Which means, according to new research emerging from many quarters, that our continued devotion to growth above all is, on balance, making our lives worse, both collectively and individually.
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Scientists at MIT have developed a camera system so fast that it lets us watch light move.
The system gathers image data at about a trillion frames per second — a normal camera shoots about 30, or 60.
Think of it this way: When you turn on a light in a dark room, the light starts in the bulb then moves outward until it reflects off of something. This looks like it happens instantly, but it doesn’t. It just happens at about 670 million miles per hour.
The best images are when human artifacts are presented against the Martian landscape. What’s fascinating is that it’s *our* technology that looks alien, not the empty world to which we’ve sent it.
Tomorrow means 3D printers can create human safe plastics to build functional, beautiful exoskeletons for even the smallest of our bunch. Luckily for Emma, a toddler born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, that achievement was made possible at present.
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The government is to unveil controversial plans to make publicly funded scientific research immediately available for anyone to read for free by 2014, in the most radical shakeup of academic publishing since the invention of the internet. Under the scheme, research papers that describe work paid for by the British taxpayer will be free online for universities, companies and individuals to use for any purpose, wherever they are in the world.
Snapshot from Frank Oppenheimer’s Exploratorium: Today, with research-grade microscopes at our Microscope Imaging Station, we can witness once invisible events such as sea urchin fertilization.
Frank update: 61/100.
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Images © Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.edu
A me sembra una pasticca di Alka-Seltzer…
… ok, è ufficialmente Alka-Seltzer. Che razza di scherzoni fanno ‘sti scienziati.
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