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  • ESA’s GOCE Satellite Provides Gravity Map of Earth
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    kaulike writes “The European Space Agency’s GOCE satellite, launched in March 2009, has provided a spectacular, highly detailed map of our favorite gravity well. This map shows the normalized surface of the earth as defined by gravity, showing the relative altitude differences from the average for each surveyed point. The article provides the helpful metaphor that a ball resting on this surface would not roll anywhere, even though there would be visual (more…)



  • Live – World Cup
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    England arrive back in the UK after their second round World Cup exit, before Paraguay face Japan at 1500 BST.

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  • 8 Movie Adaptations that Were Actually Better than the Book
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    Nine times out of ten, what makes a book richer, deeper, and more satisfying than a movie is the same thing that makes a creaky door scarier than an axe-wielding figure in a horror flick: the imagination is much more powerful than the eye. Every once in a blue moon, however, a movie adaptation comes along that’s better than the original…..

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  • MIT Says Natural Gas Best To Lower Carbon Emissions
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    eldavojohn writes “This week MIT released a comprehensive, hundred-page report entitled ‘The Future of Natural Gas’ that outlined the many scenarios the United States faces when aiming to reduce carbon emissions. From the NY Times recap: ‘The scenario goes like this, according to MIT: Nuclear power, renewable energy and carbon capture and sequestration are relatively expensive next to gas. Conventional coal is no longer a major source of power generation (more…)