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Old 2012-11-21, 01:42   Link #1381
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Extraordinary World Phenomena

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http://news.yahoo.com/photos/extraor...ons-slideshow/
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Old 2012-11-21, 16:51   Link #1382
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Mars Rover Makes Discovery For "the History Books," but NASA Is Keeping It a
Secret For Now:


"Curiosity is living up to its name. The NASA rover currently wheeling itself around
Mars has apparently sent back some very interesting data from the Red Planet in
the form of a soil sample that shows ... well, something. From the sounds of it,
something big. But for now at least, that's all anyone is willing to say.

Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are keeping their lips
sealed for the time being while they run additional tests to make sure the
discovery holds up. That, however, hasn't stopped one of the mission's leaders
from speculating loudly that it'll be one that rewrites at least some of what we
know about the universe."

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http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slate...discovery.html
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Old 2012-11-21, 17:03   Link #1383
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Mars Rover Makes Discovery For "the History Books," but NASA Is Keeping It a
Secret For Now:


"Curiosity is living up to its name. The NASA rover currently wheeling itself around
Mars has apparently sent back some very interesting data from the Red Planet in
the form of a soil sample that shows ... well, something. From the sounds of it,
something big. But for now at least, that's all anyone is willing to say.

Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are keeping their lips
sealed for the time being while they run additional tests to make sure the
discovery holds up. That, however, hasn't stopped one of the mission's leaders
from speculating loudly that it'll be one that rewrites at least some of what we
know about the universe."

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http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slate...discovery.html
Don't worry they'll just share them with us later on when it's to late.. when the Martian Fleet is headed to Earth....
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Old 2012-11-21, 19:22   Link #1384
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Old 2012-11-21, 20:15   Link #1385
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Old 2012-11-21, 22:45   Link #1386
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Perhaps something more simple. Fossils. Proof of life having existed off the Earth (at least at one time).

Or the fun one....Oil (or insert very valuable substance here). Enough to warrent say, as Rush for land claims and settlers/squatters. All the space program and commerce needs is proper (profitable) motivation to get the colonization of Mars started.

(And I've heard a lot of speculation into what it on Mars already since hearing about this about three hours ago).
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Old 2012-11-22, 08:50   Link #1387
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Probably a Coca-Cola bottle, whose unintended presence led to infighting within the aboriginal Martian civilization and...eventually led to their complete extinction.
Kudos to whoever picks up the reference. ^_O

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...Nah.
Most likely, it'll be some sort of rock made of matter not yet detected - like some sort of granite/basalt that can only form under very specific geological circumstances or whatever...thus "shedding some light on phenomena/processes never before observed on the red planet oh my gasp need to send astronauts there NAO".

I don't think we'll be seeing winged whale fossils anytime soon.
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Old 2012-11-22, 10:06   Link #1388
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Old 2012-11-22, 23:13   Link #1389
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People that dispute evolution theory can huff and puff all they want, Single Gene Is the Difference Between Humans and Apes
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Old 2012-11-23, 02:56   Link #1390
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Nasa hasn't anything if SAM (Sample on Mars, one of the Curiosity's labs and apparently the one involved in the recent buzz) is really the lab that made the discovery.

One of the frenchman working on it (CNES, the french "NASA" provided some of the tools for it and is still managing them) confirmed that while SAM was working correctly, it hadn't found anything yet and didn't understand what was going on at NASA.

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Old 2012-11-23, 18:21   Link #1391
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Scientists: Galapagos tortoise can be revived:

"Lonesome George, the late reptile prince of the Galapagos Islands, may be dead,
but scientists now say he may not be the last giant tortoise of his species after all.

Researchers say they may be able to resurrect the Pinta Island subspecies by
launching a cross-breeding program with 17 other tortoises found to contain genetic
material similar to that of Lonesome George, who died June 24 at the Pacific Ocean
archipelago off Ecuador's coast after repeated failed efforts to reproduce.

Edwin Naula, director of the Galapagos National Park, said in a telephone interview
on Thursday that the probability is high it can be accomplished.

"It would be the first time that a species was recovered after having been declared
extinct," Naula said."

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http://news.yahoo.com/scientists-gal...210419762.html
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Old 2012-11-25, 14:17   Link #1392
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'Father of digital imaging' Bryce Bayer dies aged 83

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Bryce Bayer, the Eastman Kodak scientist who invented a now ubiquitous color filter for digital photography that bears his name, has passed away. Bayer, 83, died on November 13th in Bath, Maine.

