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VIDEO: Converting solar energy into new fuels

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Researchers in Glasgow are working on a way to remove greenhouse gas from the atmosphere and put oil back under the North Sea....
VIDEO: Converting solar energy into new fuels
Quantum teleportation achieved as Chinese researchers send data across a lake

NASA captures red sprite, puts it in a jar

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Lightning doesn't always fire downwards. Just occasionally, a thunderstorm will be accompanied by a red sprite: a huge, momentary electrical explosion that occurs around 50 miles high and shoots thin tendrils many miles further up into the atmosphere. Sprites have been caught on camera before, but a fresh photo...
NASA captures red sprite, puts it in a jar

Angry Birds Space gameplay gets revealed -- briefly (video)

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We've already gleaned that the extra-terrestrial edition of Angry Birds will involve some sort of gameplay departure from the add-on style of previous versions, but gameplay-wise there's been less information. Fortunately, makers Rovio has now leaked out a very brief taster in its lastest video. You'll have to skip...
Angry Birds Space gameplay gets revealed -- briefly (video)

PSA: SpaceX's Dragon due to splash down at 11:44am ET (video)

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SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft successfully departed the International Space Station at 4:07am ET and began its gentle descent into the atmosphere soon after. It's the home straight for the historic private spaceflight company as it concludes its first ever supply mission to the heavens. It's due to splash down in...
PSA: SpaceX's Dragon due to splash down at 11:44am ET (video)

Ignite100 the £1m accelerator is on the hunt for a new batch of startups

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Ignite100, Europe’s first £1m ($1.6m) digital startup accelerator is calling out for a new set of startup teams to participate in its second program. The North Eastern accelerator started work about a year ago when it invested £100k each in eight local teams to provide support, mentoring and a general...
Ignite100 the £1m accelerator is on the hunt for a new batch of startups

Whoa! The Best Video You'll Find of Venus Traversing the Sun

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Over six hours on June 5-6, 2012, the Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a rare event -- the transit of Venus -- in crisp detail. NASA's Goddard multimedia site describes the process: This event lasted approximately 6 hours and happens in pairs eight years apart, which are separated from each...
Whoa! The Best Video You'll Find of Venus Traversing the Sun

Lithium-air battery advance could be jaw-dropping improvement over li-ion

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Lithium-air batteries have the potential to be the next big leap in battery tech because they get rid of a lot of the weight and complexity involved with standard batteries. That's because, instead of having all the battery components stored inside the battery itself, lithium-air batteries use oxygen in the...
Lithium-air battery advance could be jaw-dropping improvement over li-ion

Engadget will be broadcasting live outside of Apple's iPad event tomorrow!

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We did it for WWDC 2011 as well as last year's "Let's Talk iPhone" event, and we'll be doing it again before and after Apple launches its next-generation iPad. Tim and Darren will be live in the streets of San Francisco tomorrow, broadcasting video to the known universe on...
Engadget will be broadcasting live outside of Apple's iPad event tomorrow!
'Ascent: Commemorating Space Shuttle' extract shows the life and death of a rocket booster

Groundwater responsible for nearly half of sea level rise?

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urbanworkbench No, you don’t need to check the prescription on your eyeglasses (or medications)—we really are talking groundwater depletion and sea level rise again. Just a few weeks ago, we covered a recent study on the topic published by researchers from Taiwan and the Netherlands and compared it to...
Groundwater responsible for nearly half of sea level rise?
NASA asks Lunar X Prize contestants to keep a safe distance
Climate change proponent realizes he was wrong, but for the wrong reasons
Turning up the heat: windfarms lead to local night-time warming

Earth's atmosphere lights up with airglow in time-lapse video

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Reds, yellows, and greens seen in the Earth's atmosphere are created by different chemical and nuclear processes called airglow. A new time-lapse video captures these colors and more. [Read more]...
Earth's atmosphere lights up with airglow in time-lapse video
Carbon storage capacity: there's plenty, but fracking may be wrecking some

