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NASA Mars Lander Sees Falling Snow, Soil Data Points to Watery Past

Mola_graph_north_dates_pre_2 NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has detected snow falling from Martian clouds. A laser instrument designed to gather knowledge of how the atmosphere and surface interact on Mars, detected snow from clouds about 2.5 miles above the spacecraft's landing site, which vaporized before reaching the ground.

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Doomsday "Black-Hole" Believer Thrown Out of Court

Black_hole_edit_2 Daily Galaxy favorite Walter Wagner has finally been thrown out of court!  For those of you who don't subscribe to Nutjob Monthly, Mr Wagner has been filing lawsuits to prevent the activation of the Large Hadron Collider - mainly based on the assumption that his time working in a hospital with nuclear medicine and a Hawaiian botanical garden gives him a better understanding of particle physics than almost every scientist on the planet.  It turns out this wasn't a great assumption.

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The Magnificent Seven: Projects that Will Answer Big Questions About the Cosmos

20080928_a15switzerland Monday saw European scientists gather together in Brussels to announce what they are labeling the ‘Magnificent Seven’; seven projects that will answer some of the biggest questions in astroparticle physics. What is dark matter? What is the origin of cosmic rays? What is the role of violent cosmic processes?

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Oldest Known Rock on Earth Discovered at Canada's Hudson Bay

Shield Scientists at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and McGill University in Montreal used geochemical methods to obtain an age of 4.28 billion years for samples of the rock discovered along the northeast coast of Hudson Bay, Canada, making it 250 million years more ancient than any previously discovered rocks. The Nuvvuagittuq greenstone belt is an expanse of bedrock exposed on the eastern shore of Hudson Bay in northern Quebec and was first recognized in 2001 as a potential site of very old rocks.

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Green -The Daily Flash (9/30)

3_puffins_alt3 Intelligent Dashboards: The Next Big Thing for Smart Sustainability

Green Energy Storage on the Horizon: The Element That Could Change the World

Scotland to Pioneer Tidal “Farms”

Failed Bailout Killing Solar Legislation


EPA Data and Google Earth Create Map of Green Potential Across U.S

Global Warming Costs Starfish an Arm and a Leg

Sun-drenched Africa Not Reaping Benefits of Solar


Scientists Create Device to Remove Carbon Directly from the Air

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From Oil to a Borg Cube Made of a Million Computers: Saudi's Leapfrog to Top of Supercomputing Powers

Borg_cube_from_bridge Saudi Arabia is pretty well off, what with owning about a quarter of all the petroleum on the planet.  They have a budget surplus of over forty-eight billion dollars while many Americans don't know that words other than "deficit" can go after "budget". However, many on the Web 2.0 are keen to say that information is the new currency - so Saudi is just going to buy the ability to make some.  They can afford it.

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