Posts filed under “Science”
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.
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The World At Seven Billion
BBC, October 26, 2011
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
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
> 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
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
CNN 12:32 AM EST, Sat September 24, 2011