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August 26, 2016 | At SBU, Rocking the Space Vibe – Innovate Long Island

Innovate Long Island August 26, 2016 | At SBU, Rocking the Space VibeInnovate Long IslandGlotch teams often with SBU geologist Deanne Rogers, whose Center for Planetary Exploration laboratory focuses primarily on the remote sensing of planetary surfaces. Basically, Rogers’ researchers use satellite data to “interpret a geologic history of …and more » … Read entire article »

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DARPA tests smartphone-sized sensor's ability to detect radiation – FedScoop

FedScoop DARPA tests smartphone-sized sensor’s ability to detect radiationFedScoopMore than 100 sensors small enough to be easily worn on a person’s belt were tested for a month at a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey major transportation hub, according to a DARPA news release. The new sensor network increased 100-fold the …Smartphone-sized nuclear-radiation detectors developed by DARPAMilitary Embedded SystemsDARPA develops smartphone-sized radiation detection sensorsArmy TechnologyA new generation of cheap networked nuclear-radiation detectorsSpace Dailyall 5 news articles » … Read entire article »

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Venus and Jupiter Imagined: From Galileo to Science Fiction – Space.com

Space.com Venus and Jupiter Imagined: From Galileo to Science FictionSpace.comBut as close as they may appear, these two planets have very distinct images in the public’s perception — and that history stretches back centuries and has evolved greatly over time. Venus and Jupiter were the first two planets to be systematically …and more » … Read entire article »

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Frozen Giant by Nicholas Roemmelt – Astronomy Now Online

Astronomy Now Online Frozen Giant by Nicholas RoemmeltAstronomy Now OnlineThis image, by Nicholas Roemmelt of Germany, is one of the shortlisted images in this year’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The winners of the competition’s nine categories and two special prizes will be announced on Thursday …and more » … Read entire article »

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Brooklyn College Geology Society Gets a Rock-Solid Education in the Bahamas – BC Hot News

Brooklyn College Geology Society Gets a Rock-Solid Education in the BahamasBC Hot NewsFounded in 1930, the same year as the college itself, the Geology Society at Brooklyn College brings together students with an interest in the subject, most of whom major or minor in the offering of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences … … Read entire article »

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Ex-DARPA head Tether to consult Ukroboronprom – Interfax

Ex-DARPA head Tether to consult UkroboronpromInterfaxAnthony Tether, former head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (2001-2009) has become a consultant to Ukraine’s state-owned defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom. A memorandum on cooperation between Ukroboronprom and the … … Read entire article »

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DARPA Wants Long-Lasting Super-Precise Portable Atomic Clocks – Popular Science

Popular Science DARPA Wants Long-Lasting Super-Precise Portable Atomic ClocksPopular ScienceThat’s why DARPA, the Pentagon’s future projects wing, wants better, portable atomic clocks, small enough to go into battery-powered devices. While GPS receivers can pick up the precise time from the satellites, when the signal is weak or absent, a … … Read entire article »

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Disney patent aims to have riders fight asteroids on Space Mountain … – Orlando Business Journal (blog)

Orlando Business Journal (blog) Disney patent aims to have riders fight asteroids on Space Mountain …Orlando Business Journal (blog)The theme park giant looks at how guests can play a bigger role in the overall ride experience.and more » … Read entire article »

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WSU Planetarium premieres cinematic astronomy event – The Daily Evergreen

The Daily Evergreen WSU Planetarium premieres cinematic astronomy eventThe Daily EvergreenIn 2014, WSU’s Planetarium initiated the “series of informative and entertaining shows (that) have proven very popular,” according WSU’s physics and astronomy website. This semester, the first of these programs is called Rock the Rocks, a “quirky (and … … Read entire article »

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Astronomy club to host 'Solar Sunday' at wildlife refuge – New Jersey Herald

Astronomy club to host ‘Solar Sunday’ at wildlife refugeNew Jersey HeraldBut for those who are curious, Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge and the Skylands Astronomy Club are teaming up to host a public event Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the wildlife refuge headquarters that will offer a rare glimpse of Earth’s … … Read entire article »

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