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2016 will be one second longer

On December 31, 2016, a "leap second" will be added to the world's clocks at 23 hours, 59 minutes 59 seconds Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This corresponds to 6:59:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, when the extra second will ...

dateJul 06, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Fingerprinting rare earth elements from the air

Vital to many modern technologies yet mined in few places, the 'rare earth elements' are in fact not that rare – they are just difficult to find in concentrations that make them economic to mine. Researchers from Cambridge ...

dateJul 01, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Google brings Earth into better focus

Google's free online mapping service is bringing the world into better focus with an updated version of Earth that takes advantage of photos from a US Landsat 8 satellite.

dateJun 28, 2016 in Internet
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