NASA to Test Inflatable Re-Entry Vehicle at Hypersonic Speeds

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On the day with the best weather in Virginia between July 21 and July 24, NASA will test its Inflatable Re-Entry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3). It's a 10-foot wide, 680-pound inflatable heat shield for delivering payloads to a planet's surface from orbit. The shield will be carried by a rocket that will...
NASA to Test Inflatable Re-Entry Vehicle at Hypersonic Speeds

Read/Write Daily: Let's Avoid Black Holes, Okay?

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Today's theme is stellar bodies. Human spaceflight might be in a state of limbo lately, but we're still getting some breathtaking images from our automated explorers. Whether far away or close to home, it sure is beautiful out there. One of the most exciting finds this week was a black...
Read/Write Daily: Let's Avoid Black Holes, Okay?

US Copyright Office, MPAA Celebrate Handing Hollywood Stars Their Own Special Copyright Monopoly Powers

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So remember how we were just talking about WIPO passing a totally unnecessary new form of monopoly protection for Hollywood movie stars? The negotiations concluded with everyone -- including the US -- already "signing" the agreement, and now countries just need to ratify it. In a rather sickening display of...
US Copyright Office, MPAA Celebrate Handing Hollywood Stars Their Own Special Copyright Monopoly Powers

Can Data Tell the Story of a Location? Discovering Haight Street

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With the right data, you can get a pretty interesting picture of an area. Whether it's a state, city, or even a street, you can learn a lot from data. Do you need to pack a coat if you're visiting in March? What's the elevation, cost of living, how many...
Can Data Tell the Story of a Location? Discovering Haight Street
NASA's ATREX study takes flight, launches five rockets in five minutes

Infrared telescope can pick out the atmosphere on distant planets, smell what the aliens are smelling

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Astronomers in Chile using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope are now able to analyze the atmosphere on faraway planet Tau Bootis b. Using CRIRES, a supercooled infrared spectrograph bolted to the 'scope, the team was able to judge the size of the exoplanet -- and for the...
Infrared telescope can pick out the atmosphere on distant planets, smell what the aliens are smelling

Good wood: temperate countries sequester carbon in their lumber

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NASA Although the burning of fossil fuels has been responsible for the majority of humanity's carbon emissions, land use changes are thought to have been responsible for nearly 20 percent of the CO2 that we've put in the atmosphere. Most of this has involved the clearing of forests and...
Good wood: temperate countries sequester carbon in their lumber

CNET's Best of CTIA 2012

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Despite fewer new products and low-key atmosphere at CTIA 2012, CNET found plenty to gawk at in New Orleans. Here are our picks for the best products from the show. [Read more]...
CNET's Best of CTIA 2012
NASA launching five rockets in as many minutes in ATREX weather study
Hints of a violent Solar System from asteroid Itokawa

EcoScraps makes millions getting stores to buy back their own garbage

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It is hardly a secret that Americans not only consume massive amounts of food everywhere, but also throw massive amounts away. Fortunately, a scrappy startup called EcoScraps is doing its part to remedy one of these problems. The company announced today that it raised $1.5 million in its first round...
EcoScraps makes millions getting stores to buy back their own garbage

'The Rest Will Burn Up': A Contender for Best Astronaut Tweet

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It's as if Hemingway were an astronaut about to descend through the Earth's atmosphere in a Russian transport vehicle....
'The Rest Will Burn Up': A Contender for Best Astronaut Tweet

'An Unparalleled Observation': Atmospheric Changes in a Planet Beyond Our Solar System

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A "hot Jupiter" and its host star shed light -- literally -- on the interaction between a solar flare and a giant planet's atmosphere....
'An Unparalleled Observation': Atmospheric Changes in a Planet Beyond Our Solar System
Ben Horowitz on the “IPO From Hell”
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