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A Boy and His Atom: IBM’s Historic Atomic Animation, How It Works, Video

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A Boy and His Atom is the smallest movie ever. Created at IBM using two scanning tunneling microscopes, the 90-second wonder is explained and visible here.
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Three Years of Sun in Three Minutes: NASA Video

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NASA filmed the sun for three years straight. Here's the sun in three years in three minutes -- the video. Here's how NASA created the video, what space tech was required and where in the video you can catch comets, amazing flares and the Transit of Venus. Whoa.
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IBM 360 at Fifty: Controlling Viking, Voyager, NASA Remembers

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The IBM 360 is 50 today. A dual IBM 360 Model 75 installation controlled spacecraft at NASA until 1981. NASA remembers. Here are some cool tech details.
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California Academy of Sciences vs The Smithsonian: Science Showdown

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What's better -- the California National Academy of Sciences or the science museum at the Smithsonian. Richard Hay makes the hard call.
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Edinburgh Science Festival 2013: Prof Higgs Speaks, Schedule and Monster Party

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Watch aNewDomain.net for coverage of the science festival to end all science festivals. It's the Edinburgh Science Festival 2013, which kicks off Monday. Professor Higgs of Higgs Boson fame will be addressing the crowd, wild science and cutting edge science that will blow your mind throughout the show. There's even an ode to the 80th anniversary of the first modern "sighting" of the Lochness Monster. It will rock. Get all schedules, info here. Love it.
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Spring Has Sprung: Why Tilt Matters, Vernal Equinox infographic

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What's the difference between a solstice and an equinox. It's all about tilt, as you see here in this terrific vernal equinox infographic from amazingplanet.com. From our staff at aNewDomain.net, Happy Vernal Equinox.
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Phasers, Phonons and Sound Lasers: Physics Laser Breakthrough (explainer)

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In 2010 physicists stunned the world with a demo of the first sound lasers --lasers based on sound instead of light. Now there's a major breakthrough ... we dig deep into phonom technology and the resulting "phasers" the new mechanical architecture to build them will make possible. Tons of details here. Welcome physicists one and all. Would love your take on possible applications for these things. Phasers. In my lifetime. Cool.
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Richard Hay: Atomium in Brussels, Democritus and Living in the Moment

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Our Richard Hay leaves the confines of his Google office to check out the Atonium tribute in Brussels. Built in 1950s, it's a tribute to the atom. It gets him thinking about the randomness of it all, electron jokes, Ancient Greek thought and, well, what would happen if a bus hit his particular atoms tomorrow?
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Google Glass Contest: Write 50 Words, Pay 1500 Bills and Call Yourself Lucky

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It's marketing genius and just a little bit scary. We bet there will be plenty of takers on the just-announced Google essay contest --you write 50 words to convince Google to let you be in its consumer testing group, post it all over the place and you pay $1,500 if you win. Then you're in a testing group. Take a look at the rules.
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Surprise Asteroid Hit in Russia: February 15 Asteroid Video

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They were wrong about the first asteroid hitting Earth, but check out this February 15 asteroid video on YouTube. One hit all right. Just the wrong one.
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Name the New Pluto Moons Contest: SETI Rules, How to Play, Vote and Infographic

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Here's where and how to vote for names in the new Pluto Moons naming contest by Seti. Deadline is coming up. See if you can think out of the box -- our site will -- and come up with non-traditional names for the write-in ballot. I'm thinking Steve and Steve. Or Google and Apple, names that might be funny and meaningless in 1,000 years. Or not. Or Spock and Scottie. Anything but Roman and Greek myth names, please. It's the 21st century. Toss tradition, I say, but that's just me. Send anewdomain your name recommendations and we'll collect them for our entry into SETI.
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John C. Dvorak: Bogus Einstein Quotes Don’t Prove You’re Smart

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Our John C Dvorak points out a bogus Albert Einstein quote -- and is infuriated that anyone would use such a quote or other ridiculous claims to settle an argument. It's an insult to Einstein and John C Dvorak is peeved.. Let him count the reasons why. It's about culture, memes and the techniques of debate. Not everything that counts can be counted, right? Well ...
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Detroit Auto Show 2013 NAIAS Livestream: Toyota, BMW, Corvette C7 Stingray Wows, Vids, Links

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The Detroit Autoshow 2013 kicks off today. View the live feed here. We'll be updating this post with news and photos -- like this one of the new Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray, official photo here. Wow.
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Long Night’s Moon December 2012: Full Moon Howling In Perspective

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It's called the Long Night's Moon -- the last full moon of 2012. .But it won't excuse your nutty behavior. Here's a great video debunking such mythology. Great video and info curated from space.com and @DavidSkyBrody. Howl if you want to, though.
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Countdown: Three Days to the End of the World Infographic

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We've been counting down the last five days before the Mayan-predicted Dec. 21, 2012 end of the world with infographics. The third shows who believes it. Folks reportedly in Russia are stocking up on food, inexplicably. Food for the end of the world. Really? Check out the first and second ones I posted when I started the countdown this week. Armageddon is for sissies. Or is it. Wa ha ha.
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Ray Kurzweil, Google and The Singularity Parody Video

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Ray Kurzweil has now confirmed on his site’s blog that he is in fact joining Google. In a blog post, he writes: In 1999, I said that in about a decade we would see technologies such as self-driving cars and mobile phones that could answer your questions, and people criticized these predictions as unrealistic. Fast […]
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: Mars Cave Skylight Photos

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Mars cave skylight photos reveal what NASA scientists have excitedly expected since 2007. Check this photo out.
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Live Feed International Space Station Crew Return: Photos, Blogs

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Here's the live feed of the International Space Station crew return of three members of its current expedition 33/34. The returning crew members include commander Sunita Williams. She handed over control to astronaut Kevin Ford. Check out the live feed and the growing photo gallery here.
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Meet Richard Hay: Senior Science Editor at aNewDomain.net

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Meet Richard Hay. He's covering science and other edgy topics for us here at aNewDomain.net. He also has a day job as a staff engineer in networking testing at Google ...
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Quantum Entanglement: Photons as Particles and Waves At Once (video)

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Quantum Entanglement experiment: Photons are particles and waves -- at the same time. Check out this video on the latest quantum experiments. Science!
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