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Plutonium: The Scary Element That Saved the Crew of Apollo 13
Science & Tech  (tags: science, Plutonium, Apollo 13 )

Ray
- 2 minutes ago - bbc.co.uk
Plutonium may be the most feared and fearsome substance in the entire periodic table. It's best known as the main ingredient of atomic bombs like the infamous Fat Man, dropped on Nagasaki on 9 August 1945,
Another Nuclear Design Approved By NRC
Science & Tech  (tags: Nuclear Energy, NRC, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, ESBWR, Passive Safety, Active Safety, Generation III+, #FutureOfEnergy, Zero Carbon, Climate Change )

Brian
- 37 minutes ago - ansnuclearcafe.org
"ESBWR is fully a GEN III+ plant (light water reactor with advanced safety features) in every sense of the term, with both fully passive and active core cooling features, a core catcher, a new containment, and more."
Windmills in the Ocean and the Hamptons May Answer Energy Problems APRIL 19, 2014 BY DAN RATTINER
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, energy, study, performance, research, safety, science, technology, business, animals, habitat, NewTechnology, world )

Ruth
- 57 minutes ago - danspapers.com
"...about 20 miles off Montauk, just south of Block Island, there are five steel windmills under construction... The 35 additional windmills are to be located 16 miles off Martha's Vineyard, further from Montauk." CLEAN ENERGY! (Pls. Keep animals safe)
City To Display Restored Perkins Windmill @June 17th 2014 (Using Them for Electricity? Windmills Done Well Do Not Hurt Birds)
Science & Tech  (tags: business, concept, design, energy, performance, research, science, safety, study, technology, eco-friendly, conservation, sustainable, technology, water, world )

Ruth
- 2 hours ago - mishawaka.in.gov
' "The Perkins Solid Wheel wooden windmills, patented in 1869 and manufactured until after World War I, are graceful and intricately painted. The woodwork on the mill is very striking, and the wheel and vane are painted white with the arms painted blue.'
Dolphins Use Signature Whistles to Call Each Other By 'Name' - Via Los Angeles Times
Science & Tech  (tags: Marine Biology, Bottlenose Dolphins, Research science, Interesting news, World )

Victoria
- 5 hours ago - articles.latimes.com
UK marine biology researchers in Scotland have discovered that bottlenose dolphins have individual names and that they address each other by name using "signature whistles" - earlier US research revealed that no two signature whistles are alike.
India's Verdana Shiva On The New Food Wars: GMOS And Biofuels   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Verdana Shiva, geneticengineering, GMO, GM crops, India, Asia, Ireland, Africa, Latin America, business, health, humans, medicine, NewTechnology, technology, world )

Betsy
- 1 day ago - youtube.com
Following Rachel Carson's courage and case, Dr. Shiva has fought against food. Intellectual property rights, biotechnology, and genetic engineering. She has assisted campaigns against GM crops and GMO's in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Stonehenge: Children Revealed to Be the Metal Workers of Prehistoric Britain
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
Scientists believe that some 4,000 years ago children as young as 10 wrecked their eyesight embellishing weapons and jewellery with minute scraps of gold, creating dazzling pieces so fine that the detail can barely be picked out with the naked eye.
Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife?
Science & Tech  (tags: Biodiversity, climate change, extinction, forests, nature, wildlife )

Julie
- 1 day ago - smithsonianmag.com
The eminent evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson has an audacious vision for saving Earth from a cataclysmic extinction event
DNA Study Reveals Third Group of Ancient Ancestors of Modern Europeans
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, society, science, research, news, interesting, humans, ancient, environment, discovery, DNA, ancestors, europeans, hunter-gatherers, migrants, Eurasia )

Darren
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
Mixture of hunter-gatherers and farmers was augmented by third wave of migrants, perhaps 5,000 years ago, from north Eurasia
Tiny Galaxy Harbours Black-Hole Surprise
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, astronomy, discovery, interesting, nasa, research, science, scientists, space, study, technology )

Caree
- 1 day ago - news.msn.com
Astronomers using the Hubble orbital telescope found a "supermassive" black hole lurking at the heart of the only dwarf galaxy ever observed to host one, they reported Wednesday. The surprise was discovered at the core of a tiny but incredibly dense...
First American Nuke Plant In 21st Century To Open Soon
Science & Tech  (tags: Nuclear Energy, Low Carbon Emissions, Clean Energy, 21st Century Nuclear, Safe Energy, Watts Bar, Tennessee, Low Cost )

Brian
- 1 day ago - forbes.com
"Over its life-span, this one reactor will produce more electricity than six new combined cycle natural gas plants, or five new coal plants, or thirty of the largest solar arrays in the world, or 10,000 of the big MW wind turbines."
No, Stem Cells Don't Cause Autism
Science & Tech  (tags: Medical Science, Anti-Vaxxers, Anti-Stem Cell-ers, Anti-Technology, Anti-Science, Fear Mongers, Public Fear, Science Literacy, Immunization Saves Lives, Vaccinate )

Brian
- 1 day ago - thedailybeast.com
"Anti-vaxxers and anti-stem cell-ers come together, thanks to a recent paper linking autism to vaccines that use stem cells. "
Kingdom of Kush Iron Industry Works Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - popular-archaeology.com
New techniques developed at the University of Brighton to help archaeologists 'see' underground are starting to unlock the industrial secrets of an ancient civilisation.
Geneticists Say Bald Chicken Is Safe, But Would You Eat It?
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, chicken, concept, health, science, world )

Kathy
- 2 days ago - realfarmacy.com
Chickens have feathers for a reason, or at least that's how nature intended it. Nine years after the first information on featherless chickens became known, the attention of the public and world media has once again focused on this experiment designed for
Ancient Egyptian Woman With 70 Hair Extensions Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - livescience.com
More than 3,300 years ago, in a newly built city in Egypt, a woman with an incredibly elaborate hairstyle of lengthy hair extensions was laid to rest.
 

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