Archive: 9/02/2012

NASA showcases ‘spinoff’ technologies

Contrary to popular belief, Tang, Velcro and Teflon (along with the zero-gravity “space” pen) aren’t derived from NASA technology. NASA has, however, developed numerous technologies over the years, which are ...

dateFeb 09, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Distorting the lens

( -- One of the most bizarre predictions of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity is the existence of back holes, objects that are so dense that not even light can escape from their gravitational grasp. A related ...

dateFeb 09, 2012 in Astronomy
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Mammal secrets

You probably don’t need a field guide to identify a raccoon. Or a grey squirrel. You’re not likely to say, “that big white shaggy beast, hmm, yes, might be a polar bear. Let’s check.” It’s just ...

dateFeb 09, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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New views show old NASA Mars landers

( -- The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recorded a scene on Jan. 29, 2012, that includes the first color image from orbit showing the three-petal ...

dateFeb 09, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Big trees face 'dire future'

Already on the decline worldwide, big trees face a dire future according to James Cook University’s Distinguished Professor William Laurance.

dateFeb 09, 2012 in Environment
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