Archive: 02/23/2012

From V-2 rocket to moon landing

He was a handsome, charismatic, brilliant, onetime member of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party and SS paramilitary force. He also was a hero in the United States hailed for helping to land the first man on the ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Space image: Dawn on Vesta

(PhysOrg.com) -- This Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows the sun illuminating the landscape of Vesta during a Vestan ‘sunrise’. When this image was obtained the sun had a low angle relative to ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Space Exploration
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The fireballs of February

In the middle of the night on February 13th, something disturbed the animal population of rural Portal, Georgia. Cows started mooing anxiously and local dogs howled at the sky. The cause of the commotion was ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Voters overrate favorite candidates

(PhysOrg.com) -- If your political candidate of choice falls behind in the polls, will you lose faith in his ability to win? Probably not. A new study from Northwestern University suggests that people tend to believe that ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Mild winter triggers early maple sugar season

Lighter than normal snow accumulation, warmer than normal temperatures earlier in the season and an earlier than normal start of the maple syrup season are making some weather watchers wonder if there is a new “normal.”

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Ecology
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UT researcher helps develop green toy standards

Catherine Wilt, director of the Center for Clean Products at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, is working to make toys healthier, safer, and more environmentally-friendly.

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Environment
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Spanish-language media help shape public policy

Spanish-language media in the United States play a critical role in shaping perceptions of public opinion among Latino voters and public officials of every ethnicity across the country. They also play a far greater advocacy ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Social Sciences
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