How the Big Banks stack up on Facebook, Twitter Social media is gaining traction in the financial services industry. Even the big banks are showing an eagerness to explore Web 2.0 technologies. Here, FierceFinance presents the social media activity of some of the major players on Wall Street. UFOs, ETs, and Alien Abductions: What We Know [disinfo ed.'s note: In this excerpt from UFOs, ETs, and Alien Abductions, psychologist and researcher Don Donderi examines the evidence and research from the past several decades on the changing nature of UFOs. He looks at why the scientific establishment takes a dim view of UFOs and abduction evidence and examines how the US government has collected and suppressed UFO evidence.] What We Know Twenty-first century media document the adventures of anthropologists, archaeologists, geologists, and naturalists who study every culture, geographical anomaly, and ecological niche on our planet. But one adventure excluded from this lively quest for knowledge is our study of the creatures who are studying us.89 Science and the media largely ignore our own efforts to understand the extraterrestrial exploration of our planet and the extraterrestrials’ study of ourselves.
Moonless Earth Could Potentially Still Support Life, Scientists Say Scientists have long believed that, without our moon, the tilt of the Earth would shift greatly over time, from zero degrees, where the Sun remains over the equator, to 85 degrees, where the Sun shines almost directly above one of the poles. A planet's stability has an effect on the development of life. A planet see-sawing back and forth on its axis as it orbits the sun would experience wide fluctuations in climate, which then could potentially affect the evolution of complex life. However, new simulations show that, even without a moon, the tilt of Earth's axis — known as its obliquity — would vary only about 10 degrees.
Space Elevator Science - Climb to the Sky - A Tethered Tower by Michael Laine For further information about Earth’s Space Elevator, LiftPort Group’s Tethered Tower system or the Lunar Space Elevator Infrastructure, please visit us at www.LiftPort.com . While you’re there, please stop by our forums – ask or answer a question! You might also want to look over LiftPort in the media; a long list of links can be found here. This campaign ended on the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy's famous Moon Speech.
Scientists Discover The Oldest, Largest Body Of Water In Existence Scientists have found the biggest and oldest reservoir of water ever--so large and so old, it’s almost impossible to describe. The water is out in space, a place we used to think of as desolate and desert dry, but it's turning out to be pretty lush. Researchers found a lake of water so large that it could provide each person on Earth an entire planet’s worth of water--20,000 times over.
Why Not Space? 24 views this month; 0 overall Ask a random sampling of people if they think we will have colonized space in 500 years, and I expect it will be a while before you run into someone who says it’s unlikely. Our migration from this planet is a seductive vision of the future that has been given almost tangible reality by our entertainment industry. We are attracted to the narrative that our primitive progenitors crawled out of the ocean, just as we’ll crawl off our home planet (en masse) some day. I’m not going to claim that this vision is false: how could I know that?
Star Trek Enterprise vs. Star Wars Millennium Falcon: Which Ship is Fastest? Alpha Centauri Closest star, 4.2 ly Click again to skip race. Click again to restart race. Galactic Center Center of Milky Way, 27,000 ly Nearby supernovas may aid in understanding of star lifecycles University Park, Pa. — According to a wealth of new data from NASA's X-ray Observatory, what scientists are calling a "supernova factory" has come to life in the Carnia Nebula, located a mere 7,500 light years from Earth. This discovery may help astronomers to better understand how some of the Milky Way Galaxy's heaviest and youngest stars race through their lives and release newly-forged elements into their surroundings. "The Carina Nebula is one of the best places we know about to study how young massive stars live and die," said Leisa Townsley of Penn State, who led the large Chandra campaign to observe Carina. "Now, we have a compelling case that a supernova show in Carina has already begun."
Tracking light in, essentially, a tiny pinball machine If you want to communicate a lot of information very fast and in a very short time, then you have to use light. Indeed, modern communications relies on this. Yet, communications of the very small scale still rely on passing currents along wires. The wires connecting transistors on a chip consume a significant amount of power, and generate a significant amount of heat. So it's slow, and wasteful—a happy combination to make any engineer leap with joy.
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