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Scientists Use Infrared Emissions as Renewable Energy Source
Science & Tech  (tags: solar energy, thermodynamics, space, science, renewable energy, energy, climate, earth )

Alex
- 43 days ago - dailyfusion.net
Physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) envision a device that would harvest energy from Earth's infrared emissions into outer space.
Confirmed: Oldest Fragment of Early Earth Is 4.4 Billion Years Old
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, history, interesting, NewTechnology, research, study, earth, evolution, age )

Giana
- 54 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Ever heard this life advice? When solving a big problem seems impossible, break it into smaller steps.
Space Dust Is Filled With Building Blocks for Life
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Australia, discovery, Earth, extraterrestrial life, meteors, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, news, panspermia, science, space dust )

Kayleen
- 60 days ago - space.com
Researchers just discovered DNA and amino acids in a space rock that fell over Murchison, Victoria, in Australia. This lends credence to the theory that life on early Earth came from space. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Massive Asteroid Zipped By Earth Monday Night
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, earth, humans, interesting, nasa, research, science, space, study )

Caree
- 60 days ago - cnn.com
Only in space would 2 million miles be considered a close call. An asteroid with an estimated diameter of three football fields zoomed by Earth late Monday, missing our home by about that distance. It traveled at some 27,000 miles per hour.
Solar Wind Creates Water in Star Dust
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Earth, life, nasa, news, science, solar wind, Sun, University of Hawaii, world )

Kayleen
- 80 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Solar wind -- the constant flow of charged particles from the Sun -- can form water on interplanetary dust, adding to the primordial soup that gave rise to life on Earth, report researchers. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Is Our Sun Falling Silent?
Science & Tech  (tags: solar physicist, space, sun, earth, science )

Ray
- 90 days ago - bbc.co.uk
"I've been a solar physicist for 30 years, and I've never seen anything quite like this," says Richard Harrison, head of space physics at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire.
Van Allen Probes Shed Light on Decades-Old Mystery
Science & Tech  (tags: Earth, space, Van Allen belts, electrons )

Freya
- 114 days ago - spacedaily.com
New research using data from NASA's Van Allen Probes mission helps resolve decades of scientific uncertainty over the origin of ultra-relativistic electrons in Earth's near space environment, and is likely to influence our understanding of planetary...
Can Human Civilization Continue Indefinitely?
Science & Tech  (tags: earth, humans, race, extinction, sustainability, immortal, study, science, research, environment )

Giana
- 118 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
Human beings have altered the Earth so much that human extinction is a real possibility if people continue on their current path. But if they can figure out a way to live sustainably, at least some human civilizations could become quasi-immortal.
Ozone Hole Won't Heal Until 2070, NASA Finds
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, ozone layer, Earth )

Freya
- 127 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The banning of ozone-depleting chemicals hasn't yet caused detectable improvements in the Antarctic ozone hole, new research suggests.
Best New Space Pictures: Galactic Goblins, Alaskan Glows
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, interesting, space, earth, milky way, world )

Tamara
- 182 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Partly hidden behind a river of gas and dust is the brightly burning core of our home galaxy, just visible near the horizon in this image. It lies more than 26,000 light-years away from Earth. Stretching more than 100,000 light-years across, our Milky Wa
NASA Spacecraft Slingshots By Earth On Way to Jupiter, Snaps Photos
Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, space, nasa, photos, Jupiter, Earth )

Giana
- 191 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A NASA spacecraft bound for Jupiter zoomed by Earth today (Oct. 9), picking up some much-needed speed for the long and looping trip to the solar system's largest planet.
Autumnal Equinox 2013: Why First Day Of Fall Arrives On September 22
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Autumnal Equinox, seasons, First day of Fall, Earth, Sun, rotation )

Diane
- 209 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The seasons will change this Sunday (Sept. 22), with the Northern Hemisphere moving into autumn and the South emerging from winter into spring.
Aphelion and Perihelion The Earth's Elliptical Orbit Around the Sun
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Earth, Sun, interesting, research, space, world )

Frans
- 258 days ago - geography.about.com
The earth's orbit around the sun is not a circle. The earth's orbit around the sun is slightly elliptical. Therefore, the distance between the earth and the sun varies throughout the year....
Planet Orbiting Nearby Star Is Earthly Blue
Science & Tech  (tags: nasa, science, scientists, astronomy, Earth, exoplanets, discovery, research, study, space )

Michael
- 281 days ago - cbc.ca
The colour of a planet outside our solar system has been observed for the first time - and it is blue like Earth.
Microbes to Be 'Last Survivors' on Future Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: Microbes, Earth, Future, Scientists, Research, 'last survivors' )

Ray
- 291 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The last surviving creatures on Earth will be tiny organisms living deep underground, according to scientists.
 

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