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Message 1134836 - Posted: 1 Aug 2011, 16:20:35 UTC

Hello SETI@home friends and neighbors

any of these Science and Technology stories catch your eye ?????

Everyone ... please feel free to post a comment in this thread ... or rant and rave ... or what ever :) - nothing is off the topic ... the more the merry ;)

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Science and Technology in the News for:

Monday August 1, 2011

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any of these Science and Technology stories catch your eye ?????

Everyone ... please feel to post a comment in this thread ... or rant and rave ... or what ever :) - nothing is off the topic ... the more the merry ;)

OK ... let's start posting!

Or ... happy reading :)

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Message 1134892 - Posted: 1 Aug 2011, 17:54:57 UTC

THis one looks interesting ...

http://www.kurzweilai.net/exploring-space-with-chip-sized-satellites


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Message 1134983 - Posted: 1 Aug 2011, 23:10:51 UTC

NASA Science News for August 1, 2011

Today's story from Science@NASA unveils Dawn's first full-frame image of Vesta and describes the unique way Dawn entered orbit around the giant asteroid.

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http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/01aug_smoothmove/
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/01aug_smoothmove/

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Message 1134996 - Posted: 2 Aug 2011, 0:22:45 UTC

And in a totally different area
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/01/wireless-snooping-wasp-drone-knows-you-want-extra-jalapenos-no/


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Message 1135441 - Posted: 3 Aug 2011, 10:46:07 UTC

Space Weather News for August 3, 2011

MINOR STORM WARNING: On August 2nd, the sun hurled a cloud of plasma (CME) toward Earth when magnetic fields above sunspot 1261 erupted. Analysts expect the CME to arrive during the early hours of August 5th, possibly sparking geomagnetic storms around the poles. This is not a big event; the eruption that propelled the cloud in our direction registered only "M1" (for medium) on the Richter Scale of Flares. Nevertheless, sky watchers at high latitudes should be alert for auroras. Movies of the eruption and 3D models of the incoming cloud are featured on today's edition of spaceweather.com

SUNSPOT TELESCOPE: Several large sunspots are currently transiting the solar disk. Would you like to see them? Explore Scientific's White Light Solar Observing System is now available in the Space Weather Store:

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Message 1135852 - Posted: 4 Aug 2011, 10:06:31 UTC

Space Weather News for August 4, 2011

SOLAR ACTIVITY:

For the third day in a row, sunspot 1261 has unleashed a significant M-class solar flare.

The latest blast at 0357 UT on August 4th registered M9.3 on the Richter Scale of Flares, almost crossing the threshold into X-territory (X-flares are the most powerful kind). Also, at least two coronal mass ejections are en route to Earth, and they could provoke mild to moderate geomagnetic storms when they arrive on August 4th through 6th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.

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Message 1136045 - Posted: 4 Aug 2011, 21:32:28 UTC

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Message 1136058 - Posted: 4 Aug 2011, 22:28:29 UTC

NASA Science News for August 4, 2011

A new study of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests that salt water may be actively flowing across the surface of the Red Planet.

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http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/04aug_marsflows/

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Message 1136082 - Posted: 5 Aug 2011, 0:31:47 UTC - in response to Message 1136058.

NASA Science News for August 4, 2011

A new study of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests that salt water may be actively flowing across the surface of the Red Planet.

FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/04aug_marsflows/

Rather interesting.

Shame Beagle 2 didn't make it through the atmosphere. It had a mole instrument that may well have found something (deep) under the surface...


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Message 1136083 - Posted: 5 Aug 2011, 0:34:21 UTC

A beautiful spectacular from an amateur:

Starry Starry Night

It is commonly thought that astronomy and astrophotography are rather exclusive hobbies and that you require a lot of specialist equipment and training to pursue them. But an amateur astrophotographer, using only his ordinary digital SLR camera, a tripod and his love for the skies, has won the major astrophotography prize at the inaugural STARMUS festival. ...


A spectacular picture and a very good timelapse video. If only the overly polluted sky around here was so clear!


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Message 1136487 - Posted: 5 Aug 2011, 22:42:33 UTC

Space Weather News for August 5, 2011

CME IMPACT:

A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field on August 5th around 1800 UT, setting the stage for possible geomagnetic storms on August 5th and 6th. Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab report that the impact may have compressed Earth's magnetosphere enough to directly expose some satellites in geosynchronous orbit to solar wind plasma. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras after nightfall.

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Message 1138199 - Posted: 10 Aug 2011, 2:46:12 UTC

NASA Science News for August 9, 2011

The Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend, and the International Space Station is joining the show. Sky watchers in many US towns and cities are favored with ISS flybys on August 12-13 just when Perseid meteor activity is expected to crest under full moonlight.

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