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Happy Earth Day— plant a plant!

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Happy Earth Day— plant a plant!

800+ days of Minecraft in 8 minutes

Dutch Airline Fuels Trans-Atlantic Flights Using Cooking Oil

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KLM will operate its first-ever series of biofuel-powered intercontinental flights in partnership with Schiphol Group, Delta Air Lines and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

This unique step emphasizes KLM’s plans to use sustainable biofuel on a regular basis.

The biofuels market is the key to creating sustainable energy resources …. but one of the most amazing leaps in the emerging sector is the science and technology that is critical to its success.
Corporate Alliances and IPOs To Drive Biofuel Investments
Biofuels Market To Transform in 2013: Q&A with Beta Renewables CEO
Biofuels Market Growth Stifled By Oil and Gas Industry In-Fighting and Lack of EU Support

The biofuels market is the key to creating sustainable energy resources …. but one of the most amazing leaps in the emerging sector is the science and technology that is critical to its success.

Corporate Alliances and IPOs To Drive Biofuel Investments

Biofuels Market To Transform in 2013: Q&A with Beta Renewables CEO

Biofuels Market Growth Stifled By Oil and Gas Industry In-Fighting and Lack of EU Support

New results indicate that particle discovered at CERN is a Higgs boson

At the Moriond Conference today, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) presented preliminary new results that further elucidate the particle discovered last year.  Having analysed two and a half times more data than was available for the discovery announcement in July, they find that the new particle is looking more and more like a Higgs boson, the particle linked to the mechanism that gives mass to elementary particles. It remains an open question, however, whether this is the Higgs boson of the Standard Model of particle physics, or possibly the lightest of several bosons predicted in some theories that go beyond the Standard Model. Finding the answer to this question will take time.

Whether or not it is a Higgs boson is demonstrated by how it interacts with other particles, and its quantum properties. For example, a Higgs boson is postulated to have no spin, and in the Standard Model its parity – a measure of how its mirror image behaves – should be positive. CMS and ATLAS have compared a number of options for the spin-parity of this particle, and these all prefer no spin and positive parity. This, coupled with the measured interactions of the new particle with other particles, strongly indicates that it is a Higgs boson.

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Life of Pi sold ‘pi’ number of books, selling 3,141,593 copies in all editions.

Facebook and Google create huge ‘new Nobel prize’ for science worth $15million

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Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, and Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife Anne Wojcicki have joined forces to launch the Breakthrough in Life Sciences Award, worth $3million

AND THE 2013 WINNERS ARE:

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Asteroid 2012 DA14 to Fly Near Earth FEB 15TH

It is Safe (shut up doomsayers)

At its closest, 2012 DA14 is expected to fly safely by the Earth at about 17,200 miles (27,700 kilometers) above the surface. 

The Image

This image from D. Herald of Murrumbateman, Australia, shows the asteroid 2012 DA14 as a tiny speck in the center of the field of view. It was taken just past midnight on Feb. 13, 2013 in Australia (the morning of Feb. 12 in the U.S.), as it headed towards its closest approach to Earth on Feb. 15.

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CCTV footage from the Russian Meteor impact on nearby buildings

In this video, you can hear the glass explode from the sonic boom, following the meteor exploding in Russia

Russian meteor shower. One of the most incredible pieces of footage has been posted on YouTube. 

Happy Valentine’s Day to All Your Science Geeks Out There!

Happy Valentine’s Day to All Your Science Geeks Out There!

CERN: First 3 Year LHC Running Period Reaches a Conclusion

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At 7.24am, the shift crew in the CERN Control Centre extracted the beams from the Large Hadron Collider, bringing the machine’s first three-year running period to a successful conclusion. The LHC’s first run has seen major advances in physics, including the discovery of a new particle that looks increasingly like the long–sought Higgs boson, announced on 4 July 2012. And during the last weeks of the run, the remarkable figure of 100 petabytes of data stored in the CERN mass-storage systems was surpassed. This data volume is roughly equivalent to 700 years of full HD-quality movies.

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One of the best science related job titles?

One of the best science related job titles?