Known as the Bayer Filter, Bayer's invention is still used in nearly every digital camera, video camera and camera phone on the market today. The Bayer Filter array was patented in 1976 (U.S. Patent No. 3,971,065) and features a checkerboard arrangement of red, green, blue filters that enable a single CCD or CMOS imaging sensor to capture color images.
http://www.imaging-resource.com/news...meras-has-died
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Old 2012-11-25, 17:53   Link #1393
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Mars Cave-Exploration Mission Entices Scientists:

"NASA is mapping out a strategy to return bits of rock and soil from the Martian
surface to Earth, but the most intriguing Red Planet samples lie in underground
caverns, some scientists say."

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http://news.yahoo.com/mars-cave-expl...130757453.html
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Old 2012-11-25, 18:42   Link #1394
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Why 'slow light' might just save the Internet:

"If we want to keep expanding the performance and the reach of the Internet, we
need an inflection point: otherwise, its electricity consumption will become
catastrophic."

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11...itute_physics/
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Old 2012-11-25, 21:39   Link #1395
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Perhaps something more simple. Fossils. Proof of life having existed off the Earth (at least at one time).

Or the fun one....Oil (or insert very valuable substance here). Enough to warrent say, as Rush for land claims and settlers/squatters. All the space program and commerce needs is proper (profitable) motivation to get the colonization of Mars started.

(And I've heard a lot of speculation into what it on Mars already since hearing about this about three hours ago).
Proof of life would be the most breathtaking, but doubtful outcome. A valuable commodity would be interesting and could indeed have far-reaching consequences as you say... problem is, the amount of "x" commodity would have to be very large (relatively speaking in terms of whatever substance it is) to serve as an impetus for colonization/mining, given the currently massive costs associated with such a venture. As it is just now being discovered I can guess this is not the case either. Most likely it is some kind of material that will give clues towards water once being on Mars or some material whose presence would fundamentally change our understanding of Mars' composition or the formation of our solar system... Either way, while fascinating, not likely to be too exciting to the general public. Hopefully I'm just being a pessimist..

Also, as far as I know, oil can only be present where life is present, or was at one point present (and was subsequently fossilized), thus the term 'fossil fuel,' however I will admit to being (embarrassingly) ignorant on this subject.
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Old 2012-11-26, 15:35   Link #1396
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Pack your bags: Pioneer wants 80,000 of us to colonize Mars

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49967348...science-space/

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Elon Musk, the billionaire founder and CEO of the private spaceflight company SpaceX, wants to help establish a Mars colony of up to 80,000 people by ferrying explorers to the Red Planet for perhaps $500,000 a trip.

In Musk's vision, the ambitious Mars settlement program would start with a pioneering group of fewer than 10 people, who would journey to the Red Planet aboard a huge reusable rocket powered by liquid oxygen and methane.

"At Mars, you can start a self-sustaining civilization and grow it into something really big," Musk told an audience at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London on Nov. 16. Musk was there to talk about his business plans, and to receive the society’s gold medal for his contribution to the commercialization of space.

Mars pioneers
Accompanying the founders of the new Mars colony would be large amounts of equipment, including machines to produce fertilizer, methane and oxygen from Mars’ atmospheric nitrogen and carbon dioxide and the planet's subsurface water ice.

The Red Planet pioneers would also take construction materials to build transparent domes, which when pressurized with Mars’ atmospheric CO2 could grow Earth crops in Martian soil. As the Mars colony became more self sufficient, the big rocket would start to transport more people and fewer supplies and equipment....
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Old 2012-11-26, 17:26   Link #1397
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Pack your bags: Pioneer wants 80,000 of us to colonize Mars

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49967348...science-space/
I suggest that we bring over girls below the age of 16 for breeding purposes - *gets thrown into Mt Olympus*
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Old 2012-11-27, 05:53   Link #1398
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Pack your bags: Pioneer wants 80,000 of us to colonize Mars

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49967348...science-space/
Oh my.

SpaceX founder unveils plan to send 80,000 people to Mars
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Old 2012-11-28, 13:05   Link #1399
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"NASA has conducted tests of a nuclear reactor intended to generate electricity in
space for the first time since 1965, offering hope that humanity may now
belatedly get serious about building proper, powerful spaceships of the sort long
envisaged in science fiction.

The space agency has just announced the tests, conducted by engineers from
NASA's Goddard centre in conjunction with Department of Energy boffins from the
Los Alamos national lab. The effort made use of an experimental reactor
named "Flattop" and was inauspiciously dubbed Demonstration Using Flattop
Fissions (DUFF)."

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11...engine_trials/
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Old 2012-11-28, 13:12   Link #1400
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So back to the original plan?

Well it is DUFF rather that Derf.
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