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Stephen Hawking PhD's popularity crashes Cambridge University website – BBC News

October 23, 2017 5:14:19 am | 0 Comments

Demand for Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis has intermittently crashed part of Cambridge University’s website as physics fans flock to read his work. Prof Hawking’s 1966 thesis “Properties of expanding universes” was made freely available for the first time on the publications section of university’s website at 00:01 BST. More than 30,000 have so far accessed…

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An 11-Year-Old Inventor Offered the World a Budget Friendly Lead Detector – The Monitor Daily

October 23, 2017 4:17:05 am | 0 Comments

A middle school student proved that our future is in the hands of child prodigies. Gitanjali Rao is an 11-year-old girl with a passion for science. However, the situation in Flint, Michigan, where people don’t have access to clean drinking water appalled her. Instead of relying on grownups to solve the issue, Rao decided to…

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Google Earth reveals ancient stone gates in Saudi Arabia – Phys.Org

October 23, 2017 4:08:52 am | 0 Comments

Credit: University of Western Australia A researcher at The University of Western Australia has used Google Earth imagery to identify almost 400 previously undocumented stone structures known as ‘Gates’ in Saudi Arabia.  Professor David Kennedy, a researcher in Classics and Ancient History, said while we tended to think of Saudi Arabia as largely barren mountains…

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The case that humans are creating new species despite killing off so many – Vox

October 23, 2017 4:00:22 am | 0 Comments

We humans have left a nasty mark on the Earth, no doubt. We’ve poisoned waterways, incinerated forests, and poured greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. We’ve critically endangered some species by demolishing huge swaths of their natural habitat, and greedily hunted others to extinction. Many recent books, notably Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction, have documented the…

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Solar Wind Creates Electric Charge on Martian Moon Phobos –

October 23, 2017 3:38:34 am | 0 Comments

NASA has set its sights on the Martian moon Phobos as a potential initial base for human exploration of the Red Planet — but powerful solar eruptions could throw a wrench in this plan.  A new NASA study shows that solar wind — the stream of electrically charged particles that the sun blows out into…

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Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis goes online for first time – Phys.Org

October 23, 2017 3:10:23 am | 0 Comments

Credit: University of Cambridge Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis, ‘Properties of expanding universes’, has been made freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world after being made accessible via the University of Cambridge’s Open Access repository, Apollo. The 1966 doctoral thesis by the world’s most recognisable scientist is the most requested item in Apollo with the…

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Walk On The Surface Of Mars Thanks To NASA And Google's New VR Experiment – HuffPost UK

October 23, 2017 2:43:00 am | 0 Comments

While Elon Musk and SpaceX might be working overtime to get us to Mars, the likelihood of many of us being able to actually walk on the red planet is slim. That doesn’t mean technology can’t still transport us the 54 million kilometres needed to actually visit the planet. NASA and Google have teamed up…

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Newly discovered moon tunnel could be the perfect place for a colony, scientists say –

October 23, 2017 1:51:00 am | 0 Comments

At the close of the Apollo age, a year before the final moonwalk in 1972, a NASA researcher argued that vast tunnels lie beneath the lunar surface. There was good reason to think so. Lava from ancient volcanoes might have bored miles-long voids beneath the moon’s surface, just as volcanoes carved out the Kaumana lava tubes in Hawaii. What a sight a lunar lava cave…

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We lost nearly 75 per cent of the insect population just in the last 20 years: Reasons unknown – India Today

October 23, 2017 1:47:36 am | 0 Comments

In recent years, it became clear that the insect populations such as those of butterflies and bees were declining in Western Europe and North America. “However, the fact that flying insects are decreasing at such a high rate in such a large area is an even more alarming discovery,” stated project leader at the Radboud…

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket to be launched this November; updates and all you need to know – International Business Times, India Edition

October 23, 2017 1:09:22 am | 0 Comments

Facebook/ Richard Gagnon SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has made an announcement about the first-ever launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, which is likely to take place in November, though no dates have been specified yet. ALSO READ: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk aims at reaching Mars by 2022: All you need to know A data page for…

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