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Dollard's Advanced Seismic Warning System - Tesla inspired earthquake detector

If you haven't heard for Eric Dollard yet, visit his official website to learn more about him and what he does. We present here his Advanced Seismic Warning System - an early warning system for detection of earthquakes up to 48 hours ahead of

January 22, 2014

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Rosetta wakes up from deep space hibernation

After 31 months of deep space hibernation ESA's comet chaser "Rosetta" has woken up and contacted mission control today. The signal was received by NASA’s Goldstone ground station in California at 18:18 UTC, during the first window of oppor

January 20, 2014

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International marine science organization releases report on radiation in Pacific Ocean

If you've heard about Fukushima radiation spreading to the Pacific Coast of North America but were "corrected" by sources both official and expert that this was based more on rumor than reality, then consider the information presented at the October 2013

January 20, 2014

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West African lion on the verge of extinction

A new study published in PLOS One journal last week warns that a dramatic decline of West African lions has placed them on the verge of extinction. Study authors call for urgent intervention to save them. The lion (Panthera leo) was the most

January 15, 2014

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Southern berm of Louisiana sinkhole sagging

An increasing trend of seismic activity at the Bayou Corne sinkhole near Oxy 3 cavern placed the sinkhole staff back on highest level alert late December 2013. Since August 2012 the sinkhole grew from 1 to more than 25 acres (10 hectares / 100 000

January 03, 2014

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Newly discovered asteroid "2014 AA" burned up over the Atlantic

Newly discovered asteroid "2014 AA", approximately 2 - 4 meters in diameter, burned in our atmosphere around 05:00 UTC today. JPL's Steve Chesley noted that impact locations are widely distributed, most likely falling on an

January 02, 2014

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Night sky guide for January 2014

January 1 - New Moon - 11:14 UTC. The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will be completely unilluminated. January 2, 3 - Quadrantids Meteor Shower peak nights. The Quadrantids have the potential to be

January 01, 2014

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Researchers finally show how mindfulness and your thoughts can induce specific molecular changes to your genes

With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing specific modes of consciousness can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France

December 31, 2013

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Surprising, strong eruption of San Miguel volcano, El Salvador

After 11 sleepy years, San Miguel volcano (Chaparrastique) in El Salvador experienced a strong eruption on December 29, 2013 at 16:50 UTC (10:50 am local time). Eruption column was estimated rising up to 9 km (29 500 feet) and civil alert status for the area around...

December 29, 2013

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Shaking, cracks and dangerous rockfalls from strong M 5.4 quake near El Hierro, Canary Islands

A strong earthquake registered as M 5.4 by USGS (mb 5.4 EMSC / mbLg 5.1 local IGN) struck 31 km northwest of La Frontera (El Hierro / Canary Islands) on December 27, 2013 at 17:46 UTC. IGN measured shallow depth of 11

December 28, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: December 18 - December 24, 2013

New activity was observed at 2 volcanoes between December 18 and 24. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: | Kliuchevskoi, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Palena Volcanic Group, Central

December 26, 2013

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Unconditional basic income for all Europeans

A movement to give every citizen “unconditional basic income”—no work required—is gathering speed in Europe.  For the last 11 months, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI)  has been spearheading a one-year campaign

December 21, 2013

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Disaster-response robots competition - DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials 2013

The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) is extremely difficult competition of robot systems and software teams vying to develop robots capable of assisting humans in responding to natural and man-made disasters. Seventeen teams from around the world will be

December 20, 2013

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Here come the robots - Google bought 8 robotics companies in last 6 months

In last 6 months Google has been quietly buying key robotics companies and has since then bought 8 of them. Their latest and crown acquisition for this year - cutting edge robotic company Boston Dynamics - was announced on Friday, December 13. Google's

December 16, 2013

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“Australia’s Stonehenge,” and so much more!

What follows is the “Conclusion/Hypothesis” taken from our archaeological paper written on the Standing Stones found within 40 kilometers of Mullumbimby, Australia.  During the brief period this site was first investigated before it was

December 14, 2013

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eLife editor and Nobel prize winner declares boycott of top science journals

US biologist who won the Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine this year, Randy Schekman, announced this week that his lab would no longer send research papers to the leading scientific journals like Nature, Cell and Science because they

December 11, 2013

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Record low temperatures forecasted as arctic blast deep freezes parts of USA

Powerful and deadly winter storms covered parts of United States in a deep freeze over the last couple of days. More than 6 000 flights were canceled and at least 80 000 households were left without electricity in Washington, Virginia

December 10, 2013