Monthly Archives: November 2012

NASA – MESSENGER Finds New Evidence for Water Ice at Mercury’s Poles

New observations by the MESSENGER spacecraft provide compelling support for the long-held hypothesis that Mercury harbors abundant water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its permanently shadowed polar craters. via NASA – MESSENGER Finds New Evidence for Water Ice … Continue reading

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Engineers pave the way towards 3D printing of personal electronics

Engineers pave the way towards 3D printing of personal electronicsEngineers pave the way towards 3D printing of personal electronicsDr Simon Leigh Scientists are developing new materials which could one day allow people to print out custom-designed personal electronics such as … Continue reading

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Big News From Mars? Rover Scientists Mum For Now : NPR

Grotzinger says they recently put a soil sample in SAM, and the analysis shows something earthshaking. “This data is gonna be one for the history books. It’s looking really good,” he says.Grotzinger can see the pained look on my face … Continue reading

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UCLA’s new transparent solar film could be game-changer

One of the holy grails of solar cell technology may have been found, with researchers at UCLA announcing they have created a new organic polymer that produces electricity, is nearly transparent and is more durable and malleable than silicon. via … Continue reading

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Parrot in captivity manufactures tools, something not seen in the wild | Ars Technica

The bird in question is Figaro, a male Goffin’s cockatoo. The species is native to a group of islands in Indonesia, but Figaro has been living outside of Vienna, where he’s watched over by members of the local university’s Department … Continue reading

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