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November 14, 2008

Shuttle Endeavor Prepares For Night Launch

Updated: Launch Video Added Shuttle Endeavor (STS-126) and her crew prepare for a spectacular night launch at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Endeavor and her crew of seven will be heading to the space station to help upgrade the aging home to the astronauts.... [Full Story]

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January 8, 2007

The Good New Is We Found Life on Mars...

The bad news is we killed it. Life on Mars? We may have found it -- and killed it, report says We may have already encountered Martian life about 30 years ago and accidentally killed it, according to a new analysis of NASA's Viking mission to Mars presented Sunday at... [Full Story]

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Astronomers unveil 3-D map of universe

Cool stuff from the astronomy geeks: Dark matter mapped in 3-D detail Invisible web serves as scaffolding for 'ordinary' matter, scientists say SEATTLE - The most detailed 3-D map of the universe ever made, stretching back over billions of years, provides the best evidence yet that mysterious "dark matter" serves... [Full Story]

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December 6, 2006

More Evidence of Water on Mars

The thrice yearly "we found water on Mars" story in the media again. This time however, they might be on to something. Click for full size NASA Images Suggest Water Still Flows on Mars NASA photographs have revealed bright new deposits seen in two gullies on Mars that suggest water... [Full Story]

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December 5, 2006

Making a Hot Air Balloon Out of a Teabag

Good thing to do with the kids while they're home for the holidays. ... [Full Story]

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November 22, 2006

Can the PS3 Cure Cancer?

From the don't-waste-all-those-cycles-dept. Sony: Consoles can aid medical research TOKYO - The new PlayStation 3 isn't all about entertainment. That's the message Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE - news). is trying to convey in announcing that the new game consoles -- as powerful as supercomputers -- can help Stanford University researchers analyze... [Full Story]

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June 10, 2006

Death Star Firepower

This shows up on the internet every once in a while, but it's always worth linking to: How powerful is the Death Star? Looks at the physics necessary to create that big on an explosion, and a possible, rational explanation of the amount of energy necessary. ... [Full Story]

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