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Space, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Earth and Xenology News

Space, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Earth and Xenology News

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Red Wine, Tartaric Acid, and the Secret of Superconductivity  Last year, a group of Japanese physicists grabbed headlines around the world by announcing that they could induce superconductivity in a sample of iron telluride by soaking it in red wine. They found that other alcoholic drinks also worked–white wine, beer, sake and so on–but red wine was by far the best. The question, of course, is why. What is it about red wine that does the trick? Today, these guys provide an answer, at least in part. Keita Deguchi at the National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba, Japan, and a few buddies, say the mystery ingredient is tartaric acid and have the experimental data to show that it plays an important role in the process. Did Comet Elenin disintegrate or reveal alien energy shield? Comet Elenin's current position - Sept 3, 2011. JPL Michael E. Salla, Ph.D.

NOVA Online/Pyramids/Ancient Egypt Our history of Egypt begins around the year 3,000 BC with the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt into one united kingdom. Under this new ruling dynasty, the first King was Menes, and thirty dynasties would follow. It was at this time that hieroglyphic writing made its first appearance, in the tombs and treasures of the pharaohs. To seal the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, Menes founded the capital city of the kingdom at the place where the two met: at the apex of the Nile, where it fans out onto the fertile silt plain.

Airborne robot swarms are making complex moves (w/ video) ( -- The GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania this week released a video that shows their new look in GRASP Lab robotic flying devices. They are now showing flying devices with more complex behavior than before, in a fleet of flying devices that move in packs, navigate spaces with obstacles, flip over and retain position, and carry out formation flying, The researchers have cut down these robotic creature-like drones to small size to what they call “nano-quadrotors.” The video shows them in action: not just engaged in formation flying, but also creating an impressive looking figure-eight pattern. The video says as much about the GRASP Lab as the flying machines, in that the GRASP Labs seems intent on raising the bar on what robot swarms can achieve.

NAVY Space Command Uncovered NAVY Space Command Uncovered Naval Space Command A Pegasus Presentation Opening Statement Note: This will be a large post and will take me some time to transfer all the material and check links and errors so please hold off posting until I am done, thanks Also for the squeamish I will add this Alert... most of the links that are not on my site are .MIL links, so don't say I didn't warn you The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs Ancient Egyptian pharaohs were considered to be both divine deities as well as mortal rulers. Throughout the 30+ dynasties in ancient Egyptian history, it is speculated that some 170 or more rulers reigned over the great land of Egypt during a three thousand year time span. The throne of Egypt was primarily intended to be succeeded from father to son, however in many cases this line of kingship was interrupted by murder, mayhem and mysterious disappearances.

A Better Way to Get Hydrogen from Water An experimental approach to splitting water might lead to a relatively cheap and clean method for large-scale hydrogen production that doesn’t require fossil fuels. The process splits water into hydrogen and oxygen using heat and catalysts made from inexpensive materials. Heat-driven water splitting is an alternative to electrolysis, which is expensive and requires large amounts of electricity. Redux: NASA Whistleblower: Alien Moon Cities Exist (Before It's News) Read my exciting NEW book 'MYSTERIES OF THE MULTIVERSE' learn more now – click here Join my Twitter feed | Like my Facebook page