Archive for the 'Science' Category

Innovations: IBM’s Next 5 in 5

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The third annual “IBM Next Five in Five” is a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years. The Next Five in Five is based on market and societal trends expected to transform our lives, as well as emerging technologies from IBMs Labs around the world that can make these innovations possible.

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Video: Major meteor over Canada

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You might have heard about the substantial (a few tons) meteor crashing down on this planet last week in Canada. Here’s some footage from a police camera showing how it looked from Edmonton, Canada where the thing came down.

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Space: Animated Aurora from Orbit

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Astronaut Don Pettit created an astounding video using a sequence of still images he shot of the aurora borealis from the International Space Station.

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Science: A Fish-Like Airship

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A research team around Silvain Michel at the Swiss EMPA has created a blimp that moves and steers around like a fish. The airship uses artificial muscles based on electro-active polymers for its propulsion similar to the way fish swim through water.

Here’s a video of the blimp from a competition at the airship convention last week in Germany.

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Humor: The 18th Ig Nobel Prizes awarded

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It’s early October again and for some that means the highlight of the scientific calendar have just happened and for others that some at Harvard have again celebrated the silliest science around the globe.

What we are talking about are the 18th Annual Ig Nobel Prize Awards that took place this Thursday at Sanders Theater, Harvard University and informal lectures by the prize winners this afternoon at the MIT Building.

The annual prizes are awarded for…

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Video: I’m a 21st century learner

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This project was created to inspire teachers to use technology in engaging ways to help students develop higher level thinking skills.

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