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Swine Flu's Worst-Case Scenario Simulated
April 30, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Large-scale computer simulations run by a team of researchers show worst-case scenario projections of about 1,700 cases of swine flu for the United States four weeks from now.
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Birds Boogie to Beat
April 30, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Snowball the cockatoo and Alex the African grey parrot bob their heads and tap their feet to different beats. "Dancing" was previously only thought to be a human behavior.
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New Concrete Heals Itself
April 29, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
A concrete material developed at the University of Michigan can heal itself when it cracks. No human intervention is necessary---just water and carbon dioxide.
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The Truth about Pandemics
April 28, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Dr. Marc Siegel explains why "pandemic" often inspires more fear than it should, how the media plays on fears, and how governments often make wrong and costly moves. [Flu News]
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Hubble's Last Repair Crew
April 28, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Take an in-depth look at the 7 astronauts to fly NASA's last mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
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The Last Hubble Huggers
April 28, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
The STS-125 astronauts to repair the Hubble Space Telescope describe their mission in their own words.
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The Farthest Explosion Ever Seen
April 28, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
The gamma-ray burst GRB 080319B is the most distant thing ever seen at some 13 billion light-years away. Scientists think a dying star emitted a narrow beam of gamma rays aimed almost precisely at Ea…
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The Ultimate Repair Job
April 27, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Astronauts will attempt an unprecedented repair of Hubble's broken spectrograph, which was never designed to be fixed in space, during STS-125.
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Restoring Hubble's Vision
April 27, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
A key goal for NASA's last Hubble overhaul is to fix the space telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys, its ailing main camera.
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Exclusive Clip: TMNT Season 7 DVD Extra
April 27, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
From the Special Features section on the Leonardo DVD Slice from the TMNT Season 7 collectible set on sale May 12th. This exclusive clip discusses the development/marketing process that goes into cr…
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The Serious Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe
April 24, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
SETI Institute experts address four key questions on the topic of intelligent life beyond Earth and how to systematically and scientifically look for it.
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Giant Planets Reveal X-Ray Secrets
April 23, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Large planets, like Saturn and Jupiter, could reflect activity on the Sun that we can see directly. But they also make and scatter their own X-rays. Podcast available from: chandra.harvard.edu
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Chandra's Tech: How to X-Ray the Cosmos
April 23, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Eight mirrors focus X-ray energy from distant objects onto an array of spectrometers, a camera and other detectors. Podcast available from: chandra.harvard.edu
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Distant Lighthouses: X-Ray Supernovas
April 23, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
The Chandra X-Ray Observatory sees "standard candle" supernovas far across the Universe. Podcast available from: chandra.harvard.edu
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Armin Shimerman Gives Voice To Calculator
April 23, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Huntress and Batman interrogate Myron the Calculator in his suburban basement lair.
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STS-400: Hubble Rescue Plans
April 23, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
NASA has drawn up extensive plans for the mission they hope they'll never have to launch, STS-400 - the rescue mission for next summer's STS-125 Hubble Servicing Mission, the only mission that doesn'…
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Brain Interface Creates Twitter Messages
April 23, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineering doctoral student Adam Wilson creates Twitter messages using brain waves.
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Mercury: Messenger of the Gods
April 22, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Mercury has been beaten up! But exactly how much and by whom is only now coming into focus as the Messenger spacecraft slowly settles into orbit. "Bad Astronomy's" Phil Plait reveals bits o…
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Saturn: Lord of The Rings
April 22, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
We've known that Saturn has rings for 4 centuries. But only now are we unraveling the mysteries of how they formed; what they're made of; how long they'll last; why they're so bright... "Bad Ast…
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Cookbook of Galactic Cannibalism
April 22, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
When galaxies collide, the result is often mutually assured consumption; meaning they actually eat each other! "Bad Astronomy's" Phil Plait explains.
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The Changing Face of Mars
April 22, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
A century ago we thought Mars might be alive. 40 years ago we learned it was probably dead. But today we're discovering that Mars changes a little bit every day; maybe not so dead after all... "…
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Death Ray: Galactic Black Holes' Fury
April 22, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Don't be fooled by peaceful looking "puff-ball" elliptical galaxies! Many house monstrous black holes spewing radioactive jets thousands of light years across the sky. "Bad Astronomy's…
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Hubble's High Art: Most Beautiful (and Violent) Images
April 22, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
"Bad Astronomy's" Phil Plait shares some GREAT astronomy for a change: his favorite Hubble images and his reasons for loving them. Phil also imparts the fascinating astrophysics wisdom behi…
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High-Tech 'Robo-Saurus' Destroys a Car
April 22, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
This 40ft tall, 58,000lb robo-cop crushed and scorched poor hapless automobiles at car shows and air shows for 10 years. Inventor Doug Malewicki piloted it from inside beast's head; a true mega-mecha…
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Stunning New Astronomy Movie Uses Breakthrough Techniques
April 22, 2009, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
"Hawaiian Starlight," a new 43 minute film centered around the Canada France Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea uses special time-lapse strategies developed by professional astronomers.
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