Archive: 08/10/2012

2012 Perseid Meteor Shower

On the nights of Aug. 11th through 13th, the best meteor shower of the year will fill pre-dawn skies with hundreds of shooting stars. And that's just for starters. The brightest planets in the solar system are lining up ...

dateAug 10, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Autonomous robotic plane flies indoors (w/ Video)

For decades, academic and industry researchers have been working on control algorithms for autonomous helicopters — robotic helicopters that pilot themselves, rather than requiring remote human guidance. Dozens of research ...

dateAug 10, 2012 in Engineering
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Summer storm spins over Arctic

(Phys.org) -- An unusually strong storm formed off the coast of Alaska on August 5 and tracked into the center of the Arctic Ocean, where it slowly dissipated over the next several days.

dateAug 10, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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