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The End of the Dinosaur

Humans are here today, but recently found dinosaurs by scientists offer a new theory.

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Posted: August 2nd, 2011
at 8:52am by mnp


Categories: science,education

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Scaling the US Economy

Economists are considering past elections as the recent debt problem of the United States seemed to have gotten people thinking about what would really happen if a default occurred. For further insight about the challenges, read a physicist’s opinion on scaling the economy through 2100.

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Posted: August 2nd, 2011
at 8:13am by mnp


Categories: green,business,science,development,education,trade,entrepreneurship,jobs,innovation,real estate

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Time Travel is Impossible

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Posted: July 27th, 2011
at 6:51am by mnp


Categories: too good to be true,science

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How To Play In Traffic

Penn Jillette and Teller on comedy and the space shuttle:

The countdown gets close. We get down into double digits. It’s dawn and you can see the shuttle artificially lit, glowing brilliantly five miles away. Mankind’s lights are kicking dawn’s ass in the candlepower department, and NASA hasn’t really started yet. The countdown gets to single digits, and you can see the engine start. They’re on their way to space. The old guy in Bermuda shorts next to me was ready; he had his handkerchief out. None of us punks were ready.

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Posted: July 23rd, 2011
at 11:53am by mnp


Categories: myninjaplease,et cetera,space

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A Year of the Moon

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Posted: July 22nd, 2011
at 7:51am by mnp


Categories: space

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Self-Correcting Science

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For centuries, many of those who have thought and written about science have claimed that science is self-correcting, that one of the hallmarks of the scientific method is that its results are not taken to be absolutely certain, but always subject to revision and even rejection if the evidence warrants.

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Posted: July 20th, 2011
at 9:57am by mnp


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My Ninja, Please! 7.20.11 : The Universe Doesn’t Care About You

Maybe there’s a grand conductor, and maybe there’s not. I do happen to believe in God, or the Spirit of Life, or the Force for all I know, but regardless of belief or disbelief, one thing I know for certain is that no matter WHAT or WHO is out there, he or it doesn’t "care" if you define "care" in terms of life and death. Nobody is special. Nobody gets a pass.

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Posted: July 20th, 2011
at 9:57am by mnp


Categories: myninjaplease,space

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The Woman Who Fell to Earth

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Posted: July 19th, 2011
at 3:35pm by mnp


Categories: life,fo' real?,science,education

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Electricity from Exercise?

From NPR, a story about converting gym use to usable electrical energy.


If only all the speed and strength of youth could be channeled into power. Turns out, it can. Some colleges and universities have started converting energy from exercise equipment into electricity.

One of those schools is Drexel University in Philadelphia, where student power runs straight into their buildings’ power grids. Dan Simmons, director of recreation at Drexel, says a typical 30-minute workout on a treadmill can generate enough energy to hold a light bulb for 2.5 hours.

A company called ReRev has retrofitted cardio elliptical machines in a portion of the university’s gym to generate electricity for that area. The energy can be stored, so it’s not necessary for someone to pedal a stationary bicycle to keep the lights on. (…continue reading…)

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Posted: July 13th, 2011
at 9:59am by Black Ock

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Categories: green,science

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