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Tomb With a View: Ancient Burial Sites Served as 'Telescopes'
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 1 day ago - livescience.com
Thousands of years ago, stone constructions built as tombs may have served another purpose âEUR" one with an unexpected celestial connection. Astronomers suggest these ancient structures may have been used for observing the night sky and tracking
The Earth Almost Has A New Moon
Science & Tech  (tags: science, moon, asteroid, Earth, astronomy, discovery, space, NASA, Pan-STARRS 1, 2016 HO3 )

Michael
- 19 hours ago - iflscience.com
A small asteroid has been discovered following the Earth around the Sun. This object is too far away to be a new Moon, but it's definitely trapped in a tug-of-war between the gravitational attraction of our planet and the Sun.
Ceres' Bright Spot Could Actually Be Salt Volcanoes
Science & Tech  (tags: Ceres, discovery, astronomy, space, nasa, science )

Michael
- 19 hours ago - iflscience.com
It looks like there's competition for which dwarf planet is the most interesting in the Solar System: Ceres or Pluto? Pluto, with its heart and floating mountains, might seem ahead, but this week Ceres revealed something unique: salt volcanoes.
Fix for 3-Billion-Year-Old Genetic Error Could Dramatically Improve Genetic Sequencing
Science & Tech  (tags: Genetic code )

Michael
- 2 days ago - terradaily.com
The new innovation engineered at UT Austin is an enzyme that performs reverse transcription but can also "proofread," or check its work while copying genetic code.
Russian Physicists Create a High-Precision 'Quantum Ruler'
Science & Tech  (tags: Quantum Ruler )

Michael
- 1 day ago - spacedaily.com
This technique will enable us to use quantum effects to increase the accuracy of measuring the distance between observers that are separated from one another by a medium with losses
Scientists Model Universe With Full General Relativity
Science & Tech  (tags: Full General Relativity )

Michael
- 1 day ago - spacedaily.com
Research teams on both sides of the Atlantic have shown that precise modeling of the universe and its contents will change the detailed understanding of the evolution of the universe and the growth of structure in it.
   

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