SCIENCE NEWS LINKS!
15/09/14 – Rosetta: Audacious comet landing site chosen.
To read more click here –http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29203284
8/9/2014 COOL – NEURO GAMING
The future is here, and it is full of games that you play with your brain. Learn more about the growing tech trend called neurogaming with Dr. Kiki…
5/9/2014 – Giant ‘Dreadnoughtus’ dinosaur unearthed
For more information and videos click here http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/29067550
New fossils found in Argentina are the most complete giant sauropod dinosaur ever discovered.
Scientists say they have 70% of the key bones needed to fully describe the creature, Dreadnoughtus schrani.
They now believe the beast measured 26m from head to tail and weighed in at almost 60 tonnes.
Amazingly, the skeletal analysis reveals Dreadnoughtus was still growing at the time of its death.
It would’ve been almost as big as a passenger plane
4/9/2014 Ebola Could Spread To U.S. By End Of Month
A new analysis concludes the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could have an 18 percent chance of spreading to the U.S. by late September. Video provided by Newsy.
For more info click http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/ff6c9f390783b224f21b51f5c68a244a.htm
19th Dec 2012. Fossils found in North China have been found to belong to the extinct genus of elephant Palaeoloxodon.
The fossils are just 3,000 years old. As the genus was thought to have become extinct 10,000 years ago, this means they survived for a full 7,000 years longer than thought.
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DEC 16th 2012 – Ordinary Heart Cells
Become ‘Biological Pacemakers’ With Injection of Single Gene
Dec. 16, 2012 — Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute researchers have reprogrammed ordinary heart cells to become exact replicas of highly specialized pacemaker cells by injecting a single gene (Tbx18)-a major step forward in the decade-long search for a biological therapy to correct erratic and failing heartbeats. To read more….
The Geminids are generally considered to be one of the best and most reliable meteor showers of the year, so hopefully we’ll get a good show.
SIR PATRICK MOORE – Fallen star
The death of a television presenter who brought the heavens to the masses
Dec 15th 2012 – The Economist
10/12/2012 Sir Patrick Moore death: Tributes to the astronomer
4/12/2012: Virgin spaceship aims to be science lab
Sir Richard Branson wants his tourist spaceship also to become a high-altitude science platform.
3/12/2012 POO Powered robot invented!!!
Scientists in Bristol have been showing off a new robot that uses an unusual source of power – human poo!
READ MORE… http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/20557508
Scientists in Bristol have been showing off a new robot that uses an unusual source of power – human poo.
Mars Curiosity rover team set to announce ‘major discovery’ on surface of Red Planet that ‘will be one for the history books!
Giant Black Hole Could Upset Galaxy Evolution Models
ScienceDaily (Nov. 27, 2012) — A group of astronomers led by Remco van den Bosch from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) have discovered a black hole that could shake the foundations of current models of galaxy evolution. At 17 billion times the mass of the Sun, its mass is much greater than current models predict — in particular since the surrounding galaxy is comparatively small. This could be the most massive black hole found to date.
Read more here!
Sea-level rise from polar ice melt finally quantified
Melting of polar ice sheets has added 11mm to global sea levels over the past two decades, according to the most definitive assessment so far.
More than 20 polar research teams have combined forces to produce estimates of the state of the ice in Greenland and Antarctica in a paper in Science. Read more……………. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20543483