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Image: Striking lightning from space

Lightning illuminates the area it strikes on Earth but the flash can be seen from space, too. This image was taken from 400 km above Earth in 2012 by an astronaut on the International Space Station travelling ...

dateJan 27, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Automatic Whale Detector, version 1.0

Every year, gray whales migrate from their summer feeding grounds in the Arctic to their wintering grounds off Baja California in Mexico. And roughly every other year, scientists with binoculars count them ...

dateFeb 11, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Thinking outside the box

Natural habitats are changing at ever-faster rates. Can wildlife cope? And what can humans learn from their responses? A range of research projects at Glasgow examining wildlife in country and city environments ...

dateDec 16, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Image: First Mars orbital photo of 2015

This image was taken on 2 January just after midday GMT, and is one of the first of the Red Planet this year from the low-resolution Visual Monitoring Camera – the 'Mars Webcam' – on ESA's Mars Express ...

dateJan 07, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Explainer: What is a superconductor?

Materials can be divided into two categories based on their ability to conduct electricity. Metals, such as copper and silver, allow electrons to move freely and carry with them electrical charge. Insulators, ...

dateMar 05, 2015 in Superconductivity
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"JPEG changed our world"

JPEG is the image format we use the most in the world, be it in our computers, smartphones or digital cameras. But it is actually more than that. JPEG is also an international group of experts, which recently ...

dateDec 12, 2014 in Internet
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