Science, Travel, Weekend

Nobel Laureates and Economic Prosperity

> The graphic above, via Jon Bruner of Forbes, reflects the enormous American contribution to Arts & Sciences over the past century. What is intriguing is not just that the US has won so many prizes, but that the a third of American Nobels have gone to immigrants to the US: “The United States has…Read More

Category: Philosophy, Research, Science, Technology

Science and the Public: Why Every Lab Should Tweet

Science and the Public: Why Every Lab Should Tweet View more presentations from Christie Wilcox

Category: Science, Technology, Think Tank

Aurora Flyover

Category: Science, Weekend

Faster Than Light Neutrino Particles ?

Results “challenge one of the cornerstones of the whole of physics,” scientist says

An experiment indicates tiny particles called neutrinos traveled faster than the speed of light

Physics professor: “It’s very, very remarkable if it’s true”

Neutrinos are subatomic particles, part of the elemental building blocks of the universe

Scientists: Particles appear to travel faster than light
Laura Smith-Spark,
CNN 12:32 AM EST, Sat September 24, 2011

Category: Science, Video

Capturing the Beauty Of The Milky Way at Midnight

Source: Photographer captures beauty of the Milky Way DailyMail, September 21, 2011

Category: Science, Weekend