Archive for 'Science'

First U.S. Satellite Crashes and Burns 53 Years Ago

First U.S. Satellite Crashes and Burns 53 Years Ago

It was the first U.S launch on December 6, 1957 (53 years ago) and one that merely made it 4 feet off the ground. We are fortunate that the Vanguard TV3 was the first to attempt flight which later paved the way for how we view TV and other transmissions via satellite. The launch of […]

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Breast Cancer Technology Advancements

Breast Cancer Technology Advancements

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is an event held every October and organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. Breast cancer technology has come […]

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Jaws Shows Up at an Old Watering Hole

Jaws Shows Up at an Old Watering Hole

A real Jaws story has appeared in the same waters where the movie Jaws was filmed. The movie was filmed in Martha’s Vineyard, though the actual town was called Amity Harbor – which is located in Amityville, NY. I lived in Amityville from 1999 to 2003. The water located on the south shore of Long […]

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Perseid Meteor Shower August 12

Perseid Meteor Shower August 12

If you never had the chance to see the sky light up at night, here is your chance! The next meteor shower is the Perseids on August 12, 2009. The shower peaks early afternoon on the 12th, so the morning of the 12th (midnight to dawn) and late evening are the best times to watch […]

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Apollo 11 Moon Landing No Hoax

Apollo 11 Moon Landing No Hoax

In 1969, I was only 7 years old and I remember this historical and monumental day watching the Apollo 11 take off and land on the moon. I could still recall the words that came from Neil Armstrong as he set foot on the moon “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for […]

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Raptor F-22 – Super Fast and High Tech

Raptor F-22 – Super Fast and High Tech

If you were a fan of Top Gun the movie, than you will appreciate this awesome photo! I have heard the sonic boom a few times, but never saw a photo when a supersonic jet breaks the sound barrier. This widely circulated new photo shows an Air Force F-22 Raptor aircraft participating in an exercise […]

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Ride Sally Ride 26 Years Ago Today

Ride Sally Ride 26 Years Ago Today

Today marks the 26th anniversary of the first female astronaut to enter space. Sally Kristen Ride (born May 26, 1951) is an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut who, in 1983, became the first American woman and youngest American (at the time) to enter space. Sally was aboard the space shuttle Challenger in 1983 […]

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Asteroid Comes Close to Earth

Asteroid Comes Close to Earth

This feels like something out of a movie, but what’s so bizarre is hearing about it now and not before it passed Earth. The asteroid buzzed by Earth Monday, though only real astronomy geeks in the Pacific would have noticed. The rock, estimated to be no more than 200 feet wide, zoomed past our planet […]

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13,000 Year Old Tools Found

No – they weren’t Sears Craftsman, but just as durable to survive beneath the earth surface for more than 13,000 years. Landscapers were digging a hole for a fish pond in the front yard of a Boulder home last May when they heard a “chink” that didn’t sound right. Just some lost tools. Some 13,000-year-old […]

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Comet Lulin Approaches Monday!

Comet Lulin Approaches Monday!

Here’s your chance to really wish upon a star. The event starts this Monday! Comet Lulin, photographed here about 100 million miles away, will be passing within 38 million miles of Earth from February 23rd to mid-March, which apparently puts it within binocular range. Some quick facts about Comet Lulin: It was discovered in July […]

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Satellite Debris Falls on Texas

Satellite Debris Falls on Texas

Apparently last weeks satellite collision is now showing up in the Texas sky and on the ground according to reports. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has received a series of reports from law enforcement agencies in Texas in regards to reports of debris falling out of the sky. The biggest of which was something which […]

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Space Collision Unprecedented

When two satellites crashed in space Wednesday, it may have been unprecedented, but it wasn’t exactly unexpected. “We knew this was going to happen eventually and this is it — this was the big one,” said Nicholas Johnson, chief scientist at the Orbital Debris Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. When the two large satellites […]

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