Live: “Better, Stronger, Faster” – A World Science Festival Event

Better, Stronger, Faster: The Future Of The Bionic Body Date: Saturday May 31, 2014 Time: 02:00 PM-03:30 PM Venue: Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College Moderator: Bill Blakemore Participants: John Donoghue, Jennifer French, Joseph J. Fins, P. Hunter Peckham The deaf begin to hear. The blind begin to see. Once damaged hearts begin to pump blood. Forget “wearable tech”—we’ve entered a zone where deploying …

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Live: “Ripples from the Big Bang” – A World Science Festival Event

Ripples From The Big Bang: Listening To The Beginning Of Time In March, a major breakthrough in understanding the origin of universe took the scientific community–and the general public–by storm. A team lead by astronomer John Kovac, using a powerful telescope at the South Pole, reported evidence of ripples in the fabric of space time …

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Update on Camelopardalids

The May Camelopardalids' peak did not reach the predicted rate of 200 meteors per hour but instead averaged around 5 to 6 meteors per hour last night. Here is what some of the various astronomy Web sites are saying about the shower, in hindsight… SpaceWeather.com: Although this [the 5 to 10 meteors per hour] is …

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The Inaugural Comet LINEAR Meteor Shower Tonight!

Tonight, the earth will pass through a cloud of debris from Comet 209P/LINEAR, discovered in 2004. The resulting new meteor shower, the Camelopardalids, is expected to peak Friday night into Saturday morning. Mid-latitudes in North America are predicted to have the best views. Models suggest that the best viewing hours are from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. EDT …

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The Twice-Forbidden Fruit: A Quest to Create a Living Tree of Knowledge

Last semester in my biology lab class, my peers and I read some research on DNA sequencing as a form of information storage, including a paper from the lab of George Church. We compiled information from several sources into a research paper, and I have shared mine below: DNA’s Potential for Digital Information Storage Solutions The onset of the …

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Happy 104th Birthday, Dorothy Hodgkin!

Today, Google celebrates the legacy of British chemist Dorothy Hodgkin with a doodle on its homepage. Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, born May 12, 1910 in Egypt but raised in England, was fascinated by crystals from a young age and received a book authored by Nobel Prize-winning physicist William Henry Bragg on her 16th birthday, sparking her …

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