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A New Year's gift from NASA and Penn State
A large new collection of rare photos taken at wavelengths that are invisible to the human eye and blocked by Earth's atmosphere has been released as a New Year's gift to the people of Earth by NASA and Penn State University. The images were captured by a rare type of telescope on board NASA's Swift satellite, whose science and flight operations are controlled by Penn State from the Mission Operations Center in State College, Pennsylvania.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Journal of Sensory Studies
Cup color influences the taste of hot chocolate
Two researchers from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of Oxford have proven that hot chocolate tastes better in an orange or cream colored cup than in a white or red one. The study adds to recent research demonstrating how our senses perceive food in a different way depending on the characteristics of the container from which we eat and drink.
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FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
Scientists discover that for Australia the long-beaked echidna may not be a thing of the past
The western long-beaked echidna, one of the world's five egg-laying species of mammal, became extinct in Australia thousands of years ago... or did it? Smithsonian scientists and colleagues have found evidence suggesting that not only did these animals survive in Australia far longer than previously thought, but that they may very well still exist in parts of the country today.
Having serious fun in the MBL physiology course
In the Dec. 21 issue of Science magazine, directors of the MBL physiology course detail their winning formula for instilling in students the passion for and ability to conduct "real research."
For pre-teens, kindness may be key to popularity
Nine- to 12-year-olds who perform kind acts are not only happier, but also find greater acceptance in their peer groups, according to research published Dec. 26, 2012, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Kristin Layous and colleagues from the University of California, Riverside.
New free e-Books available about 2 famous NASA space telescopes
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has been providing amazing images of the universe since April 1990 and has led to remarkable discoveries. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is the next-generation telescope that will peer even deeper into space and unveil even more mysteries. Both of these extraordinary telescopes are now the topics of two free e-Books available from the Apple iBookstore.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space Telescope Science Institute
Visions of snowflakes: An American Chemical Society holiday video
For everyone with holiday visions of snowflakes dancing in their heads, the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, today issued a video explaining how dust, water, cold and air currents collaborate to form these symbols of the season. It's all there in an episode of Bytesize Science, the award-winning video series produced by the ACS Office of Public Affairs at www.BytesizeScience.com.
A swoosh in space: Merry Christmas from Hubble
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebrates the holiday season with a striking image of the planetary nebula NGC 5189. The intricate structure of the stellar eruption looks like a giant and brightly colored ribbon in space.
VTT's weLearn application supports learning
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a free e-learning application called weLearn for Android tablets. The easy-to-use cloud service is designed to support and enliven learning by expanding the learning environment from textbooks to real-life environments.
Device helps children with disabilities access tablets
Researchers at Georgia Tech are trying to open the world of tablets to children whose limited mobility makes it difficult for them to perform the common pinch and swipe gestures required to control the devices.
National Science Foundation
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