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Oxford University Scientist Uncovers Physics of the Guitar

Oxford University Scientist Uncovers Physics of the Guitar

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Sep. 29, 2014) An Irish scientist, who is also a a semi-professional guitarist, has devised what he says are the first known equations explaining the physics behind playing the instrument. Dr David Robert Grimes, of the University of Oxford, says that mastering the physics of guitar playing could help instrument manufacturers and musicians alike. Jim Drury went to meet him. Video provided by Reuters
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Decoding Anorexia: The Gene Search

Decoding Anorexia: The Gene Search

Ivanhoe (Mar. 28, 2014) From decades of research, we know genes influence a person’s risk for anorexia. Now, there’s a global effort to identify those genes that cause eating disorders. Video provided by Ivanhoe
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3D Printed Instruments Make Sweet Music in Sweden

3D Printed Instruments Make Sweet Music in Sweden

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 23, 2014) Students from Lund University's Malmo Academy of Music are believed to be the world's first band to all use 3D printed instruments. The guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and drums were built by Olaf Diegel, professor of product development, who says 3D printing allows musicians to design an instrument to their exact specifications. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Chimps Choose Friends Like Themselves, Says Study

Chimps Choose Friends Like Themselves, Says Study

Reuters (Jan. 6, 2014) Like humans, chimpanzees choose their friends on the basis of shared personality traits, according to a study by European scientists. Their findings suggest that the 'similarity effect' commonly shown in humans, was inherited from a common ancestor six million years ago. Jim Drury has more.
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NASA Announces Two Upcoming Undersea Missions

June 11, 2014 NASA is returning to the bottom of the ocean. Twice this summer, aquanauts participating in the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) will conduct activities on the ocean floor that ... full story
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Sun Sends More 'Tsunami Waves' to Voyager 1

July 8, 2014 NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has experienced a new "tsunami wave" from the sun as it sails through interstellar space. Such waves are what led scientists to the conclusion, in the fall ... full story
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To Boldly Go? Experts Issue Ethics Guidelines for Health Standards on NASA's Next Generation of Risky Missions

Apr. 2, 2014 Scientists have issued a report with ethics principles and guidelines to aid NASA in decision-making for longer, higher risk human spaceflights. Such missions, including extended stays on the ... full story
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Some Astronauts at Risk for Cognitive Impairment, Animal Studies Suggest

Apr. 23, 2014 Rats exposed to high-energy particles, simulating conditions astronauts would face on a long-term deep space mission, show lapses in attention and slower reaction times, even when the radiation ... full story
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Latest Measurements from the AMS Experiment Unveil New Territories in the Flux of Cosmic Rays

Sep. 19, 2014 The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer collaboration has just presented its latest results. These are based on the analysis of 41 billion particles detected with the space-based AMS detector aboard the ... full story
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Turning the Moon Into a Cosmic Ray Detector

Sep. 26, 2014 Scientists are to turn the Moon into a giant particle detector to help understand the origin of Ultra-High-Energy (UHE) cosmic rays -- the most energetic particles in the Universe. The origin of UHE ... full story
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University Students Developing Robotic Gardening Technology

July 7, 2014 For more than a half-century, NASA has made the stuff of science fiction into reality. Researchers are continuing that tradition by designing robots to work in a deep-space habitat, tending gardens ... full story
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Forecasting the Development of Breakthrough Technologies to Enable Novel Space Missions

July 4, 2014 A new report, Technological Breakthroughs for Scientific Progress, has been published today by the European Science Foundation. The five Overwhelming Drivers identified in this exercise are to reduce ... full story
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Cosmic Roadmap to Galactic Magnetic Field Revealed

Feb. 13, 2014 Scientists report that recent, independent measurements have validated one of the IBEX mission's signature findings -- a mysterious "ribbon" of energy and particles at the edge of our ... full story
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Pandora's Magnifying Glass: First Image from Hubble's Frontier Fields

Jan. 7, 2014 This image of Abell 2744 is the first to come from Hubble's Frontier Fields observing program, which is using the magnifying power of enormous galaxy clusters to peer deep into the distant ... full story
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Physicist Turns Smartphones Into Pocket Cosmic Ray Detectors

Oct. 2, 2014 A new smartphone app can essentially turn Android phones into pocket cosmic ray detectors. The app, DECO, uses the phone's camera to capture energetic subatomic light particles and log ... full story
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Laser Experiments Mimic Cosmic Explosions and Planetary Cores

Oct. 28, 2014 Researchers are finding ways to understand some of the mysteries of space without leaving earth. Using high-intensity lasers focused on targets smaller than a pencil's eraser, they conducted ... full story
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Recycling Astronaut Urine for Energy and Drinking Water

Apr. 9, 2014 On the less glamorous side of space exploration, there's the more practical problem of waste -- in particular, what to do with astronaut pee. But rather than ejecting it into space, scientists ... full story
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Cardiothoracic Surgeon Launches Research Into Space

Apr. 21, 2014 When an unmanned supply mission launched into space today, bound for the International Space Station, it meant something extraordinary to Dr. Peter Lee, a cardiothoracic surgeon. That’s because his ... full story
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NASA's Orion Spacecraft Stacks Up for First Flight

June 11, 2014 With just six months until its first trip to space, NASA's Orion spacecraft continues taking shape at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Engineers began stacking the crew module ... full story
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Scientists' Work May Lead to Mission to Find out What's Inside Asteroids

Sep. 2, 2014 Future asteroid mining operations and how we deal with an impending strike could be influenced by research on a potential NASA ... full story
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NASA Chooses American Companies to Transport U.S. Astronauts to International Space Station

Sep. 17, 2014 U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The agency ... full story
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First Radiation Measurements from the Surface of Mars

Dec. 9, 2013 In the first 300 days of the Mars Science Laboratory's surface mission, the Curiosity rover cruised around the planet's Gale Crater, collecting soil samples and investigating rock ... full story
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Early Universe 'Warmed Up' Later Than Previously Believed: Research Suggests a Way to Detect the Earliest Black Holes

Feb. 5, 2014 A new study reveals that black holes, formed from the first stars in our universe, heated the gas throughout space later than previously thought. They also imprinted a clear signature in radio waves ... full story
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Sun's Rotating 'Magnet' Pulls Lightning Towards UK

Nov. 19, 2014 The sun may be playing a part in the generation of lightning strikes on Earth by temporarily 'bending' the Earth's magnetic field and allowing a shower of energetic particles to enter ... full story
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