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Most Solar Panels Installed In Wrong Direction: Why Has Conventional Wisdom Misled Us For So Long?
Nov 19, 2013 11:38 AM E
For years, those in the Northern Hemisphere have been installing solar panels in the wrong direction, facing true south, when the optimal direction is actually something else entirely.
Feldspar on Mars Could Mean That Granite Was There, Too
Mars May Have Granite From Red Planet's Tumultuous Volcanic History
Nov 18, 2013 16:16 PM E
A debate has begun as to whether feldspar on Mars indicates the presence of granite or whether feldspar just indicates feldspar.
maven
MAVEN Launch Live Stream: Watch NASA's Mars Mission Take Off On November 18 [VIDEO]
Nov 17, 2013 14:23 PM E
NASA will launch its MAVEN mission on Nov. 18. The orbiter will study the upper atmosphere of Mars, the first mission to ever do so. NASA will livestream the MAVEN launch.
Mount Sinabung spews ash in this picture taken from a school at Tiga Pancur village in Karo
Thousands More Flee From Mount Sinabung’s Continued Eruption
Nov 17, 2013 11:38 AM E
Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung’s volcano erupts for a fourth time in as many months causing many to flee and damage to farm land.
NASA Firefly Satellite To Study Lightning
NASA Firefly Satellite To Study Mysteries Of Lightning And Gamma Rays
Nov 17, 2013 11:01 AM E
Some of the mysteries of lightning and its possible link to terrestrial gamma rays may be unveiled with a small NASA satellite named Firefly set to launch in mid-November.
Crew members aboard a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter , dumping water below them on a California wild fire.
Scientists Turn To The Sky To Forecast Wildfires
Nov 16, 2013 18:51 PM E
Borrowing from weather forecasting techniques, scientists unveil a new, more accurate method for predicting the trajectory of wild fires.
Black Hole System WIth Jets
Black Hole Jets Packed With Power From Heavy Atoms Discovered
Nov 16, 2013 18:37 PM E
Astronomers have discovered the first evidence of heavy atoms in the mysterious high-speed jets emitted by black holes.
leonids
Leonid Meteor Shower 2013: Watch Shooting Stars Light Up The Night Sky This Weekend [VIDEO]
Nov 15, 2013 18:08 PM E
The 2013 Leonids will light up the sky this weekend, but it may be not be the best showing of this annual meteor event. A full moon will wash out the sky, making meteors hard to see. You can watch the 2013 Leonid meteor show on the Slooh space camera.
aurora borealis
Northern Lights Time-Lapse: Stunning Aurora Borealis Display Captured In Sweden [VIDEO]
Nov 15, 2013 15:16 PM E
A stunning time-lapse video of aurora borealis has been captured in Lapland, Sweden, by videographer Chad Blakley. This has been an active season for the northern lights due to increased solar activity.
Deforestation Progression Over a 12 Years
Hi-Tech Google Map Shows Frightening Pace of Global Deforestation
Nov 15, 2013 11:13 AM E
A new map, created with the aid of satellite imagery and Google Maps know-how, reveals a damning picture of 12 years of global deforestation. On the positive side, its images are at such high resolutions that they can be used by local municipalities to shape environmental policy.
Saturn
New Pictures Of Saturn: NASA Unveils Dazzling New Photos That Capture 405,000 Miles Of Space
Nov 13, 2013 16:27 PM E
On Tuesday, NASA released what might be one of the most dazzling pictures of Saturn yet — and we're all in it.
Karst Map of the United States
Massive Sinkhole Swallows Chicago Street
Nov 13, 2013 00:22 AM E
A water main break caused a massive sink hole in Chicago's South Side neighborhood late Sunday evening.
Satellite Re-Enters The Atmosphere Above The Falkland Islands
GOCE Satellite Re-enters Atmosphere, Mostly Disintegrates, And Sinks Into The Atlantic Ocean
Nov 12, 2013 12:41 PM E
A European satellite that spent four years circling earth just on the other side of its atmosphere, made a spectacular homecoming Monday.
Lemaire Channel Antarctica
'Tiger Stripes' Act As Glacier Speed Bumps
Nov 10, 2013 21:13 PM E
Researchers have discovered the existence of “tiger stripes” or naturally occurring non-slip ribs that delay glacier movement towards the sea, which could have implications for climate change related sea-level rise.
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