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Finally! New Horizons Has a Second Target | The Planetary Society
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, science, Hubble telescope, Strange Horizon Probe, space, technology, nasa )

Cat
- 3 days ago - planetary.org
So cool! What a huge relief: there is finally a place for New Horizons to visit beyond Pluto. A team of researchers led by John Spencer has discovered three possible targets,
UFO Riddle as Mystery 'Craft' Appears to Watch Astronauts on International Space Station
Science & Tech  (tags: education, environment, humans, world, nasa, discovery, performance, technology, space, society )

Frank
- 3 days ago - mirror.co.uk
The footage, which shows two astronauts on a spacewalk, also appears to feature a more mysterious object lurking in the background
Nuclear Batteries Could Be Longer Lasting and More Efficient
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, storage, nuclear batteries, University of Missouri )

Brian
- 3 days ago - inhabitat.com
"A team of scientists and researchers from the University of Missouri believe they have created a long-lasting and efficient nuclear battery thanks to a new water-based solution. They hope that the new battery could be used in everything from cars to..."
Earth's Magnetic Pole Could Reverse Within A Single Human Lifetime
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, study, space, Earth, magnetic field, north pole, south pole, technology )

Michael
- 3 days ago - iflscience.com
Over the course of millions of years, the Earth's magnetic field can reverse, so that compasses point south rather than north. There has been plenty of speculation that we're heading for another such event quite soon.
Eatured Object: Medieval Chess Pieces
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 days ago - blog.english-heritage.org.uk
These items were found at Rievaulx Abbey in the 1920s and are over 800 years old - but what are they, and what were they used for? Susan Harrison, Collections Curator at Helmsley Archaeological Store explains.
Chariot Fittings Unearthed at Iron-Age Hillfort
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 days ago - pasthorizonspr.com
A team of Leicester University archaeologists has unearthed a hoard of rare bronze fittings from a 2nd or 3rd century BC chariot. The remains were found during ongoing excavation of the Burrough Hill Iron Age hillfort, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Bizarre 'Pyramid' on Comet: How Did It Get There? (+Video)
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, comets, discovery, European Space Agency )

Kayleen
- 4 days ago - csmonitor.com
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has beamed back spectacular images that show a giant 82-foot-tall pyramid-shaped boulder called "Cheops" on the surface of its target comet. A great discovery as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Sea Floors Host Surprise Methane-Munching Microbes
Science & Tech  (tags: ocean floor, methane, microbes )

Stephen
- 4 days ago - nature.com
Methane seeps, where the gas rises from the sea floor, are surrounded by carbonate rock, which is not just passive sediment but home to a rich methane-eating flora.
Mystery of Mass Graves in Ancient Roman Village Under Examination
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 days ago - hurriyetdailynews.com
Mass graves that have been discovered at three different points of the ancient city of Pisidia Antiocheia have posed a mystery for experts, who are now examining the 24 skeletons.
How Three Teens Used Bacteria to Tackle Global Food Poverty
Science & Tech  (tags: Food, Global Food Poverty, Teens, Expermentation, Inoculation, Bacteria, Crop Modification, Artificial Selection, Enhanced Crops )

Brian
- 5 days ago - csmonitor.com
"Ciara, Emer, and Sophie completed more than 100 experimental runs in their backyard garden laboratory and inoculated thousands of seed samples with a diluted syrup of rhyzobia."
Archaeologists in Greece Uncover Mosaic Dating Back to Alexander the Great
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 5 days ago - haaretz.com
Archaeologists digging through a vast ancient tomb in Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered a floor mosaic that covers the whole area of a room seen as the antechamber to the main burial ground.
IBM Eyes Israeli Start-Ups for New Apps That 'Think'
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, future, IBM, Israel, cognitive technology )

David
- 6 days ago - timesofisrael.com
Israel is an important source for some of this cognitive technology. IBM is hopeful that start-ups will develop cognitive apps that make use of big data, to create apps that can essentially "think."
Take a Stand Against Nuclear Weapons - The Petition Site
Science & Tech  (tags: nuclear weapons technology, Atom Bomb History, Human Rights )

Slava
- 6 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
We call upon the nuclear weapon nations to urgently fulfill their moral duty and legal obligation to begin negotiations for complete nuclear disarmament. Zero is the only safe number of nuclear weapons on the planet.
Motorcycles Going Green? Check Out This Tron-Like Electric Bike...
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, energy, environment, interesting, NewTechnology, performance, research, technology )

Frans
- 6 days ago - industrytap.com
The electric motorcycle wasn't built to be a speedster, rather a unique, eye-catching bike with a green approach....
DNews: The Future Of Clean Nuclear Energy Is Coming   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Next Generation Nuclear, Molten Salt Reactors, Thorium, Recycling Waste, Passive Safety, Non-Proliferation )

Brian
- 6 days ago - youtube.com
"Nuclear power has been around for decades, and it accounts for 19% of energy in the United States. Julian is here to discuss how scientists are now looking at how molten salt reactors might be changing the way we create energy"

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